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The Adaptive Schools Foundation and Advanced Seminars present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.
KEY AUDIENCE: Anyone who facilitates groups or wants to help teams become more collaborative.
The Adaptive Schools Foundation and Advanced Seminars present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society.
The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement.
Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.
Learners attending this institute can expect to:
Doreen considers herself to be extremely fortunate because she has been mentored by Art Costa, Bena Kallick, Bob Garmston, and Michael Dolcemascolo. Doreen holds memberships in ASCD, NCTE, NYSSDC and other professional organizations.
Early-Bird Date: 29th September 2018
Cancellation Date: 28th October 2018
The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Visa and Health
Refer 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 6000
Accommodation Rate (Bed & Breakfast)
To make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at email@example.com with your check in/out details.
To arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your itinerary details. Marco can also be reached at +27 827715885
Hotel – School Transport
The 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.
The mission of Cognitive CoachingSM is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction.
KEY AUDIENCE: Heads of School, Directors, Heads of Departments, Teachers
Cognitive CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes. In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to:
Doreen Merola is a consultant, Co-Director of Thinking Collaborative, and Training Associate. Doreen was an English teacher for over 35 years and she taught everything from academic intervention to advanced placement. She has a B.S. from State University of New York at Oswego in English/secondary education, did graduate work in diagnostic and prescriptive reading, and received an M.S. in English Education Advanced Study from Syracuse University. As the ELA Content Specialist for the Solvay Union Free School District – a teacher leadership role – she was in charge of curriculum, assessment, data analysis, professional development, facilitation, mentoring, and AIS for grades 4 through 12. Doreen is a national Training Associate for Cognitive Coaching℠, Adaptive Schools, and Habits of Mind and also provides professional development in curriculum writing and unit design.
Early-Bird Date: 19th November 2018
Cancellation Date: 18th December 2018
The American International School of Lusaka (AISL)
487 A/F/3 Leopards Hill Road,
Refer to the Zambia VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.
Protea Hotel by Marriott
Single Occupancy Rate: US$ 120
Physical Address: Arcades Shopping Complex, Lusaka, Zambia
Telephone No: +260 21 1254664
To make your booking at the Protea Hotel Lusaka, contact the hotel's reservations office directly and reference the host school - American International School of Lusaka to access the discounted rates.
If you require airport transfers, request the services from the hotel while making your accommodation reservation.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Protea Hotel, Lusaka in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
The Educators as Change Makers Professional Learning Institute (PLI) aims at various topics that are top of mind in the educational sphere at the moment. This includes the merging of virtual and physical environments, how to become a more inclusive school, promoting global citizenship and open mindedness in your school community, as well as becoming more active members of society in your host country. The value of this PLI is to not only share and gain knowledge from others, but also to be able to take back practical ways to implement at school.
KEY AUDIENCE: Primary and Secondary School Teachers
Natasha Haque is currently the IBMYP coordinator at Dar es Salaam International Academy. She qualified as a Humanities teacher in the UK in 2000 and has spent the last 18 years teaching in Tanzania, the UAE, Bahrain and the UK across both British and IB curriculum schools. She is a passionate teacher who has completed an MEd and earned an IB Advanced Certificate in teaching and learning for research work done on Service Learning. She also holds an Msc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and BA (Hons) Geography degree from the London School of Economics. Natasha’s areas of interest include international mindedness and assessment for learning. Natasha loves travelling, reading and occasionally writing. Her perspective on education continues to evolve with her experiences as a teacher and student but also with her experiences as a parent. Natasha is mother to three lively boys aged 8, 10 and 12 from whom she learns more and more everyday.
Fawzya Hirji is the IB Primary Years coordinator at Dar es Salaam International Academy. She has been involved in education since 1997 between Canada and Tanzania and watched education transform and evolve from teacher directed to student-centered learning. With a range of experience from early childhood to elementary school in both private and public school systems, she is motivated to explore methods for effective teaching and learning practices in the field of Education.
