This joint professional development program delivered by academics from National Geographic Learning and Universidad de La Sabana is aimed at providing educators with opportunities to stay up to date, enhance skills and participate in professional development whilst attending the conference.
Attendees can select from four tracks of their interest and, must attend at least three sessions from the same track to earn a completion certificate.
Sessions about the ELTA program will be indicated in the conference´s program.
Attendees would be able to earn up to three certificates while attending TESOL Colombia: one certificate of attendance and up to two completion certificates (two different tracks). The certificate is awarded by Universidad de La Sabana and National Geographic Learning.
Free of charge
No additional fees will be charged.
Everything is included in the Registration Fee for the conference.
Rediscovering English for
Tips, Strategies, and Best Practices
Outcomes in ELT
Unveiling the paths for
and Mindset for English Language Learning
Outcomes in ELT
10:00 - 10:45
Teach your coursebook online
Simply digitizing what you have always done in your in-person classrooms can leave you and your students feeling frustrated because activities that work in person too often fail to engage students online. The online learning environment is different and so the ways you teach should be different too. In this webinar we will share tips that you can use to create a better online learning environment for your students by:
Using online technology to amplify and transform activities. Moving beyond passive learning by requiring your students to interact and create. Creating quality direct instruction using digital tools. Setting clear expectations and providing the direction and support that your students need to meet them.
During the webinar the presenter will share specific examples using National Geographic Learning’s innovative digital tools that will help to illustrate what these strategies look like when teaching English to learners across levels.
10:30 - 11:15
Using technology to encourage face-to-face conversation
Today’s classrooms and today’s learners are more connected than ever. As our learners spend more time engaging with new technology, how can we make sure that the time spent on their devices will lead to better lessons and better learning outcomes? How do we select the right technology tools to improve classroom instruction and motivate learners to express themselves confidently in face-to-face communication?
In this webinar, we will use examples from Learn English with TED Talks to explore how the right technology tools can lead to better comprehension of powerful ideas, and help develop our learners into confident communicators in any situation?
10:45 - 11:15
Make technology your allied, tools and tricks to make learners get involved
It has always been a challenge to get everyone to participate during virtual sessions. Since the very beginning of this pandemic there is one phrase that has taken more meaning: “reinventing ourselves” … the truth is the teachers have made a wonderful job in discovering novel ways to attract learners’ attention and get them to participate in different activities.
In this session I will share some useful tools I have learned from different teachers throughout Latin America on how they have helped students not only to learn and practice English, but also to develop new skills using technology as a mean to make lessons more meaningful.