40. Teaching Organization for Writing – School Auditorium

(workshop #01)

Ever looked at a student’s paper and felt completely puzzled by what they are trying to say? The vocabulary is appropriate. The sentence structure seems mixed up in places, but you can understand what was intended. But when you read the text as a whole, you feel like a ball on a squash court. You know the issue is organization, but how do you address it? In this workshop we will use sample essays to consider why students may have problems organizing their writing, how we can work with them one on one, and finally how we can teach organization to a whole class without dictating what to write.


41. Mobile learning and the flipped classroom – Salón AMICANA

(workshop #106)

Using mobile learning and the Flipped classroom will definitely help us improve as professionals and make our teaching a lot more interactive and fun. As 21st century teachers we need to give our students the ideal tools to improve the skills required and transform our teaching style into a more attractive, authentic, and meaningful experience.

  • Jennifer RAMOS

42. Capturing students’ best performance with valid classroom language assessment – Room 7

(workshop #150)

This workshop is targeted at educators who wish to improve their understanding of valid language-testing principles and techniques to capture students’ best performance. Workshop participants will discuss a variety of testing scenarios and design sample assessments and scoring tools. Participants will work with sample test data to practice item analysis.

  • Gloria Estela QUINTEROS RIVEROS, & Diana RUIZ GAMA,

43. University English students as architects of their own knowledge – Room 8

(workshop #139)

The session’s goal is to provide strategies to help University students develop basic soft skills such as team-spiritedness, self-management, decision-making, and problem-solving through specifically tailored Project Based Learning (PBL). The presenters will illustrate the PBL stages and lead participants through a PBL activity to develop their own projects.

  • Nylia MONTÉ

44. Spice up your classes with lots of games! – Room 9

(workshop #140)

Having fun in class is a serious thing! Come to this workshop and learn simple ways to spice up your lessons with lots of games. Learn the benefits of using them in class and take home a new collection of games to use with students of different ages and levels.

  • Alastair GRANT

45. Collaborative Learning: making ourselves unnecessary – Room 25

(workshop #116)

We are aware of the importance of grammar and vocabulary, but we also know the younger generation learn better from peers. How can we develop this autonomy and also ensure they pass exams? Let us explore the benefits of students engaging in collaborative learning, and strategies to make ourselves unnecessary.

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