Global Staffroom - 29th December
A monthly online, global 'staffroom' space for English-language educators.
- Online via Zoom - you'll be sent your Zoom link to join closer to the time!
Monthly online event for educators. Required English Level: Professional working proficiency. This monthly online event facilitated by Upskilling For Change members has been running successfully since October 2022. English-language educators from all over the world come together once a month for one hour via Zoom to connect and share with other English language professionals in different countries and working in different contexts. Teachers share their successes, challenges, and questions in a supportive atmosphere in order to learn from each other, widen their own thinking, and improve their teaching practice. This event is for English-language educators who wish to network with other international colleagues, gain different perspectives and hear new ideas. Collaborative learning and sharing is at the heart of everything we do, and this is a space in which educators of different ages, genders, contexts and experience levels can connect and learn from each other. Who is this for? Anyone working in English-language education. We understand that many of us are increasingly isolated in our jobs, without sufficient investment from our employers in our training and professional development. Many of us have little contact with other teachers and few chances to connect with others to discuss problems, solutions, and ideas. This is a place to think aloud and openly, to expand your thinking, listen to the experiences of other teachers in other places, hear new ideas, and feel connected with and passionate about your work! Format. Each session is designed and facilitated to be a relaxed, casual, friendly space. You don't need to prepare for these sessions - we know you have enough to do already! We'll use breakout rooms to encourage networking as well as guided discussion in the main room. Each session also includes warmer and closer activities which we hope you'll be able to adapt and use in your own classrooms. Come prepared to talk! We'll encourage discussion and ensure the climate in the room stays respectful, kind, and safe.