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Mixed ability classes

A Classroom of Forking Paths

(or how to differentiate assessment as well as instruction)

by Ariel Olmedo

It would not come anywhere near the vicinity of surprise for any practitioner who has set foot in a classroom to hear that every class is mixed-ability. This is, thankfully, a given in our EFL community nowadays. As committed professionals, we constantly seek to cater for all but, more often than not, we seem to lose our way in a labyrinth of academic bureaucracy and assessment requirements. This workshop aims at exploring differentiation strategies that can be easily incorporated in our classrooms and how assessment for learning can better equip us to accompany our students on their learning paths.

When? Saturday March 23rd – 9.30 to 12

Where? St Patrick’s, Salta 2643

APRIR members: free of charge
Students, St Patrick’s staff and members of FAAPI affiliated TAs: $150
Non-members: $300

Online enrolment is essential

Pay at our office on March 20th from 9 to 11 am or from 5 to 7pm or on site.

Presenter’s Biodata

Ariel M. Olmedo graduated as a Profesor en Inglés from I.E.S. 28 “Olga Cossettini”; he is also currently working on his dissertation for Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa from UTN. He holds a Diploma on Learner Differences from the University of Piura and is finishing a Diploma on Neuroeducation at UBA. He was awarded the British Council FLA scholarship. He lectures in Language, Phonology and Methodology and is Head of the English Department for Secondary Education at Los Arroyos School. He is also a CIE ESOL oral examiner for IGCSE exams. He is currently supervising a tutoring project to support trainees’ transition from high school into Teacher Training College in Buenos Aires province. His interests include differentiation strategies, educational leadership issues and all things English.

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