In this webinar, English Language Fellow, Deanna Paglia, will discuss what Active Learning is and why it is crucial to utilize different strategies to ensure that students are engaged in their own learning. Research has proven that the more a student is able to take ownership of his/her learning, the more he/she will retain. She will present a plethora of methods to make engagement mandatory in different skill areas (reading, listening, speaking and writing). These strategies also provide instant feedback to the educator, making the use of formative assessments a strategic part of his/her teaching practice, without being too time consuming. The goal is to provide the teacher with a variety of strategies that are easy to include in their daily lesson plans and implement in his/her classroom.
What: Active Learning in the English Language Webinar on English teaching, organized by the Regional English Language Office for the Andean Region at the U.S. Embassy in Lima.
Who: Deanna Paglia, English Language Fellow Deanna Paglia, the English Language Fellow in Arequipa, Peru. After graduating from Smith College in 1998 with a B.A. in Political Theory and Spanish, she attended Middlebury College where she earned her M.A. in Spanish Literature, Language and Culture. In 2005, after having taught Spanish in Massachusetts, she moved to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she taught ESL and was Dean of the English Department at La Universidad de la Sierra Sur. In 2008 she moved to Colorado and began another masters degree while continuing to teach Spanish. She graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2010 with her Master’s in Linguistically Diverse Education (ESL).
When: Wednesday, February 18th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Peru Time).
Where: Join us from a computer with audio and internet access at https://conx.state.gov/peru. Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or choose the option "Guest" and sign in using your name and city. (For example: Marcela - Lima)
This webinar is free. Previous registration is not required.