How I am using AI to meet the needs of my Second Language Learners – One Teacher’s Journey

I have had an amazing year learning how to use ChatGPT and other AI platforms to completely transform the way I plan and deliver lessons for second language students. In this presentation, I will show you how I have harnessed AI to help in all aspects of planning and teaching – from creating resources aligned with exam-board curricula to using AI to analyse students’ specific language needs and designing lessons that are differentiated and targeted. I have exploited AI in every aspect of my teaching. I am looking forward to sharing this journey with other teachers.

Alan Pritchard

Senior Second Language Coordinator, Wellington College Shanghai

Everyone is a Language Teacher

Join us for an interactive session on “Everyone is a Language Teacher”. In this session, we will explore practical ways for educators to support the changing pupil demographic (an increasing number of pupils with language support needs). Our presenter will share tips and strategies for integrating language learning into everyday activities and creating a language-rich classroom environment. Whether you’re a language teacher or not, this session will provide valuable insights on supporting English language learners and enhancing your teaching practices. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to discover new ways to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students!

Kayleigh Norman

Head of English and ELA / CPD Coordinator, Wellington College International Tianjin (WCIT)

Culture identity in Bilingual teaching

Cultural identity in bilingual teaching refers to the understanding of one’s own culture and the culture of the other language being taught. It involves recognizing and respecting cultural similarities and differences between two languages. In bilingual teaching, the aim is to integrate the culture of the language being taught with the culture of the learner’s first language in order to create a positive and inclusive learning environment. By acknowledging the values, customs, traditions, and beliefs of both cultures, bilingual teaching can help promote cross-cultural understanding and communication.

Nini Li

EY4 Class Teacher and Curriculum Lead, Wellington College Bilingual Tianjin Nursery

Lisa Li

Deputy Head of the Nest, Wellington College Bilingual Tianjin Nursery

Navigating the Future of Learning: The Power of Cross-School Learning Networks

This session focuses on the importance of cross-school learning networks in responding to the constantly changing and evolving academic landscape. Key discussion points include how to effectively navigate the rapid evolution of education by exploring the power of cross-school learning networks to enhance educators’ development and growth and positively impact student outcomes. The session emphasises the value of cooperation, shared resources, and collective problem-solving in addressing educational challenges, as well as the importance of the role of teacher collaboration in modelling cooperative learning for students.

Dragana Popovic

Head of Senior School Support, Wellington College China

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

The Pedagogical Guide to Innovation and Sustainable Practice

In today’s ever evolving educational landscape, the development of innovative teaching practice presents many opportunities, but leaves many questions unanswered. What is innovation and how do we distinguish it from Educational Technologies? Through a comprehensive analysis of pedagogical practices and curriculum development, explore the keys to innovation and unlock the untapped potential of your students. Uncover how a deep dive inquiry and a global focused problem-solving approach, viewed through a maker-centered and design thinking lens, can be used to develop future ready students who are empowered to make a difference.

Liam Murphy

Lead Teacher of Innovation and Humanities, Kellett School, Hong Kong

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

School Data - Friend or Foe?

How well does your school really use the data you capture? Data can be gold, used properly. We review the true value of data – how important it is and why it is incumbent upon all educators to use it regularly. I will try to shed light on how to move towards data led practice throughout your school.

Christopher Scorer

International Education Consultant GL Education

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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