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The Cambridge Day event is designed for teachers and educational leaders and is built on a framework of practical talks from experts around the world and thought-provoking panel discussions, to help you see beyond and teach with confidence.
From a beginners' home Yoga session to a Mindfulness one, as well as a session on how to use stress in your favour, learn how we can go through difficult and complex moments and, to close the event series, a special presentation from Prof. Dr. Clóvis de Barros – there’s something for everyone to enjoy each day (sessions in Portuguese).
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Cambridge Day celebrates 20 years.
Twenty years connecting people and ideas which transform the English Language teaching.
Join us for a three day event with interactive sessions shaped around you.
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Over 3 days, you'll join thousands of teachers and leaders on an online community, being part of every session. You’ll hear from our leading experts, network with industry colleagues from around the world, and be inspired by thought leaders who can help you take the next step in your exciting journey.
The Education Show
New sessions with new content. Every single session will have practical outcomes, leaving you armed with new ideas for your teaching and development that you can put into practice as soon as the sessions are over!
Insights for the Future
Teaching and learning contexts are changing. Schools and institutions have adapted rapidly this past year and we have all come a long way in a short amount of time. Let’s take a moment to gain insights from researchers and experts on topics that are relevant to teachers today and look on what the future holds.
And just because you can’t be with us in person this year, doesn’t mean we can’t bring you a flavour of Cambridge. Explore Cambridge in these special sessions taking you behind the scenes of some iconic city landmarks and history, virtually.
Game Changer Interviews
What does is mean to be a Game Changer? In these sessions you will watch live interviews with real game changers that have been making a difference on Education.
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For attending our Cambridge Day event you’ll be entitled to receive a certificate of attendance for your professional development.
You will be able to download your certificate upon completion of a short survey telling us your views on the sessions you attended. A link to it will be shared at the end of each day.
The day after sessions have taken place, they’ll be on a Cambridge Day 2021 playlist at Cambridge Brazil Youtube page.
Don't worry if you miss one, recordings of all the sessions will be available, so you can revisit those key points and remind yourself of anything that’s escaped your brain since the session!
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Play the ultimate online trivia quiz and become a Game Changer!
Take these quizzes to test your knowledge on a variety of topics from Cambridge brand new teens’ course – Game Changer and have a chance to win a Notebook Asus i5 8G, and a Headphone Beats EP at the end of Cambridge Day 2021 - see Terms & Conditions.
As part of the Cambridge Day events, we request the participants and our partners to donate food to local institutions. As a way of continuing to support social actions that reflect the Cambridge University Press Brasil - Food for Thought project, in this edition, we will support Ação da Cidadania, an institution that has been working since 2003 to combat hunger and poverty in Brazil.
Food for Thought
All times quoted below for the sessions are BRAZIL time (GMT-3)
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Teaching the World – Cross-Cultural Activities in the English Language Classroom
Nowadays school curricula worldwide call for children and teenagers to be educated to understand and appreciate the multifaceted and multicultural world around them. By learning about other cultures we not only expand our world view but also learn to appreciate our own cultural heritage.
This presentation introduces a number of language tasks and strategies that not only explore the topic but also develop and practise English language skills for all ages and levels.
What is the future for Bilingual Education?
Ben Knight and Selma Moura
Insights for the Future
Brazil has been experimenting with Bilingual Education for several years now. How well is it working? Where is it going? What should educational leaders and teachers expect for Bilingual Education in 10 years time – and more importantly, what do want the future to be? These are some of the questions that we will be discussing in this panel session.
Behind the scenes at the iconic King's College - Virtual tour
A behind the scenes tour of King's College, including the famous King’s College Chapel. This session will provide conference attendees with insider knowledge on the college alongside the history of the world- famous landmark.
