British Council Seminar
Date posted: 14 October 2011
Tuesday 18 October 2011
(A) Introducing the new British Council UK Continuing Professional development portal
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(B) Teaching: no more haunted hearts (this seminar is about survival)
Happiness, confidence, optimism are important qualities for the English language teacher and manager. What's the recipe for maintaining them? Professional development can offer some of the answers. This presentation will offer a guide to a new British Council portal for the professional development of English language teachers working in the UK, helping you to find the pathways that can enhance your happiness in your work. Members of the team from the UK ELT sector will assist in the presentation.
Teaching: no more haunted heart (this seminar is about survival)
ELT teachers are like bike messengers in some ways - they are both often viewed as marginal - with low pay, slight job security, wobbly career structure, and liminal- operating outside the 'mainstream', not quite fully a 'professional', somehow in-between.
Yet they survive.
This seminar will help teachers build and extend meaningful working lives through focusing on three things: self managed learning, collaboration, and self management.
Tim Phillips is currently head of teacher development in the Global English team of the British Council, responsible for the development of web and training resources for teachers of English worldwide, including the TeachingEnglish website. I have worked as a teacher and teacher trainer with the British Council in Portugal, Slovakia and Macedonia.
Liam Brown is currently on a career break from the British Council London where he was Training and Development Manager for the global Teaching Centre Network. Based in Damascus, he is working on a number of design, research, facilitation and training projects around the world. He was previously Director of the British Council Professional Development Centre, a leading training provider in Singapore.
Who is this for?
1800 - 1815 Welcome and refreshments
1815 - 1900 Presentation A
1900 - 1915 Comfort Break and Refreshment
1915 - 2005 Presentation B
2005 - 2030 Networking Reception
Please note that there is no charge for attending this seminar.