Our professional learning programmes for teachers focus on:
- building deep expertise in knowledge of subject content, pedagogy and assessment, and the use of ICT
- enhancing teachers’ communication skills in English and their ability to develop these skills in their students
- building a culture that celebrates effective communication in English throughout the whole school
- encouraging the growth of teacher reflection through classroom inquiry and research
To deepen teachers’ professional learning, ELIS provides four areas of support:
Our Approach to Professional Development (PD)
These are the seven principles that we apply in our approach to PD, in particular during the design, development, facilitation and evaluation of our flagship programmes.
C - Co-construct learning
R - Role-model skilful teaching
E - Encourage professional growth through self- directed / continuous learning
A2 - Address teachers’ beliefs, attitudes and values;
Assess their learning through reflection and feedback
T - Theory to be applied to practice
E - Empower teachers to become active learners and leaders
Professional Learning Opportunities 2021
The SFEd Differentiated Instruction course helps EL teachers to differentiate instruction to better respond to variation in students’ profiles and learning needs in the classrooms.
The SFEd Inquiry-Based Learning course enables teachers to guide students in exploring, co-constructing and inquiring into ideas and issues, and engaging in metacognitive learning processes.
The Professional Learning Programmes (PLPs) are designed to enable teachers to deepen their knowledge, skills and classroom practice in the areas of language learning.
A range of programmes is offered for Key Personnel, Lead Teachers and Senior Teachers to grow professionally by learning and collaborating with one another, with support from ELIS Master Teachers.
These courses are meant for English-medium subject teachers who would like to explore how they can develop their students’ communication skills and subject literacy.