InFo-TED Academy 2025

On behalf of the International Forum for Teacher Educator Development (InFo-TED) we would like to invite you to our InFo-TED Academy. We invite you as a participant because you are an experienced teacher educator and are, or are willing to become engaged in professional learning about your role with fellow teacher educators with the ultimate goal to contribute to the professional development of (beginning) teacher educators in your country.

The academy aims to empower teacher educators in Europe to be responsible in their own country for mentoring and/or supervising (fellow/beginning) teacher educators. The program of the academy provides a unique opportunity to build networks of teacher educators all over Europe, to further develop professional development programs for teacher educators and to set up a teacher educator research agenda.


Academy: winter, spring, summer and autumn programme

The InFo-TED Academy will be held online and offline between December ’24 and December ’25. In December ’24 (winter) an introductory online meeting will be held, followed by 2 online webinars in spring ’25. In June a live 5-day meeting (summer) will be held with all participants in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. A closing meeting will be held in December ’25 online (autumn). The timeline with the exact dates of the activities can be found at the end of this invitation letter. The academy will consist of a programme with 30 participants from different European countries for example Ireland, England, Scotland, Israel, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal and Belgium. The programme contains opportunities to build knowledge on teacher educator professional development, share practical and academic expertise, and to work on future professional development initiatives for teacher educators. The cost of the academy will be 250 euros (travel and accommodation etc are not included).


Expectations for participation

The teacher educators who participate will be expected to:

  • have active support from their employing institutes to join the academy.
  • Join the academy (preferably) with a cooperating teacher educator either from a school or a higher education institute
  • be willing to actively participate in all aspects of the online and offline programme
  • be eager to commit to the InFo-TED initiative by collaborating with teacher educators from other European countries both during and after the academy period


Application procedure

Participants can apply for the academy by filling out an application form providing personal details, a short bio and a statement about why the individual wishes to join the Academy. Click here for the online form. Applications should be sent before October 14th 2024. If you encounter any problems with the form, please contact or Selection of participants (if necessary) will take place by the organizing committee taking into account diversity of national contexts and diversity in the group of participants in general. Letters of acceptance will be sent in the first week of November 2024 to all participants.


Heads-up: there'll be an online Q&A in september 2024. 

If you're interested, but first need some additional information, you can register for an online Q&A session in September to find out more about the InFo-TED Academy 2025, along with other interested parties from Europe. We will update you on the date for this Q&A.


We hope you will consider participating in our academy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us,


The organizing committee,
Juliette Boks-Vlemmix (NTNU, Norway)
Gerry Czerniawski (UEL, England)
Helma Oolbekkink-Marchand (HAN, the Netherlands)
Bruno Oldeboom (Windesheim, the Netherlands)


(The programme below is provisional. It is subject to change)

Pre Program          
Winter Spring
  2024 2024 2024 2024 2025 2025
  Tuesday June 4th Tuesday October 14th Tuesday November 12th Tuesday December 10th Tuesday March 4th 10-11.30 (GMT+1) Tuesday April 15th - 16.00-17.30 (GMT+1)
Morning 1            
Coffee break            
Morning 2             
Afternoon 1            
Afternoon 2 Q&A Wbinar: Information about InFo-TED Academy 2025   Application deadline Confirmation to participants Q&A Webinar: Introduction & expectations InFo-TED Academy Online Spring keynote 1: Teacher Educator Professionalism. Amanda Berry Online Spring Keynote 1: Policies influence on teacher educators professionalism. Marco Snoek
    2025 2025 2025 2025 2025 2025
    Monday June 9th Tuesday June 10th Wednesday June 11th Thursday June 12th Friday June 13th Saturday June 14th
09.00 Morning 1   Introduction Keynote: Geert Kelchtermans (BE) Teacher Educator Professional Development in international perspective   Keynote: Miranda Timmermans & Elisabeth White (NL en BE) School-based Teacher Education and (induction processes of) School-based educators   [Pending] The role of networking in Teacher Educator Professional Development 
10.30 Coffee break            
11.00 Morning 2    Keynote: Paulien Meijer (NL) Teacher Educator Identity and connect storylines Working in Peer group. The induction of TE. Working in Peer group Working in Peergroup World cafe
12.30 Lunch             
13.30 Afternoon 1   Getting to know each other (group dynamics) Working in Peergroup Visiting Schools Working on Story line Departure
15.00 Teabreak            
15.30 Afternoon 2   Working on Storyline Workshops Visiting Schools  Preparing presentations  
17.00 Diner            
19.00 Evening Arrival Individual Reflection (Video Selfie) Individual Reflection (Video Selfie) Individual Reflection (Video Selfie)Joint Diner + Cultural Excursion Making Video Selfie  
22.00 Night            
Post Programme Autumn
Tuesday September 16th 16.00-17.30 (GMT+1)Tuesday November 11th 16.00-17.30 (GMT+1)Tuesday December 16th 16.00-17.30 (GMT+1)  
09.00Morning 1
   10.30Coffee break
11.00Morning 2 
13.30Afternoon 1
Follow-up 1Follow-up 2Winter wrap-up16.00Afternoon 2