We would like to thank Helmara Moraes and the Embassy of the United States for sponsoring Stephanie Hanson as a plenary speaker. Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Illinois. She has taught English and trained teachers in the U.S., China, South Korea, Indonesia, Turkey, Ecuador, and Venezuela. She is honored to now work as an English Language Specialist in Brazil, sponsored by the U.S. Consulate in Recife. Her interests include teaching speaking skills and teacher training.
In her plenary talk, “What Might Come After the Millennials?“, Stephanie argues that, “The last of the Millennial generation is already working their way through high schools and colleges, so who are the students who are starting to enter our education systems now? Today’s elementary school students have been called Centennials, Generation Z, and the iGeneration. Though they’re still young, researchers have begun to identify trends in their behaviors, lifestyles, and experiences that distinguish them from Millennials. In this plenary, Stephanie will summarize some characteristics of this upcoming generation of students and what we currently know about their learning preferences. She will then highlight some educational innovations and recommendations that researchers have started publishing to prepare for teaching this group, and discuss what these pedagogical changes might look like in future English language classrooms.”
The symposium is going to be a blast. Don’t miss it!
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