Monday, September 9, 2013

[ELTeCS_PERU] University of Dayton Publishing - Universidad de Piura Academic Day Event

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Dear Teacher,

University of Dayton Publishing invites you to University of Dayton Academic Day 2013, where we will be discussing about "Empowering Education". But, how can the English language be related to power? Nowadays being competent in this language implies the access to social and economic power; it is the key to open many doors due to its global use. This situation turns to be an urgent topic for those involved in the ELT field.It is our aim to empower people by sharing effective and up - dated approaches to improve teachers and students' education according to the exigencies of the globalized world.

Join us to make a difference.
General Information

Date: Saturday, September 14th 2013
Time: 8:30 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.
Venue: Swiss Hotel - Via Central 150, Centro Empresarial Real, San Isidro.

8:30 Sign-in and materials
9:00 Opening
9:05 Plenary "Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom"
10:15 Break
10:45 Simultaneous Workshops
11:45 Recess
12:15 Plenary "Using Authentic Assessment to Encourage Active Learning"
13:25 Closing and certificates
Plenary: Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom
Do you want a classroom full of motivated students that engage with the material and actively participate in their learning? Participants will be led through a framework which encourages teachers to engage students by going beyond interaction. While implementing interactive activities is a good starting point, the presenter will show how we can maximize their potential by considering several complimentary factors in the lesson, classroom, and activities. In this interactive presentation, we will briefl y look at supporting research and background information for each principle of the framework, and consider concrete tips for implementation.

Keynote Speaker:
Lisa Varandani is the Coordinator for TESOL Initiatives at the University of Dayton School of Education and Allied Professions in Ohio, USA. Lisa earned a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Kalamazoo College; an M.A. in TESOL and Teaching Certifi cation in K - 12 ESOL from the School for International Training, Brattleboro VT; and post-master's work in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Massachusetts. With 18 years in the fi eld teaching, training, writing textbooks and in program administration, Lisa's prior experiences include international EFL teaching in Mexico, Ecuador, and Japan; directing the ESOL Education Program for Jewish Vocational Service in Boston, MA; and writing and editing ESOL instructional materials.

Plenary: Using Authentic Assessment to Encourage Active Learning in Foreign Language Classes
The use of simulations, projects, presentations, and other active learning methods in foreign language classes improves learning outcomes and encourages learner autonomy. This presentation will explore how to use principles of authentic assessment to evaluate students' work in active classroom settings, and more importantly, how to use information from the assessments to improve instruction. We will discuss rubrics and other strategies to evaluate real-life learning situations, electronic learning environments, the European Language Portfolio and other portfolio formats at all grade levels.

Keynote Speaker:
Robert Shaw is Dean of the School of Education at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dean Shaw is an educational psychologist who studies conditions that facilitate learning in elementary and secondary classrooms.
Dean Shaw came to Westminster in 2007 after thirty years at Brown University, where he was Executive Associate Dean of the College and a faculty member in the Department of Education. He developed Brown University's nationally-recognized support program for students with learning disabilities in higher education. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Chile, lecturing in ten universities on issues of learning disability in K-12 and higher education.
Dean Shaw graduated from Colegio F. D. Roosevelt in Lima, Peru. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Occidental College and a MA and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Simultaneous Workshops:

Young Learners
Can English Teachers Contribute to our Society?
By Tami Oshiro

Empowering Pedagogy to Help Teens Understand the World Outside the Classroom. 
By Angelina Telenta


As seats are limited, advanced registration is required. There will be no on-site registration during the event.
Please contact us for registration: Telephone: 614 8900 ext 5149
E-mail: (please provide your workshop preference)


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