The upcoming start of the new academic year brings with it the opportunity to reimagine and redefine international education in Africa, and to do so in ways that not only address the recent challenges experienced across the globe, but that create something new and improved for students and school leadership, educators and co-professionals.
Africa is a place of great innovation and ingenuity and its people have an undeniable indomitable spirit in how they approach new challenges and overcome obstacles. It is this resilience and vitality that drives the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and how it has reimagined its professional learning offering.
“Launching in the new academic year, AISA’s professional learning experiences will be longer, deeper, and take place online and over several weeks,” says Graham Watts, AISA’s newly promoted Deputy Executive Director. “AISA will try to ensure as much as possible is free for our members. This will allow PL budgets to be saved for registrations to our annual conference in November.”
The go-to resource for the international school community in Africa, AISA is a trusted source of support, resources, professional learning and professional collegiality. “Our new format professional learning programmes are part of our strategy to maintain and continually enhance the close degree of engagement we have established,” says Graham.
AISA’s upcoming programmes include:
What Now and What Next? Shaping the Future for International Schools in Africa
August & September 2020
Free to all AISA members, this professional learning programme pulls together the many components AISA is currently offering as part of our ‘immediate-need’ focused schools support-work. It will comprise a series of webinars hosted by external experts, AISA-facilitated discussion groups and online forums for posting resources and networking.
How well we understand, interpret and adapt to the ever-changing education landscape will determine our future success. AISA is leading this charge and invites its members to join it in reimagining and redefining international education in Africa.