Macmillan Teachers` Day


Macmillan Teachers` Day
From print to pixels: making the
most of your digital book
(8 to 12-year-olds)
(6 to 8-year-olds)
Motivating children to really
love their English
(8 to 12-year-olds)
Cooperative learning in the
Primary classroom
Flashcard games and activities
(3 to 8 year-olds)
(8 to 12-year-olds)
(6 to 8-year-olds)
The princess and the pea:
bringing simple stories to life
Promoting creativity in the art
(8 to 12-year-olds)
Motivational reading and
writing techniques
Making phonics magical
(3 to 8-year-olds)
Primary 3-6
Infants & Primary 1-2
(ESO & Batxillerat)
Motivating teenagers and an
introduction to LETeens
(ESO & Batxillerat)
Cool techy tools for 21st
Century learners
Do it, do it again
Frameworks for speaking:
the control continuum
ESO & Batxillerat
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This course is accredited by the Conselleria d’Educació.
To be held at
Universitat de les
Illes Balears
Edifici Sa Riera
Carrer de Miquel dels
Sants Oliver, 2
07122 Palma de
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Teachers’ Day
Palma de Mallorca
Friday, 11th April 2014
Richard Bradley
Richard ( has been a teacher and teacher
developer for 28 years in Portugal, Brazil, Spain and the UK. And he is
still full of enthusiasm and the desire to learn! His main interest is in how
our ever-increasing knowledge of how the human brain works can
be used to enhance classroom practice. Currently he is Consultant
for Professional Development with the Trinity College London team in
Spain and Portugal.
Susan Dreger
Susan holds a degree in Education from the University of Regina
(Saskatchewan, Canada). She has been teaching English in
Barcelona since 1991 and has had experience with all ages.
Along with teaching EFL, she has also taught Science, Geography
and ICT to all ages within the Primary division. She holds a Masters
degree in ‘Technology and Tesol’ from the University of Manchester
and is currently working at the ‘Departament d’Ensenyament’ in
the TAC (technology for learning and knowledge) unit. Susan has
written the digital worksheets for Pulse, Macmillan’s new ESO course.
Joanna Gore
Joanna is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials-writer whose
special interests include teaching people (especially those of the
teenage variety), teaching people (rather than coursebooks),
and having fun with humanistic, meaning-driven approaches to
language teaching. She coordinates young learner classes at the
British Council Barcelona Amigó and works as a coordinator for
the British Council’s Learn English Teens website.
Connie Hatwell
With a background in English literature and after obtaining the
Cambridge TEFL qualification from International House Bournemouth,
Connie established The Chiva English Centre. Founded in 1996 the
centre currently has over 700 students. Connie is responsible for
course development and teacher training, working in both state and
private schools, providing effective learning opportunities for both
students and teachers.
Jane Martin
Jane is the author of the new Arts & Crafts Primary course, the
firstpublication from the joint venture of Macmillan and Edelvives, ByME.
She received her Teaching Credential and a Masters in Education at
the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has over 13 years of
teaching experience, the last eight of which has been in Madrid. She
has also worked as a teacher trainer, focusing on themes such as Arts
and Crafts, CLIL in the Primary classroom, cross-curricular connections
and differentiation.
Kate Pickering
Kate has worked at International House Madrid since 1987. As Director
of the Adults’ department she oversees in-service & external teacher
training. She regularly gives training sessions as well as being a
Cambridge CELTA & DELTA tutor. She is the author of workbooks
for Expressions, student’s & teacher’s books for Global (Beginner
& Elementary) and of Macmillan’s course for Batxillerat students
opting for ‘Ampliación de Inglés’, Communicate.
Donna Shaw
Donna Shaw is a teacher and materials writer for young learners.
She is the co-author of the Macmillan Primary course Find Out! and
is the author of levels 5 and 6 of Macmillan’s higher level Primary
course Footprints to English. She is also the co-author of levels 5
and 6 of Macmillan Natural and Social Science and the co-author
of Macmillan’s new higher level Primary course High Five!
Jade Stevens
An experienced teacher and trainer, Jade has worked for The
British Council in Europe, The Middle East, and North Africa. He has
delivered Cambridge Training courses and trained Primary and
Secondary teachers in various parts of the world. He currently works
as a Teacher Trainer for Macmillan ELT.
Emma Thomas
Emma has taught English for over 20 years to students
of all ages and levels in the UK, Brazil and Spain. She has been
Young Learner Coordinator and DOS at International House Seville,
delivered teacher training courses and prepared Primary and
Secondary school teachers for the ‘oposiciones’ exams. Emma has
also worked in a grant maintained (concertado) school teaching
conversation English to all levels. Emma is currently a teacher trainer
for Macmillan ELT.
