IICANA and the US Embassy are launching a Teaching Capacity Building Program by tapping into the expertise and experience of Argentine ELT specialists who have participated in US Embassy sponsored professional development programs. These Alumni have generously put together a series of free webinars to help teachers reimagine instruction and enhance learning opportunities in these challenging times.

Bringing together Alumni expertise to support teaching and learning in challenging times.

The webinars will be delivered on Zoom and YouTube from mid August to November 2020, on Tuesdays and some Fridays, from 2:30 to 3:30/3:45 PM.

November Schedule

Let´s spice up our classes! Literature alive in ELT

November 3 – 2.30 PM (GMT-3)

Culture enters the ELT classroom as an enriching resource that not only allows language learning to happen but it also fosters enjoyment and creativity. By introducing literature in the form of short poems and chants, students may be empowered and improve their overall oral skills.

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There must be a better way to evaluate our students! 

November 10 – 2.30 PM (GMT-3)

There are, for sure, a number of innovative ways to evaluate your students. The purpose of this talk is to present an inventory of formats for formative assessment and useful tips on how to use them and to reflect on the need to give yourself a better chance to  get to know your students´ strengths and weaknesses by “kid watching”, rather than testing.

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From individual work to a hands-on experiential learning journey

November 17 – 2.30 PM (GMT-3)

As ELT teachers we may find ourselves alone at school but this doesn’t mean it has to be that way. In this presentation I would like to go over my personal journey learning how to develop continuing learning communities. This includes participating from face to face staff meetings to online experiences among classrooms.

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Webinars already done

Meaning: from images to words

October 20

In this presentation, we will show how through the development of children´s visual competence it may be possible to engage them actively in the production of language. We will display material that is appealing and relevant to children. We will explain the technique and provide examples for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Let´s spice up our classes! Dramatization tools for all

October 27

Students need to be the center of the learning process, dramatization offers a wide range of activities and techniques teachers may apply to foster agency and to involve students to become active learners

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