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WEBINARS

What are they? Free, one-hour, live, online seminars are led by an expert on the proposed theme and provide primary and secondary teachers with practical and methodological tools to be used in class. All webinars are recorded and posted on our YouTube channel and Virtual Community of Practice for your access.

 

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Title: Teacher Professional Development Across the Globe: Stars, Superstars and Strivers
Content: Improving teachers’ qualifications, improving teacher quality, and sustaining and maintaining teaching excellence is quite probably one of the most important priorities of many nations across the globe. This is particularly true in Latin America where there have been concerted systemic efforts to improve teacher quality. This presentation looks at teacher professional development efforts across the globe (from superstar nations like Singapore, Japan and Shanghai) to “stars” like the Boston Public Schools and to nations like Georgia and Ecuador that are pushing to improve teacher quality and teacher professional development. The presentation will look at unique examples and pull together some lessons learned from these nations.
When: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 11:00am (EDT)
Speaker: Mary Burns, education specialist
Language: English
Cost: Free
Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.
Synopsis here: PDF

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Title: English Language Learning in Latin America
Content: The objective of the Webinar is to present the state of the teaching of English in schools across Latin America, analyzing both the policy framework and the public programs designed to increase the English proficiency in schools. This presentation will build on the recent report published by the Inter-American Dialogue “English Language Learning in Latin America.”
When: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 2:00pm (EST)
Speaker: Dr. Ariel Fiszbein, Director of the Education Program at the Inter-American Dialogue.
Language: English
Cost: Free
Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.
Synopsis here: PDF

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Title: The Use of Participatory Methodologies (Research-Action) in the Educational Process and Critical Thinking
Content: The use of "Participatory Methodologies" in the educational process is a powerful tool to help teachers incorporate important knowledge to support critical thinking and is an alternative to include and work within intercultural and/or multilingual or lack of formal education contexts.
When: POSTPONED (TBD)
Speaker: Dr. Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano, specialist in social sciences and gender.
Language: Spanish
Cost: Free
Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.
Synopsis here: PDF

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