We are delighted to announce that our 1st ELT Conference will take place on May 6th , 2017 at Toros University .
The theme of the conference is “21st Century Classroom in Turkey ; Best Practices and Innovation “ Basically we want to discuss new methods , ideas and approaches in language teaching . We aim to bring ELT professionals from various presses to share their current background in different fields such as ; critical thinking , communication , collaboration , technology , creativity and gamification . We strongly believe and recommend that it will be beneficial for all the attendaees to focus on teaching to generation Z . We would be happy to see you there .
We would like to thank in advance all those who will make great contributions to this event .
With best regards
Toros College Foreign Langauages Department
BERNA TORLAKLI: Graded process writing assessment at Toros University
SELCEN ERTEN: Graded process writing assessment at Toros University
JOHN BARTH: I hope to raise participants’ general understanding and awareness of the media’s role in our students’ lives and how it can be easily addressed and explored in the classroom through authentic tasks and simple activities that exercise 21st century skills and simultaneously give a larger purpose to English studies.
Please come prepared to ask watch, listen and read. Ask questions, suggest responses and share your personal views. Oh! – bring a pen, too!
SİMAY AVSEVEN: Web based tools in integrated skills
LAURA MOLTON:‘What’s in the box?’
In this session we will discover why, even if you think you are not a very creative or artistic person, you can still bring a dynamic, creative and inspiring energy to your classroom and your teaching. Along the way, we’ll discover why creativity is crucial to developing critical thinking skills, and look at some activities that will help you to develop this more effectively in the classroom.
TERESA DOĞUELLİ:"Reading as a Life Skill"
From the early years onwards, reading can be tackled as a life skill in addition to being a skill on its own. The concept of reading for pleasure can be incorporated into our lessons from the beginning with regular reading taking place with learners listening and discussing what meaning each story or picture holds for them. The more confident young readers become, the more advanced thinking skills can be introduced and developed. In this session, teachers will rediscover reading lessons as a gate to critical thinking, critical literacy, creativity and innovation.
CENK SARKUŞ: Creative Rhythm Practises to apply in ouer lessons which develops collaboration and communication in 21st Century Classroom . These practises can be used in any lesson and can be developed with creative skills of teachers we need in 21st Century Education System
IRENE CANCA: Project Based Approach strategies that promote 21st Century Skills. Interactive workshop that reviews Project Based Learning and 21st Century Skills . Then we will perform an interactive Project together to demonstrate classroom applicaitons .
JONATHAN SMITH - MARK WAGHORNE: FLIPPING THE READER – ABSTRACT
In this workshop, we aim to show that readers are not simply a means for students to hone their reading skills – which many of them are not very interested in doing. Our surveys amongst the high school students that we teach revealed that they would prefer to use readers, instead, as a springboard for other activities. In our workshop, we hope to give teachers some ideas for speaking tasks which will lead to colourful and rewarding lessons, and will bring a text to life.
ELENA BOLEL: Emotional Intelligence in the ELT classroom? But I’m just an English Teacher… English teachers are busy. Very busy! We have yearly plans to stick to, lessons to plan, papers to mark, end-of-year shows to prepare, parents asking for immediate results, school administration demanding higher scores on English tests (and this is just to mention a few!). With so much on our mind, we rarely have time to reflect on the impact our teaching has on learners in a broader sense. Meanwhile, everything we do has a profound influence on how successful (or not!) our learners may become in the future. In this workshop we will discuss the value of helping students develop higher EQ, as well as become aware of the ELT activities which foster it.
MUSTAFA POLAT: Fostering Creativity in the Digital Age: This presentation first presents ideas about a successful creative classroom within the framework of a range of models such as Bloom’s Taxonomy and SAMR Model. After the theoretical ground has been established, a major part of the session presents several tools and applications to display how technology can be utilized creatively in order to foster creativity in classes ranging from the ones where all sorts of technology are available to the ones where there are rules to restrict the use of mobile devices.
ERCAN ALTUĞ YILMAZ: Gamification