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Find your professional development path with Brooke Leach Grable. She shares the importance of making and building connections to learn as much as we can from each other. Learn how to find your professional development purpose and grow your professional practice through local, international, and vi…

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Attending workshops and plenaries are great, yet networking can shape your career. Professional conferences offer so many opportunities beyond the session options. In this episode, Peter Edwards discusses the importance of networking as part of participating in PD conferences. Learn to find your si…

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Ever feel overwhelmed by all of the choices at professional conferences? Learn tips for making the conference experience, whether online or in-person, more meaningful with Luciana's tips. She shares how to pre-plan your experience for the greatest impact.

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Learn how to take control of your professional development. Join Dr. Aileen Hale, Beth Trudell, and Dr. Peter Edwards for a discussion about creating a personal, professional development practice that is enjoyable and applicable. They provide simple strategies to stay professionally connected and i…

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Discover the connections between Service-Learning (SL) and Project-Based Learning with Dr. Aileen Hale. She shares ways to take projects out of the classroom and into the community to meet community needs. She gives lots of examples of SL projects for all age levels.

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April 20, 2022

S2 29 Task-Based Learning

Do you ever feel like the language you are learning isn't the language you need? This week Anesh Daya the founder of On the Spot Learning shares his tips for using task-based learning in the community to give purpose to language learning. Anesh explains how daily language tasks can align with speci…

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Learn ways to engage your students in leading their project-based learning. Courtney Miles shares with listeners creative ideas for helping students develop language and leadership skills through student-led projects. She explains ways to discover their expertise, follow their lead, create safe spa…

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Project-based learning is an instructional approach that gives meaning to the languages our students are learning. Project-based learning is adaptable to meet your needs, from large projects like building a gate for a school and creating language materials for local taxi drivers to helping kids lea…

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Want to know a helpful strategy for making assessments fairer? Rubrics are the answer. Rubrics are tools used by both teachers and students to make clear the assessment criteria and expectations. Join Beth Trudell as she explains what rubrics are, how to create them, use them with your students, an…

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Need an assessment that integrates language skills and requires students to think critically? Try hexagonal thinking. This strategy has students working together to create connections of words, phrases, and ideas. It easily incorporates reading, writing, speaking, and listening as students have to …

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March 15, 2022

S2 24.0 Beyond Exit Slips

Formative assessment can be easily integrated into your classroom teaching practice daily. In this discussion with Renuka Karunaratne, you will learn quick formative assessment strategies that become part of your daily teaching routine. You can check for understanding throughout your lessons with B…

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March 8, 2022

S2 23.0 Assessment 101

Have questions about assessment for English Language Learners? This episode features experts in the field discussing what assessment is, the components of quality assessments, how to assess large classes, and how to use assessment data. It is full of great assessment tips and strategies that you ca…

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Have you heard of Minecraft? It is a great tool to teach vocabulary, verb tenses and use visuals to showcase sentence structures. It works well with all ages and students love using it because they’re having fun while learning. Listen for creative ways that Ryan integrates Minecraft into his teachi…

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Need new game ideas to keep learning interesting? Listen as Christian Kallio shares many grammar, vocabulary, and reading review games. He includes online and low-tech game options.

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Join us to learn how improv games can engage students and create a safe space for practicing their language skills. Build student confidence while bringing down their affective filter. Listen to examples of games and websites that can be found online. Adapt games to your learners and context.

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Learn about review games such as syllabus search, vocabulary wheel, relay race, and more! These are all great in-class and online review games to quickly implement in your class.

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Ever heard of Wordwall? [Wordwall.net](http://Wordwall.net) is a low-tech way to create your perfect teaching resource and bring engaging games into your classroom. Join Kyra Sage to learn how you can quickly and easily access and build your own resources.

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Listen to some time-tested methods related to technology in the classroom that could strongly increase student engagement and participation. Join Christian Kallio to learn about YouTube videos such as **EngVid, Learn English with Papa Teach Me, and Mr. Bean. to engage your ELLs, as well as great fi…

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In a world shaped by digital trends, cellphones are great teaching tools for English language learners (ELLs) who have limited technology available or little access to computers.

Hansley Cazeau shares techniques to engage your ELLs using cellphones as part of their language learning process. Cellp…

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Originally from China, a young linguistic entrepreneur and PhD candidate, Yuchen Lui shares her knowledge of creating a new App to broaden the horizons of using technology for teaching language and culture.

Learn how her App will help to fill gaps in the use of technology for linguistic and cultu…

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An entrepreneurial English Assistant from Egypt, Alia Attia shares her expertise on presenting with technology, integrating Slidesgo; Voicethread, and Canva. She highlights techniques for engaging students with these presentation tools.

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Makaela Anderson, a Senior Research Associate for Research Surveys and an adjunct professor for UCSD's EL Institute, shares her expertise in creating a love for reading with your ELLs through comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels. Learn how she engages language learners in reading through c…

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Natasha Agrawal gained her own confidence in reading and speaking through drama, as a child in India. As a teacher of English language learners (ELLs), she uses drama to integrate English skills. Natasha shares great tips to easily integrate role-play and drama in your classroom to enhance reading …

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Randi Perlman shares her expertise in teaching in the U.S. and Finland with tips of incorporating KWL charts, Venn diagrams, and more graphic organizers to activate prior knowledge and build connections with new information. She explains how graphic organizers can be used to introduce topics, organ…

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