What are International Professional Learning Communities?
International Professional Learning Communities (IPLC) are funded by the Welsh Government and delivered by the British Council in Wales. They align with Welsh Government education priorities, and offer teaching professionals from schools and colleges in Wales the chance to collaborate with schools, organisations and networks in other countries.
Through International Professional Learning Communities, teachers from Wales have the opportunity to visit a country overseas to learn from international colleagues by observing lesson delivery, teaching methodologies and content approach and standards in pupil learning.
Learning exchanges in the past include digital competence in Hong Kong, school leadership in Malaysia, numeracy in India, literacy in Canada, arts in special educational needs in Los Angeles and reducing the impact of poverty on attainment in New York.
Leadership and continual professional development
When: 20 – 27 March 2020
For: Primary or secondary school leaders and teachers. Schools should apply as a cluster with up to four teachers per cluster application
Apply by: Wednesday 27 November 2019
The voice of teachers will make a critical difference in delivering the Education in Wales national mission, the Welsh Government strategy to improve the school system by 2021. There is an identified need to develop leadership skills and teacher capacity in Wales so that learners can reach their full potential. Quality professional learning in all aspects of leadership and development will develop the highly skilled leaders and teachers required for this.
The week long visit to Singapore will include visits to the Singapore Ministry of Education School Excellence Branch, the Academy of Singapore teachers, the Singapore National Institute of Education and visits to schools to learn how leadership and continuing professional decelopment initiatives are put into practice.
The programme aims to;
- Introduce new methodologies and approaches to continuing professional decelopment (CPD).
- Generate ideas for schools and teacher leadership and the improvement of teacher CPD in Wales.
- Access new knowledge, ideas and insights through discussions with international colleagues in a mutually supportive environment.
All applicants must be able to travel on the evening of Friday 20 March 2020, returning on Saturday 28 March 2020.
- The trip is fully funded, except for travel to and from Heathrow airport and evening meals, which you will need to fund.
- Breakfast and lunch are included, as well as accommodation, return flight to Singapore and travel in Singapore.
How to apply
- Download application form below and return to email@example.com
- Apply by Wednesday 27 November 2019
- Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 02920 924373