Assessing for learning
Thursday, February 11th,
Assessment is not only our duty as teachers, but more importantly, it serves as evidence to us, and especially to our students, of progress in the learning process. For our students, this evidence is paramount because it communicates to them where we currently are, where we want to go and how we can get there. The goal is to provide this service to our students in order to foster learning.
In this webinar, why to assess, what to assess and how to assess are questions that will be explored within the context of bilingual education. We will see that assessment is just as important even though the target language is not the mother tongue. With all of this in mind, we need to remind ourselves that although assigning a grade is mandatory, it does not define our students; they are much more than just a letter or a number on a piece of paper.
Nathan Florian has been an assistant language teacher at Centro Universitario Cardenal Cisneros since 2018, working alongside the faculty of the bilingual itineraries of the Education degrees at the university. A USA native, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of Wooster (Ohio, USA) and earned a Master's degree in International Education from the Universidad de Alcalá in 2014. He worked as a language assistant for seven years in bilingual primary schools in the Madrid region. He is currently acquiring a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Universidad de Alcalá and beginning to build his expertise as a teacher trainer in the areas of bilingual education and CLIL.
Scaffolding in action
Tuesday, February 23rd,
The construction of learning requires the application of effective scaffolding techniques. Our collective responsibility as educators is to ensure that no child is left behind and that we do all that we can to support each individual in their learning journey. In this training seminar, we will explore methods of using scaffolding to help students in different situations both in the physical and virtual CLIL classroom. This training seminar will focus on applying the strategies of scaffolding in various situations which often arise in CLIL lessons. By the end of the session, teachers will have learned or reviewed practical examples of applied scaffolding in action to use with their students for achieving greater levels of independence and learner autonomy.
Paul O’Prey has taught English to students from more than fifty countries and has specifically implemented the CLIL methodology resulting in his participation as a guest teacher trainer at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain and University, El Alto, Bolivia. Paul is passionate about education and regularly upskills his knowledge to ensure he is providing the best educational service to his students.
Student Centered Learning in History and Geography
Tuesday, March 9th,
Student centered learning starts with the teacher. We can encourage it by allowing students to share in decisions, believe in their capacity to lead and generally just remembering what it’s like to learn. As a teacher, have you ever attended a conference or training and seen other teachers just get up and walk out halfway through? Have you ever suspected that your students would like to do the same?
In this webinar, we will:
- explore useful techniques that help place the student at the center of the learning process.
- discover active learning methodologies to keep your students motivated
- see real classroom examples that you can apply in your own classes.
is an archaeologist and historian originally from Ireland who has been teaching History, Geography at secondary level in Spain since 2011. As the I.T. Coordinator at his school, Ian has a special interest in how technology can motivate students and form part of active teaching/learning methodologies, to the acquisition of digital competences, video creation and edition and the use of innovative evaluation techniques in and out of the classroom.