Teaching teenagers: project work and mixed ability groups
How can teachers and educators integrate life skills, or 21st century skills, into their class? One way is through projects. Projects allow students to work together, think creatively, use critical thinking skills and communicate effectively. The Own It/Shape It! series for secondary students not only provides multiple opportunities for students to collaborate on projects, but also offers specific activities that develop various life skills along the way. This talk focuses on how to use projects with teenage learners, as well as ways of adapting them to your students' experience, language level, interests, and learning styles
Instituto Ayrton Senna
Game Changer Interview
Changing the game: helping students build identity to express the world through English
Our liquid society demands a critical standpoint from where to look at, interact with and express the world we live in. In order to navigate these waters, one needs to develop their own identity, which can only be established in the face of others.
This talk aims at highlighting how the brand new textbook series 'Game Changer' will assist students in using English to build their identities, so as to make their voices resound in the global society and be the real game changers in their own communities.
Lessons learned from the pandemic: transforming education
Ricardo Morales and Brad Bawtinheimer
The world has gone through unprecedented changes. Is this a turning point in education? As teachers and students around the world find themselves back in the classroom, what can we learn from our experience during the pandemic to provide an innovative change in education? In this talk, we’ll reflect on what we have been doing differently and how we can apply this to our classroom of the future. How have we embraced technology or the idea of flipped learning? What can we apply back in the classroom? By reflecting on our successes, we can bring forth a transformation in education.
Cambridge Botanic Garden tour -
Take a tour of the historical Cambridge Botanic Garden and share some of the unique plants in their 175-year-old gardens.
Thursday 29 July 2021
Beyond the classroom: the wide world of digital teaching
This session will examine a lesser-discussed area of being a digital teacher – the skills to be a productive digital citizen. We will look at practical aspects of digital literacy and explore ways of protecting the online safety and health of our students and ourselves. This will include exploring the legal responsibilities of being digital role models, with a focus on issues such as online privacy, intellectual property, and students’ digital wellbeing. Finally, we will review a framework developed to guide teachers along their professional development regarding digital teaching in the wider context of education.
Teaching and assessment – What now?
Alberto Costa and Pablo Toledo
If there is one lesson the last 18 months have taught us is that nothing stays the same. Teaching practices change, the needs of our learners change, the learning context changes... but the principles don’t. In this open conversation we will talk about some of those principles, like the way we develop communicative language skills and how we need to integrate learning, teaching and assessment. Join us!
Enjoy the most famous view of the city - Virtual punting experience
Join us on a punting experience along the backs, an area along the banks of the river Cam, occupied by some of the most famous and prestigious colleges that form Cambridge University.
The wellbeing of educational leaders - Learning the skills of self-compassion
As an educational leader, looking after your own wellbeing is paramount to the success of your school. The strains of leadership can be considerable in the current high-performance, high stakes-education system and yet this is rarely acknowledged or supported. Compassionate leadership is a strength and that begins with developing self-compassion. A self-compassionate leader can be confident, reflexive, attuned to their workforce and have greater clarity in decision-making. This interactive talk discusses the biological, psychological and social influences which make us prone to harsh self-criticism and explains how self-compassion helps relieves this. The audience will have the opportunity to take part in some exercises designed to develop self-compassion and support wellbeing.
Oracy skills and how to apply them
Great speakers are made, not born. Oracy skills are important for becoming an active citizen. In 21st century society the ability to participate in debate and to understand what others say and mean is critical. With understanding the notion behind this great approach “learning to talk vs learning through talk”, the right teaching and support, all students can become confident, fluent speakers able to express themselves eloquently in a range of different contexts. To teach students to become great speakers, it is important to first understand the skills that make for good oracy. Today we will both look at the theory and do practical hands-on activities to enable participants to take oracy to their schools with them.
Making the Most of Different Online Teaching Scenarios
Many of us have enough experience in online teaching by now to get by in the virtual classroom. But something which is inevitable for us to prepare for is actually the unpredictable. In these pandemic-stricken times, we have absolutely no idea what the next term, month or week will be like, how and in what format we will need to teach. In this interactive talk, I am going to introduce the four main modes of online teaching (synchronous, asynchronous, blended and hybrid) with some ideas for activity planning for each. I will also mention some tips for creating continuity in your teaching, so that switching from online to hybrid then back again shouldn’t be as much of a headache as it used to be.
