TTT Meaningful Weekend

Call for papers

December, 19-20 2020

TTT Meaningful Weekend

... is an online 2-day conference for English teachers to share with the ELT world what you really do in your classrooms behind the closed doors. We believe that teachers should share even ‘the little things’ they do and learn from each other's practice.

The unusual thing about this event is that we will not announce the speakers, only the talks. We want you to choose the talks you need, not the person you like. That’s why we’re calling it a Meaningful Weekend.

The conference is organised by Teachers Teach Teachers.

This is a call for papers page, so you can apply here. You can also register your interest to be the first one to get the registration link.

Topics:

Анна Борц
Teaching lexically
Exams preparation
Tools for online teaching
● Practical psychology for teachers
● Practical insights from linguistics
● Professional development for teachers 
(unusual approaches, tips, techniques, something that helps you become a better teacher yourself).

If you have an idea for the talk that doesn’t fit any of these, but you believe it to be important and within our principles, do apply as a speaker too!

Apply as a speaker

Who can apply?

We would really like to invite and support new speakers. Experience is not an issue, because we’ll be helping you prepare your talk. There will be coaching for speakers and 2 pre-moderation meet-ups.

We are looking for current ELT practitioners with more than 1 year of teaching experience interested in any of the topics listed above.

Technical issues

Things you will need as a speaker
Timing
all talks are 40 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A
Tech
Zoom (you’ll need good connection, camera and mic)
Requirements
be available on the day of the event and for the pre-moderation sessions

What you get as a speaker

A chance to share your experience with like-minded colleagues
1
A chance to share your experience with like-minded colleagues
It’s a space to give and get: you share your ideas and receive comments, feedback, thoughts and appreciation.
Professional public speech coaching, mentoring
2
Professional public speech coaching, mentoring
We will help you with packing up your idea for the talk and guide you through all the stages.
A choice to get paid for your talk or attend the conference
3
A choice to get paid for your talk or attend the conference
30€ for a 40-minute talk, plus Q&A 
or attendance in the both of the days of the conference for free (no extra charge).

Your speaker's schedule

Things you will have to do to become a speaker at TTT Meaningful Weekend
September, 30
Apply till this date
You don't have to provide a full synopsis, just the idea of your talk.
October, 7
Provide details
Till this date, we’ll be contacting you and asking you for more info if needed.
October, 8
Get confirmation
The results will be announced on October, 8
October, 30
Get ready for pre-moderation
Find time for 2 pre-moderation sessions between October, 8 - October, 30
December, 19-20
Hooray!
Deliver your talk and enjoy the vibrant international community of colleagues

What’s the programme?

Dates: December, 19-20 2020
Time:
9.30 am - 4 pm

Each day, there will be 3 tracks. We're organising a closed space for you to share and network. There will be a Cafeteria operating for you in the morning - to have your coffee meaningfully with us.

At the end of the weekend we are inviting you to our Zoom Party. Bring your snacks and drinks and be ready for some fun. Can socialising and networking be more fun?

Programme

01 / 02
Registration-Networking
09:30
Intro, how everything works
09:45 

TALK 1: Track 1| 2 | 3 
10:00 - 10:50

TALK 2: Track 1| 2 | 3 
11:00 - 11:50 

TALK 3: Track 1| 2 | 3 
12:00 - 12:50

LUNCH BREAK 
12:50 - 13:30

CPD EXCHANGE 13:30- 15:30

Summing up and reflections
15:30-16:00
02 / 02
Registration-Networking
09:30
Morning coffee
09:30 - 10:00 

TALK1: Track 1| 2 | 3 
10:00 - 10:50

TALK2: Track 1| 2 | 3 
11:00 - 11:50

TALK3: Track 1| 2 | 3 
12:00 - 12:50

LUNCH BREAK (set the table) 
12:50 - 13:30 

Zoom party
13:30- 15:30 
    The whole day long there will be a Chat Room open for you, where you'll be able to mingle and network in between the talks (or instead of, who knows?). We want you to feel comfortable and get to know as many colleagues as possible!
    Meanwhile, you can register your interest and be the first to be informed

    Who we are

    Teachers Teach Teachers

    Teachers Teach Teachers

    is a co-learning project for EFL teachers. Since 2019, we’ve been growing, building up a community of like-minded professionals who are willing to share and grow together. 

    The project has marked its first year, and in the middle of the second one we’re organizing this unusual ELT event. 

    Save the date in your calendar – 19-20 December 2020.

    Why we are doing this

    Обустройство квартиры
    We believe in inspiring and empowering ELT practitioners to share their classroom experience with colleagues and we’d like to provide them with an opportunity to share.
    Бережная погрузка
    With the fantastic teachers as participants of the project, we have built a strong methodological base, and we have already shared with the ELT world our expertise. In times of pandemic our free online course on how to teach online was taken by 2000+ teachers from all over the world. We can’t allow everyone to join our project yet (limited capacity), but we can organise a bigger event once in a while to share most important stuff.
    Поможем обустроить квартиру
    We would like ELT teachers to be provided with a safe and enriching space for professional growth.
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