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Collins International Webinars

Bringing education expertise to you

We're proud to invite you to attend our free Collins Webinars, designed to bring the training to you along with fresh ideas for teaching and learning. Led by speakers with years of experience in their fields on a variety of topics and a range of subjects and levels, we’re certain there will be something here to interest you.


Wednesday 27th January 2021

Inspiring Writing for Pleasure

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    • While there’s much valuable discourse around the importance of reading for pleasure, writing for pleasure is perhaps more overlooked, and this free webinar seeks to address that gap through providing ideas to foster and integrate writing for pleasure into practice - from lively exercises to spark inspiration and confidence before students put pen to paper, to activities covering the nuts and bolts of writing short stories, to bigger projects for classes to work on collectively.
    • Presenter: Joanne Owen

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Tuesday 2nd February 2021

I was a reluctant reader too – the story of a Collins Big Cat author

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    • What goes on in the mind of a reluctant reader and why are they so reluctant? Chris Callaghan will talk about his own experiences of being a non-reader when he was younger and the reasons and obstacles he faced. He will also speak about his time as a published author visiting schools to meet and engage with readers of all abilities.
    • Presenter: Chris Callaghan

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Tuesday 9th February 2021

Using readers to engage young learners of English across different learning settings

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    • As educators we are all currently concerned with how to keep our young learners connected and engaged with their English learning when at times, they are unable to be present in the classroom. In this session, we will look at how we can best choose and maximise readers to help support primary learners, who are at the beginning of their English learning journey, in different learning settings – whether that be online, in person or hybrid. We will explore step-by-step how Collins' new Peapod primary ELT readers series can help create a positive English experience, encouraging learners to maintain and improve their language skills.
    • Presenter: Rebecca Adlard

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Tuesday 16th February 2021

Presenting Thinking and working Scientifically

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    • What makes a good scientist? Do you want to excite your learners about the world around them and to foster a life-long curiosity about the subject? In this interactive webinar we will explore the key features of Thinking and Working Scientifically (TWS) from the new Cambridge International Primary and Lower Secondary Science Curriculum Framework, as well as give you plenty of ideas on how to inspire your learners to think like scientists and develop the practical skills that all good scientists need. We will also consider different learner types by giving you some easy-to-use strategies for all learners to succeed as scientists. You will have the opportunity during a live Q&A discussion where you can ask us all about TWS and any other Science related questions.
    • Presenter: Sioban Parker

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Access past webinars by clicking on the links below

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Introducing a Guided Reading Scheme into a second language learning environment

    • The main aim of guided reading is to encourage learners to use reading strategies whilst gaining confidence in reading for meaning independently. Have you ever wondered how implement a guided reading scheme into your school, but weren’t sure how to approach it? In this webinar, we will talk about why guided reading is so important and ways of introducing the scheme into a school setting.
    • Presenter: Christian Bishop
Tuesday 17th November 2020

L1 and L2: the key differences in how we learn English and why it is important to use appropriate materials with each type of learner

    • Many schools think that following an L1 English syllabus and using L1 English teaching materials is the best option for all learners of English whatever their background. Many parents, principals and teachers believe that ‘second language’ means ‘second class’ and that using ‘second language’ materials is in some way detrimental to students and will hold them back in their studies. In this webinar we’ll be looking at how L2 learners learn English in a different way to L1 learners and will consider what this means for our choice of teaching materials.
    • Presenter: Dr. Elaine Higgleton
Tuesday 24th November 2020

Learning science practical skills remotely at advanced level

    • We understand that 2020 has presented many challenges in teaching and learning science at upper secondary, as it is a very practical subject area and students are expected to acquire a certain skill level before moving on to further education.
    • In this interactive webinar please join Michael Smyth to discuss how to address practical science skills in a virtual environment, recognise where there are gaps in students’ learning and how to develop strategies to enhance those skills. We will also have a chance to share best practice, so do come along and share your experiences with us.
    • Presenter: Michael Smyth

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Introducing the new edition of Collins International Primary Maths

Collins Maths Editor Holly Woolnough will introduce a presentation by renowned Maths author and series editor of Collins International Primary Maths, Peter Clarke.

This webinar will:

      • showcase the key features of the new edition of the series
      • address how the changes in the Cambridge International Primary Maths curriculum framework have been introduced to the series
      • help develop an understanding of the models, principles and approaches to teaching and learning in the series
      • illustrate the mathematical proficiencies learners need to command in order to become mathematically literate and achieve mastery
      • showcase the key features of the new edition of the series

The presentation is followed by an engaging Q&A session, definitely worth a watch!

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Tuesday 12th January 2021

Introducing Primary Science Strand: Earth and Space

    • Are you looking at finding out more about teaching topics that unlock the mysteries of space or what the Earth is made of? In this interactive webinar we will explore the content of the new Cambridge International Primary Science (0097) Earth and Space strand as well as giving you plenty of ideas on how to inspire your learners as they progress up through the curriculum. You will also have the opportunity to have your questions answered during a live panel discussion.
    • Presenter: Sioban Parker

Wednesday 20th January 2021

What is Thinking and Working Mathematically?

    • This pre-recorded presentation with Peter Clarke will introduce you to the key features of Thinking and Working Mathematically (TWM), demonstrate how each of the components of Collins International Primary Maths (CIPM) supports TWM and provide you with some examples of a typical TWM teaching and learning activity. We will then follow the recording with a live panel discussion where you can ask us all about TWM and any other maths-related questions you may have.
    • Presenter: Peter Clarke

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