Champion Teachers Pacific Alliance
Friday 23 November 2018 to Saturday 24 November 2018

Champion Teachers Pacific Alliance promotes the construction of professional connections across geographies and engenders trust in the United Kingdom and in the power that education has to transform lives and communities, strengthen equality, prosperity and security. It supports our regional ambition to achieve improved quality in basic education through capacity building and English language teaching.

This will be an opportunity to share with ministry authorities and other participants their learning journey, outcomes, success stories, challenges faced and the reasons why Exploratory Action Research constitutes a powerful tool for strengthening the teaching profession in our countries. Teachers from Colombia, Chile and Peru are gathering in Lima to close a six month Exploratory Action Research experience.

The event will also be an opportunity for the Pacific Alliance decision makers from ministries of education to share their policy framework for English language teaching and learning in the public education, its priorities and challenges, success indicators, and innovative initiatives.

 Participants: Champion Teachers, mentors, Pacific Alliance educational authorities and British Council representatives.

  • Friday 23 November from 08: 30 h. to 18.30 h.

Consists on a plenary and a series of round table sessions where Pacific Alliance educational authorities and British Council representatives will discuss the current national bilingualism programmes and how each country is facing the present challenges.

  • Saturday 24 November from 08:30 h. to 16:30 h.

Consists on plenary sessions and topic centred presentations delivered by Cecilia Bustamante, Director of Technological Innovation in Education from the Ministry of Education of Peru, Dr. Paula Rebolledo, Master Mentor of Champion Teachers, Dr. Richard Smith from the University of Warwick. There will also be testimonials from Mentors and Champion Teachers.

Expected outcomes:

  • Cohorts of English teachers empowered with Exploratory Action Research strategies and implementing change in their classrooms.
  • Cohort of new co-trainers and mentors ready to support future programme participants.
  • Research publication insight into common challenges faced by English teachers across boundaries.
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