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    • 14 October 2019
    • 08:00
    • 15 October 2019
    • 16:00
    • American School of Antananarivo

    SUMMARY
    This workshop is designed to assist educators in making the shift from a content-based to a conceptual curriculum. As the title suggests, the aim is to take the complexity out of concepts in learning by providing practical frameworks, strategies and ideas for teachers that can be implemented in any educational setting. 

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    KEY AUDIENCETeachers, Teacher Teams, Teacher Leaders, Coaches, Instructional Leaders

    When curriculum content is shifted into a conceptual framework, facts and skills are seen as layers within a more conceptually driven context. Units are developed and analyzed to ensure they are significant, compelling and intriguing for students; therefore, students are involved in learning that has purpose and engages their curiosity. Research indicates that one of the benefits of learning through concepts is that "organizing information into a conceptual framework allows for greater transfer; that is, it allows the student to apply what was learned in new situations and to learn related information more quickly" (Bransford, Brown & Cocking 2000, How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school, p.17). 

    As a result of attending this institute, participants can expect to:

    • Develop, review and write units of learning to focus on concepts, and to engender agency, action and/or creativity.
    • Use a Backwards by Design approach to planning a unit of learning.
    • Explore and develop rubrics where the focus is on evidence of understanding.
    • Plan in order to open up opportunities for student-led inquiry.

    REGISTRATION FEES

     Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
     Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
     Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

    Early-bird Deadline: 15th August 2019
    Cancellation Date: 13th September 2019

    FACILITATORS
    Tania Lattanzio is an experienced international educator and Director of Innovative Global Education. Previously she was a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate, she is now Director of Innovative Global Education. In her role as Director she works as an education consultant extensively in Asia Pacific and other parts of the world. This role involves developing and conducting professional development for teachers and leadership, modeling pedagogy in classrooms, developing and designing curriculum for schools and working intensively with teaching teams, through mentoring and coaching, to improve planning, teaching and assessment.

    A passionate educator Tania works closely with educational institutions to specifically meet their needs in supporting school reform, making significant shifts in pedagogy and curriculum in both local and international settings. Tania has co written a book ‘Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts” available through Hawker Brownlow Publishers 
    M Ed (Curriculum and Administration), Grad Dip (Librarianship), Dip Ed 

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    LOGISTICS

    Venue
    American School of Antananarivo 
    Lotissement Le Park Alarobia
    Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Visa and Health
    Visitors to Madagascar require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. For more information on Madagascar's visa policy and application process, please Click Here.

    All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

    Accommodation

    IBIS Antananarivo Ankorondrano Hotel


    Physical Address: Route des hydrocarbures, Antananarivo, Madagascar 
    Phone No: +261 322 355 555
    Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): Euro 78 (Approx. US$ 88)

    Booking: To make your hotel reservation at the Ibis hotel, contact Fara Rakotondrabe via email at H6857-SL1@accor.com with the reference AISA Conference 2019/ASA or via telephone at +261 344 405 010.
    You can also request for airport transfer services as you make your reservation.

    Hotel – School Transport
    The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Ibis Antananarivo Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

    • 17 October 2019
    • 08:30
    • 18 October 2019
    • 16:00
    • International School of Kenya

    SUMMARY
    This literacy institute will guide participants as they explore the complexities of building a strong balanced literacy program, highlighting the essential components of reading and writing workshop. They will discover the power of using a workshop model to engage learners in the joy of reading deeply and writing passionately.

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    KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers, Teacher Teams, Teacher Leaders, Coaches, Instructional Leaders


    This institute is focused on:

    • Developing and sustaining balanced literacy practices in international schools.
    • Developing an understanding of the essential components of a balanced literacy program.
    • Developing an understanding of the underlying principles of reading and writing workshop and how they support student engagement and achievement.
    • Learning practical strategies to meet the unique needs of a diverse community of learners.
    • Designing a plan to apply new learning to learners own unique school/classroom setting.

    REGISTRATION FEES

     Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
     Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
     Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

    Early-bird Deadline: 18th August 2019

    Cancellation Date: 16th September 2019

    FACILITATORS

    Amber Birch Trujillo is a teacher, learning coach, and consultant who is passionate about putting young learners at the heart of education. She has extensive experience embracing the principles of Reading and Writing Workshop philosophy and applying these principles to the unique and varied contexts within international schools. Amber has led teachers in the writing of beliefs based and standards aligned units of study and the development of reading, writing and language rubrics and continuums. She has a deep understanding of the complexities of working within diverse linguistic and dual-language settings and has experience helping schools develop workshop practices within host country literacy programs. Amber currently works as a student-centered learning coach at the International School Nido de Aguilas.

