is a primary teacher with a passion for teaching. He is the author os various blogs and web sites dedicated to the art of teaching. Science and Arts teacher for years 1 and 2 in primary education. Classroom teacher for a group of year 1 students. Coordinator of a Circus Arts programme as an extracurricular activity at Humanitas Bilingual School Tres Cantos.@mchlthmsbnntt
Willy Cano is a C.L.I.L. teacher trainer and a qualified bilingual teacher who works in the Bilingual Program of the Community of Madrid from its establishment. He wrote a CLIL Handbook for Spanish Bilingual Schools and He is working in European Projects. He is an advisor for several School Associations improving a CLIL development of Bilingualism. He posts all his contributions on his CLILforsuccess blog. He is coordinating CLIL materials for UDP.
- Enseñanza bilingüe en el sistema educativo español: Director General de Mejora de la Calidad de la Enseñanza (Consejería de Educación - Comunidad de Madrid,septiembre de 2007 – julio de 2011) Director del Centro Regional de Innovación y Formación " Las Acacias" (Consejería de Educación - Comunidad de Madrid, septiembre de 2004 – agosto de 2007)
- Consejero de Educación en Reino Unido y República de Irlanda (Embajada de España en Londres enero de 2001 – agosto de 2004) Londres, Reino Unido.
- Director de Gabinete Secretaría General de Educación (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
Diana Lindsay is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in the San Sebastian. She has co-authored teaching materials and training courses for CLIL in Primary and Secondary education. Current interests include English-medium subject instruction from Primary to Higher Education, and professional standards for teachers.
Silvia López del Hierro holds a PhD in Language Science. She is a full-time professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics of the Foreign Language Center at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has participated in research projects in the area of foreign language teachers training, particularly on listening comprehension, learning autonomy and social representations in foreign languages.
María Teresa Mallén holds a BA in Literature and a Master´s degree in Applied Linguistics. She has been an English teacher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico since 1987 and a teacher trainer and researcher since the year 2000. She has been involved in several research projects on evaluation, culture, and distance learning.
worked in community theatre and theatre-in-education before coming to Spain 24 years ago to teach English. He has experience of a diverse range of teaching environments from preprimary playgroups and university seminars to online language coaching and immersive residential courses with the Spanish Armed Forces. He has imparted practical courses for teachers in the Madrid local education authority on how to use English poetry in their classroom. He now works as an independent editorial consultant working on CLIL materials for SM-UDP.
English Philology degree by the University of
Granada. Twenty five years of uninterrupted teaching practice. Since 1994, she has been a state teacher at various secondary
schools in Andalucía. Currently teaching at IES Alpujarra, Órgiva (Granada),
where she is the coordinator of the Bilingual Project for the school since 2010. President of GRETA from 2009 to 2015; for which she has carried out administration work as
well as been responsible for the organization of Annual Conferences and Teacher
Training events. She
has delivered talks and workshops for GRETA and the CEPs in Granada, Málaga and Jaén and for the Universities of Jaén and Granada. She has only recently (September 2016) been
appointed "Coordinadora Pedagógica para Proyectos Lingüísticos de Centro
de la provincia de Granada".
Chris Roland (Key note speaker)
Christopher Roland is teacher and teacher trainer based at Active Language in Cádiz. Chris teaches 24 contact hours each week to a mixture of primary, secondary and adult students and on top of this speaks at as many conferences as he can throughout the year. He has previously worked at the British Council centres in Barcelona and Damascus and at the English Language Institute in Seville. He has written supplementary material for a number of major editorials is a Cambridge examiner and regularly contributes articles on methodology to English Teaching Professional magazine. His PowerPoint stories for very young learners can be found at www.regandlellow.com. He is currently interested in the areas of task design, micro-mechanics, the logic that teachers and students run on and how they talk to each other.
Xabier San Isidro (Key note speaker)
B.A. in English Philology, B.A. in Portuguese Philology and M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Xabier San Isidro has worked as a teacher, as a consultant and as a teacher trainer for the past 20 years. He has been in charge of running and managing programmes related to multilingualism and curriculum development for different educational departments. He was also the Director of the Teacher Training Department of CIL-Lekaroz Innovation Centre (Navarre) and was a member of the group work Ponencia de lenguas extranjeras for the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Xabier works now as an education adviser for the Spanish Embassy Education Office in the United Kingdom and teaches the subject Curriculum Planning in the Master Oficial de Enseñanza Bilingüe, in the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. As a researcher, he is working on CLIL in multilingual settings at the University of the Basque Country (portfolio: www.xabiersanisidro.com)
Doctora en Filología Inglesa por la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Grados de Educación Primaria y Educación Infantil. Profesora en el Máster de Enseñanza Bilingüe en Centros Educativos de Educación Primaria e Inmersión en Lengua Inglesa.
Peter has a broad range of interests across the arts and sciences. He has a rather diverse career history and has worked as a freelance writer, engineer and teacher. In his work as Director at Wonderstruck he makes use of this wide experience to develop educational shows, workshops and resources for a wide variety of clients. He has an HND in Physics, BEd in Secondary Science and an MSc in Education & Training Management.