Unoma Ashibuogwu is currently the Head of Student services in Primary at DIA. She has a B.A. in English/Arts and began her teaching career as an assistant teacher before working in finance for 10 years. She returned to teaching in 2011 and has worked in the Early Years Foundation Stage as an Art teacher and as a class teacher for grades 1 to 4 in Primary schools in Nigeria, Egypt, and Tanzania. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Montessori certificate in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education. Unoma is very patient and enjoys sharing the new knowledge she has acquired, she believes there is something new to be learned every day. Unoma is passionate about learning and Africa and would like to see the quality of education improve across the continent in the near future. Unoma enjoys singing, dancing, reading, traveling and shopping in her spare time.
Nadine Boribon is an international school teacher since 2001. She has been with DIA since 2013 with class and pedagogical leadership responsibilities. Her passion is everything linked to Education and Math is just a small fraction of that passion. Nadine is especially interested in using various strategies to engage students in in education and draw out their passion for learning.
Fazila Hameer has worked with students with diverse needs in First and Fourth grades. Her Fourth Grade classroom was very math focused, exposing her students to a range of strategies. Fazila is dedicated to making math more meaningful to students so that they make connections to the real world. The experiences in her classroom have made her even more interested to teach Math to Upper Primary.
Ismat Dewji Sheriff teaches Individuals and Societies, and Language and Literature, to Grades 6-9 at DIA. She is also the Service and Action Champion at Secondary and a Grade Leader. Ismat has a B.A. in Scientific and Philosophical approaches to the study of the Mind (SPM) from Franklin and Marshall College, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCEi) from the University of Nottingham in England, and has completed the Teaching and Learning in the IB certification from the University of Bethel in the US. Ismat worked with CARE International in Tanzania for five years advocating for equitable access to quality health services for women and children, specifically focusing on maternal and newborn health. The element that ignites change however is education and thus her move into the world of teaching when her two children joined primary school. Ismat enjoys students exploring their potential for bringing about change and believes in "small people doing big things". Passionately African, she envisions an Africa that engages with the world on its own terms. She believes this vision will only be a reality through good quality education that allows the continent the space to think and innovate.
Shwetangna Chakrabarty is the IBDP coordinator at Dar es Salaam International Academy, Tanzania. She has over 12 years of experience in teaching 3 different curricula in 3 different countries; IGCSE/IBDP/IBMYP Mathematics and IBDP Business Management. She has successfully handled multiple responsibility positions; DP coordinator and pedagogical leader, MYP personal project coordinator and CIS/NEASC accreditation coordinator. Apart from having a Degree in Education and an MBA, she is also a certified college counsellor certified by TripleA learning, UK. She loves to travel, sketches her experiences in her paintings and avidly writes blogs on LinkedIn. As the DP Coordinator, her priority is to maximise student achievement and guide them to the University of their choice. Challenges Saviona Furtado
motivate her, she has conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro, she loves deep sea diving and looks forward to such adventures in future. Presenting and sharing progressive ideas at global conferences is her passion.
Saviona Furtado fell into the world of education by chance but was quick to realize that she had a passion for it. She has been teaching for 9 years and is an advocate for learning through inquiry. She especially appreciates the philosophy that is behind the IB program as it empowers the child. She is a mother of 3 very different children, with a background in Psychology. Saviona is constantly reflecting on her teaching and parenting style.
Keiko Henke: After spending most of her early twenties travelling and studying across the globe, Keiko finally decided to go for it and get her teaching certification. Having grown up in her home country of the Netherlands as well as in Nepal and Cambodia, and having been through both the MYP and DP programs, she always knew that international teaching within the IB curriculum was where she’d feel most comfortable. After getting her qualification, Keiko worked in Shanghai as an IBDP Language B English teacher, acted as an Extended Essay supervisor and helped to lead many cultural- and sports activities in the school. She is currently teaching IB DP and MYP Language A: Language and Literature, acts as the grade 10 leader and coordinates the Personal Project at DIA. She is actively involved in many aspects of school life and especially enjoys promoting sports, literature and theatre in the school. Being part of this student-centered, inquiry approach of the IB is what keeps Keiko motivated to be the eternal IB Learner and lead the bright minds in her class every day.
