Webinars

We invite you to participate in our live online training - webinars.

Pearson webinars are free trainings dedicated to teachers and educators that allow you to receive a certificate of participation without leaving your home.

Participation in the webinar may require registration on a dedicated platform or joining a thematic group.

List of current webinars:

April 2nd, Thursday

How to teach exam students online?

During these uncertain times, many students and teachers are moving their classes online. But, what does this mean for exam students?
This webinar discusses the tools and strategies required to help motivate and maintain focus for exam students studying in an online classroom environment.
We’ll be looking at techniques on how to encourage student-directed learning (SDL) and self-motivation, as well as ways to assign tasks and give feedback.


 

April 16th, Thursday

MEDIATION: How can mediation support academic and career skills?

There is a growing recognition that the careers of the future will emphasise team work, creative collaboration and soft communication skills.

In this session we will consider how the mediation can-do statements shine a light on soft skills in communication, and their relevance to educational pathways and employability. We will also look at how can-do statements for mediating texts can provide clear goals for synthesising and developing ideas from sources.


 

April 23th, Thursday

MEDIATION: Mediation and assessment

How might the new can-do statements for mediation in the CEFR be used to assess progress in this area? The CEFR offers a range of scales describing different mediation activities and strategies that reflect real-world communication, but it is up to us as educators to select from them and decide whether to use or adapt them as success criteria. Their use is not compulsory and not all descriptor scales suit all approaches to assessment.

In this webinar we will explore how using can-do statements to align learning aims with learning outcomes can promote assessment for learning. We will also look at the role mediation might play in proficiency assessment, and relevant task types.

February 5th, Wednesday

Skills that make you employable: what we mean

A recent survey showed that only 11% of employers believe educational institutions are effectively preparing students for employment. Our first webinar looks at the crucial skills we're overlooking and what that means for education

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February 12th, Wednesday

Critical thinking

Sometimes known as higher-order thinking, critical thought is a highly desirable skill in the workplace. Join us as we look deeper into what it is, why it's essential, and how we can effectively teach and assess this skill in the classroom.

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February 19th, Wednesday

Communication

Identified as one of the most important skills employers look for, communication is central to success in school, work, and life. We look closely at what it is and why it is often lacking in entry-level applicants.

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February 27th, Thursday

Collaboration

As companies place more emphasis on team-based work, students who excel at collaboration are more likely to be valued applicants. Join us as we look at collaboration in more detail and how we can develop this skill in our students.

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March 4th, Wednesday

Creativity

With the pace of innovation accelerating, creative skills are helping learners participate and succeed as they join the workforce. Join us to find out more about how we can teach and assess this valuable skill.

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March 11th, Wednesday

Self-management

Often a better predictor of a student's performance than IQ, self-management is a core skill that helps promote independence and determination. This webinar looks into ways we can help encourage it in our learners.

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March 12th, Thursday

MEDIATION: An introduction to teaching mediation

What is mediation in the CEFR? This session will introduce the broadened concept of mediation illustrated in the CEFR Companion Volume, and the insights it can provide for language learning and teaching. 

We will look at how the new descriptors for mediation expand and clarify this concept and its relevance to the needs of 21st century language learners. We will then consider how mediation is already an integral part of the communicative classroom, and how a conscious focus on mediation can enhance the personalisation of learning in an 'action-oriented approach'. This will be illustrated with some examples of relevant tasks and strategies. 

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March 18th, Wednesday

Leadership

Increasingly recognized as a key 21st-century skill, leadership benefits learners throughout their lives. Join this webinar to discover more about what leadership is and how we can effectively teach it.

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March 18th, Wednesday

Digital Solutions for Online Learning with Christina Cavage

Learn how you can leverage digital tools to deliver course content in an online environment. This session covers the how to’s of using MyEnglishLab and other tools to keep your course moving and your students motivated.

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March 19th, Thursday

MEDIATION: How to teach mediation to young learners

This webinar will explore the relevance of mediation for young learners and teens. We will consider the rationale for focusing on mediation activities as part of lifelong learning, and step by step approaches that acknowledge literacy development and general competences.

We will also explore how simple classroom routines can familiarise young learners with relevant principles, such as collaborating, presenting and explaining, and so lay the groundwork for the development of mediation skills over time. We will evaluate the relevance of mediation can-do statements to different age groups.

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March 19th, Thursday

Using Versant Placement Test as a Home-Based Assessment with Nick Laul

Is your program in need of a home-based testing solution that will allow you to assess your students’ English language skills if your primary test is not available? The Versant English Placement Test is a 4-skills test that can be taken by computer for admissions and program placement. With score mappings to common scales like GSE, CEFR and TOEFL, it is easier than ever to integrate results into your existing enrollment process. In this session you will learn about Versant Placement Test and how you can implement it with your program.

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March 20th, Friday, March 23th, Monday

How to deliver an engaging online lesson to teenage learners? with Michael Brand

Teaching English online is already popular. For some teachers, recent developments have suddenly made it the new standard. But being thrown in at the deep end is never easy. In this webinar, we’ll look at how can we continue our lessons with teens in an online setting. We’ll consider planning, pre-lesson tasks and follow-up, digital delivery tools and platforms, the use of video and ways to build in interaction all with the aim of helping English teachers of teens to find their feet in the world of online teaching.

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March 20th, Friday

MyEnglishLab: Your Solution for Anytime, Anywhere Learning with Janay Phillips

MyEnglishLab, a Language Management System, provides solutions for distance learning, anytime, anywhere. This session will walk you through the steps of registering your product, creating a course, and utilizing the wide array of tools available within MyEnglishLab.

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March 25th, Wednesday

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility helps give people greater life satisfaction, better educational attainment, and more civic engagement. It’s also something that employers are coming to expect in their hires. Join us to discover more about this key life skill.

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