Professional Development

Pearson English Summer Bootcamp 2021.

Join us for a series of free online sessions focusing on professional development and discussing current topics in English language teaching.

This event will take place July 5th to September 2nd.

-20 webinars

-12 speakers

-Teaching resources, useful tips and latest trends in English language teaching.

Pearson English Spring Days 2021 

Spring is a season for new growth, new beginnings, and optimism. Similarly, Pearson English Spring Days is a free online learning event that focuses on professional development, learning about the latest trends, and discussing current topics in English language teaching. This year’s event will take place May 4-6, 2021.

Our speakers will offer insights for the future of language teaching, provide useful teaching resources, and share tips you can put into practice in your classrooms. Based on feedback from our teacher groups, the sessions will address three main topics:

  • Hybrid Learning: The challenging task of teaching a class of students who are split into online and face-to-face groups, simultaneously. How can teachers rise up to the challenge of teaching hybrid classes effectively?
  • Lost Learning: School closures around the world have resulted in significant learning gaps and differing levels. What can be done to address this?
  • Technostress: The anxiety linked to using new technology and the pressure to be constantly connected. What can teachers do to combat this?
The opening plenary with Professor Ken Beatty, an expert on language teaching from primary to university level, will examine the impact of online learning over the past year and explore both the challenges and advantages for teachers and learners. In the Round Table, our final session of Spring Days 2021, the panel will talk about their experiences and how they’ve fully embraced Hybrid Learning. We’ll hear from teachers on the challenges they’ve faced and answer their burning questions.

What else have we got in store for you this year? With our speakers covering areas from assessment to self-care, there are lots of interesting webinars to choose from.

Note: Times are in British Summer Time, and webinars are repeated to accommodate different time zones.

Critical thinking

Build success beyond the classroom

Critical thinking is a complex process that involves reflection, analysis and evaluation. In the ELT classroom, it is about building academic literacy, not just linguistic proficiency. So, ELT coursework needs to build language skills alongside skills including evaluating, analyzing, and reasoning for academic success.

Building critical thinking skills aids in developing fluency and the production of authentic language while creating an opportunity for deeper learning and engagement. Exposing students to critical thinking tasks that are part of a contextualized language lesson, prepares them for what lies beyond their EAP coursework.

Watch the recordings of all the webinars on implementing critical thinking in your classroom here

January 20, 2021

9:00 A.M. EDT

Build success beyond the classroom: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

3 February 2021

9:00 A.M. EDT

Build success beyond the classroom: How to teach critical thinking

17 February 2021

9:00 A.M. EDT

EAP and Critical Thinking: Assessment

3 March 2021

9:00 A.M. EDT

EAP and Critical Thinking: Building readiness for academic rigor

Ready for what next… webinar series

Pearson English produced a webinar event from on November 10-19, 2020, where we delved into the hot topics teachers have been asking us about. The Ready for what’s next webinars cover topics such as Addressing Lost Learning, Blended and Online Learning, Platforms and online tools, Assessment, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Building Confidence. Over 29,000 teachers registered from over 60 countries. You can watch all webinars here.

Receive a virtual goody-bag

Enjoy the webinar virtual goody-bag, packed full of related and useful content. Access is here.

From product training to academic webinars, Pearson ELT is here to help you enhance your career, make lesson planning easier, and motivate your students to achieve their goals.

Pearson ELT Webinars

Pearson ELT Summer Academy 2020

June – September

Join us for a series of webinars focusing on online and remote instruction. Our authors and consultants will share tools and strategies for how to teach with Pearson ELT products in remote settings.

Check back often as registration opens. We hope to see you soon!

June 23, 2020
3:00 EDT
Remote Learning Strategies with Side by Side eText
Presented by Bill Bliss

After making the emergency transition from F2F (face-to-face) to remote instruction, many programs are preparing to continue distance learning for another term as buildings remain closed or partially reopen with social distancing. Challenges for language instruction include how to promote interactive communication practice, balance synchronous and asynchronous learning, build a classroom community virtually, and deliver remote instruction that is effective on a range of student devices.

This webinar will offer strategies for using the Side by Side eTexts along with Zoom and other platforms to meet these challenges. Using the digital texts, instructors can create a dynamic and interactive remote learning experience for their students. They can also create classes and post assignments directly to students’ eTexts without the need for an LMS.
After a brief overview of remote instruction challenges and a tour of eText features, the presenter will provide practical tips for using the digital tools, blending remote modes of instruction, and handling tasks such as onboarding students and creating courses. (A quick-start guide with detailed step-by-step instructions for these remote learning strategies is available here.)
July 10, 2020
3:00 EDT
Transform Your Grammar Instruction in Class and at Home
Presented by Christina Cavage

Want to engage your online or face-to-face learners? Looking for tools to meet your digital learners’ needs as well as your programmatic goals and course student learning outcomes? This webinar walks you through the new Pearson Modular Grammar Powered by Nearpod. Learn how you can supplement your current lessons with a vibrant digital platform.  You will see how your students can engage in grammar tasks that involve virtual field trips, collaborative boards, practices, races, and more. During this webinar you will learn the pedagogy behind the Pearson Modular Grammar Course Powered by Nearpod, as well as how you can effectively implement it into your classes.