    Colleen Ackford has worked as an IB classroom teacher, curriculum developer, reading specialist, literacy intervention teacher and learning coach in Canada, Japan, Thailand, and Australia. Colleen has extensive experience working alongside teachers to establish inquiry-rich reading and writing workshops in which learners take ownership of their reading and writing lives, express curiosity, and grow their thinking with peers. Colleen has guided teaching teams with developing standards-aligned units of study, progressions of learning, and authentic assessment. She is passionate about student-centered coaching, and has experience with building and developing a coaching program and supporting individual coaches as they grow their practice. Currently, Colleen is a Learning Coach at Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. 


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    LOGISTICS

    Venue

    The International School of Kenya
    Kirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, Kitusuru
    Nairobi, Kenya 

    Visa and Health
    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.

    Accommodation

    Trademark Hotel


    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
    Bookingreservations@trademark-hotel.com

    Reference: International School of Kenya

    Hob House


    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

    Airport Transfers

    • Send the Trademark Hotel your arrival/departure details to arrange for your transfers - Approximately US$ 60 per way.
    • Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.
    • Registered taxis are also available at the airport.

    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.

    • 15 November 2019
    • 15:00
    • 17 November 2019
    • 12:00
    • American International School of Johannesburg

    SUMMARY
    The Learning to Lead workshop looks at the various aspects of leadership alongside what it means ‘to lead’. During these sessions we examine the traits, skills and styles of leadership and consider the impact of organizational culture and teaming. We then put our learning to the test through the discussion of a variety of leadership scenarios and studies. 

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    KEY AUDIENCE: Current Middle and Senior Leaders and those aspiring to a leadership position.


    This workshop is designed for those who are aspiring leaders, leaders who wish to ‘hone their skills’ or simply those who wish to know a little more about the various specifics of leadership regardless of their current position or any future aspirations.
    By participating in this institute, you will:

    • Understand the essential elements of leadership, identifying your own style, traits, and skills.
    • Recognize the differences between mentoring, coaching and leading and their interplay.
    • Develop an understanding of organizational culture and leading teams.
    • Recognize the differences between being a leader, and being a ‘boss’.

    REGISTRATION FEES

     Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
     Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
     Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460   US$ 460

    Early-Bird Rate: 16th September 2019

    Cancellation Date: 15th October 2019

    FACILITATORS
    Dr. Andy Page-Smith is currently the Director at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ), having previously been a school Director in Hong Kong, and Kuwait. After beginning his teaching career in Australia, he moved into the international school scene over 20 years ago, and has worked in Vietnam, Kuwait, Qatar and Hong Kong before moving to South Africa. Andy has become well known in the international sphere, regularly leads board training and strategic planning sessions, and has presented in the NESA, EARCOS and AISA regions on a broad range of topics – Service Learning, Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Coaching and Mentoring to name a few. He serves on the board of the Academy of International School Heads, and has previously worked as an adjunct professor with Lehigh University in the USA.

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    LOGISTICS

    Venue

    The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)
    Knopjeslaagte, Midrand,
    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Visa and Health
    Refer to the South Africa VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.

    Accommodation


    Hotel Name: City Lodge Hotel

    Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.
    Phone No: +27 11 244 6000
    Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,581.68
    Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 2,033.47

    Booking Process
    To make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at clfourways.resv@clhg.com with your check in/out details.

    Airport Transfers
    To arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport (avalatransport@live.com) 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.

    • 10 January 2020
    • 08:30
    • 11 January 2020
    • 16:00
    • Al-Rayan International School

    SUMMARY
    The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification aimed at ambitious educators, coaches, and school leaders, who are ready to step up to the challenge of taking their professional practice around the use of education technology to the next level.

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    KEY AUDIENCE: Blended Learning Coordinators, IT Directors and Coaches, Educators interested in effective integration of IT into teaching and learning


    The intent of this institute is to:

    • Prepare participants to rethink and redesign learning activities with technology so as to engage students in real-world authentic and active learning.
    • Engage in face-to-face learning, complete online modules and submit a portfolio of accomplishment in this field within six months of the start date.

