The Macmillan Education Online Conference 2014

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The Macmillan Education Online Conference returns for a fourth year running, bringing All the teachers 5 days of talks to inspire their teaching and support their professional development.

Featuring 12 talks from ELT experts and authors including Steve Taylore-Knowles, Jill Leighton and Adrian Underhill, and 4 interactive Google Hangouts, Macmillan 2014 event promises to be better than ever!

All conference delegates will receive a certificate of attendance, plus a FREE Sherlock Holmes Graded Reader from Macmillan brand-new eBooks store after the event.

Watch our trailer on YouTube, download the full schedule of the conference, and join in the conversation at #MEOC2014.

You can register for MEOC2014 until November 7.

Monday 10th November

Life Skills

Life Skills for Teachers

Life Skills for Teachers, with Emma-Sue Prince

11:00 – 11:45

Kick-starting the Life Skills session at the Macmillan Education Online Conference 2014, Emma-Sue Prince looks at ways to help teachers to better understand the different life skills they need to teach.

Find out more about Emma’s session

help digital native/digitally-savvy students

Blending Life Skills with Digital Literacy, with Steve Taylore Knowles

12:00 – 12:45

Steve Taylore-Knowles explores ways to help your digital native students build the real-life, 21st century skills they need to succeed.

Find out more about Steve’s session

Adult

conversational strategies with adult learners

Building Conversational Strategies with Adult Learners, with Miles Craven

14:00 – 14:45

In this webinar, Miles Craven aims to give teachers ready-to-use ideas to help their students feel more confident in speaking English and starting conversations.

Find out more about Miles’ session

activities based on language learning materials.

Critical Thinking Skills, with Ed Newbon

15:00 – 15:45

Ed Newbon examines the difference between lower order and higher order critical thinking skills, offering practical activities to teach critical thinking on EAP programmes.

Find out more about Ed’s session

Tuesday 11th November

Business

Encouraging communication in the business english classroom

Encouraging Communication in the Business English Classroom, with John Allison

11:00 – 11:45

This session with John Allison will focus on providing Business English teachers and students practical tips for increasing the quantity and quality of language production.

Find out more about John’s session

Top ten tips for business english

Top Ten Tips for Business English, with Paul Emmerson

12:00 – 12:45

Concluding the Business session at the Macmillan Education Online Conference 2014, Paul Emmerson provides teachers of Business English with 10 practical teaching tips and ready-made activities that can be tried out in class the very next day!

Find out more about Paul’s session

Google Hangout

Feedback and questions in a google hangout

Feedback and Questions for Macmillan Education

14:00 – 15:00

This interactive Google hangout session at the Macmillan Education Online Conference will focus on getting your perspective and questions about the topics addressed so far.

 

Wednesday 12th November

Teenagers

Using multimedia in the classroom

Using Multimedia in the Classroom, with Robert Campbell

11:00 – 11:45

In this talk Robert Campbell looks at some simple ways to bring technology into the classroom as well as exploring the wide range of multimedia that today’s coursebooks offer the tech-savvy and not-so-tech-savvy teacher.

Find out more about Robert’s session

Teaching tips for teens

Teaching Tips for Teens, with Malcolm Mann

12:00 – 12:45

In this session, Malcolm Mann explores some successful ways to get teenagers to supplement and consolidate their classroom work outside of the classroom, whether that’s at home alone or with their friends and families.

Find out more about Malcolm’s session

Google Hangout

Preparing for Exam Success in a google hangout

Using Secondary Readers to Prepare for Exam Success

14:00 – 15:00

Learn how to help your teenage students prepare for exam success with the help of Macmillan Readers in this interactive Google hangout session.

 

Thursday 13th November

Exams

Motivation Tips for IELTS Preparation

Motivation Tips for IELTS Preparation, with Sam McCarter

11:00 – 11:45

Sam McCarter offers expert advice on the IELTS exam and aims to help teachers and students get more from the practice exercises they do in class in this webinar.

Find out more about Sam’s session

Teaching Difficult Sounds

Teaching Difficult Sounds, with Adrian Underhill

12:00 – 12:45

In this webinar Adrian Underill helps teachers teaching pronunciation by providing practical tips and techniques for tackling some of the trickiest sounds, such as th, r, and l.

Find out more about Adrian’s session

Google Hangout

Feedback and question session - Google Hangout

Feedback and Questions for Macmillan Education

14:00 – 15:00

This interactive Google hangout session at the Macmillan Education Online Conference will focus on getting your perspective and questions about the topics addressed so far.

 

Friday 14th November

Young Learners

Phonics: The Building Blocks for Reading and Writing

Phonics: The Building Blocks for Reading and Writing, with Jill Leighton

11:00 – 11:45

In this Young Learners webinar, Jill Leighton explores how to keep young children engaged with phonics and introduce them to the pleasures of reading.

Find out more about Jill’s session

Memorable Songs Help Students Master Speech

Songs and Music in the EFL Classroom, with Gabriel Diaz Maggioli

12:00 – 12:45

Play it again, Sam! Gabriel Diaz Maggioli looks at how songs and music can help us boost our students’ expression in English.

Find out more about Gabriel’s session

Google Hangout

Preparing for Exam Success in a google hangout

Using Readers and Storytelling to Motivate Young Learners

14:00 – 15:00

Learn how to motivate your young learners with the help of Macmillan Readers in this interactive Google hangout session.

Feedback and question session - Google Hangout

Event Feedback and Round-up

15:00 – 15:30

The final interactive Google hangout session at the Macmillan Education Online Conference takes a look back at our 2014 conference for your feedback on the event.

Source: Macmillan English website

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