TWIST’17 CONFERENCE

205.00 

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Thanks to our amazingly loyal TW!ST attendees, we’re sold out! Thank you, TW!ST Tribe 🙂

We are sorry if you couldn’t get in but we want to keep the event nice and cozy to ensure quality conversation. We want to remember your faces and with 240 participants onboard it is already a challenge 🙂

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4th conversation-rich conference 

for English teachers and teacher trainers

organised by

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with invaluable help from our amazing Partners

When?

November 26th, 2017 

Sunday

Registration: 9:20-9:50 am

Where?

Warsaw – ul. Koszykowa 75

The Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science [MiNI], Warsaw University of Technology

(You get all the how-to-get info on the conference ticket.)

Why?

Downshift. Reduce the noise. Stop the madness. Try no-frills teaching.

Focus on clarity. Minimize distractions. Declutter your lessons.

do less to achieve more

Stop hoarding handouts/pdfs/gadgets/apps/what-nots (sorry, not sorry).

Choose quality over quantity. Discover what works and keep refining that.

do less to achieve more

Upgrade your teaching technique. Define your style. Engage students with your  … expertise.

Defragment your lessons. Give them a clear structure, with lots of breathing space.

do less to achieve more

Make sure your teaching is all about learning.

Create space for feedback and act on it. Listen before you teach. Listen after you teach.

do less to achieve more

Grow as a teacher. Understand why you do things the way you do. Question your habits.

Teach deep. Teach clear. Teach better.

do less to achieve more

 

Who?

This year we invite a cosy team of  teachers to embark on an action research adventure:

  • They get a lesson planning challenge from us.
  • They deep dive – reading and researching – to work out their recipes for success.
  • They float their ideas to the team for feedback.
  • They test their ideas in the classroom (reality check!).
  • They share their stories, ideas and conclusions with you during their sessions.
  • They answer your questions and you answer theirs (the power of conversation!).

Programme

09.20  Registration & a warm welcome on a November morning.

10.00    TROUBLESHOOTER – a conversation-rich interactive plenary with two Panels and the audience coming up with solutions to real classroom problems:

  Declutter your teaching – no excuses!

PANEL 1 – Cambridge Assessment English  Celta Tutors:

  Sandy Millin 

 Amanda Davies

PANEL 2 – Top Secret (no,  you won’t be disappointed!)

11.15  Enjoy coffee, juice, cakes. Make new friends.

11.40    CLASSROOM STORIES 1 – concurrent sessions.

  Grammar: 2 classroom experiments – how to clarify and activate grammar with adults/teens.

  Gosia Kwiatkowska 

  Gosia Mróz 

  Vocabulary: 2 classroom experiments – how to clarify and activate vocabulary with adults/teens.

  Daria Domagała 

  Marta Godlewska 

12.50  Mini-break.

13.15    CLASSROOM STORIES 2 – concurrent sessions.

  Grammar: 2 classroom experiments – how to clarify and activate grammar with young learners.

  Renata Dobrowolska 

 Anna Lorenz 

  Vocabulary: 2 classroom experiments – how to clarify and activate vocabulary with adults/Business English students.

  Ela Kozioł 

  Hanna Wąż 

14.25  Mini-break.

14.50    MINIMAX 1 – micro-workshops. (Or/And spend this time chatting with other teachers over lunch.)

Silent & noisy discussions: use interactive writing to exchange opinions on teaching before you talk it out.

  How to boost your teacher productivity 

  Milena Jastrzębska 

Guided tours:  go on a poster presentation tour & have an idea-sharing chat with your guides.

  Must-reads for curious teachers – thought-provoking books  you can’t afford to miss

  Monika Izbaner 

  Hanna Zięba 

  CLIL lessons for primary learners 

  Dorota Sobczyńska 

  Ewa  Turowska 

Quick fixes: Get feedback on your classroom techniques from a CELTA Tutor (if you dare!) – tackle a challenge, get instant feedback, have another go, see the change happen!

  Do it, get feedback, do it better! 

