Please join us at the Oxford National Conference, one of Italy’s most popular and prestigious annual teacher training events. This year, we have changed the conference format to allow for three keynote speakers, experts chosen specifically to address the interests of secondary school teachers in Italy. We will explore how to develop better listening skills and motivate students to more active participation; touch on the neuroscience that differentiates the teenage brain and how we can (and should!) use this information to more effectively reach our learners; and enjoy a practical introduction to Phenomenon-Based Learning from one of the leading experts in the field.
Registration and materials exhibition from 8.30
|9.15||Update from Oxford – Local consultant|
|9.30||Authentic Listening: Real Understanding and Active Engagement – Michael Lacey Freeman|
|10.30||Coffee Break and materials exhibition|
|11.00||Say Something! Communication and the Teenage Brain – Carla Leonard|
|12.00||Applying Phenomenon-Based Learning to Day-to-Day Lessons – Donna Fields, Ph.D.|
Michael Lacey Freeman has been working in the field of English language teaching for 28 years, both as a teacher and ELT author. In this period, he has prepared and published a great deal of listening material for course books and exams in order to prepare and test students of all levels, and ages. He is also a storyteller and has travelled extensively around Italy and other parts of the world to tell his stories and spread the message that words are powerful. He has won numerous international awards for his stories and supports public education spaces in all continents through video and face to face conferences. In 2014 and 2017 he was the winner of the ERF Language Learner Literature Award for his stories, and is currently exploring how songs can be used with stories to enhance understanding.
Carla Leonard is an experienced writer of ELT secondary school books for Italian state schools, with over 20 years in English teaching in Italy.
Passionate about motivating young people, elevating their potential and transforming classrooms into places of inspiration, inclusion and personal development. Particularly interested in the communicative language teaching approach and cognitive psychology.
Donna Fields (Ph.D.), author, assistant professor at the International University of Valencia, a collaborator with Oxford University Press, consultant to the BEDA organisation in Spain, and expert teacher-trainer for such international organizations as Educluster, Finland and the Departments of Education in Helsinki (Finland), Guadalajara (Mexico), Valencia and Cataluyna (Spain). She specialises in the CLIL approach, Phenomenon-Based Learning and EFL innovative practices.
Savoia Hotel Regency
Palazzo dei Congressi, Firenze Fiera
Crowne Plaza Padova
Centro Congressi, Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile
Teatro Ambra Jovinelli