The British Council is delighted to invite you to a series of significant events lined up as a part of their work in school education.

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We work with a wide range of schools across India in public and private sectors through projects, events, courses, workshops and on digital resources and platforms. From quality enhancement in English language teaching, policy level engagement to head teachers’ leadership skills development, teachers’ continuing professional development, student competitions, school-to-school partnerships; the British Council brings the best of UK expertise and innovation in school education and facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between school systems and professionals in India and the UK.

Please find below a brief agenda to each of the programs. 28 November 2014; British Council, New Delhi 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

• Launch of Innovations in the Continuing Professional Development of English Language teachers, edited by David Hayes

• Book launch being conducted simultaneously in London and Delhi

• This is the first instance where one of British Council’s global publications is being launched simultaneously in India along with the UK.

• The book will be launched by Prof. Santosh Panda, Chairperson, National Council of Teacher Education

• British Council spokespersons Rob Lynes, Director India, and Alison Barrett, Director, English for Education Systems, South Asia, will be present along with prominent personalities like Amol Padwad, Head, Department of English, J.M. Patel College, Bhandara and Prof. Rama Mathew, Dean – Faculty of Education, Delhi University, Delhi

• The launch will be live online and participants can register here http://innovations-in- cpd.eventbrite.com/?aff=eltcpd

• The event will also available to watch live online from around the world, on the British Council Seminars YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bcseminars

• There will be audience interaction from London, Delhi and global audiences watching live online, via the YouTube chat and via Twitter #ELTCPD.

• The book is available free for download in e-reader and PDF versions 29 November 2014; The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi 9 AM- 5PM

• The British Council is organising the Quality Standards in Education conference, to bring together institutions and individuals who have a stake in promoting quality standards in education, particularly in private sector English medium primary and secondary education

• The objectives of the conference are to advance the discussion around systems of quality assurance at the institutional level, to examine what can contribute to educational quality and to explore the benefits of professional association for English medium schools.

• Speakers include senior representatives from NCERT, CBSE, NABET, AI-NET, NCTE, IATEFL, English UK and Accreditation UK.

• British Council spokespeople John Shackleton, Senior Training Consultant and Chris Brandwood, Regional Business Development Manager – English, South Asia, will be present.02-03 December, Kempinski Shahdra, Delhi

• The British Council is organising Teacher Researchers: The Agents of Change; Teacher Accreditation Conference

• Keynote address by Sam Friedman, discussing the role of research within school based education 04 December, Kempinski Shahdra, Delhi Roundtable on Creating Schools for Future Citizens Followed by School Award Ceremony Roundtable participants include

o Policy implementers from Vietnam, Taiwan and India

o Senior Bureaucrats

o Heads of Association of Schools

o School Heads of Corporates opening chains of schools  Page 2 of 3

o Teacher educators

o Education experts from UK (Susan Douglas, Andy Ash, Andy Buck, Sam Friedman)

• The School Award Ceremony will be attended by close to 850 people from about 300 schools across India. The schools will be accredited with the International School Award. The International School Award (ISA) is an accreditation scheme that recognises and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. ISA provides a framework for schools to develop an action plan and implement international activities throughout the year, and encourages schools to collaborate with overseas schools to create a rich learning experience for students through use of ICT, creative pedagogical practices and real context for learning. British Council looks forward to warmly welcoming you at the events.

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