Mónica Celis Arias holds a Master's Degree in Neuropsychology and Education. She has a B.A. in Modern Languages with an Emphasis on Methodology for Teaching English. Monica is also a professional musician with an undergraduate degree in music from EAFIT university; this experience has impacted on how to incorporate music into the teaching of English. She also took a Business English Diploma course and a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) course, which she passed with the highest grade. Monica's areas of interest are assessment, syllabus and curriculum design, methodology, and teacher training. Monica is constantly involved in research, materials design and teacher training activities. She has worked on research on neuroscience, educational neuropsychology, and teaching methodology. Currently, she is the Academic Coordinator for Educational Coaches for Pearson Colombia and Ecuador, and therefore, she is constantly involved in teacher training activities, as well as in conferences, workshops and trainings for teachers and the academic community in Colombia and the rest of Latin America
Talk: Strategies for the effective design of hybrid learning contexts
One of the most interesting challenges of the teaching practice is to create a satisfactory learning process in which students can effectively achieve the objectives, even when their teacher is miles away. Although the creation of this type of educational experience is not exclusive to distance learning, it plays a decisive role within such context of instruction. How do you go about designing a learning experience like this in the midst of distance and hybrid learning? The answer probably lies in the careful dosage and construction of thinking skills and cognitive tasks through the use of user-friendly technology tools with a clear purpose which, in turn, allow effective communication between teachers and students. In this session, strategies based on research and neuroscience will be presented to design, implement and monitor an appropriate teaching process for students in hybrid learning contexts.