COD 2022 - D664

Webinar - A Creative Toolkit for English Teaching

Primary & secondary teachers school

1 sessions, start: 12-Mar

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 12 March 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher trainer and a literature lover. She delivers teacher training workshops and talks on literature and foreign language learning in international contexts.
Griselda holds an MA in English & Literature and German as a Foreign Language from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years.
She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP), a tailor-made English coursebook series for Argentina, and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021).
She delivers teacher training workshops for several institutions, such as ESSARP, Oxford University Press in South America, NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education in the UK, and she is currently mentoring the Young Learners Hub in Globe –TransformELT.
Her special interests include literature, young learners, creativity, CLIL and intercultural education. Passionate about children’s literature, Griselda loves visiting schools for storytelling sessions, reads picturebooks with children, and carries out projects with literature and art to foster creative reading, play, drama, diversity and inclusion in the English classroom.
She currently lectures in American Literature at UBA and teaches Children & Young Adults' Literature at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández, Creativity at ENS en Lenguas Vivas S. B. de Spangenberg, Play, Music, Dance and Literature in Pre-Primary Education at IESPEI Sara Eccleston and Drama Techniques in the English Class at ISP Joaquín V. Gonzalez.
Primary & secondary teachers school
Explore different techniques, graphic organisers and strategies with a creative twist to enhance students’ interaction with texts.

Use everyday, ordinary objects and props to bring the students´ world into the class.

Play, transform and re-create literary texts through arts integration.

Foster students’ self-expression in English.

Bring literature closer to the students’ own world.
List, shape, narrative & performative poems.

Traditional tales & contemporary story (picture)books.

Graphic organisers (e.g. story plots)
The workshop has a hands-on approach. It is highly collaborative and interactive.

Teachers will explore a number of creative activities and resources to work with English and literature at school, discuss and apply concepts, and take away a number of lesson tips to make room for students’ self-expression through art.
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