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Teaching & Pedagogy Certificate

Take your pd to new heights

Courses for your professional development: 2023-24

The most successful schools are always improving because their teachers are always learning. Our brand new ECIS Teaching and Pedagogy Certificate empowers teachers who want to improve and equips them to develop excellence in teaching and learning.

Our latest ECIS professional learning programme draws on contemporary literature and the latest research about cognitive science and how children learn best. It translates relevant theory about teaching into practice, taking into account the international context, so that teachers build the knowledge, skills and understanding to teach with impact.

Through our ECIS Teaching and Pedagogy Certificate, teachers have the opportunity to engage with our ECIS community and network with other practitioners.

Please note: This course is aimed at teachers but does not provide qualified teacher certification and is not a degree equivalent.

Registration

You can register for each session via the blue menu below, or the events calendar. Each individual session costs £30. Please see the menu below for details about each course and how to register.

Special Offer

You can register and pay for a certificate place (10 sessions) in advance for £240, a fantastic saving of £60. See more information via each respective course registration page via the menu below.

Our Sessions

Each course is available twice per-day in order to accommodate multiple timezones. Timings are listed in London time.

09:00 to 10:30

15:00 to 16:30

28 Nov – Powerful explanations: How to present new content with clarity

28 November

Facilitated by Helen Morgan

When you ask learners what great teachers do, one of the most common responses is that the teacher explains things well. Being able to explain things clearly, concisely and in an engaging way is important, particularly when the content of the lesson is new.

This session explores what teachers need to think about if their explanation is to be effective. From cognitive load theory and the use of examples, to drawing on prior knowledge, this workshop will support teachers to give powerful explanations and present content with clarity.

PLUS: You can register and pay for a certificate place (10 sessions) in advance for £240, a fantastic saving of £60. See more information via the link below.

REGISTER HERE

09 Jan – Modelling and scaffolding for learner success

09 January
Facilitated by Helen Morgan

In order to achieve success, learners need to know what excellence looks like-whether that be an excellent serve in tennis or an excellent story in English. Modelling is a brilliant way to achieve this and it goes hand in hand with scaffolding. Scaffolding is how we can provide learners with the right support at the right time to achieve both excellence and independence.

This session explores what great modelling looks like and how teachers can model and use scaffolding for maximum impact. By the end of the session, teachers will be equipped with the tips, tools and techniques needed for success.

PLUS: You can register and pay for a certificate place (10 sessions) in advance for £240, a fantastic saving of £60. See more information via the link below.

REGISTER HERE

 

06 Feb – Developing independence and agencey in learners

06 February
Facilitated by Helen Morgan

As teachers, our goal for all learners is to support them to be independent and be able to show initiative. However, building the bridge from dependence to independence can be a real challenge. From experience, we know that getting students to do the heavy lifting in lessons is not easy and requires skill and determination from the teacher.

This session will explore how teachers can use the gradual release model as a strategy for developing independence. They will explore a range of cognitive, metacognitive and affective strategies to help learners to stand confidently on their own feet.

PLUS: You can register and pay for a certificate place (10 sessions) in advance for £240, a fantastic saving of £60. See more information via the link below.

REGISTER HERE

27 Feb – Metacognition: Taking control of learning

27 February
Facilitated by Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

Metacognition or ‘thinking about thinking’ is about helping learners to take control of their learning. Metacognitive learners are knowledgeable about themselves as learners; they know the right strategies to use and how to use them to achieve their goals.

In this session, participants will explore why metacognition is important and begin to unpack the key components of metacognition: planning, monitoring, evaluation and reflection. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to translate theory into practice and have a practical toolkit of strategies to get to grips with metacognition.

PLUS: You can register and pay for a certificate place (10 sessions) in advance for £240, a fantastic saving of £60. See more information via the link below.

REGISTER HERE

05 Mar – Moving up a gear: Increasing the level of challenge in lessons

05 March
Facilitated by Helen Morgan

As teachers, we need to teach to the top and believe that all of our learners are capable of great things. We know that some students may need more support or take longer, but we need to provide stretch and challenge for everyone. If we want to move up a gear, high expectations in conjunction with rigour and depth are paramount

In this session, we will share a raft of practical strategies and approaches for increasing the level of challenge and teaching to the top. From insisting on precision, to encouraging intellectual playfulness, this course will support teachers to shift gear with confidence.

PLUS: You can register and pay for a certificate place (10 sessions) in advance for £240, a fantastic saving of £60. See more information via the link below.

REGISTER HERE

19 Mar – Making the weather: Creating the conditions and climate for learning

19 March
Facilitated by: Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

As teachers, we need to teach to the top and believe that all of our learners are capable of great things. We know that some students may need more support or take longer, but we need to provide stretch and challenge for everyone. If we want to move up a gear, high expectations in conjunction with rigour and depth are paramount

In this session, we will share a raft of practical strategies and approaches for increasing the level of challenge and teaching to the top. From insisting on precision, to encouraging intellectual playfulness, this course will support teachers to shift gear with confidence.

PLUS: You can register and pay for a certificate place (10 sessions) in advance for £240, a fantastic saving of £60. See more information via the link below.

REGISTER HERE

Dates to be confirmed

Literacy across the curriculum: creating better readers

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Helen Morgan

As teachers, we need to teach to the top and believe that all of our learners are capable of great things. We know that some students may need more support or take longer, but we need to provide stretch and challenge for everyone. If we want to move up a gear, high expectations in conjunction with rigour and depth are paramount

In this session, we will share a raft of practical strategies and approaches for increasing the level of challenge and teaching to the top. From insisting on precision, to encouraging intellectual playfulness, this course will support teachers to shift gear with confidence.

