Michael Carrier

Researchers have observed that the ‘digital divide’ is preventing learners in emerging economies from gaining equitable access to education and knowledge. Additionally, learners have difficulty accessing reliable electricity, connectivity, learning devices and textbooks. Michael's talk used research evidence from EdTech development projects to show how less privileged students in rural areas of Africa & Asia can gain more equitable access to education through the use of alternative educational technology to provide solutions to connectivity, content, power and device management.

English for the underserved: alternative technology to close the digital divide

Giuseppe Romagnoli

A successful businessman from Jesi, Giuseppe talked about his projects on Integration and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom

Inclusion: from classroom to community

Dan Baines & Karin Krummenacher

Dan and Karin looked back at half a decade of fighting against nativespeakerism and how little has changed. Speaking as teacher trainers, coordinators, and managers they gave a first-hand account of how they have battled nativespeakerism in Prague on numerous fronts. The talk reflected on the successes of some of their initiatives and provided inspiration for those who also seek to make a difference. 

Battling Nativespeakerism: Personal Accounts from the Front Line

Chloé Pakeman-Schiavone

The aim of Chloé's workshop was highlight the importance of differentiation for inclusion in the classroom. She reflected on her experiences of teaching EAL in the UK where over half of every class had diverse Special Educational Needs (SEN). Chloé talked participants through the difficulties and also highlighted that differentiation was not only for SEN. She investigated what differentiation really means and who benefits most from its successful application.

Differentiation as a Path to Inclusion

Maria Byrne

In this workshop participants explored a variety of 'learner differences' that may affect how students learn. This was followed by some practical hands-on activities, which could help teachers to accommodate these learner differences in the language-learning classroom. 

Accommodating Learner Differences

Elisa Turri

In this workshop, Elisa talked about the process by which assessment information is used by teachers to adjust their teaching strategies and by students to adjust their learning strategies. She also explored a new approach to planning according to formative assessment.

Learning-centred dynamics and the 5-minute Lesson Plan

María Dolores Gómez Gómez

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a goal to “guarantee equitable and inclusive quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all”. In this talk, María asked how could we implement educational strategies that help to achieve this goal and promote equality, equity, and quality. 

An Inclusive ELT Classroom

Ollie Wood & Fiona McArthur

Reflect for a moment on teaching languages to beginners and elementary students. Almost all of the ways in which do this involve lots of visuals: from flashcards to timelines. Now imagine the challenges that are involved in teaching a blind student who is in an elementary class. This is exactly what happened at the London School where Ollie and Fiona work. In this talk their shared their experiences and offered up some advice for others who may face a similar challenges

When learning is blurred

Julie Wallis

In the closing plenary of All In 2017, Julie talked about how to create inclusive workspaces and ensure that everyone is given the time they need to develop.

360 degrees: Values and Ethics in Language Education

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