Friday 30 July 2021
Education for a sustainable planet
Schools can play a key role in saving the planet, through equipping and inspiring young people to shape a sustainable future for society, and through projects and practices that contribute to addressing climate change and restoring nature. In this session you’ll be introduced to the principles behind a ‘whole school approach’ to sustainability, and gain some inspiration and key tools to get started.
Life Competencies Panel
Life Competencies: Nurturing Creative Learners for a Rapidly Changing World
John Ade and Paul Drury
Even before the COVID crisis gripped the planet, we already knew our world was changing rapidly. As educators, we know we have a responsibility not only to teach English, but we must also prepare our students to be ready for the world they will inherit. By supporting learners as they explore and develop their abilities to think creatively, solve problems, work effectively with others, build habits of lifelong learning, and become responsible stewards of the environment, we are preparing them to meet whatever changes and challenges they will encounter when they leave our classrooms.
Emotional Development in the ELT Classroom
How do we prepare our students to show resilience a world that is changing fast? Emotional skills support both the social and cognitive development; they also form an important foundation for success that affects our learning and our ability to carry out tasks effectively. We can help learners develop these skills through expressing how they feel in different situations, thinking about their emotions and verbalising them, identifying and describing their beliefs, values and actions, understanding other people‘s perspectives, etc. so that they are able to build and maintain relationships and handle interpersonal problems. Together, we will focus on developing these building blocks for success through a series of purposeful activities suitable for the language classroom. We will also look at examples of activities practising Emotional Development competencies.
Ação da Cidadania
Approaching Active Learning
This session explores how to approach active learning. Fleur touches upon various techniques to spark curiosity in learners, such as questioning, as well as looking at some common misconceptions around active learning.
What does the future hold for online learning and teaching?
Now is not the time to rush back to the classroom and forget the valuable lessons we have learned from this difficult time. Instead, it is a time to reflect on what has served us well and what has not. In this talk I will cover some of the more pressing questions: How has technology helped us and where did it get in the way? How can we use what we have learned to open up our classrooms, to extend learning beyond a single space and time? What skills do we need to develop ourselves and in our learners? I will share best practices and suggest ways in which online and blended learning can find their place in the new world of language learning and teaching.
Works for Cambridge University Press as their Director of ELT Research and Teacher Development
Olha has been involved in English Language Teaching for over 30 years
Author and content editor of materials for English as a foreign language and bilingual programs
Originally from Canada, is an international speaker currently based in Mexico City
Selma Moura is a teacher in several post graduation courses aimed for teachers in multilingual settings
Simon is a freelance materials writer and editor based in Mexico
Senior Assessment Services Manager Americas for Cambridge Assessment English
Professional Learning and Development Manager for Cambridge University Press based in Southeast Asia
International Freelance Trainer, Teacher Trainer and an approved speaking examiner
Jo has been teaching business, general and academic English for more than 10 years in Hungary, Poland, and in the UK
Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion
English teacher and teacher trainer (IES “Joaquín V. González”)
An experienced teacher and educational consultant
English teacher with over 20 years experience and an accredited teacher trainer.
TESOL Professor at Anaheim University, California, and is Director of their doctoral programme
More than 25 years’ experience in education and educational
Education Manager at WWF-UK
10 years teaching a wide range of levels and ages
Rebecca has been transforming lives through English for 15 years
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The Cambridge Day event celebrates 20 years in 2021.
A free of charge event for English language teaching professionals.
In addition to the pedagogical approach, the series of events has a social nature and in all of its editions, it has collected more than 42 tons of food, benefiting 80 social assistance entities and organizations since its first edition.
