On Saturday 5 October 2019, we ran our World Teachers' Day web conference in collaboration with IATEFL.

Date: 
5 October, 2019 - 10:00 Europe/London

In 2019, World Teachers’ Day celebrated teachers with the theme, “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” The day provided an occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to take stock of achievements, and to address some of the issues central for attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talents in the profession.

Source: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldteachersday

The British Council and IATEFL web conference on Saturday 5 October provided teachers and teacher educators young and old with an opportunity to celebrate their work, develop their skills and share ideas with colleagues around the world by attending presentations by experts on an extensive range of key issues in the teaching profession.

The web conference was free and featured four 1-hour plenaries and twelve 45-minute presentations, each one looking at an important aspect of teaching, teacher education and the teaching profession. 

You can see links to recordings of all the talks below:

Opening plenary

Taking Flight from the Intermediate Plateau - Antonia Clare | Watch a recording

Parallel sessions

Assessment training for language teachers - Richard Spiby and Carolyn Westbrook | Watch a recording

Developmental practice through evidence-based observations - Georgia Papamichailidou | Watch a recording.

The LearnEnglish team’s top 10 tips - Jo Budden, Joanna Gore, Kirk Moore, Jonathan Rickard | Watch a recording. 

Challenges to teacher professional development in low resource contexts - Florence Muluh | Watch a recording

Plenary 2

Life Skills: Lessons taught; lessons learnt - Konstantina Ntomprou | Watch a recording.

Parallel sessions

Making the transition from teacher to teacher educator - Nelson Arditto, Desislava Zareva, Cristiana Osan, Teodora Naiba | Watch a recording.

Teacher reflections on learning and teaching through English as an additional language in South Africa - Vuyokazi Makubalo | Watch a recording.

Teaching for success: Establishing a culture of Continuing Professional Development - Lucy Norris | Watch a recording.

Short mystery games to teach critical thinking skills - Walton Burns | Watch a recording.

Plenary 3

Tick boxes don't matter, representation does - Tyson Seburn | Watch a recording.

Parallel sessions

Eyes Open: Celebrating Diversity in YL Literature - Bella Szyszkowska & Ella Watkins | Watch a recording

My journey teaching SDGs and why you should start yours - Carolina Novak | Watch a recording.

Leveraging Communities of practice for continuous professional development - Roxana Zapata | Watch a recording.

Digital projects to spark language use, creativity and engagement - Vicky Saumell | Watch a recording.

Closing plenary + Q&A

Exploring our ELT footprint - Katherine Bilsborough and Daniel Barber | Watch a recording.

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