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Every year we also host a number of international study visits (ISV) in Northern Ireland to inspire new approaches to teaching across the curriculum.

On return, this information is disseminated through a number of professional development workshops.

For more information on our workshops, please contact iepni@britishcouncil.org

Click on the drop-down menu below for upcoming online workshops:

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Schools - Wednesday 10 March 16:30-18:00

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Schools

In February 2020, a group of eight teachers from Northern Ireland travelled to San Francisco to explore the ways in which this state, and more specifically, the county of San Mateo, have been addressing the issue of inclusivity in schools in relation to LGBTQ+ pupils.

 The aim of this study visit was to explore the development and implementation of LGBTQ+ curriculum, learning from San Mateo and San Francisco school districts in California (the first state to make the teaching of this curriculum mandatory) - and incuded the following themes - addressing invisibility, career professional development, moving from pastoral to curriculum and access to support and outside agencies 

Join this webinar to discover the lessons learned from this study visit. Register here.

Inclusive education (SEN) - Thursday 11 March 16:30-18:00

Inclusive education (SEN)

In February 2020 a group of 12 Practitioners from Northern Ireland travelled to Vancouver.  The theme of the visit was to conduct an appreciative enquiry into the provision for pupils with special educational needs and in particular to investigate the ‘Inclusion’ model that Vancouver Educational Districts had adopted. The main areas of learning included staff to pupil ratios, family of schools, social and emotional literacy and the classroom environment.

Join this webinar to discover the lessons learned from this study visit. Register here.