THIRD EDITION | 2021
In its third edition, the Cambridge Experience event proposes a discussion on the topic “Learning and Assessment: Ways for a brighter future”. Guest speakers include Ben Knight – Director for Language and Pedagogy Research at Cambridge University Press; Glyn Hughes – Head of Assessment Quality and Validity at Cambridge Assessment English; Alberto Costa – Senior Assessment Manager Americas of Cambridge English; Ivan Siqueira – member of the National Education Council; and Luciane Calcara – Manager of the Cambridge Assessment English Authorised Centre of Colégio Farroupilha.
This event is online and free. All lectures will be delivered in English.
Cambridge Experience is organised by “Colégio Farroupilha” (Cambridge Assessment English Authorised Centre) together with “Escola de Professores Inquietos” and is supported by Cambridge University Press.
ABOUT THE EVENT
English Language teachers, students of languages, principals, managers and other education professionals
22nd May (Saturday)
From 9.30am to 1pm
Online, via the Youtube Channel of “Escola de Professores Inquietos” (the weblink will be sent to subscribers by email)
3 hours and 30 minutes
Free of charge
Click here and check the programme.
9.30am – 9.45am – Opening: “Learning and Assessment: Ways for a brighter future”, with Luciane Calcara
9.45am – 10.30am – Talk: “Plurilingual Education Guidelines”, with Ivan Siqueira
The lecture presents an opinion on bilingual schools, the situation on the subject in Brazil and the current challenges in education. Some of the highlights are the teachers and students’ proficiency, the different types of bilingual schools, assessment and legal and regulatory aspects arising from the new legislation.
10.30am – 10.45am – Break
10.45am – 11.25am – Talk: “Cambridge Exams and their positive impact on students’ lives “, with Alberto Costa
In this session we will discuss how the introduction of the Cambridge Exams can impact students and other stakeholders positively in an educational system. We will look at impact on areas such as curriculum planning, teaching and assessment practices, professional development and how they can lead to learners’ success.
11.25am – 11.40am – Break
11.40am – 12.40pm – Talk: “Integrating learning and assessment in the classroom”, with Glyn Hughes and Ben Knight
This session will explain some principles behind classroom assessment and share some practical techniques and examples that you can use with your learners. By the end of the session we hope you will better understand how theory relates to practice and will be more confident in your ability to integrate assessment into your teaching.’
12.40pm – 1pm – Closing
ALBERTO COSTA (PE – BRASIL)
Alberto is Senior Assessment Manager Americas for Cambridge Assessment English. He has a solid background in teaching English and has worked as an English teacher, academic consultant and teacher trainer for the teaching certifications of Cambridge English CELTA and Delta.
BEN KNIGHT (CAMBRIDGE -UK)
Ben is Director for Language and Pedagogy Research at Cambridge University Press. He leads on using high quality academic research to develop more effective learning materials and resources. With his expertise in curriculum development and pedagogical research, he helps to underpin Cambridge’s educational resources with research-based insights and conceptual models.
GLYN HUGHES (CAMBRIDGE -UK)
Glyn is Head of Assessment Quality and Validity at Cambridge Assessment English. Glyn’s team coordinate and participate in the job of ensuring that our tests have positive impact and reflect learners’ language ability. Glyn is also working with colleagues at Cambridge University Press to integrate high-quality assessment into learning products.
IVAN SIQUEIRA (SP – BRASIL)
Ivan holds a PhD in Languages (USP) and he is a specialist in Music and Art History (Berklee College of Music – USA). He has extensive experience with national public administration – he has been on the National Education Council since 2015, where he has participated in important changes, such as BNCC, language teaching, religious teaching. He also has international experiences in educational missions.
LUCIANE CALCARA (RS – BRASIL)
Luciane has been working in the EFL field for nearly 35 years as an English Teacher, teacher trainer, coordinator, director of studies and Cambridge Assessment English Centre Exams Manager. She holds the Cambridge RSA Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (DOTE) – Level 6 in the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) in the UK and also the Material Designer and Teacher Trainer by the University of Chichester, UK. She has lived in England, Italy and Mexico and has worked as Cambridge Centre Exams Manager at Colégio Farroupilha since 2010.