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Professional Development Training

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Teach Like a Finn!

The competence of the teaching staff is a key factor in achieving quality education. Teach Like a Finn! is a certificate programme for teachers’ professional development. The focus is on the ‘how’ of teaching; the training gives practical tools and guides the teachers to use evidence-based strategies in their craft of teaching immediately. The key in all our trainings is the interactive atmosphere, where ideas are shared from teacher to teacher with a hands-on approach.

Training outcomes

Increase teachers’ pedagogical and methodological skills and understanding 
Increase joy of teaching and learning,
Increase the skills in effective planning,
Improve teachers’ classroom management skills
Increase students’ activity and collaboration in the classroom
Improve students’ learning outcomes and life skills.

Training structure

The programme is divided into two pathways: early childhood education (ECE) and primary and secondary education (PSE). Both pathways comprise a number of core modules and variety of specified modules. You may choose as many modules as you wish to suit your development needs.

We provide both direct training by a Finnish teacher trainer as well as train-the-trainer programme for local teachers to become TLF trainers. The train-the-trainer training makes the programme highly scalable and cost-effective. All our trainings can be organized onsite or online.

What We Do - TLF!

Certificate programme for ECE & PSE levels
Train-the-Trainer programme
From teacher to teacher: Experienced Finnish teachers as trainers
Customised Scheduling
Online or onsite implementations

Lead Like a Finn!

Ever rising expectations for schools and schooling require strong pedagogical leadership. Effective school leadership is increasingly viewed as central to change management and to improved educational outcomes. Lead Like a Finn! training is a pedagogical leadership program to ensure quality of education.

Training outcomes

Understanding of aspects that effect on the quality of education and a toolkit to start with
Know-how of concrete ways to develop the school culture and learning community
Know-how of the use of shared leadership model
Understanding of the meaning of wellbeing of the staff and a toolkit to start with

Training structure

Training consists of a set of workshops with practical approach giving each participant the opportunity to develop own leadership and school in dialogue with the trainer. You may order the LLF! -trainings as a package or choose the specified workshops to suit exactly your development needs. The workshops can be organised either remotely or face-to-face.

What We Do - LLF!

Workshops with practical approach
Comprehensive view on school development
Leadership trainers with pedagogical background
Variety of FGES materials for monitoring included
Customizable scheduling together with the customer
Online or onsite implementation