Hello Exam Seekers,
As I’ve posted on my Instagram recently, Cambridge Day was coming, and on Tuesday they opened registration for Cambridge Day 2021. /o/ yeiii…
As many of you know, every year for the past 20 years, Cambridge selects a day in the calendar (usually mid-July) and offers content related to the Teaching World.
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.
It has always been in person and for free. So people would get a non-perishable item as the “fee” and would be able to watch all the presenters who came from many parts of the world share some knowledge they gathered along the course of their lives as teachers.
If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that I have already been to three Cambridge Days:
As I mentioned, Cambridge would choose a day in the calendar, and offer this teacher’s development day all around the world. So it would happen in many cities, one day in each place. However, since last year with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting us hard, Cambridge decided to go online. This is nice because it provides opportunities for more presenters to talk these days, so what used to be a day, now it’s three.
It’s a great event, it gathers teachers from everywhere. Here in Brazil, people would come from other states to attend the event in São Paulo – I do like the event in person: we meet people, talk to peers who we do not frequently see, we can buy cheaper books straight from the publishers, we can eat some snacks. And it would get crowded with all sitting spots filled. However, as I mentioned, this year is also going to be online, so make sure you click the link below and register:
Below is the program for the 20-year Cambridge Day anniversary :
- Wednesday, July 28, 2021
- Teaching the World – Cross-Cultural Activities in the English Language Classroom [Olha Madylus]
- Bilingualism Panel [Ben Knight & Selma Moura]
- Teaching teenagers: project work and mixed ability groups [Simon Cupit]
- Changing the game: helping students build identity to express the world through English [Paulo Machado]
- Instituto Ayrton Senna
- Lessons learned from the pandemic: transforming education [Ricardo Morales & Brad Bawtinheimer]
- Thursday, July 29, 2021
- Beyond the classroom: the wide world of digital teaching [Allen Davenport]
- Assessment Panel [Alberto Costa & Pablo Toledo]
- The wellbeing of educational leaders – Learning the skills of self-compassion [Kate Brierton]
- Oracy skills and how to apply them [Ally Kensington]
- Cidadão Pró-MundoKey
- Making the Most of Different Online Teaching Scenarios [Jo Szoke]
- Friday, July 30, 2021
- Education for a sustainable planet [Matt Larsen-Daw]
- Life Competencies Panel [John Ade & Paul Drury]
- Emotional Development in the ELT Classroom [Andrzej Raczkowski]
- Approaching Active Learning [Fleur McLennan]
- Ação da Cidadania
- What does the future hold for online learning and teaching? [Hayo Reinders]
So make sure you register and check out Cambridge Day. Also, they offered a My Cambridge Day story (padlet.com) for everyone to write their impressions. I left my comment there, make sure you do too:
Unfortunately, it’s not in person, but Cambridge still manages to make great events!
I’ll manage to write feedback later on for you guys! 🙂 But I also want to know what you think about Cambridge Day 2021, let me know in the comments if you are going to attend it! 🙂
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Have a great week,