The SoA Educational Writers Group (EWG) dedicates a day to educational writing, including a dive into CPD materials, exploring independent publishing, finding inspiration and nurturing creativity. This will be the first EWG seminar day at the SoA's new premises in Bloomsbury.
The programme includes three sessions with three brilliant speakers – Hannah Tyreman, Tom O'Reilly and Cheryl Palin – as well as lunch and the group AGM. Tickets include a buffet lunch, wine and soft drinks.
See the full programme with timings and book here
The three sessions include:
Session 1: Producing CPD materials for educators with Hannah Tyreman
11.30pm – 12.30pm
What makes effective learning for teachers and what place does online learning have in a culture of continuous professional development? In this workshop, we'll reflect on the research evidence and explore contribution opportunities.What makes effective learning for teachers and what place does online learning have in a culture of continuous professional development? In this workshop, we'll reflect on the research evidence and explore contribution opportunities.
Session 2: From apps to books: a small publisher’s experience with Tom O’Reilly
1.45pm – 2.45pm
We will run through the key aspects of independently publishing educational materials, including: how to recognise market opportunities, the process of publishing and distribution, and how to market your finished product.
Session 3: Taking a leaf out of the books of great writers with Cheryl Palin
3pm – 4pm
Which ELT materials writer does not love to read? Cheryl hasn’t met one yet. Whether our passion is for poetry or prose, we all delight in the written word. What, then, might we learn from the well-known writers we admire? Cheryl will explore the advice of great writers on their craft, highlighting ways that we might seek inspiration and nurture creativity, choose content and discover our niche, and develop the habits of our literary heroes. This session has been organised in association with the Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWISG).
Early bird tickets for the full day are available until 26 April. BOOK HERE
Tickets are available for the full day, or for two out of the three sessions to allow delegates to choose those sessions that are most relevant for them. Those attending only the afternoon sessions are encouraged to arrive at 12:30pm to join us for lunch and the AGM.
Early Bird SoA or MaWSIG Member (until 26 April): £30
Early Bird Guest (until 26 April): £40
SoA or MaWSIG Member: £40
Sessions 1 & 2
SoA or MaWSIG Member: £26.50
Sessions 2 & 3
SoA or MAWSIG Member: £26.50
About the speakers
Tom O’Reilly is an independent supplier of editorial and production services to UK Education publishers including Pearson, Hodder, Routledge and Cambridge University Press. As Director of Prosperity Education Ltd., he publishes digital and print resources for candidates of Cambridge English examinations. Tom has held senior in-house editorial and production positions at the Tribune Media Group, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge-Hitachi
Cheryl Palin is a freelance teacher trainer and writer of educational materials for Primary, Secondary and Pre-primary Young Learners. She has authored multiple levels of bestselling Primary ELT courses for Oxford University Press, including Ace! and Great Explorers (with the pen name Suzanne Torres), and most recently Big Questions, Bright Ideas and Amazing Rooftops. She has also written numerous fiction and non-fiction readers, for international ELT markets, as well as UK Primary schools.
Hannah Tyreman is Head of Online Learning and Community at the Chartered College of Teaching where she develops a range of CPD opportunities for educators working in early years, primary, secondary, further, higher and SEND settings. Prior to this role, she worked in Further Education as an English teacher and Learning and Development Manager.