Registration details coming soon.

Literacy across the curriculum: creating better writers

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Helen Morgan

Teaching students to become better writers helps to prepare them for the road ahead and it is important that all teachers see themselves as teachers of writing. If you are a teacher of Geography, then you need to teach students to write like a geographer.

In this session, we will explore what effective writers do and consider how teachers can develop writing in their context. From planning writing to the finished product, we will use a range of tools, strategies and techniques to improve writing. By the end of this workshop, teachers will be ready to teach writing with real confidence.

Registration details coming soon

Oracy across the curriculum: developing talk for learning

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Helen Morgan

We know that oracy and talk is an important part of thinking, learning and life. We start off in life learning how to talk and as we develop, we learn through talk. This session explores how we can develop learning by exploring the different dimensions of talk in an international context.

In this workshop, participants will consider the physical, linguistic, cognitive, social and emotional dimensions of oracy. TWorking together with the facilitator, they will build a repertoire of strategies and approaches to integrate, manage and optimise talk in their own classroom.

Registration details coming soon

Assessment for learning and feedback: empowering learners to take their next steps

Date TBC
Facilitated by: NancyLhoest-Squicciarini

Assessment for learning is a cornerstone of successful practice in teaching. It enables learners to know where they are now, where they want to be and how to get there. This session provides a clear overview of what assessment for learning is and how to make it work in the classroom.

In the session, participants will dig deeper with feedback and explore how it can support students to take the next steps in their learning and support teachers to adapt their practice. By the end of the session, participants will have a clear understanding of why feedback matters and how different strategies and approaches can enable feedback that counts.

Registration details coming soon

Using visible thinking to promote active learning

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

The workshop will explore practical techniques that encourage student engagement and critical thinking through visible thinking routines. Through hands-on activities and collaborative discussions, educators will discover how to create an interactive classroom environment that fosters deep learning and empowers students to become active participants in their own education.

Registration details coming soon

Creating a classroom community of belonging

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Sarah Kupke

A learning environment that embraces diversity and celebrates inclusion, through the lens of equity and justice, is a community where all stakeholders feel a sense of belonging.

This session engages us in planning for how we embrace conflict as a tool for growth, how we plan for transitions in and out of our school community and how we care for all our stakeholders within a climate of psychological safety, empathy and compassion.

Registration details coming soon

Effective behaviour management in the classroom

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Helen Morgan

If you ask teachers what it is that gets in the way of effective teaching and learning, poor behaviour is often near the top of the list. We know from experience that it’s more challenging for teachers to teach effectively and for students to learn well when behaviour is not good.

Whether you are a new teacher or an experienced teacher, this course provides a range of tips, tools, strategies and techniques for managing behaviour effectively. By focusing on relationships, rules and routines, we work with participants to create an environment that is positive, productive and purposeful.

Registration details coming soon

Inclusion and adaptive teaching to meet the needs of all learners

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Helen Morgan

Making sure that all children have the opportunity to learn well is a moral imperative for schools and teachers. Differentiated instruction and adaptive teaching are pivotal to creating an inclusive classroom where this is a reality.

This session will support new and experienced teachers to successfully adapt their teaching to meet the different learning needs of students in an international context. In this session, participants will explore the key components of creating an inclusive classroom so that they can teach with impact and confidence.

Registration details coming soon

The impact of teacher efficacy on learning

Date TBC
Facilitated by: NancyLhoest-Squicciarini

In the workshop “The Impact of Teacher Efficacy on Learning,” educators will explore the critical connection between teacher efficacy and student achievement and also discover the most effective strategies and approaches for enhancing the quality of teaching and learning. Participants will learn how to cultivate self-efficacy as individuals and as a collaborative team, leveraging collective expertise and support. By sharing best practices, educators will leave this workshop equipped with actionable tools and a renewed sense of confidence to elevate their teaching practice which improves student learning.

Registration details coming soon

Heart, Head and Hands Approach to Facilitation

Date TBC
Facilitated by: Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

A positive school culture requires a holistic, human-centric approach. The Heart, Head and Hands approach to facilitation encourages active participation, a balance of all voices and a focus on relationships. This session focuses on various facilitation techniques, such as group dynamics, to enable educators to create a positive and engaging learning environment while collaborating and engaging in professional dialogue. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from one another.

Registration details coming soon

Facilitators

Sarah Kupke

Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

Helen Morgan

Sarah is the Head of Professional Learning at ECIS. In international school headship positions, she led teams who developed innovative, dual language and interlingual approaches to learning and language development. She has worked in the UK and Germany as a primary, secondary and special education teacher, and she taught undergraduate education in London. With a focus on Intercultural Understanding and creating inclusive cultures of belonging, Sarah is driven by the conviction that the life-long journey of embracing diversity, promoting inclusion and engaging with intercultural understanding is vital for cultivating empathy and compassion in our learning communities.

Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini is the Lead Facilitator & Trainer for ECIS. She has over 30 years of experience as an international educator and is a member of the International Association of Facilitators. Nancy is one of the network leaders for @WomenEdLux and is the Chair of the ECIS “Women in Education” Special Interest Group. In 2022, ISC Research recognized Nancy as an #Edruptor, a highly-rated influencer within international education.

Helen Morgan is Head of International Consultancy for ECIS and also provides training, coaching & educational expertise in a range of different contexts. Her portfolio is underpinned by over 20 years of experience as a teacher, local authority consultant & Headteacher. As a local authority consultant, Helen led on the implementation of the National Strategies for English & Literacy across the curriculum.