Guvinder Jaswant: Although Gurvinder did not start out as a teacher, beginning his journey in the computer industry instead, he always had a passion for teaching others. In the 13 years as an IB educator, he has found the perfect outlet for his interest in computers, digital design, mathematics, and teaching. He particularly enjoys project-based learning and leading students to learn through inquiry, letting them experience for themselves the joy of discovery. He is keenly interested in the fields of technology integration in education and assessment. He is currently the assessed curriculum pedagogical leader. Gurvinder is constantly looking for ways to enhance learning and assessing through technology.
Fatema Chandoo is a teacher a 4th Grade teacher at DIA. She has a background in early childhood and adult education, has studied psychology and has a masters in Education in teaching and learning. She is motivated by positive and collaborative interactions with teachers and has a keen interest in working with students on how to improve their learning outcomes. She believes in engaging meaningfully in all facets of education.
Early-Bird Date: 26th November 2018
Cancellation Date: 25th December 2018
Dar es Salaam International Academy
8/10 Sandvik Street
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Refer to the Tanzania VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.
Hotel Name: Hotel Slipway
Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone No: +255 22 260 0893; +255 71 388 8301
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 120
To make a booking at the Hotel Slipway, send an email to Joseph at email@example.com with your arrival/departure dates.
Indicate whether you will require airport transfers which are offered by the hotel at US$ 70 per way.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Hotel Slipway in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
The Instructional Agility Professional Learning Institute (PLI) session takes participants back to the core fundamentals of classroom assessment. Rather than creating assessment events that require teachers to stop teaching in order to conduct their formative assessments, the focus will be on the more organic process of infusing assessment experiences into any activity or strategy. Specifically, participants will come to know the two, non-negotiable characteristics that make an activity a formative assessment experience as well as some practical strategies that can be used for assessment purposes.
KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers, Teacher Teams, Teacher Leaders, Coaches, Instructional Leaders
Being instructionally agile is about making seamless instructional adjustments at a moment’s notice. Learners attending this institute can expect to:
Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). He is recognized as a leader and expert in the areas of assessment for learning, sound grading practices, educational leadership, and positive behavior interventions and supports. Tom has been an educator since 1991. His teaching career began at Vancouver College in Vancouver, BC where he spent 7 years (1991-1998) as a full-time classroom teacher having taught a variety of subjects from grades 7-12. He then spent the next 11 years as a school administrator.
After spending one-year (1998-99) as the Assistant Principal for the Senior School (10-12) at Vancouver College, Tom moved to School District No. 67 in Penticton, BC (Canada) where he was a middle school (6-8) Assistant Principal for 7 years (1999-2006) and a High School (9-12) Assistant Principal for three (2006-2009). In 2009, Tom was appointed to the position of District Principal (2009-2011) where he was a member of the senior management team and was responsible for overseeing the efforts to support & build the instructional capacities of teachers & administrators throughout the district. Tom is an experienced, sought-after presenter who has delivered both keynote and workshop sessions and major conferences, as well as for schools and/or school districts, internationally.
Early-Bird Date: 26th November 2018
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 952.80
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,117.80
This institute will explore what it means to successfully manage an international school library program in Africa today. Participants and representatives from various library organizations will share their expertise and brainstorm solutions in informal sessions. You will leave the forum with plenty of exciting ideas to take back to your library that will inspire your students and staff to read and research more, deepen their creative literary and IT skills. There will also be opportunities to explore Addis Ababa.
This event is kindly sponsored by AISA member, EBSCO.
Due to this generous sponsorship this event is free for AISA member-schools.
Free places are limited to one person per phase of a school. This event is not open to non-members.
AISA is grateful to EBSCO for their partnership on this event.
KEY AUDIENCE: Librarians (EC-12) and Library Assistants
International Community School of Addis Ababa (ICS Addis)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Refer to the Ethiopia VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
Hotel Name: Hilton Addis Ababa
Physical Address: Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone No: +251 11 517 0000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 215
Hotel Name: Jupiter International Hotel
Physical Address: Tito St, Cazanchise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone No: +251 11 552 7333 / +251 11 661 6969
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100
Hotel Name: Victoria Guesthouse
Physical Address: Sarbet, Pushkin Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone No: +251 11 369 2112
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 90 - 120
To make a booking at the Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel, go to the Hilton Addis website and on the top right hand corner, click More Options. Select your reservation dates and add the special rate code D113169980 under the Corporate Account field. Click on the Check Rooms and Rates button and select your room.
