Spring is a season for new growth, new beginnings and optimism. Similarly, Pearson English Spring Days is a free online learning event that focuses on professional development, learning about the latest trends, and discussing current topics in English language teaching. This year’s event will take place completely online, from the 4th to the 6th of May, 2021.
Read on to find out more about what we’ll be covering over the three days and discover all the links you’ll need to register for the sessions.
Pearson English Spring Days 2021
The first Pearson English Spring Days took place in 2020 as a response to the dramatic changes in teaching and learning caused by the pandemic. We put on a series of webinars, full of practical support and resources for educators – and more than 40,000 of you attended.
A year later, many of you are still teaching online or in blended or hybrid contexts. You may also have come back to school to find learning gaps and increasingly diverse levels among students.
Our speakers will offer insights for the future of language teaching, provide useful teaching resources and share tips you can put into practice in your classrooms. Based on feedback from our teacher groups, the sessions will address three main topics:
- Hybrid Learning: The challenging task of teaching a class of students who are split into online and face-to-face groups, simultaneously. How can teachers rise up to the challenge of teaching hybrid classes effectively?
- Lost Learning: School closures around the world have resulted in significant learning gaps and differing levels. What can be done to address this?
- Technostress: The anxiety linked to using new technology and the pressure to be constantly connected. What can teachers do to combat this?
The opening plenary with Professor Ken Beatty, an expert on language teaching from primary to university level, will examine the impact of online learning over the past year and explore both the challenges and advantages for teachers and learners.
In the Round Table, our final session of Spring Days 2021, the panel will talk about their experiences and how they’ve fully embraced Hybrid Learning. We’ll hear from teachers on the challenges they’ve faced and answer their burning questions.
What else have we got in store for you this year? With our speakers covering areas from assessment to self-care, there are lots of interesting webinars to choose from.
Explore the Spring Days 2021 program
|Speaker||Theme||Title||Date||Time BST*||Link to register|
|Ken Beatty||Plenary||A Year of Online Learning: What’s Working, What’s Not||4th May||1PM||REGISTER|
|Magda Kania||Hybrid Learning||A Reflective Teacher – How to make every lesson count with the ESAP framework||4th May||2PM||REGISTER|
|Kasia Janitz-de-la-Rue||Hybrid Learning||Tips & tricks for moving forward||4th May||3.30PM||REGISTER|
|Eleonora Pessina||Hybrid Learning||Formative assessment: the principles and practicalities of assessing young learners’ English skills from a distance||4th May||4.30PM||REGISTER|
|Magda Kania||Hybrid Learning||A Reflective Teacher – How to make every lesson count with the ESAP framework||5th May||8AM||REGISTER|
|Amy Malloy||Techno Stress||One year on: adapting your self-care||5th May||9AM||REGISTER|
|Andrew Khan||Lost Learning||Online Assessment: Where Are We Now?||5th May||10.30AM||REGISTER|
|Michael Hogan and Chia Suan Chong||Hybrid Learning||From theory to practice: activities for any classroom||5th May||1.30PM||REGISTER|
|Leanor Corradi||Lost Learning||The challenges of teaching in pandemic times||5th May||2PM||REGISTER|
|Andrew Khan||Lost Learning||Online Assessment: Where Are We Now?||5th May||3.30PM||REGISTER|
|Donatella Fitzgerald||Techno Stress||Enhancing your students’ wellbeing through stories||5th May||4.30PM||REGISTER|
|Donatella Fitzgerald||Techno Stress||Enhancing your students’ wellbeing through stories||6th May||8AM||REGISTER|
|Kasia Janitz-de-la-Rue||Hybrid Learning||Tips & tricks for moving forward||6th May||9AM||REGISTER|
|Eleonora Pessina||Hybrid Learning||Formative assessment: the principles and practicalities of assessing young learners’ English skills from a distance||6th May||10.30AM||REGISTER|
|Round table||Hybrid Learning||Round table open forum on Hybrid Learning||6th May||2PM||REGISTER|
How can I take part?
Each webinar of the Spring Days 2021 event takes place live on our dedicated webinar platform and will last around one hour. Some of the sessions are repeated, so you can choose the time that best fits with your schedule.
The sessions are live and interactive. That means you’ll be able to ask questions and hear from other attendees during each webinar. And it’s easy to register.
Just click on the REGISTER button for the sessions you’d like to attend above, and fill in your details.
You’ll receive an email confirming your attendance with a link for the webinar.
*British Summer Time. Don’t forget to convert the time the session is on to the time zone where you are.
We are looking forward to seeing you at Pearson English Spring Days 2021!