Teaching and Learning in Difficult Times

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Warsaw Teacher Development Summer School 22 – 25 August 2022

Teaching and Learning in Difficult Times


The impact of the war on education, following years of disruption as a result of Covid, is enormous for both teachers and learners. The role of language (including English) for displaced people is important, as is how we support teachers through CPD and better digital offers.

Being scattered across the country and abroad, Ukrainian (English) teachers demonstrate a high commitment to maintain links with their learners both in Ukraine and outside. The teachers of European countries such as Poland, Romania etc. are facing a challenge of creating safe spaces for those displaced Ukrainian learners who have joined their classrooms.

This Summer School is an initiative to respond to immediate needs in practical approaches to teaching in challenging times. The Summer School aims to help teachers identify the inherent teaching and learning difficulties that appear in conflict areas and explore ways in which teachers can support learners.

Ukrainian English teachers who are externally displaced in Europe and English teachers from refugee hosting countries who teach externally displaced learners from Ukraine are the focus of the Summer School.

It is a fantastic opportunity for Ukrainian English teachers to share their experience with colleagues from other countries and learn more about the Ukrainian learners in their classrooms.

This Summer School will focus on strengthening teachers’ resilience by enriching the teaching methodology with effective strategies and techniques. The training programme of the Summer School is a 30-hour teacher development course that allows participants to engage with the content and personalise it.

The Summer School participants will learn:

  • how to create a trauma-sensitive learning environment

  • how to manage challenging behaviours

  • how to make classrooms safer space for learners

    A Certificate will be provided.

    The Summer School will take place in Warsaw, on 22 – 25 August 2022.

    Working language of this Summer School is English.

    The British Council will cover travel expenses for those participants who will travel to Warsaw. www.britishcouncil.org

    Who to apply

  • Ukraine English schoolteachers who are externally displaced but still teaching Ukraine learners

  • English schoolteachers from Poland or other countries who work with Ukraine refugee/externally displaced learners

How to apply

Please follow the link here to apply for participation.

Please note that the number of places is limited. Deadline is 21 July 2022.

The trainers

An international cohort of experienced British Council trainers will deliver the training course.

For any queries regarding this Summer School, please contact us at ep_team@britishcouncil.org with the subject of the massage “Warsaw Summer School”.