Amanda Davies

15.20  Mini-break.

15.40    MINIMAX 2 – micro-workshops. (Or/And spend this time chatting with other teachers over lunch.)

Silent & noisy discussions: use interactive writing to exchange opinions on teaching before you talk it out.

How to advance your teaching skills and career? Try action research! 

Sandy Millin 

Guided tours:  go on a poster presentation tour & have an idea-sharing chat with your guides.

Outstanding lessons for young learners 

Agnieszka Anioła 

Online Alley: talk to and get advice from the most inspiring bloggers and online educators.

Meet successful bloggers and online educators 

 Gosia Kwiatkowska of LessonPlansDigger.com 

 Hanna Wąż of TrenerMowienia.com 

 Milena Jastrzębska of MilenaJastrzebska.pl 

 Daria Domagała and Joanna Łucka of Authentic-Teaching.com

 Katarzyna Wiącek of Enjoy English

 Aleksandra Macenowicz of Get Engspired 

Kasia Piotrowska of  Get Creative 

Quick fixes: Get feedback on your classroom techniques from a CELTA Tutor (if you dare!) – tackle a challenge, get instant feedback, have another go, see the change happen!

  Do it, get feedback, do it better! 

Amanda Davies

16.10  Mini-break.

16.30    CLASSROOM UPCYCLING  – flash talks.

Retro activities perked up. Old formats, new approaches. 

 Ewa Grzelak : Translation. 

 Milena Jastrzębska & Mateusz Jakubczyk : Role-plays. 

 Monika Kalbara : Silent activities. 

 Weronika Zykubek : Gap-fills. 

Feedback or feed forward? Feedback and formative assessment. 

 Joanna Łucka : Formative assessment in a flipped classroom. 

 Gosia Warmińska-Marczak : Mid-lesson feedback:  Think-Pair-Shares.  brought to you courtesy of Oxford University Press Polska 

 Sandy Millin : Marking written work for success. 

 

17.50   BEAUTIFULLY TWISTED MINDS – The Grand Finale, prize draw, certificates & hugs…

…and then on Monday morning, in the classroom, we can all happily do less to achieve more

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Tickets

Too late… Thanks to our loyal TW!ST attendees, we’re sold out! Thank you, TW!ST Tribe 🙂

If you can’t join us this year:

  • follow our hashtag #twist17 in social media to get updates from the participants.
  • click here to book your very early bird ticket for TW!ST’18 (the last weekend of November, 2018). PS: You don’t pay now but you are the first to know when the 2018 tickets go on sale soon.

Buy before October 1:

Sold out!  

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Buy October 2 – October 11:

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PLN180

Buy October 12 – November 11:

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PLN205

Buy November 12 – November 23:

Too late. Really sorry but  we’re sold out!

Thanks to our loyal TW!ST attendees, we’re sold out! Thank you, TW!ST Tribe 🙂

If you can’t join us this year:

  • follow our hashtag #twist17 in social media to get updates from the participants.
  • click here to book your very early bird ticket for TW!ST’18 (the last weekend of November, 2018). PS: You don’t pay now but you are the first to know when the 2018 tickets go on sale soon.
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Discounts for teams:

Thanks to our loyal TW!ST attendees, we’re sold out! Thank you, TW!ST Tribe 🙂

If you can’t join us this year:

  • follow our hashtag #twist17 in social media to get updates from the participants.
  • click here to book your very early bird ticket for TW!ST’18 (the last weekend of November, 2018). PS: You don’t pay now but you are the first to know when the 2018 tickets go on sale soon.

BUDDY UP! OFFER: 10% off

  Join our BUDDY UP! programme to get 10% off your individual ticket.

  1. We get you a conference buddy.
  2. In your wee team (of 2 buddies), each of you gets 10% off your ticket – you pay and get your invoices separately.
  3. On the conference day, say hello to your buddy 🙂

DISCOUNTS FOR TEAMS 2+:

Book your tickets for TW!ST’18 here because TW!ST’17 is sold out already!

2 Teachers
off10%

 

3 or more Teachers
off15%

Certificates

Lang Teacher Traing Centre issues certificates recognised by Kuratorium Oświaty.

Ask questions

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