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SUMMARYThe Governance as Leadership (GaL) Professional Learning Institute sessions are designed to build school teams with differing levels of experience, introducing newcomers to the triple helix of governance: fiduciary, strategic, and generative.
KEY AUDIENCE: Head of School, Director, Superintendent, Board Members, Governors, and Trustees.
Our second annual GaL Training Institute is being built directly from feedback from over 450 delegates who have attended sessions at UNIS Hanoi and last year at AISJ. We strongly encourage schools to attend in teams including Heads of School, Directors, Superintendents, Board Members, Governors, and Trustees. We will also host a luncheon on Friday afternoon for Board Chairs. This will a job-alike session facilitated by Chip.
Cancellation Date: 31st July 2019
Dr. Bill Ryan teaches in executive education program at the Kennedy School, where he focuses on governance and accountability in the nonprofit sector. His course Mobilizing Your Nonprofit Board was among the School’s first online offerings, and has attracted nonprofit leaders from over 60 countries and every segment of the nonprofit sector. He also teaches in a number of other executive education programs for nonprofit leaders, as well as in programs for leaders in higher education at the Graduate School of Education. Previously, he was for 10 years a principal and research fellow at the Hauser Center for Civil Society, where he led or participated in projects focused on several aspects of governance and accountability, authoring articles in Harvard Business Review, Nonprofit Quarterly, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. His 2005 book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (John Wiley and Sons) has helped transform the way nonprofit institutions approach governance.originally from the U.S., Chip has been an educator at the Elementary/Primary, Middle and High School levels in addition to the university undergraduate and graduate levels in 8 different countries mostly in international schools. He continues to be interested, among other things, in best practice in international school governance, head of school growth and development, and the opportunities and challenges of being in the same school with your own children. Currently on a "gap" year from his 40+ years of full time work, Chip sees himself first and foremost as a learner who likes to listen to and share ideas.
Dr. Chip Barder, originally from the U.S., has been an educator at the Elementary/Primary, Middle and High School levels in addition to the university undergraduate and graduate levels in 8 different countries mostly in international schools. He continues to be interested, among other things, in best practice in international school governance, head of school growth and development, and the opportunities and challenges of being in the same school with your own children. Currently on a "gap" year from his 40+ years of full time work, Chip sees himself first and foremost as a learner who likes to listen to and share ideas.
The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)Knopjeslaagte, Midrand,Johannesburg, South Africa.
Visa and HealthRefer to the South Africa VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.
Hotel Name: City Lodge Hotel
Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.Phone No: +27 11 244 6000Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 981.03
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,151.03
Booking ProcessTo make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your check in/out details.
Airport TransfersTo arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport (email@example.com) with your itinerary details. Marco can also be reached at +27 827715885
Hotel – School TransportThe Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the City Lodge Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
This institute will focus on two main areas: Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics and Advanced Placement Human Geography.
KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers of AP Government, Politics and Human Geography.
This two day Institute is a great way to refresh subject knowledge and understanding in the company of other subject specialists. With new AP resources and processes coming online for the school year 2019-20, this is a fast and effective way of synthesising what is new and what remains in time to implement any changes. The facilitators are trained College Board experts who are teaching the subject and preparing students for the AP qualification themselves so have many nuts and bolts strategies for the effective teaching of AP for your school.
Dan Hoppe has been teaching AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP Comparative Government since 2008. He has been a social studies teacher in the Stevens Point (WI) school district since 2002 where he also teaches AP U.S. History. Dan has been a test reader and written test questions for the AP Comparative Government exam and is a College Board national consultant for both AP Government courses, presenting workshops to teachers across the nation since 2014. He has also presented workshops on the use of technology within the social studies classroom at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies annual conference and for education majors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dan was awarded the Coca-Cola Distinguished Educator Award in 2015. He is also an active leader within his school, serving as the student senate advisor and as a track coach.
John Trites has been closely involved with the AP Human geography course since its inception. He was on the original Test Development Committee for 7 years and he has been involved with every examination Reading. At the readings, John has acted as a Reader, Table Leader, and as a Question Leader. He enjoys working with both new and experienced APHG teachers and has conducted numerous weekend and week-long workshops throughout the both the United States and Canada. John taught high school Geography in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia for 33 years. In addition to teaching the APHG course to students in a regular classroom setting, he also taught the course on-line to students in several schools throughout his area. He presently works with pre-service teachers at Acadia University and frequently visits pre-service teachers in other Atlantic Canadian universities.
