The Art of Teaching English

'Jazz up your Style'

February 25th, 2017

To all the devoted teachers on Earth,

As Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge,” teaching is not didactic but it requires some application of art in order to intensify our teaching and jazz up our style.

Artists choose their tools and materials with care and intention just as a teacher decides on which method to assume in the lesson. Every artist and teacher pose a question which a direct answer is not expected. However, that is as far as the comparison goes. The artist interacts with the canvas while the teacher interacts with the student. No feedback is expected of the canvas or the drawing.

Teaching is more than a job; the teacher is sometimes an entertainer who holds the students’ attention and awakens the natural curiosity which often facilitates intrinsic motivation or fosters deep learning.

What are the factors that enhance or inhibit involvement in learning? How can we nurture creative and unconventional thinkers who have a desire to enhance their competence and excel in life? How can we ensure that the students will rise and become proliferate speakers and active members of their society?

How can we zest four skills along with vocabulary and grammar through drama, storytelling, digital storytelling, poetry, literature, plays or improvisation?

Let the work of the teacher speak for itself and embrace all.

Çevre ELT Artists

PLENARY SPEAKERS

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DR. ÖZGÜR BOLAT
Pearson


BIODATA

Özgür Bolat received his B.A. from Bogazici University School of Education. During his B.A. degree, he studied the psychology of learning as an exchange student at Binghamton University for a year. He later received a Fulbright and Turkish Education Foundation scholarship to study at Harvard University Graduate School of Education for his Master’s degree. Upon completion, he returned to Turkey and taught at Bogazici University for two years. He received his Ph.D. at the Department of Educational Leadership and School Improvement at the University of Cambridge in the UK. He spent one year of his Ph.D. studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management as a visiting student and at MIT Leadership Center as a researcher.

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JAMIE KEDDIE
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

BIODATA

Jamie Keddie is a teacher, teacher trainer and writer. He is the founder of LessonStream.org, and the winner of a British Council ELTons award. Jamie’s areas of interest include the use of visual materials, storytelling and video technologies in the classroom. His publications include 'Images' (OUP 2009) and 'Bringing online video into the classroom' (OUP 2014). He is also the author of 'Videotelling', an ebook which was published in 2015.

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PAUL SELIGSON
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

BIODATA

Paul Seligson has been ‘TEFLing’ for 39 years, a regular visitor to Turkey for 20 years and well-known for his lively, highly pragmatic training. An MA in TEFL and CELTA assessor, he’s produced 20 series of course books as author, consultant, contributor or editor, and trained teachers worldwide. Freelance, based between Brighton and Rio de Janeiro, he’s absolutely delighted to be returning to Istanbul.

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KEN WILSON
Oxford University Press


Dear All. Ken Wilson will not be able to join us this year at our ELT conference due to a recent health issue. Ken has been our plenary speaker for years and we are saddened with this recent complication with his health. We wish him speedy recovery and look forward to having him at our future ELT conferences.

Çevre College

Concurrent Session Speakers

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Aslıhan Akçay  
Dünya Education

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Elna Coetzer  
Oxford University Press

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Esat Uğurlu  
GLOBED

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Katy Muench  
İNKAŞ

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Özge Karaoğlu Ergen  
British Side

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Steve Ogden  
UES

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JT Rehill  
Pearson

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Maria Byrne  
Macmillan Education

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Esra Girgin  
Macenta

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Jamie Keddie  
Oxford University Press

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Patrick Shortt  
Macmillan Education

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Maria Topkar  
Çevre College

Laura Moulton

Laura Moulton  
Cambridge University Press

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Devrim Özdemir  
Macmillan Education

Okan Önalan

Dr Okan Önalan  
TOEFL Young Students Series

Workshop

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Hande Bulut  
Çevre College

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Hande Parlak  
Çevre College

Programme

08:30 – 09:30 Check-in
09:30 – 09:45 Opening
09:45 - 11:00Plenary 1 (ÖZGÜR BOLAT) - Pearson Education
11:00 – 11:20Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:10Concurrent Sessions
12:10 – 13:20Lunch
13:20 – 13:30Plaque Ceremony
13:30 – 13:40Jazz Up Your Style
13:40 – 14:50Plenary 2 (PAUL SELIGSON) - Cambridge University Press
14:50 – 15:10 Coffee Break
15:10 - 16:00 Plenary 3 (JAMIE KEDDIE) - Oxford University Press
16:00 - 16:15 Raffle

BUS REGISTRATION

Greetings!

The time has come to our 13th English Language Teaching conference. Çevre College doors shall open on February 25th 2017 at 8.30 and welcome all the teacher artists around Turkey. The topic this year calls to your inner gods and goddesses- ‘The Art of Teaching English’. As educators we need to ‘Jazz up our Style’ and enter the class with a more flourished style.

Gather round and find your engraved invitation ticket from biletix box offices for 40TL or at CEVRE COLLEGE (cash only).

For further information please check http://www.biletix.com/etkinlik/UZCEV/TURKIYE/tr

For service bus registrations please fill in the form below.

Sponsors

Contact

19 Mayıs Mah. Bayar Caddesi.Çevre Sokak No:2 Erenköy/İstanbul
Tel: 0216 360 5313-174/196
E-mail: ysakka@cevrekoleji.k12.tr