American University in Cairo
Fri 3, 9am-Sat 4, 4pm (GMT+2): “The International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt (ILACE)” is offered virtually through a partnership between the British Council and the AUC.
With more than a year into a global pandemic, the world has become a different place. Education and assessment are no exception.
Those changes sometimes imposed challenges on educators and the entire educational system, but also many of those challenges have been transformed into great opportunities.
Hot issues such as using technology in assessment, high-stakes exams, test designs, and inclusive assessments are gaining more and more interest every day.
ILACE 2021 is keen to shine a light on these issues during this year’s conference. ELT practitioners and assessment specialists will discuss and share their expertise in various critical areas: test development and design, online assessment, assessment literacy, artificial intelligence in language assessment, alternative assessment, and learning-oriented assessment.
Therefore, teacher professional development, including conferences, must hinge more and more on assessment awareness and expertise to promote and maintain quality learning and teach as expected by all stakeholders involved, including learners, their current and future employers, and others in society.
ILACE 2021 seeks to address these areas by inviting proposals that help us bridge the gap between theory and practice, supporting teachers in their assessment literacy and ultimately their ability to enact meaningful, appropriate, and accurate classroom assessments to help students obtain quality learning.
Keynote speakers are Thom Kiddle, Director of Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE), UK and Hanan Khalifa, Director of Education Transformation and Impact, Cambridge Assessment: English, UK. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance after the conference.
Conference registration is open from 15 to 30 August 2021.
For full details visit the conference website: https://sites.google.com/aucegypt.edu/ilace-2021/home
159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Tel 01222 40 7084
Mon 30, 6-7.30pm: Egyptian colloquial storytelling for children starting the age of three by Nadine Guinedy.
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Fri 27 and Sat 28, 4pm: “Design your own Infographics”, a free course in graphic art supervised by artist Heba Oraiba. The workshop includes introducing the photoshop programme, introducing infographics, design principles, and applications, training on the workshop’s final project about the subject of the environment and water issues.
Sun 29, 2pm: A visual art workshop, supervised by professor Adel Badr, includes drawing, design, and sculpture to motivate the center’s children and youth to think about using films as a visual stimulus.
On Saturdays and Wednesdays of every week at 12noon, a workshop entitled, “Still Life and Portraiture” for learning the basics and principles of drawing under the supervision of Rehab Abdel-Hamid.
On Sundays and Fridays of each week at 1pm, an artistic, environmental, and handicraft workshop is held, under the supervision of Mohamed Abdel-Halim, to teach the center’s goers and people of special abilities, handicrafts, art, jewelry, and accessory making.
On Saturdays at 4pm, a workshop will be held “Discover Your Talents” in the fields of playing music and singing, in cooperation with Awladna Foundation for people with special abilities.
On Mondays of every week at12noon, a number of events are designed by the centre for people with special abilities, including film screenings, computer games, storytelling, and visual arts workshops.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 26 August, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly