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English in Action is using mobile phones, print-materials, television, and peer-to-peer learning to help 25 million Bangladeshis improve their English as a route into work....

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At this final stage of the project, EIA aims to focus on institutionalization and sustainability, particularly at local levels. With this focus, EIA is organizing a series of events “Networking Forum” at District and Divisional level across the country. The goal of theseevents is to ensure that the key Education Officers at local levels are aware of the good practices of Teacher Professional Development promoted by EIA and support their Upazilas and Districtsto continue these.

The ‘kickoff’Networking Forum event was held in Teachers Training College, Dhaka, on 27th April 2016, with around 50 participants from four Districts of Dhaka Division. District Primary Education Officers (DPEOs), Primary Teacher Training Institute Superintendents, Assistant District Primary Education Officers (ADPEOs), Upazila Education Officers (UEOs), Assistant Upazila Education Officers (AUEOs), Upazila Resource Centre Instructors (URCIs), Assistant Upazila Resource Centre Instructors (AURCIs), Head Teachers and Assistant Teachers from different schools from Dhaka, Munshiganj, Manikganj and NarayanganjDistricts were present at the event.

Participants discussed the need to support each other within the Districts to improve English teaching and learning in the classes and Teacher Professional Development for teachers

Mr. Shawpon Kumar Dhali, Principal, Teachers Training College, Dhaka; Shah Sufi Mohammad Ali Reza, Divisional Director, DPE, Dhaka; Sue Williamson, Team Leader, EIA and Zahir-Bin-Siddique, Deputy Team Leader, EIAwere present atthe event. The next events are planned to take place in Chittagong, Sylhet, Rangpur, Rajsahi, Barisal, Khulna, Mymensingh in the coming months.
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In the second of our series of Technical Forums, titled ‘Exploring Interdependence between Modelling Practice, School-Based Development and Teacher Networks’,participants discussed key issues on the importance of how these elements link for effective sustainableTeacher Professional Development (TPD).
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The first progress sharing meeting with DSHE (Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education) took place at Training Studio, DSHE on 1st February, 2016. The objective of the event was to discuss on outcomes of the project and generate opportunities in mainstreaming its approaches within the existing government systems.
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This event will enable teachers to carry out a small piece of research into their own work - in classrooms, with children, with colleagues and their Head Teachers – to see what works and what needs to be done differently and why.
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On 3rd December 2015, EIA organised a technical forum series titled “Teachers’ Professional Development for Effective Teaching and Learning Practices” in Dhaka.
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Teachers are the center of English in Action. All the activities are for the professional development of our teachers. Thus EIA didn’t fall behind in celebrating the World Teachers Day.
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The wave of change has now spread across Keraniganj upazila as all the primary teachers are now aware of EIA approaches and good practices which can make a positive impact in their classroom.
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The progress of the EIA programme was held on 17 September 2015 in presence of Director General and the divisional heads of DPE (Directorate of Primary Education).
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NCTB (National Curriculum and Textbook Board) has uploaded EIA classroom audio materials including listening text audios in their website link: http://www.nctb.gov.bd. With this initiative EIA materials can be reached to teachers across Bangladesh.
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Some of the teachers and students in Barisal, Khulna and Pabna had extraordinary opportunity to show their progress in English classes with Mr. Md. Alamgir, Director General, Dr. Md Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, ndc, Additional Director General, and DFID country representative Sarah Cooke.
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