Planning for Professional Development for the Coming Year

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Professional development for teachers and academic managers has never been more important! In a post-COVID world as international students are slowly returning to our campuses, our teachers face new challenges. How can we be sure they’ll be ready to take on the challenges required? How can we attract and retain teachers in an ELT landscape that has been transformed? Dr Patrick Pheasant shares insight into the design and implementation of innovative PD programs that will (re)inspire and (re)motivate your team members.

Improving the Student Orientation

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways in which the student orientation can be enhanced. The workshop is suitable for all professional staff, including Academic Managers, Students Services staff and Marketing staff.

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Developing Your Benchmarking Toolbox

In this webinar, Dr Patrick Pheasant will share practices and tools in benchmarking ELICOS programs, that can pathway into tertiary courses in the VET and Higher Education sectors.

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Quality Assurance 101

How do I become a NEAS Quality Endorsed centre?

This webinar is for anyone who would like to learn more about NEAS and how its independent Quality Assurance services benefit the global ELT community. We will take you through the fundamentals of quality assurance and outline its significance in the current global landscape. The steps to applying for Quality Endorsement will be made clear along with the requirements for maintaining Endorsement through continuous improvement activities. Information about additional NEAS benefits, such as professional development opportunities as well as marketing and reputation building will also be provided.

The new TOEFL Essentials test: Scoring, Concordance and Research for the ELT community

Complementing its existing portfolio of high stakes quality English tests such as the TOEFL iBT, this new TOEFL Essentials test is an adaptive test covering both academic and general content, providing a fresh test format with a more affordable price point. This workshop will outline the new score scale, concordance tables to both the TOEFL iBT and CEFR levels, as well as findings from research conducted in 2021 of over 5,000 TOEFL Essentials test takers.

This webinar will be co-facilitated by Dr Spiros Papageorgiou – Managing Senior Research Scientist, ETS Center for Language Education and Assessment Research, and Dr Aleksandr Voninski, Associate Director, ETS Client Relations (Australasia).

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University of Queensland: Responding to COVID-19 disruption

In this webinar, James Hourn, Head of Enterprise Sales at ReadyTech, will interview the team from Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) at the University of Queensland (UQ).

The ICTE, UQ team will unpack some critical areas of discussion in the current fragile international education sector, including:
1. COVID-19’s impact and how ICTE, UQ is navigating through this period of change.
2. How ICTE aims to leverage technology and innovation in their regeneration plan for the next two years.
3. Why ICTE chose their current student management system, JR Plus (A ReadyTech brand), as their technology partner.

If you would like to read the white paper by Readytech visit this link

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Using your data to monitor the health of your institution and make timely, informed, and strategic decisions.

Have you noticed the pattern? Their decisions are based on data.

What about your institution? Are you also using your data to monitor the health of your college and make timely, informed, and strategic decisions?

In this webinar, Santiago will share how some institutions are transforming their reporting and decision-making processes using their Student Management System, their data and Microsoft Power BI as their business intelligence and analytics tool.

English Language Teachers as Leaders

This workshop is for school teachers from Language Institutes and universities and schools interested in professional development, continuous ongoing quality improvements and innovative teaching techniques for English language.

This workshop is delivered by Dr Patrick Pheasant, CEO of NEAS Australia – Australia’s leading expert in Independent, Non-Governmental Quality Assurance of English Language Teaching. Please note this meeting will be recorded. Full terms and conditions in the confirmation email.

Life competencies: A three-dimensional framework for this century (and beyond)

Life competencies can be integrated into any subject, but they are particularly suitable for teaching English. Learning an additional language already involves many of the identified competencies such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. This means there is lots of scope to develop these skills further, in an integrated way, through the teaching of English. This webinar will look at how Cambridge approaches these life competencies across the learning journey.

Specifically, we will focus on what the Cambridge Language and Pedagogy Research Team have identified as life competencies and their relation to traditional models of 21st-century skills and foundational aspects of language learning. We will also explore how the understanding of the competencies translates into learning outcomes and highlight practical activities that teachers can easily integrate into secondary and adult level language lessons.

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Developing Resilience, Adaptability and Agility for Continued Rapid Change

Facilitated by Dr Patrick Pheasant, this webinar is ideal for ELICOS and VET managers and business owners seeking best-practice in their teams for responding, reviving and thriving during change. NEAS shares experiences of managers throughout Australia, ASEAN, China and Middle East on dealing with rapid transformation in the international education and training environment. Participants will also be introduced to NEAS Community Endorsements for Education Agents, Products and Services Providers and ELT Professionals.

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