As a way of continuing to support social actions that reflect the Cambridge University Press Brazil - Food for Thought project, in this edition we will continue to support Ação da Cidadania, an institution founded by Betinho, a Brazilian sociologist and human rights activist. The institution has been working for more than 25 years, fighting hunger and poverty in Brazil. Today, it is reinforcing the actions of food distribution and hygiene kits for those who were most affected by the actual crisis, and one of these actions is the campaign on the Benfeitoria website (crowdfunding) to raise funds for the purchase of basic supplements, soap, hand sanitizer and provide preventive information to assist the impacted families.
Every R$ 1,00 donated is equivalent to 1 meal and the donation amount is open.
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Ben Knight works for Cambridge University Press as their Director of ELT Research and Teacher Development. His responsibilities include ensuring that high quality research underpins the learning materials, curriculum development and teacher support that Cambridge University Press provides. Ben has taught and worked in several countries around the world, with International House, the British Council, Cambridge Assessment, City & Guilds, and various other schools and universities. He has played a fundamental part in the development of the Cambridge Life competencies Framework.
Olha has been involved in English Language Teaching for over 30 years: living, teaching and training in Greece, Hong Kong and Venezuela. She is now a freelance materials writer, consultant and teacher trainer and trains teachers (and trainers) worldwide in countries as diverse as South Africa, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Bosnia and Colombia. She does consultation, teacher training and teacher trainer training for a number of organisations and schools such as the British Council and Cambridge University Press. Her focus is diverse, and she is especially interested in the role of motivation and challenge in the language classroom, as well as the development of English literacy in developing countries. Olha is based in London. Her book of photocopiable activities for teenagers, Film, TV and Music is published by Cambridge University Press.
Author and content editor of materials for English as a foreign language and bilingual programs. Academic consultant. Teacher in a myriad of contexts, from basic school to public and private universities. Undergraduate in social communications, with a graduate degree in applied linguistics and a PhD in visual arts. His thesis studies the
process of a textbook series content editing by defining it as a work of art. Lifelong student. Amateur artist, workshop facilitator, swimmer and chess player.
Brad Bawtinheimer, originally from Canada, is an international speaker currently based in Mexico City. His specialties include oracy, growth mindset and resilience. Additionally, he is the co-author of several text books for primary, secondary and young adults. He is currently the senior academic consultant at Cambridge University Press, Mexico.
Selma Moura is a teacher in several post graduation courses aimed for teachers in multilingual settings, as well as an international school principal, consultant and author in the Bilingual Education field. She holds a M. Ed. in Education, a postgraduate in Languages of Arts and a B.A. in Education from the University of São Paulo (USP). She has been the editor of a Bilingual Education site for over 10 years.
Simon is a freelance materials writer and editor based in Mexico. He has 20 years' experience of English language teaching, and before working in publishing he taught English to children and adults in Poland, the UK and Mexico. For Cambridge University Press, he wrote the Own It!/Shape It! Project Books, with particular focus on aligning the materials to the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework.
Alberto Costa, Senior Assessment Services Manager Americas for Cambridge Assessment English, holds the Cambridge RSA Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (DOTE) and has a specialization in teacher training (PRINSELT) from the College of St. Mark & St. John in Plymouth, UK. He has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic consultant for 30 years, having also worked as a course tutor for the teaching qualifications CELTA and DELTA. He has been in Cambridge Assessment English for 5 years and continuing professional development for teachers is one of his key interests.
Allen Davenport is the Professional Learning and Development Manager for Cambridge University Press based in Southeast Asia. He has been involved in education for over two decades as a teacher, training consultant, academic director, and examiner for numerous international exam boards. In addition to working with teachers in schools and institutions as a teacher trainer, he has often a featured speaker at international conferences and events. Allen’s professional interests include the development of creativity in learners and connecting theory to practice in language learning.
