Week 13: 12-16 December
We hope you all have a good Monday!
Here are the upcoming events that we would like to share with you:
You are invited to participate in a webinar “Understanding Assessment: Understanding writing assessment: what every teacher should know” on Monday 12 December 14.00 – 15.00 (UK time*) and Wednesday 14 December 10.00 – 11.00 (UK time*).
Looking at written work is a common method of assessment familiar to many teachers, but when we think about writing assessment more carefully, there are many questions to address. What kinds of writing samples should be assessed? What should be done with writing samples once we have them? What criteria should be used to assess writing? We address these issues in this webinar, and show how thinking about the purpose and context of assessment can help us to answer these questions.
If you are interested, please go to the following link to register:
If you were not able to attend Nazan’s session on grammar teaching, this week you have another chance. Please find the details below.
|Nazan: SESSION 2
Grammar Presentation: Is it out of Fashion?
|15 December, 2016
|Afternoon: 15:00- 16:15
Shaexperience Session -1 (2016)
This week Ayfer Karaca from UGE and Cafer Çavdar from Lifelong Learning Academy will give this year’s first Shaexperience session on how to use Google Docs. The session will take about 60 minutes it will focus on helping teachers and administrators use Google Docs in their daily practices with zero cost for registration and follow-up process. For educational institutions, it is important to generate, process and track the data in a timely fashion. This presentation will illustrate how best to attain that standard of efficiency. Firstly, “google docs” will be introduced with a specific focus on working collaboratively on projects with others who may not be there physically. Secondly, the presentation will explore how these documents interact with each other and how to ensure they work properly. Finally, practical ways of tracking communication will be explained. The whole session will be hands-on, with enough room for questions at the end. Please also be informed that the session will be conducted in Turkish.
Venue: SCOLA 126
IATEFL TEASIG invite you to participate in their webinar with Cornée Ferreira (Driestar University, Gouda, The Netherlands), on 20 December 2016 at 5pm GMT / 6pm CET.
Cornée will be speaking on Implementing assessment for learning step by step
The webinar is open to anyone who is interested and you will be able to ask the speaker questions during and/or after the event, time permitting. It will be recorded and available in the IATEFL members area after the event has aired. You can access the webinar here
Research evidence shows that the use of Assessment for Learning (AfL) can benefit classroom learning. Though considerable effort has been done to translate AfL theory into practice (e.g. by the Assessment Reform Group in the UK) very little has been published on how to implement AfL in English language classrooms. During this talk an implementation plan will be discussed. This plan was implemented by an EFL team in the Netherlands with positive results.
Cornée has extensive experience in EFL teaching in mainstream education in the Netherlands and has been involved in teacher education for fifteen years. Her research interests include assessment for learning, language development, and vocabulary learning. She is currently doing a PhD in applied linguistics at the University of Reading.