Trainers

Plenary speakers

prof. UAM dr hab. Jacek Pyżalski

Profesor Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, doktor habilitowany nauk humanistycznych w zakresie pedagogiki. Uczestnik i koordynator ok. 60 krajowych i międzynarodowych projektów badawczych, głównie dotyczących zachowań ryzykownych młodzieży. Autor licznych publikacji. Trener w obszarze komunikowania i trudnych zachowań oraz ekspert edukacji medialnej. Jego zainteresowania badawcze związane są z zagadnieniami: tradycyjnych i nowych mediów (np. cyberprzemoc). W latach 2008 2012 był członkiem konsorcjum międzynarodowego badaczy cyberprzemocy (COST IS801), członek konsorcjum naukowego IS1210 dotyczącego wpływu wyglądu i wizerunku online na funkcjonowanie i zdrowie młodzieży oraz COST CA16297 European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet (PUI).

Autor pierwszej monografii na rynku polskim dotyczącej agresji elektronicznej „Agresja elektroniczna wśród dzieci i młodzieży” (GWP, Sopot 2011) oraz książki „Agresja elektroniczna i cyberbullying jako nowe ryzykowne zachowania młodzieży” (Impuls, 2012). Więcej na www.jacekpyzalski.pl.

Grzegorz Śpiewak

is a university lecturer, teacher trainer, EFL project manager, adviser, reviewer, editor, and author. He is Head ELT Consultant for Macmillan Central & Eastern Europe, as well as President of  DOS-ELTea, an independent teacher development centre, recently nominated for the prestigious British Council ELTON award for its flagship project, Teacher Trainer AcademyGrzegorz holds an MA in Linguistics from University of Essex, PhD in Language & Linguistics from University of Warsaw. He is a former senior lecturer and deputy director for Practical English & CLIL at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, and also a tutor on an on-line MA TESOL Programme hosted by The New School for Social Research, New York. He’s served as vice-president and president of IATEFL Poland.

Grzegorz has been a very active EFL writer and editor. He’s co-authored (with Marta Rosińska) Macmillan’s best-selling Egzamin Gimnazjalny. Repetytorium z Testami. He’s also the head author of Angielski dla rodziców deDOMO an innovative series of support publications, awarded with European Language label 2012. He is a regular contributor to The TeacherJęzyki Obce w Szkole, and also reviewer for the ELTJournal. He is also a keen blogger, most recently for the Teddy Eddie project.

Marta Rosińska

holds an MA in Linguistics (University of Łódź) and Advanced Diploma in English Teaching Management (University of Cambridge). Marta is a senior lecturer, head teacher trainer and Director of Studies at the English Language Centre, University of Łódź. She is a freelance teacher trainer and Academic Projects Director for DOS ELTea, including the innovative Teacher Trainer Academy course, shortlisted for the prestigious British Council ELTON award 2016, and ELT Author Academy. She is also a content designer for High Impact Teachers (a closed FB group for enthusiastic and engaged teachers)

Marta is a very prolific and highly esteemed ELT author. Her main publications are:  Matura Masters, Password, Repetytorium Maturalne, Repetytorium Gimnazjalne, Repetytorium Szóstoklasisty, all for Macmillan Education.

 

Trainer team

Łukasz Olesiak

an experienced EFL and CALL teacher at the Institute of Modern Languages at the Pedagogical University of Cracow and a teacher trainer for Macmillan Education. His professional interests focus on using digital technologies in English Language Teaching and methods of ELT. Author of distance and blended learning materials and courses.

Magdalena Kania

has been an active teacher for over 20 years – with an unyielding passion, she says. She started out in a Rybnik upper-secondary school back in 1994. Two years later she founded her own private language school. In March 2016 she took a major step forward, completing DOS-ELTea Teacher Trainer Academy 2.0., and swiftly moving into the teacher training profession. She swept her audience of their feet at IATEFL PL Szczecin and Bielsko-Biała with fantastic sessions. One of the core trainers on the workshops hosted by DOS-ELTea (ON-line, ONA off-line; Teacher Level Master). Her flare, enthusiasm and organizational skills have quickly been noticed, the result of which is her new role in DOS-ELTea as Projects Manager.

Filip Radej

is a teacher, editor, author and co-founder of Preston School & Publishing. He holds an MA in TEFL from University of Reading and Qualified Teacher Status in England (QTS). He gained experience as a teacher working with youth and students in England, then teaching English in Spain for several years - in corporations, universities and state offices. Currently, he teaches professionals in Poland and co-creates book series „w tłumaczeniach”.

Magda Zawadzka

is a teacher, teacher trainer, coach and translator. She works with individual students and exam groups, runs training sessions and workshops for teachers. Magda is interested in the latest trends in teaching, creativity, the role of motivation in learning, changes in the language and teaching languages through art, literature and culture.

Joanna Pawłowska

is an owner of Akademia Vena and runs Akademia Mentoringu, which is her training project for teachers’ development. She’s a methodologist, a language trainer, teacher trainer, mentor, a project leader and an author of teaching materials for Englishland and a Creative Engaging Learning Facilitator at REGIPIO Language Games. She’s a graduate of the Warsaw University College of English Language Teacher Education, the Applied Linguistics, post-graduate studies of Management of Employees’ Competences at the Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw and the Academy of Management for Methodologists and Language School Owners (PTI dr Joanna Femiak).
Apart from using photography and graphic design in teaching, mentoring and tutoring in language education are very close to her heart. Her teaching is often multi-sensory, with the use of visuals and a special attention paid to individualization and aim setting based on students’ needs. You can find further information about Joanna on her website www.vena.edu.pl and take a peek at the resources for teachers available on her photo blog fanpage: englishclasseur.pl by Joanna Pawłowska.

Edyta Socha

graduated from Foreign Language Teachers’ Training College in Sieradz and English Philology in Łódź. She has been teaching English to all age groups. She is a graduate of Teacher Trainer Academy by DOS-ELTea and Talent Trainer Academy by Personnel Training Institute. Her main areas of interest include brain friendly teaching and using storytelling techniques.

Agnieszka Magoń

has been a teacher of English for 25 years, working in high schools, college and language schools, both in Warsaw and in Rzeszow. At present she works in Rzeszow for Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR and in a junior-high school. Her professional passion is exploring possible applications of neuroscience in EFL teaching, especially in the fields of grammar and vocabulary. A proud graduate of DOS-ELTea Teacher Trainer Academy 3.0, presented workshops at IATEFL PL Bielsko-Biała and Teacher Level Master. The activities presented in her session are aimed at teenagers and young adults.

Milena Jastrzębska

Organization and improvisation trainer. Graduated from Group Training at Laboratorium Psychoedukacji and Teacher Trainer Academy 3.0. Master of organization and effectiveness. Always open to new ideas, she loves to make them happen. She helps teachers and language school owners build effectiveness both in teaching and their professional and private life. Founder of Strefa Języka, a language school which always keeps in touch with people and current teaching trends. Director of Studies at Strefa Języka from 2009 to 2015. She writes her own blog and gives open webinars at www.milenajastrzebska.pl

Mateusz Jakubczyk

is an English Teacher with seven years of teaching experience. He specialises in teaching teenagers and adults but currently is getting a little more experience with young learners. He is really into using technology while teaching and motivating students. Mateusz has been presenting at some ESL teacher conferences and writing ESL teaching articles for the last two years. Part-time translator, sneakers collector (about 80 pairs so far!) and renovator (too early to be called a shoemaker) who loves Star Wars and Quentin Tarantino’s films.