Indicate whether you will require airport transfers which are offered by the hotel at US$ 12 per way.
To make a booking at the Jupiter Int. Hotel and Victoria Guesthouse, contact the venues directly and provide your arrival/departure details.
The Host School will only provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening. Transportation to ICS Addis from the other hotels will be the delegates responsibility.
Note that the Victoria Guesthouse is the closest venue to the school.
This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about writing and reading practices, relevant research and its practical applications directly from the experts, as well as get feedback on how to meet the needs of Pre-K to Grade 8 students and apply research in the critical area of effective literacy instruction. Each day will begin with a keynote followed by break out sessions based on topic and /or grade levels.
KEY AUDIENCE: PK-8 teachers, teacher teams, ELL/learning support teachers/coordinators, administrators
This institute will enable participants to discover new opportunities that lead to immediate and long range impact on improving literacy teaching and learning. Participants will experience and apply useful strategies and tools that move from simple to complex patterns of engagement and can expect to:
Kathy Collins is co-author with Matt Glover of the Heinemann title "I Am Reading". Kathy is the beloved author of Growing Readers as well as Reading for Real. She presents at conferences and works in schools all over the world to support teachers in developing high-quality, effective literacy instruction in the elementary school grades. Kathy has worked closely with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, and she was a first grade teacher in Brooklyn, New York.
Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, principal, and local superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he has led institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing. A regular presenter at national conferences, Dan is the author of Reading Projects Re-imagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking, and Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing. He lives in Harlem and Columbia County, New York.
Early-Bird Date: 17th December 2018
Cancellation Date: 15th January 2019
Visitors 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$51
All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Physical Address: Village Market, Gigiri Nairobi
Phone No: +254 (20) 725 000/ +254 732 186 000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 135
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed Only): US$ 116
Reference: International School of Kenya
Physical Address: Kinanda Road, Off ISK Back Road, Kitisuru, Nairobi.
Phone No: +254 717 533 860 | +254 712 922 098
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100 - 120
Booking: Make your reservation here
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.
Join expert voices from across the spectrum of personalized learning to gain an enhanced sense of understanding and purpose - teachers can reach all students and help everyone through a personalized learning journey.
Tim Stuart, Sasha Heckman, Jane Pollock, Matt Glover, & Chantelle Love
Early-Bird Date: 17th December 2018
School counsellors face a myriad of challenges on a daily basis as they juggle competing demands of students in crisis, child protection issues, parent and community consultation, support for teachers and implementing school wide well-being programs.
This institute will provide opportunities for counsellors to reflect on their practice, receive support through group consultations, share examples of innovative practice and learn from highly experienced practitioners within the AISA community.
James Rosow from the Truman Group, who is leading the AISA online consultation pilot programme, will also be on hand to provide support to our counsellors. He will also explore the issue of depression and anxiety, including how schools can identify and effectively treat students struggling with these disabling issues.
This institute is run in partnership with the Truman Group.
KEY AUDIENCE: School Counsellors
Chanel has a Masters in International & Community Development and is currently undertaking a Masters in Counselling. In her spare-time she tries to dedicate space for regular yoga practice and is currently studying to be a yoga teacher.
James Rosow, PhD: James is a doctoral level clinical psychologist who holds a license in New York. He currently lives in Madrid, where he is the Clinical Director for the Truman Group and runs an active private practice. He has worked both as a clinician and administrator in a variety of settings; as Clinical Director of the Truman Group he oversees a staff of more than 20 clinicians.
In his clinical practice Dr. Rosow provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, adults and couples. He relies on both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. Dr. Rosow’s previous clinical positions include Director of Clinical Training at the Brooklyn Children's Psychiatric Center and Assistant Director of the Proctor Academy Charter School.
