Ensuring High Quality Teaching and Learning in English

ELSA organizes high-caliber in-person and online training around trending and relevant topics in education that meet the needs of a diverse audience through the annual conference, known as the Teacher Development Day, spotlights on focused topics and webinars, extending invitations to world-class speakers and drawing on the high level of expertise of leading faculty and staff across member schools.

Themes and topics are carefully selected to meet the needs of a diverse audience and invitations are extended to renowned speakers and specialists in their field.

We also establish sponsorship for educational companies seeking to connect with local schools and educators.

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ELSA’s professionnal development gathers the best in international education expertise, and practice and opportunities for this kind of professional development are quite rare.

Benefits for you and your team

Our flagship event: Teacher Development Day

The TDD is the largest teacher training summit in France for educators in international schools. The annual conference is built around ten streams and consists of approximately 40 workshops and presentations for primary, middle and upper school teachers, as well as job- alike sessions for college admissions, educational leadership and librarians.

This annual event runs all day for an estimated 250 teachers and administrators of ELSA-France member schools and interested educators in France and abroad.

A large, easy to access exhibiting area allows delegates to connect with leading educational companies.
ELSA’s Teacher Development Day has been recognized by ECIS and International Graduate Programs for Educators, State University of New York.

Spotlights: workshops on personalised themes

Spotlights are half-day or full day workshops that focus on theme or topic. ELSA has organized Spotlights on the following topics:
•  Child Safeguarding and Protection Policies in France and in International schools
•  Pedagogical Leadership
•  School Leadership
•  Special Needs and Inclusion,
•  Multiple Language Learning
•  Design Thinking in partnership with Notosh
•  Technology for Deeper Learning


In 2020, ELSA launched a Webinar program to support online learning.
•  Conceptual Learning and Teaching for Understanding
•  Every Lesson Can be A Vocabulary Lesson
•  How To Create A Human Library
•  Identity Development for Adolescents
•  Impact of Brexit and Higher Education in the UK in partnership with the British Council France