Cancellation Date: 7th August 2019
VenueInternational School of Kigali - Rwanda (ISKR)KG 517 StreetKigali, Rwanda
Visa and HealthRefer to the Rwanda VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
AccommodationHotel Name : Gorillas Golf HotelSingle occupancy rate per night - $130Double occupy rates per night - $150
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the code ISKR for a discounted rate.You can request the hotel for airport transfers if required - $30
Hotel – School TransportThe Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the designated Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
SUMMARYThe Impact Teams model combines some of the best innovations from the last decade to ensure a focus on changing the learning lives of students. Maximizing impact involves teachers learning from students about their impact--and this is the heart of formative evaluation, which in turn is the substance of collaborative inquiry among teacher teams.
KEY AUDIENCE: Coaches, Coordinators, Teacher-Leaders
The aim of this institute is to:
Cancellation Date: 9th August 2019
Dr. Paul Bloomberg is the founder and Chief Learning Officer for The Core Collaborative, a learning network that specializes in student-centered approaches to learning. Paul is the co-author of the best-selling book, Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy, published by Corwin Press. He is also a national Author Consultant for Corwin Professional Learning and is a North American Visible Learning consultant for John Hattie. In addition, Paul serves on the advisory board for Spiire, a network made up of individuals, coaches and thought leaders committed to growing the potential of LGBTQI community. Prior to founding The Core Collaborative, he was the former director of TIDES (Transformative Inquiry Design for Effective Schools & Systems), a nonprofit in San Diego focusing on inquiry-based learning. Paul is a former principal and instructional leader and has directly supported multiple, successful school turn-around and school innovation efforts nationally. Paul also served as a Distinguished Professional Development Associate for the Leadership & Learning Center, founded by Douglas Reeves. Paul’s passion is partnering with professional learning teams and systems in an effort to empower ALL students to take ownership of their learning. He is deeply committed to enhancing student success and believes that we all share in the responsibility for equity and diversity.
Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.Phone No: +27 11 244 6000Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,581.68
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 2,033.47
SUMMARYAs colleagues explore their beliefs, diverse perspectives and cultures, skillful facilitating among adults is necessary to expand your own capacity and the capacity of those around yourself. As a result, this institute will also be highlighting facilitative skills. Given all of the moving parts in any human system, conflict is an expected part of the process of learning and growing.
KEY AUDIENCE: Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Support Staff leaders
This institute identifies the structures necessary for challenging the isolating silos that exist in schools, departments and offices as they inhibit adult growth. Strong collaboration structures and skills become the process necessary for organizations, teams and meetings to be high functioning ones. The institute also uncovers the components of organizational complexity, and the skillset to live in ambiguity. You will identify and practice skills to understand your colleagues’ perspectives while withholding judgment, and embrace a process of group development on a continuum which constantly evolves and transforms.
Early-bird Deadline: 21st July 2019
Cancellation Date: 19th August 2019
FACILITATORSDr. Fran Prolman is the founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative, Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results. Fran brings 30 years of experience providing multifaceted work with organizations and school systems throughout the United States and the world. She was a member of the first Understanding by Design trainer cadre for ASCD designing curriculum training throughout the United States, a faculty member for ASCD and a senior consultant at Research for Better Teaching training trainers and educating thousands of administrators and teachers in effective learning practice. Fran focuses on building human capacity through a variety of avenues. She facilitates leadership retreats for teachers, administrators, school boards and executives; delivers organization-wide keynote speeches and workshops, coaches to build highly functional teams; assists organizations and teams in the appropriate use of data, designs professional growth and evaluation systems and brings insight to the change process.
The International School of KenyaKirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, KitusuruNairobi, Kenya
Visa and HealthVisitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Exempt countries include all those travelling with a passport from an East African Country. For other exempt countries see the new Kenyan Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.
A visa MUST be obtained prior to travel. Visa cost US$51
All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Physical Address: Village Market, Gigiri NairobiPhone No: +254 (20) 725 000/ +254 732 186 000Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 135Single Occupancy Rate (Bed Only): US$ 116Booking: email@example.com
Reference: International School of Kenya
Physical Address: Kinanda Road, Off ISK Back Road, Kitisuru, Nairobi.Phone No: +254 717 533 860 | +254 712 922 098Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100 - 120Booking: Make your reservation here
Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Trademark Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening. Hob House is a few minutes' walk to ISK and you can also get a taxi to drop you off.
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