Early-Bird Date: 11th December 2018
Cancellation Date: 9th January 2019
71 Church Road off Waiyaki Way, Westlands
Refer to the Kenya VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
Hotel Name: Amani Gardens Inn
Physical Address: 71 Church Road off Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.
Phone No: +254 723 161935
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 80
You can make your hotel reservation directly on the the Amani Gardens Inn website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also book through the transfers company, ProLog Seven by sending an email to Kevin (email@example.com) with your arrival/departure details - US$ 50 per way.
Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.
Education is changing and consequently, so should our teaching. As educators, we must create a positive, innovative learning environment which supports and empowers our students by taking an active role in their own learning. We will review the 21st century competencies, navigating various models of learning while also integrating technology (e.g. Google classroom). Our shift in instruction will support a shift in assessment practices. We will review formative assessment and descriptive feedback supporting learning goals which will guide instruction. Assessment is set at individual student needs. Teachers will be able to review their programs to design lessons supporting the 21st century learner.
KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers, Middle and Senior Leaders
The aim of this workshop is to support Educators in the empowerment of 21st century learners through an integrated approach
Participants attending this institute can expect to:
Annette Ackermann is an Educational Consultant working in the Peel District School Board in Canada supporting teachers from Kindergarten up to grade 12. She has been teaching for over 25 years, and she continues learning from her students every day. During her years as a teacher, she has taught with the Catholic Separate School Board and a private school in Oakville. More specifically, she has taught various grades from Primary up to Senior. She has taught all subject areas, combined grades, and has worked as a support staff working with ESL and Special Education students.
As a French speaker, she has also taught Core French and French Immersion. She also teaches Additional Qualification courses for teachers at both the University of Toronto and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Besides teaching she tries to remain active to find some balance in her life. In the winter, she is a ski instructor; in the summer, she runs and leads a dragon boat team. She also loves to cook, read, garden and travel. She is a proud mother of two young adult men, who both graduated from university this year.
Early-Bird Date: 24th December 2018
Cancellation Date: 22nd January 2019
Ghana International School
2nd Circular Road, Cantonments
Refer to the Ghana VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
Hotel Name: Midindi Hotel
Physical Address: 15 First Circular Road, East Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
Phone No: +233 302 770007
Standard Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 125
Executive Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 135
To make your reservation, send an email to Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Request the hotel for airport transfers if required - US$ 10 per way.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Midindi Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
This Service Learning institute is designed specifically for educators K-12 to support the implementation of authentic service learning within schools. Curriculum development using the 5 Service Learning Standards ( Investigation, Planning and Preparation, Action, Reflection and Demonstration/Communication) will be shared with the opportunity to engage in collaboration on service learning models, resources, integrated service learning units, and engaging teaching strategies to help educators successfully embed service learning at their schools. This course will also help with understanding the IBDP CAS Guidelines.
KEY AUDIENCE: All those interested in Service Learning
Deanna Milne is the CAS Coordinator at the International School of Tanganyika and works with the Servelearn organization as a consultant providing professional development workshops, coaching and resources for the implementation and integration of service learning into a school’s curricular and/or co-curricular program.
Early-Bird Date: 14th January 2019
Cancellation Date: 12th February 2019
International School of Tanganyika
Haile Selassie Road
Hotel Name: Best Western Coral Beach
Physical Address: Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam 2585, Tanzania
Phone No: +255 784 260 192
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$165
To make a booking at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, send an email to Nyangeta at email@example.com with your arrival/departure dates.
Indicate whether you will require airport transfers which are offered by the hotel at US$ 40 per way.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
The role of the human resources professional is to ensure that the workplace and the individuals that are employed there are safe, engaged and are managed in a way that is legal and serves to motivate top performance. To do this, HR professionals benefit from continuing education, access to best practices in recruiting, legal compliance, communication, technology and employee relations. This workshop is designed to provide vital communication and people management skills, as well as create a forum for HR professionals within American International Schools in Africa to network to find solutions to common problems and legal challenges that they face in their school environment. It is designed to be informative and fun.
KEY AUDIENCE: HR Mangers
The aim of the Human Resource Management Conference is to provide a forum for HR professionals at American International Schools in Africa to learn people development topics related to helping to manage school staff and to create a forum for peers to learn from one-another and to find common solutions to common challenges.