    REGISTRATION FEES
    US$ 1,150 (Inclusive of two-day workshop with lunch, five weeks online instruction and portfolio review)

    Group of Three or more: US$1,100 (per person)
    Group of Five or More: US$1,050 (per person)

    Note: A 4% registration fee will be added to each registration.
    A registration from the same school made at a later date will be charged at the normal rate and will not receive the group discount rate.

    Contact Graham Watts (gwatts@aisa.or.ke) for special pricing for membership category A and AA AISA schools.

    FACILITATORS
    Alison Forrow has a history of 12 years in the classroom before moving in to her present role as Digital Literacy Coach at United World College of South East Asia – Dover Campus. Teaching in the UK, Turkey, Indonesia and now in Singapore has added to her background and given her experience of a variety of grade levels in the Primary School. She is passionate about teaching and learning and helping those she works with to be their very best.

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    LOGISTICS

    Venue
    Al-Rayan International School
    Boundary Road
    Accra, Ghana 


    Visa and Health
    Visitors to Ghana require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Click Here to find out about Ghana's Visa Requirements. You can also refer to your local Ghana Consulate for more information.

    All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.


    • 23 January 2020
    • 08:00
    • 24 January 2020
    • 16:00
    • International School of Dakar

    SUMMARY
    Design thinking is a framework that provides an innovative approach to creative real-world problem solving. The process of design thinking provides individuals the structure to facilitate collaboration while innovatively solving contemporary issues. If you have heard of design thinking and are interested in learning more about the process, this is the workshop for you. 

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    KEY AUDIENCE: All those interested in design thinking.


    The five stages in the design thinking process are empathy, define, ideate, prototype, and testing which work well collectively. This session is appropriate for K-12 educators and anyone interested in learning about and participating in design thinking challenges.
    The session will provide opportunities for attendees to tackle and solve real-world problems while analyzing and discussing how this process can be effectively implemented in and out of the classroom.
     

    As a result of attending this institute, you will expect to:

    • Develop a deep and strong understanding of the design thinking framework
    • Develop knowledge on how to successfully run a design thinking cycle
    • Learn strategies to implement design thinking into curriculum and beyond

      REGISTRATION FEES

       Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
       Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
       Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

      Early-bird Deadline: 24th November 2019

      Cancellation Date: 23rd December 2019

      FACILITATOR
      Nneka Johnson is the Director of Innovation at the International School of Dakar. The 2018 - 2019 school year was her first year at ISD. Prior to ISD, Dr Johnson worked for thirteen years as the lead instructional technology specialist at Woodward Academy, the largest independent school in the continental United States. Also, during that time for six months, she worked for a private school in Sydney, Australia as the Deputy Director for Innovation.

      Nneka holds a BA in Sociology from Queens College in New York City, an MS in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University in Atlanta. Her doctoral dissertation centres on the fact that a specified curriculum can change social media usage in adolescents. She is formally trained in Design Thinking framework at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.

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      LOGISTICS

      Venue
      International School of Dakar
      BP 5136, 10700 Dakar Fann,
      Senegal.

      Visa and Health
      Visit your nearest Senegalese Consulate to find out about the country's entry requirements and apply for your visa if required.

      Accommodation
      Radisson Blu, Dakar
      Physical Address: Route de la Corniche Ouest Fann Residence, Dakar, Senegal
      Phone No: +221 (33) 8693333
      Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): TBA
      Booking Process: Book directly via the hotel website
      Airport Transfers: TBA


      Hotel – School Transport
      The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Radisson Blu, Dakar in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

      • 24 January 2020
      • 08:30
      • 25 January 2020
      • 16:00
      • International School of Kenya

      SUMMARY
      In this institute, participants will get an in-depth look at what it takes to deepen connections between students and staff and across the school community. This will provide a deep dive into social and emotional learning. 

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      KEY AUDIENCE: MS/HS Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Advisory Program Coordinators


      The intent of this institute is to increase teacher’s confidence, skill and expertise around building relationships with students, managing emotional issues that arise, and supporting each other.

      As a result of attending this institute, you expect to:

      • Understand theory of relationships.
      • Recogizing one's own strengths and challenges and learning to recognize the same in students.
      • Learn how to use coaching skills in social-emotional learning (e.g. advisory programs, co-curricular programs, etc.).
      • Get to know your school community and what that means for relationships with students.

