CPD for managers

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The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented. There were also status reports on our projects to support teacher trainers and teachers.

Whether you are a teacher, a teacher trainer or an ELT manager, this highly relevant session provides a summary of both coaching and mentoring skills, which can be used to help people achieve their language learning goals, professional development objectives, and/or career ambitions.

This workshop addresses the gulf between teaching practice as part of a pre-service course and the reality of teaching a full timetable and additional administrative tasks.

Date: 28th March 2013

Theme: What is CPD? How can we create a culture of development in your school – this talk will look at how to establish a culture of CPD in your school, how to support your teachers’ learning goals and how to tailor the CPD programme to your teachers’ needs.

About the speaker: Gillian Davidson is the Academic Operations Manager for Kaplan International Colleges in the UK and Ireland. She has taught and worked in academic management in Slovakia, Indonesia and Russia as well as the UK.

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http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p7d6no0dkn7/

Date: 28th February 2013

Theme: In this session Fiona Dunlop will explore ways of identifying what motivates the teachers you manage and how to encourage them to take ownership of their CPD in a way that will benefit not only the teacher but the organisation too. The session will cover areas such as developmental observation techniques and focussed action research for teachers. Fiona will also make reference to the British Council CPD Framework and how this can be used to guide both teacher and academic manager.
 
About the speaker: Fiona Dunlop is the Academic Director at Wimbledon School of English, London (one of the oldest ELT schools in the UK). Fiona has been involved in many aspects of ELT over the past 20 years, including Teacher Training, Business English and Academic Management. She spent several years at International House Cairo and  Rio/Sao Paulo before returning to London in 1997. She currently gives talks and provides training on many aspects of ELT such as course design, training new teachers, teacher observation, academic quality and motivating long stay students. She also runs  teacher training and development courses at Wimbledon School of English.
 
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Date: 31st January 2013
 
Theme: In our January webinar, Loraine Kennedy, ELT Consultant, will be discussing the topic of 'Developing as a manager'. This talk is for academic managers and school managers who are interested in focusing on their own professional development for a change. As busy managers, you spend so much time doing a thousand things every day that time passes by and you realise you have had no time to concentrate on your own cpd (continuing professional development) or career development. This talk will help you to get back on track. We will explore a range of learning and development ideas that will help you build cpd into your working life in a way that stimulates your motivation to learn and develop professionally, but in ways which needn’t become an extra burden.
 
About the speaker: Loraine Kennedy is an ELT educational consultant, based now in the UK. She offers consultancy and training services both in the UK and overseas. She has been involved in the ELT profession for 24 years with both public and private institutions. She is also the secretary on the IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG committee. Her career development path has taken her from teacher to senior manager and educational advisor, across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Her work focuses on people and school development, and CPD project work, both F2F, and through digital learning technologies and communities.
 
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Edited by Hamish McIlwraith

This collection of papers is the product of a major, high level conference on language-in-education policy which was convened  by the British Council and took place in Juba, South Sudan, in 2012. Some of the most prominent academics and organisations from across Africa and beyond contributed to the event, and to this publication.

Edited by Ben Gray & Mark Krzanowski

An edited collection of the papers presented at the ELT Conference with the same title in Khartoum, Sudan, March 2010. The conference highlighted the fact that demand from both the public and private sectors for graduates with good English skills is now at an unprecedented level and that the current provision of ELT at university level is in urgent need of reform. The papers focused on the key issues regarding ELT – namely curriculum reform, teacher training, language testing, using new technologies and engaging the private sector.

This collection of 20 essays is the first of a number of initiatives under the British Council Language Rich Europe project, a two and a half year initiative to explore language policy and practice, facilitate knowledge sharing, and promote multilingualism across Europe in partnership with the European Commission, EUNIC (European National Institutes of Culture) and around 30 further partner institutions. 

Edited by Dr Christopher Tribble
 
Drawing on a wide range of international experience, this new collection focuses on the challenges of designing and implementing English language teaching change projects.

'Going forward: Managing the Continuing Professional Development of English Language Teachers' provides information and guidance on how to develop a culture and system of continuing professional development in your learning centre.

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