For the best experience, please have a secondary device (such as a phone or tablet) with you.
July 14, 2020
3:00 EDT

From Face-to-Face to Distance Teaching with Future: The Lower Levels

Presented by Sarah Lynn

In this webinar Sarah Lynn, Future author and series consultant, will explore ways you can engage, support, and challenge your low-level learners at a distance by leveraging Future‘s considerable digital and print resources.

July 21, 2020
3:00 EDT

From Face-to-Face to Distance Teaching with Future: The Intermediate Levels  

Presented by Sarah Lynn

In this webinar Sarah Lynn, Future author and series consultant, will explore ways you can engage, support, and challenge your intermediate-level learners at a distance by leveraging Future‘s considerable digital and print resources.

July 28, 2020
3:00 EDT

Digital Transformation with the Azar-Hagen Grammar Series    

Presented by Geneva Tesh

The Azar-Hagen Grammar Series is the world’s most trusted grammar source for clear, direct, and comprehensive instruction. It takes a time-tested approach that blends direct grammar instruction with carefully sequenced practice to develop all language skills. The series is available with many great digital resources that allow for a smooth transition from face-to-face to remote teaching environment. In this webinar, the series consultant will demonstrate how you can leverage the Azar-Hagen Grammar Series‘ robust digital resources to develop remote instruction and ensure your students are engaged and learning.

August 11, 2020
3:00 EDT
Extend Your Grammar Instruction
Presented by Christina Cavage
This webinar walks you through the Pearson’s Modular Grammar Course Powered by Nearpod. Learn how to extend your grammar lessons with this powerful, engaging platform. See how you can add lessons to your library, modify lessons in your library, and add your own amazing activities to lessons, all while getting real-time data on your students’ successes and struggles.
August 18, 2020
3:00 EDT

From Stress to Success: Supporting Rigor in the Transitions Classroom  

Presented by Lia Olson

If ever there were a place for rigor, it is the transitions classroom, the last station along the track to college and career. How do we provide the rigor and support our students need for the journey? Explore transitions-level methods and materials that move rigor from a source of stress to success! This webinar will introduce the new Future Advanced and how it supports students in their journey to college and career success. It will also demonstrate how it can be used in remote settings to engage students by leveraging the program’s robust digital resources.

August 25, 2020
3:00 EDT

Remote Learning Strategies with NorthStar, 5E 

Presented by Christina Cavage

NorthStar, the best-selling integrated-skill course, empowers learners to achieve their academic and personal goals. Now in the fifth edition, NorthStar continues to offer engaging content and critical thinking skills to prepare learners to move from basic comprehension to higher-level analysis. The new edition also comes with outstanding digital resources that allow programs to smoothly transition from face-to-face instruction to remote setting. This webinar will demonstrate how you can leverage NorthStar‘s digital resources to engage learners in remote settings.

August 28, 2020
3:00 EDT

Future Advanced for GED Prep 

Presented by Lia Olson

The new Future Advanced is the capstone level of the Future series. Building on the skills, competencies, and strategies of the lower levels, Future Advanced features rigorous and relevant curriculum that prepares students to transition to higher levels of civic engagement, successful employment, high-school equivalency, and college and career preparation coursework. The program’s rigorous and appropriately scaffolded curriculum makes it the perfect text for GED prep programs. This webinar will explore how Future Advanced can be used for GED prep, and how programs can leverage its robust digital resources to conduct the classes in remote settings.

September 2, 2020
3:00 EDT
Grammar Comes to Life!
Presented by Christina Cavage
Need an engagement tool to make your grammar lessons come alive? This webinar walks you through the Pearson’s Modular Grammar Course Powered by Nearpod. Learn how this grammar platform can make grammar lessons come alive, engage learners and extend those grammar lessons in texts. You will learn about each activity type, and how they can be leveraged to enhance learning.

We offer a large library of recorded webinars by our authors and experts on a variety of academic topics. We also run live webinars throughout the year. Browse our library of archived webinars and visit this page often to stay up to date on what’s coming.

Our Pearson ELT partners have incredible resources to help you expand your skills. Browse an expansive list of recorded webinars and sign up for upcoming webinars.

Pearson Experiences

Experience – it’s how we learn

How can we help our learners succeed beyond the classroom? Could mindfulness help students get through scary exams? How does mediation fit into the communicative classroom?

We’re taking a fresh look at important questions and coming up with new answers. Thanks to a network of colleagues, researchers, authors and friends around the world, we’ve got some great stories to share.