      REGISTRATION FEES

       Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
       Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
       Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

      Early-bird Deadline: 25th November 2019

      Cancellation Date: 24th December 2019

      FACILITATORS
      Kate Weiler's educational journey started by supporting students to mobilise social action projects. She has supported teachers to champion citizenship and self esteem, coached high school students with Yes Futures and spent the past three years establishing a preventative mental health service where she trained teachers and youth workers and led targeted interventions in schools. She now works as a trainer and consultant for Young Minds and Project Wayfinder.

      Dr. Jo Taylor is a chartered educational psychologist, registered with the HCPC. He works with children, families, staff and senior leaders in East London. His work influenced by an ecological approach, meaning that he likes to ensure interventions are effective at multiple levels around an individual or organisation. In addition, he taught Psychology, Citizenship and Sociology at secondary level and has designed and delivered a module on the Leading Change course at the University of Cambridge. 

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      LOGISTICS

      Venue

      The International School of Kenya
      Kirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, Kitusuru
      Nairobi, Kenya 

      Visa and Health
      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.

      Accommodation

      Trademark Hotel


      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
      Bookingreservations@trademark-hotel.com

      Reference: International School of Kenya

      Hob House


      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

      Airport Transfers

      • Send the Trademark Hotel your arrival/departure details to arrange for your transfers - Approximately US$ 60 per way.
      • Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.
      • Registered taxis are also available at the airport.

      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.

      • 07 February 2020
      • 08:00
      • 08 February 2020
      • 16:00
      • International School of Tanganyika

      SUMMARY
      The IMPACT Marketing Action Plan provides a step-by-step process of identifying your market position, fine-tuning who the school is best suited to serve, and then engaging the school community to curate and communicate stories that demonstrate this value in a personalized way to prospective families or other suitable audience. 

      REGISTER HERE

      KEY AUDIENCE: Heads of School, Marketing, Communications, and Admissions professionals.


      With dramatic shifts in international education, schools can no longer rely on being one of only two or three options for families. With the growing number of schools, frequently armed with savvy and robust in-house or headquarter-based digital marketing teams, it’s increasingly challenging to be clear about your identity, communicate that differentiation to families in a compelling way, and stand-out among all the digital messages people are inundated with on a daily basis.

      The workshop starts by considering schoolwide objectives, creating a relevant department specific strategy, and then further breaking down systems and tactics (social media, blogging, PR, videos, digital ads, website content, etc.) to create awareness/ reputation/ marketing/ recruitment/ advancement campaigns to collaboratively achieve objectives and measure results.

      As a participant of this institute, you will have an outline of a marketing strategy to bring back to your school team, connecting marketing and communications efforts to admissions results: including how to express the school value in a personalized way using blogs, social media, email, video and other digital means.

        REGISTRATION FEES

         Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
         Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
         Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

        Early-bird Deadline: 9th December 2019

        Cancellation Date: 7th January 2020

        FACILITATOR
        Deborah Janz-Kriger is a leading international branding and marketing expert and speaker. She is recognized for delivering profound results for her clients, utilizing an intelligent blend of creative, engaging and disruptive solutions. As a speaker, Deborah has inspired, entertained and empowered audiences with her unique ability to demystify the power of branding and help her client’s gain position at the leading edge of integrating best-of-breed brand building and story-telling with the latest and most relevant technology tools. Deborah speaks on building awareness and developing relationships through digital media and helps clients and audiences alike meaningfully navigate the complexities and nuances of a rapidly shifting and noisy marketplace in order to attract ideal clients to businesses, mission appropriate families, and faculty to schools.

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        LOGISTICS

        Venue

        International School of Tanganyika
        P.O. BOX 2651
        Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

        Visa and Health
        Visitors to Tanzania 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 Tanzania Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.

        All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

        Accommodation

        Best Western Coral Beach Hotel


        Physical Address: Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
        Phone No: +255 22 260 1928 | +255 744 287 554

        Hotel Slipway


        Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaPhone No: +255 22 260 0893 | +255 71 388 8301

        DoubleTree by Hilton


        Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
        Phone No: +255 22 221 0000

        Booking Process
        You can book your accommodation and airport transfers directly with the hotels listed above, either via their websites or telephone contacts.

        Hotel – School Transport
        The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from each of the hotels listed above in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

        • 15 February 2020
        • 08:00
        • 17 February 2020
        • 16:00
        • American International School of Johannesburg

        SUMMARY
        Join expert voices from across the spectrum of impactful learning cultures to gain a renewed sense of understanding and purpose: we can reach all students and help everyone progress in their learning journey.