Ally Kensington is an international Freelance Trainer, Teacher Trainer and an approved speaking examiner. She has worked with the British Council, Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press. Ally has 17 years teaching experience and has developed skills in writing syllabuses and creating bespoke Educational Programs. She worked as the presenter of “English Program” at TRT OKUL (a Turkish national channel). Ally also does consultancy for TV channels on e-learning and educational programs. One of her own productions – and the first e-learning program ‘Sihirli Ada’ – is available on the internet. She is currently completing a book on her own YLE teaching method.
Jo has been teaching business, general and academic English for more than 10 years in Hungary, Poland, and in the UK. Having finished her DELTA, she became actively involved in teacher training, and is a regular presenter at TEFL conferences, an assistant lecturer of ELT methodology and online teaching at a Hungarian university, and a content creator for Cambridge University Press. In her free time, Jo loves going downhill and jumping around in foreign forests on her mountain bike.
Kate is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion. After completing her first degree at Cambridge University, she qualified in Clinical Psychology in 2002 at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in London. After working as a lecturer for the Open University in Psychology & Counselling, she set up her own private clinical practice in 2014. In her private practice, she has worked with clients of all ages facing a wide range of challenges, including children with complex needs in both mainstream and special schools. She uses compassion focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness in most of her work.
Pablo Toledo is an English teacher and teacher trainer (IES “Joaquín V. González”), holds a diploma in education policy from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and is currently studying towards a postgraduate diploma in educational assessment at the University of Cambridge. Before joining Cambridge Assessment English, he managed projects in the areas of remote teaching, internationalisation of higher education and language teaching to refugees for the British Council and led the Education department of the Buenos Aires Herald newspaper. He is a board member of LAALTA (Latin American Association of Language Testing and Assessment).
An experienced teacher and educational consultant, Andrzej Raczkowski has taken part in a number of diverse teacher training events and projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Having obtained an MA in Linguistics, a CELTA from the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and a Professional Diploma in Management from the Open University, he currently manages his own training company, teaches at Vilnius Business College (Lithuania), and works as a freelance trainer with Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English. His professional interests include assessment in ELT, educational management and curriculum design, online and mobile learning, effective study skills, and second language acquisition.
Fleur McLennan is a practicing English teacher with over 20 years experience and an accredited teacher trainer.
Dr. Hayo Reinders is TESOL Professor at Anaheim University, California, and is Director of their doctoral programme. He is also Editor of the journal Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching and founder of the global institute of teacher lederships. Hayo's interests are in CALL, autonomy, and out-of-class learning, topics he explores at www.innovationinteaching.org. His most recent books are on teacher autonomy, teaching methodologies, and second language acquisition
John has more than 25 years’ experience in education and educational publishing. He has worked closely with coordinators, teachers and students around the world – as well as with leading authors and experts
in instructional design – to inform and guide the development and implementation of cutting-edge instructional materials for English learners and native English speakers alike.
The programmes and courses which he has helped shape are now used in classrooms in virtually every corner of the world. John makes his home in New York and has a passion for English language teaching and teacher training. He particularly enjoys meeting and working with educators from around the globe.
Matt Larsen-Daw is Education Manager at WWF-UK
Paul spent nearly 10 years teaching a wide range of levels and ages. After that he entered the world of publishing where he researched, commissioned and worked on several best-selling primary titles. He has visited hundreds of classrooms and spoken to hundreds of teachers and learners. The lessons he learnt from this experience motivates him to create materials that are more effective for both teachers and students. Paul has a special interest in Creativity and wrote the Creative Journals for Cambridge Primary Path. He has collated his ideas in a website and a blog which you can find at www.nurturingcreativity.org
Rebecca has been transforming lives through English for 15 years. She has the CELT-P, TESOL for children and all TKTs certifications. One of the 9 presenters on the Learn English with Cambridge Youtube channel. She has been a bilingual program coordinator and is currently a primary and secondary teacher in Campinas. She is also a Google Educator and Trainer, completely in love with Educational Technology and Cambridge Day's number 1 fan.