Friday, 6 October 2017s

9 AM PST

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The Art of Making Students More Employable with Stand Out

Preparing your students to become more employable while meeting new goals like College and Career Readiness can be challenging. Learn how to incorporate meaningful activities in your classroom while empowering your students to learn English, develop key employability skills and prepare for future endeavors. In this webinar, Rob Jenkins, one of the authors of Stand Out, will address how Stand Out exceeds the requirements set by WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), and helps students develop and master the skills employers are looking for in today’s workforce. Communication, Collaboration, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Leadership, and Organization are among the key employability skills that are seamlessly woven into the series in a variety of engaging activities with real world applications. Rob will demonstrate how Stand Out uses Critical Thinking Activities, Problem Based Activities, and Team Projects to successfully prepare your students for future success in the workplace and beyond.

Presented by:
Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and Grammar Explorer. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013.

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Tips for Teaching Real English

The majority of English-language interactions don’t involve a first-language user of English, and don't take place in a country where English is an official language. This is the reality of English as it’s used today. What does this mean for 21st Century learners? What kind of accent should we encourage them to aim for? What do they need to know about culture? How can we teach them the importance of understanding their audience? This webinar discusses these questions and offers practical answers for how to address them in the classroom, using fascinating ideas from TED Talks and examples from National Geographic Learning's Keynote and Perspectives series.

Presented by:
Lewis Lansford

Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master’s in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language center in Arizona and then a manufacturing company in Japan. In 1995, he took an editorial job with a major publisher in Hong Kong developing materials for Asia, and in 1997 became a freelance editor, project manager and writer in the UK. He has worked on books, videos, tests, audio materials, worksheets, apps and online materials for English learners of all ages across the world. Lewis is an author for National Geographic Learning's Keynote and Perspectives series.

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Stand Out: Evidence-Based Instruction for College and Career Readiness

This webinar will provide participants with student-centered activities from the new edition of Stand Out. Rob Jenkins will demonstrate how these activities promote College and Career Readiness, El Civics, and critical thinking through National Geographic content. Come prepared to practice and learn how to teach with Stand Out’s new edition.

Presented by:
Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and Grammar Explorer. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013.

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Challenges Teachers Face while Teaching Grammar and Writing

What grammar do your students need for better writing?

What grammar problems should teachers anticipate?

How can you help your students with the grammar they need for their writing?

Presented by:
Keith S. Folse

Dr. Keith Folse is a Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including five best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning.

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Critical Thinking in English Language Teaching

Critical thinking is one of the key 21st Century Skills but is it the role of the teacher to develop those skills alongside English language learning? In my talk I’ll address this question by considering how teachers might use higher order thinking activities to enhance their lesson planning and materials design. We’ll also see how critical thinking in the language classroom demands more from the learner but in doing so makes their language learning a much more rewarding experience.

Presented by:
John Hughes

John Hughes is a teacher, teacher trainer and course book author. He has worked in ELT since 1992 and managed departments of Business English and Teacher Training. He currently combines a variety roles including part-time teaching, running online training courses, and lecturing on ELT methodology at Oxford University in the summer. He has written many books with National Geographic Learning including Spotlight on First, Practical Grammar (three levels), Total Business 2, Success with BEC Vantage, Aspire, and the six-level general English course series called Life. He lives near Oxford and writes the blog www.elteachertrainer.com.

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Critical Thinking in English Language Teaching

Students learning to learn, working through problems, and addressing new ideas is at the forefront of College and Career Readiness standards. Students at all levels can engage in critical thinking activities in the classroom. Learn how to help students learn to learn in this webinar!

Presented by:
Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and Grammar Explorer. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013.