• About
    Our online conference “Oxford Professional Development Day” is a space to inform, inspire and share. It's a place to learn and network with your colleagues from Northern and Eastern Europe.

    Join our online sessions for primary and secondary teachers of English to celebrate the launch of Oxford Reading Club programme and our new coursebooks: Harmonize, Life Vision and Insight 2e.
    This April, we'll be tackling these fundamental topics head-on with Ed Dudley and Erika Osvàth, international teacher trainers and co-authors of Mixed-Ability Teaching (OUP 2016), who have proven, demonstrable expertise in these subjects. The fact that they love what they do is just an additional benefit: they can't wait to spend an afternoon with you, and neither can we!

    Session #1 “Litty-gritty: Reading as a non-cognitive skill” with Ed Dudley
    How can we get students to read more? The value of extensive reading is well known, but despite the best efforts of teachers and parents, many students are reluctant readers. In this talk I will be considering the surprising benefits that can be reaped by conceding that reading is a chore for many students, and using that as a basis for developing important non-cognitive skills such as resilience and grit.

    Session #2 “Assessment to help learners make true progress” with Erika Osváth
    We all want our students to learn, and we do everything we can to make this possible for them. Is it really the grade we give them that helps my students on their learning paths best? Stop for a moment and think about this now...
    I firmly believe that it isn't. The main questions, therefore, are "What has the greatest impact on my learners' achievement in school?" and "What can I do better to help my students learn?". In answering these questions, we will be looking at concrete and practical examples for the secondary/upper-secondary classes, but easily adaptable to any age-group.
  • Agenda
    • 14:00 – 14:20 – Welcome to Oxford Professional Development Day by Anna Morris
    • 14:20 – 15:30 – Session #1 “Litty-gritty: Reading as a non-cognitive skill” with Ed Dudley
    • 15:30 – 15:50 – break / for Lithuania ONLY: “Correlation of Oxford University Press textbooks with an updated national curriculum in Lithuania” by Miglė Ogorodnikovienė
    • 15:50 – 17:00 – Session #2: “Assessment to help learners make true progress” with Erika Osváth
    • 17:00 – 17:10 – Conclusion and final thoughts
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