        REGISTER HERE

        KEY AUDIENCE: All Leaders and Educators


        Learn from leading, innovative-thinkers how schools can creating impactful learning cultures.

        By participating in this institute, you learn how to:

        • Maximize personal learning
        • Recognize and respond to student emotional needs
        • Encapsulate a modern, updated purpose of schooling
        • Assist students become better learners and more engaged.

        REGISTRATION FEES

         Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
         Early-Bird Rate  US$ 550  US$ 570  US$ 570
         Full Registration  US$ 575  US$ 595  US$ 595

        Early-Bird Rate: 17th December 2019

        Cancellation Date: 15th January 2020

        FACILITATORS
        Ewan McIntosh is the passionate and energising tour de force behind NoTosh, leading projects around the world for clients in education and industry. A highly regarded keynote speaker at events around the world, he’s also the author of How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen and regularly writes about learning on his blog edu.blogs.com.

        Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer. Will has authored six books, most recently From Master Teacher to Master Learner (2015, Solution Tree Press) and Freedom to Learn (2016, Solution Tree Press). In total, his books have sold over 150,000 copies worldwide.
        A former public-school educator of 22 years, Will is a co-founder of Modern Learner Media and co-publisher of ModernLearners.com which is a site dedicated to helping educational leaders and policy makers develop new contexts for new conversations around education. Over the past eight years, he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of educators in over a dozen countries about the merits of online learning networks for personal and professional growth. Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy and his children Tess and Tucker.

        Dr. David Gleason, founder of Developmental Empathy, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in professional clinical psychology. Dr. Gleason provides counseling and consulting services as well as neuropsychological assessments for students in public, independent and international schools.
        Dr. Gleason earned a B.A. in Psychology (1982) and an M.A. in Counseling Children & Adolescents (1987) – both from Boston College, and then a Psy.D. at William James College (1993). After several years as psychologist at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, Dr. Gleason opened his own practice in Concord, Massachusetts and joined Concord Academy as that school’s Consulting Psychologist. In addition, Dr. Gleason serves as Senior Neuropsychologist at Wediko Children’s Services in Boston, where he supervises pre and post-doctoral psychology interns and co-teaches an ongoing professional development seminar.
        Dr. Gleason has taught psychology at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels, and he presents workshops and seminars at schools, national conferences in the US, and at international conferences around the world. Most recently, Dr. Gleason has become a certified Critical Friends Group coach for National School Reform Faculty (NSRF).

        Trevor Mackenzie is an award-winning English teacher, instructional coach (focusing on inquiry and technology), and graduate student from Victoria, BC, Canada who believes that it is a magical time to be an educator.
        By increasing student agency over learning, weaving in strong pedagogy, transformative tech use, and sharing learning to a public audience, Trevor’s learners are ready to take on important roles in the 21st century.
        Trevor is the co-author of Inquiry Mindset published in 2018 and the author of Dive into Inquiry published in 2016 by Elevate Books Edu.
         

        REGISTER HERE

        LOGISTICS

        Venue

        The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)
        Knopjeslaagte, Midrand,
        Johannesburg, South Africa.

        Visa and Health
        Refer to the South Africa VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.

        Accommodation


        Hotel Name: City Lodge Hotel

        Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.
        Phone No: +27 11 244 6000
        Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,581.68
        Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 2,033.47

        Booking Process
        To make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at clfourways.resv@clhg.com with your check in/out details.

        Airport Transfers
        To arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport (avalatransport@live.com) 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.

        • 19 February 2020
        • 08:00
        • 20 February 2020
        • 15:00
        • International School of Tanganyika

        SUMMARY
        This learning institute seeks to support effective child protection policies and procedures while establishing a deeper knowledge for internal response teams for child protection.  It will continue to build a platform for collaboration across schools nationally and in the region, in support of abuse prevention and appropriate response.

        REGISTER HERE

        KEY AUDIENCE: Teams of Educators and Leaders


        The ideal target audience will comrise of school-based response teams with 2-5 participants per school and may include:

        • Senior leadership including board members,
        • Communications Directors,
        • Child Protection designate or lead, Counsellors,
        • School Nurse/Medical lead,
        • HR Manager and/or staff responsible for employment decisions,
        • School staff member responsible for higher vulnerability or situational risk groups (such as early years, boarding, special needs programs, music and sports departments).

