Virtual Professional Development Program in Collaboration With U.S. Embassy Tunis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[AUSTIN – Oct. 14, 2021] — The Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) has launched a new program for administrators and supervisors of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instruction in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia. This virtual professional development program, TIEC’s Effective School Leadership Institute (ESLI), will build capacity for English-language teaching and program oversight in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Fourteen administrators from these four nations will join a series of professional development programming surrounding best practices in online instruction, policy implementation, student-centered curriculum, and establishing professional learning communities. Participants will also attend a three-week in-person exchange where they will attend the TESOL English Expo and observe American classrooms.
They will also join a global network of EFL educators and other TIEC program alumni from around the world in the Online Global Community.
The first virtual course will begin the week of October 18 and will cover best practices in online and flexible learning. It will provide a foundation for the in-person training sessions on student-centered curriculum and policy implementation workshop during the participants’ visit to the U.S. for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in March 2022.
After returning to their home countries, these administrators will join the final course of the ESLI, an online series focused on the development of professional learning communities.
For more information about TIEC’s professional development programs for English-language educators, visit www.tiec.org/professional-training.
The Texas International Education Consortium is a 39-member university consortium, representing world-class programs from all six systems of higher education and private institutions in the state of Texas and abroad, collectively serving over 600,000 students. TIEC facilitates and fosters international education programs and partnerships by, with, and for its university members. This model of cooperation provides access to over 30,000 faculty, broad research, and a wide array of cutting-edge educational resources and methods. Since its founding in 1985, TIEC has provided educational assistance and consulting services for governments and institutions in over 40 countries, across five continents. TIEC is a recognized expert with extensive experience working with governments and institutions of education to improve course and degree program quality and responsiveness and to foster equity and inclusion.
Anna Charnitski, Texas International Education Consortium
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