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The Institute Newsletter - September 2016

Welcome to our first online Education Newsletter!

It is our great pleasure to launch both our brand-new Institute website and the first of our series of online Education Newsletters. The online catalogue, registration and payment system is still under construction, but will be available soon.

This new platform will allow us to communicate more effectively about the numerous opportunities offered by the Institute to Ecolint staff and to the public. Nous espérons que vous aurez plaisir à visiter ces premières pages!

Education Conference, January 14, 2017 

Click here to discover the programme and register

List of Institute Courses 2016-2017

Until the online catalogue is ready, you can read the information below and access the Institute Brochure and register for the training via Google forms.

First Thursday Afternoon Symposium

The school year has gotten off to a bright and busy start. Last week was our first Thursday Afternoon Symposium with a fascinating discussion of indigenous art and politics led by Prof. André Mazawi of the University of British Columbia. 

September is the month of languages. See here a link to a recent interview with last year’s speaker Prof. Dina Mehmedbegovic by School Education Gateway, the European Commission’s education portal. 

The next symposium will be led by Sandra Simpson of the Nations Campus. She will be discussing “Creativity, Divergent Thinking and Odyssey of the Mind.”  

Click here to find the Symposium schedule for this academic year.

Rentrée 2016 for PGCE students

A new cohort of PGCE students began their year with an introduction to International Education and, in this photo, a thoughtful session on what it means to be a teacher. Please note that sessions of the PGCE are open to Ecolint staff.

Click here for more information and contact Alison Ball at with any question.

Teaching Young Children in English in a Multilingual Context: 

This course addresses the fundamental relationship between language and learning that: 

  • Is relevant for all teachers with young students (aged 5–8 years) who are learning through a language that is not their primary language 
  • Develops understanding of the support needed for those young learners for whom English is a second language to be successful learners 
  • Provides strategies for effective teaching and learning and promotes whole-school approaches. See Course description

Venue: La Châtaigneraie, MMC 
Dates: 31 Jan - 3 Feb 2017
Enrolment information

MA in International Education - Durham University UK

Enrollment now open for Masters degree Starting September 2017.

Click here for further information and contact Alison Ball  at with any question.

TESMC - Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms

This is a professional development programme for all teachers working with students who are learning through a language that is not their primary language. 

Venue: Campus des Nations
Dates: Oct 5; Oct 19 (double session); Nov 16; Nov 30; Jan 25; Mar 1; Mar 22; Apr 26
Times: Double session: 09.00 - 12.00 / 13.00 - 16.00; Single session:  13.15 - 16.15

Click here for further information or contact Gayle Courtenay at

GEHOT - Gifted Education and Higher Order Thinking: Improving Learning Outcomes for Every Student

This is a professional development programme for teachers at all levels. 

Venue: La Châtaigneraie primary school staff-room
Date/time: Weds 12.45 - 16.00; 12/10; 9/11; 7/12; 11/1; 1/2; 22/2; 8/3; 29/3; 3/5 

Click here for further information or contact Jeanette Terry

Literacy for Learning: International Edition 

This programme is designed for teachers in all subject areas. The course materials present strategies and discuss issues that address the fundamental relationship between literacy and successful learning.

Venue: Campus des Nations
Dates: 4-6 May 2017

Full course description or contact Alison Ball with any question.

CfMR - Coaching for Mathematical Resilience

This course is held in English and is for non-mathematicians.

This course is designed for subject teachers and develops coaching skills to help reduce anxiety and develop mathematical resilience. Participants will develop the coaching skills necessary to foster a positive mindset towards maths in their students. 

Venue: Campus des Nations

Click here for further information or contact or

“Better Together”: Monthly conversations focused on a particular aspect of pedagogy.

You will hear more about this shortly!

Annexe VI Grants 2016-2017