A frequent public speaker who is quoted often in national and industry press, Claudia is a regular contributor to numerous print and electronic publications on the topic of human resources. Her professional passion is in employee engagement, team development and workplace communications. Claudia is also the author of Transforming Teams – Tips for Improving Collaboration and Building Trust, a “#1 Hot New Release” on Amazon.com.
Claudia holds an undergraduate degree in employee benefits and labor relations from The American University and a master’s degree in business and public administration from The George Washington University, and numerous HR and behavioral science certifications.
Cancellation Date: 12th February 2019
Past UNEP. Off Magnolia Close
The Trademark Hotel
Physical Address: Village Market, Gigiri Nairobi
Phone No: +254 (20) 725 000/ +254 732 186 000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 136
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 156
The aim of this institute is to expand instructional practices for high challenge and high support in order to foster student learning of both language and disciplinary content.
KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Coaches, Instructional Leaders
NOTE: A minimum of 20 participants are required for this event to proceed. AISA strongly advises not to purchase flights until the event has been confirmed.
Early-Bird Date: 5th February 2019
Cancellation Date: 6th March 2019
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a research-based instructional approach that allows teachers to incorporate authentic learning experiences that provide students agency and complexity in their learning. PBL allows teachers within a discipline and across discipline to design learning experiences where students connect conceptual understandings. Using PBL, teachers are able to offer students a wide degree of voice and choice while ensuring that students master essential disciplinary content and skills. This training targets teachers from Grade 4 through Grade 12 and will focus on classroom-based strategies that empower learners to inquire and master essential content.
KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum Coordinator
The aim of this workshop is to grow teachers' ability to develop disciplinary and trans-disciplinary Project Based Learning units that are authentic and rigorous.
Michael McDowell, Ed.D. is a national presenter, speaking on instruction, learning, leadership and innovation. He has provided professional development services to large school districts, State Departments of Education, and higher education. In addition, he was a former National Faculty member for the Buck Institute of Education and a key thought leader in the inception of their leadership work in scaling innovation in instructional methodologies. His expertise in design and implementation is complimented by his scholarly approach to leadership, learning, and instruction. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Redlands and an Ed.D. from the University of La Verne. He received departmental honors for his work in Environmental Science and was awarded the Tom Fine Creative Leadership Award for his doctoral work at the University of La Verne. He has also completed certification programs through Harvard University, the California Association of School Business Officials, the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, and Cognition Education. He holds both a California single subject teaching credential and an administrative credential. Dr. McDowell currently serves as the Superintendent of the Ross School District.
Most recently, he served as the Associate Superintendent of Instructional and Personnel Services at the Tamalpais Union High School District. During his tenure, the Tamalpais Union High School District was recognized by the Marzano Research Laboratories as one of the top highly reliable organizations in the United States, and schools within the district received recognitions by the US News and World Report, and honored with California Distinguished Schools accolades.
Prior to his role as a central office administrator, Dr. McDowell served as the Principal of North Tahoe High School, a California Distinguished School. Prior to administration, Dr. McDowell was a leadership and instructional coach for the New Tech Network supporting educators in designing, implementing, and enhancing innovative schools across the country.
Before engaging in the nonprofit sector, Dr. McDowell created and implemented an environmental science and biology program at Napa New Technology High School, infusing 1:1 technology, innovative teaching and assessment, and leveraging student voice in the classroom. Additionally, Dr. McDowell, taught middle school math and science in Pacifica, CA.
Early-Bird Date: 11th February 2019
Cancellation Date: 12th March 2019
The American International School of Mozambique (AISM)
Rua do Rio Raraga,
Refer to the Mozambique VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
Hotel Name: EasyStay Maputo
Physical Address: 151 Avenida Da Marginal, Maputo, Mozambique
Phone No: +258 20 607030
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$110
Promo Code: To be advised
To make your reservation, please use the link above to book directly with the hotel and reference the Promo Code. Payment will be due on check-in.
Request the hotel for airport transfers if required.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the StayEasy Maputo in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
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