        Participants will leave this workshop ready to work with their internal team on policy writing and implementation of child protection procedures in fulfilment of the new standards for accreditation.  Teams will develop a shared understanding of how victims respond to abuse, and how offenders cause harm to enable risk mitigation and effective policies. Teams will receive tools and resources for ongoing staff training and parent outreach.

        As a result of attending this learning institute, you can expect to:

        • Identify institutional risks and attributes of a culture of prevention
        • Identify accreditation standards for child protection and create or revise policies to support an ethos of abuse prevention
        • Understand victim and offender behaviour and prevalence of school-based abuse

            REGISTRATION FEES

             Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
             Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
             Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

            Early-bird Deadline: 21st December 2019

            Cancellation Date: 19th January 2020

            FACILITATOR
            Laurie Tasharski facilitates educator training and oversees all aspects of the ICMEC Education Portal including development, review, and creation of child protection resources for international schools and youth-serving organizations. Ms. Tasharski has worked internationally for 26 years, primarily in training and education. Prior to her work in child protection she facilitated professional development and taught in national, international, and British curriculum schools, receiving a Master of Education, First Class Honours from Trinity College, Dublin. As a contributing member of the International Task Force for Child Protection (ITFCP) she works closely with senior leaders across the international education and child protection fields and trains on a variety of child protection topics internationally.

            Chanel Worsteling has over 10 years-experience supporting child protection initiatives for local and international NGO’s. She has worked in Cambodia, the Pacific, India and Kenya overseeing projects that promote the protection and well-being of children. Currently, Chanel is AISA’s Programme Coordinator for Child Protection & Well-being, developing resources and practical tools for member schools, supporting online consultation groups for AISA school counsellors and facilitating annual face-to-face training’s for educators and counsellors. Chanel has a Masters of International and Community Development and is currently completing a Masters of Counselling.

            REGISTER HERE

            LOGISTICS

            Venue

            International School of Tanganyika
            P.O. BOX 2651
            Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

            Visa and Health
            Visitors to Tanzania 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 Tanzania Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.

            All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

            Accommodation

            Best Western Coral Beach Hotel


            Physical Address: Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
            Phone No: +255 22 260 1928 | +255 744 287 554

            Hotel Slipway


            Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaPhone No: +255 22 260 0893 | +255 71 388 8301

            DoubleTree by Hilton


            Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
            Phone No: +255 22 221 0000

            Booking Process
            You can book your accommodation and airport transfers directly with the hotels listed above, either via their websites or telephone contacts.

            Hotel – School Transport
            The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from each of the hotels listed above in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

            • 21 February 2020
            • 08:00 - 16:00
            • International School of Tanganyika

            SUMMARY
            Parents as Partners is a curriculum designed to develop skills and engage the wider school community in their shared responsibility to prevent abuse and thus develop parents as partners in child protection.

            REGISTER HERE

            KEY AUDIENCE: School Counsellors, Child Protection Team Members, Administrators


            This one day institute can be added to either the Child Protection Response Team Training or the AISA Counsellors institute.

            Schools will walk away with a ready to use curriculum with activities and tools to engage their parent community about how they can partner with schools to keep all children safe.
            This session will cover the following topics:

            • Children's rights
            • Definitions and impacts of abuse
            • Responding to disclosures
            • Understanding grooming
            • Online abuse & keeping children safe online
            • Positive parenting
            • Family resilience
            • Communications skills
            REGISTRATION FEES
             Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
             Full Registration  US$ 100  US$ 100  US$ 100

            Cancellation Date: 20th January 2020

            FACILITATOR
            Laurie Tasharski facilitates educator training and oversees all aspects of the ICMEC Education Portal including development, review, and creation of child protection resources for international schools and youth-serving organizations. Ms. Tasharski has worked internationally for 26 years, primarily in training and education. Prior to her work in child protection she facilitated professional development and taught in national, international, and British curriculum schools, receiving a Master of Education, First Class Honours from Trinity College, Dublin. As a contributing member of the International Task Force for Child Protection (ITFCP) she works closely with senior leaders across the international education and child protection fields and trains on a variety of child protection topics internationally.

            Chanel Worsteling has over 10 years-experience supporting child protection initiatives for local and international NGO’s. She has worked in Cambodia, the Pacific, India and Kenya overseeing projects that promote the protection and well-being of children. Currently, Chanel is AISA’s Programme Coordinator for Child Protection & Well-being, developing resources and practical tools for member schools, supporting online consultation groups for AISA school counsellors and facilitating annual face-to-face training’s for educators and counsellors. Chanel has a Masters of International and Community Development and is currently completing a Masters of Counselling.

