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Professional Learning at AISA 

AISA's vision for Professional Learning is to deliver a world-class professional development programme to international school teachers, leaders and co-professionals across the African continent.

We value the expertise and vision of professional learning leaders in our schools and actively seek their views on need, mode of delivery, recommended facilitators and implementation at school. The AISA Annual Professional Learning Needs Survey is distributed to all educators in September, the results of  which inform priorities for professional learning over the following 18 months. This information is compared with the AISA School Priorities for Professional Learning Survey, sent to the PL Coordinators in schools in in October of each year. Together, these needs assessment tools give direction to the AISA PL Programme for the coming year.

The AISA Professional Learning Design Team (PLDT), formed of professional learning leaders across AISA member schools, drives the development our professional learning programme. Informed by current research and understanding of best practices, the PLDT works to ensure that AISA's professional learning programme for  educators is needs-based, challenging and differentiated.

The core purposes of the PLDT are:

  • Identify professional learning needs of teachers, school leaders and co-professionals; recognising that all those working in schools contribute to school effectiveness and school improvement
  • Create and promote a varied professional learning programme including face-to-face, online and blended learning options to suit the schedules of busy educators
  • Offer differentiated learning to suit the level of prior experience and expertise of teachers
  • Organise highly focused learning in our Professional Learning Institutes (PLIs) as well as opportunities to explore new ideas and practices at the annual AISA Conference
  • Ensure AISA teachers have access to the best professional learning in the world and can contribute to emerging educational ideas and good practices
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality and outcomes of the AISA PL Programme in terms of professional growth and impact on students’ learning.
The AISA Professional Learning Advisory, formed of Heads of School in our region, focuses specifically on the PL needs of those in leadership roles. This group recognises the needs of leaders is diverse and specialised and includes a focus on diversity in leadership teams and fostering the next generation of leaders.

Both the Professional Learning Design Team and the Professional Learning Advisory are keen to hear suggestions from AISA member-schools about how to expand and further improve the professional learning experiences we off. Suggestions should be sent to Graham Watts, AISA Director of Professional Learning.

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