Jade Stevens Making phonics magical
(3 to 8-year-olds)
If we want children to develop a healthy lifelong enjoyment of reading and writing, their
first experiences should be motivating and positive. In this session we will look at ways
of adding a touch of magic to this process. Using a systematic approach to presenting
sounds, the session will feature interactive, engaging and multi-sensory activities - both
traditional and digital - to practise key stages, including blending and segmenting. It will
also include handy tips for tracking pupils’ progress. Come along and find out how we can
help our learners become confident and happy readers.
Jane Martin
Promoting creativity in the art classroom
(6 to 8-year-olds)
The Art classroom is the perfect place for pupils to explore the creative process and
develop English language skills in a natural way. In this session we will focus on the skills,
techniques and materials pupils need to flourish as young artists and share a variety of art
lessons and projects that inspire creativity, imagination and self-expression.
Connie Hatwell Flashcard games and activities
(3 to 8 year-olds)
Flashcards have been an extremely useful tool for teaching languages to all ages, and
even more so when teaching very young students who are yet to develop literacy skills.
Flashcards can be used to: revise, recall or introduce new vocabulary, provoke dialogue,
add meaning and check comprehension when using songs or stories, provide a backdrop
for emotional intelligence activities and so on, the list is almost endless. Flashcards can be
downloaded, homemade, cut out from magazines, provided for you in teachers’ packs
or children themselves can make their own mini versions. Here are some tried and tested
games which provide fun and effective learning for the busiest of little minds.
Connie Hatwell Motivating children to really love their English
(6 to 8-year-olds)
Nowadays most pupils can be a very demanding audience, constantly being bombarded
with stimuli, from Spiderman to Pokemon, from computer games to karate lessons - the list is
endless. As English teachers the need for motivational activities has never been greater to
keep those active minds coming back for more. Breathe life into your English classes using
fun, effective and motivating games which can compete for your pupils’ attention just as
much as any PC can.
Richard Bradley Motivational reading and writing techniques
(8 to 12-year-olds)
In this session we examine and carry out activities that will help children develop their
reading and writing skills in an enjoyable way. Included in the session are techniques to
improve the children’s understanding of what they are reading and creative post-reading
activities to help embed the texts in their memories.
Richard Bradley The princess and the pea: bringing simple stories to life
(8 to 12-year-olds)
In this session we look at eleven motivating ways to activate learning through the fairy tale
‘The Princess and the Pea.’ In this very hands-on session we will explore the use of multiple
intelligences, drama and music to reach every one of our students.
Donna Shaw Cooperative learning in the Primary classroom
(8 to 12-year-olds)
We know that cooperative learning increases motivation, promotes achievement
and helps develop learner autonomy and interpersonal skills. However, pair and small
group work is not always easy to set up in the Primary classroom. In this practical
session we will consider how we can organise our classroom for cooperative learning
and will look at a variety of techniques and activities that enable children to work
together in a fun, caring and productive way.
Emma Thomas From print to pixels: making the most of your digital book
(8 to 12-year-olds)
Digital materials are becoming more and more common in today’s classroom. When
used well they can add variety to our lessons and help us engage and motivate our
pupils. This practical session will look at a range of activities using digital books, and
provide some handy tips for effective classroom management.
Kate Pickering
Frameworks for speaking: the control continuum
Many Bachillerato students still fail to speak with confidence, something which is all
the more important given the ‘Ampliación de Inglés’ option. The session will look at
a series of activity frameworks for supporting spoken output and increasing student
confidence when speaking.
Kate Pickering Do it, do it again
We often use classroom texts in a pretty wasteful way: do ‘em, forget ‘em. This session
looks at why we should engage more with texts, and explores a variety of frameworks
and formats for getting maximum value out of them.
Susan Dreger
Cool techy tools for 21st Century learners
(ESO & Batxillerat)
Nowadays, it’s a difficult task engaging our digital natives. By using Web 2.0 tools
to captivate our 21st century learners, the aim is to engage them in tasks which
enable them to be creative, active learners. English has to be used as a means of
communicating and by integrating collaborative tools, students are able to create
and share their work with others within their class, school or around the globe!
Joanna Gore
Motivating teenagers and an introduction to LETeens
(ESO & Batxillerat)
This talk will consider the issues and challenges involved in motivating teenagers to
learn English, and offer practical tips and solutions. I will suggest various approaches
to engage and motivate teens and demonstrate some tried and tested activities
that you can use with your classes. The session will also introduce the British Council’s
LearnEnglish Teens website and all it has to offer for motivating your teens in and out
of the classroom.

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