cpdBE webinars

Here you can find out about upcoming webinars and recorded talks from experts in the field of Continuing Professional Development in Basic Education. Our webinars are completely free. 

Past webinars

Webinar: Building a continuing professional development community in the Americas

In this webinar Graham will share some findings from our first workshop on cpdBE that took place in Bogotá in July 2019, as well as resources available to join our community of practice.

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Webinar: The continuing professional development community in Brazil

In our second webinar Graham will showcase the discussions and results of our workshop on CPD that took place in Brazil in November 2019, as well as resources available to join our learning community and share your insights into CPD with others.

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Webinar: What we learnt from the continuing professional development workshops in Mexico

We will close our series of webinars by sharing key insights of our workshop on cpdBE that took place in Mexico in February 2020. Graham will also provide further resources available for our community of practice. This webinar will also look at CPD for schools and teachers who have been asked to move their teaching online because of COVID-19.

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Meet our Speakers

Graham Stanley - English for Education Systems Lead Americas 

Graham Stanley is the English for Education Systems Lead for the British Council in Americas. He has over 20 years of experience working in the education sector as a leader and manager, teacher and teacher trainer. His speciality is the use of technology for learning and professional development. He is also the editor of Remote Language Teaching, a book of research papers and case studies published by the British Council in 2019.

Catalina Holguin - Schools and Society Programmes Head, Americas 

Catalina is currently the British Council Regional Schools and Society Programmes Head for the Americas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development and International Aid and a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Social Capital Building. Catalina is a multilingual programme manager experienced in development and research project design and formulation. She is specialized in coordinating and managing international project teams, impact driven project formulation, social capital building strategies (involving civil society strengthening, community development, citizenship participation) and analysing social cohesion and education policies.

Willy Cardoso - Teacher trainer and consultant 

Willy Cardoso is a teacher trainer and consultant based in Colombia. Willy has an MA in Education from the University of Bath, specialising in teacher development and reflective practice. He has worked in the UK, Philippines, Brazil, and more recently on projects in Colombia and Peru. He is a former publications editor of the IATEFL Teacher Development SIG and the author of the Certificate in Teaching English as a Life Skills accredited by Trinity College London.