            REGISTER HERE

            LOGISTICS

            Venue

            International School of Tanganyika
            P.O. BOX 2651
            Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

            Visa and Health
            Visitors to Tanzania 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 Tanzania Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.

            All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

            Accommodation

            Best Western Coral Beach Hotel


            Physical Address: Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
            Phone No: +255 22 260 1928 | +255 744 287 554

            Hotel Slipway


            Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaPhone No: +255 22 260 0893 | +255 71 388 8301

            DoubleTree by Hilton


            Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
            Phone No: +255 22 221 0000

            Booking Process
            You can book your accommodation and airport transfers directly with the hotels listed above, either via their websites or telephone contacts.

            Hotel – School Transport
            The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from each of the hotels listed above in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

            • 21 February 2020
            • 08:30
            • 22 February 2020
            • 15:00
            • Ghana International School

            SUMMARY
            The aim of this PLI is to guide participants through the multiple sources of data in our schools and show them how to pull all the data pieces together for continuous school improvement. 

            REGISTER HERE

            KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers, Middle and Senior Leaders


            How well does your school measure the work it does? Which processes and programs are—and are not—working to ensure every student is learning? 
            Not looking at our processes or the school as an entire system can keep us from being able to adjust what we are doing to get the results we desire.

            School processes define what learning organizations do to help students learn: what they teach, how they teach, and how they assess students. It is important that teachers and Administrators learn how to measure and understand whether their school’s curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback are aligned to the needs of the diverse learner. However, measuring and evaluating our entire system, programs, and processes is the logical next step to seeing the forest and the trees. Join us to learn how to use the Program Evaluation Tool to implement processes and programs with integrity and fidelity and to monitor and evaluate implementation.

            As a result of attending this learning institute, participants can expect to:

            • Analyze multiple measures of data, with staff, for continuous school improvement.
            • Analyze school processes.
            • Use the Program Evaluation Tool to implement programs, processes, and your school vision, with integrity and fidelity, to monitor implementation, and to evaluate their impact.
            • Know if what you are doing is making a difference

            FACILITATOR
            Victoria L. Bernhardt, Ph.D., has directed Education for the Future since its inception in 1991. The not-for-profit initiative has a mission to build the capacity of learning organizations at all levels to gather, analyze, and use data to continuously improve learning for every student.

            Dr. Bernhardt is known worldwide as a leading authority on data analysis for continuous school and district improvement. She is the author of over 22 highly praised books on data analysis, school improvement, Response to Intervention, and more. Each of her books shows schools and school districts how to do the work themselves. Her workshops focus on building capacity to analyze and use data effectively. Dr. Bernhardt is a Research Professor (Emeritus) in the College of Communication and Education, at California State University, Chico.

            Dr. Bernhardt’s books include RtI and CSI Response to Intervention and Continuous School Improvement, and Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement, 4th Edition, published by Routledge, as well as Measuring What We Do in Schools: How to Know If What We Are Doing Is Making a Difference, published by ASCD.

            REGISTRATION FEES

             Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
             Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
             Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

            Early-Bird Date: 23rd December 2019
            Cancellation Date: 21st January 2020

            REGISTER HERE

            LOGISTICS

            Venue
            Ghana International School
            2nd Circular Road, Cantonments
            Accra, Ghana

            Visa and Health
            Refer to the Ghana VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.

            Accommodation

            Midindi Hotel


            Physical Address: 15 First Circular Road, East Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
            Phone No: +233 302 770007
            Standard Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 95
            Executive Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 137

            Booking Process
            To make your reservation, send an email to Francis at info@midindihotel.com. The reservation includes a complementary airport transfer which you can request for if required.

            Hotel – School Transport
            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.

            • 22 February 2020
            • 08:30
            • 23 February 2020
            • 16:00
            • International School of Tanganyika

            SUMMARY
            The AISA Counsellors Institute, facilitated by the Truman Group, will focus on three main areas, all of which are designed to increase the clinical skills and sophistication in AISA counsellors, regardless of their previous training and theoretical orientation.

            REGISTER HERE

            KEY AUDIENCE: School Counsellors


            This institute will be run in partnership with the Truman Group, which provides psychological counseling to individuals and couples for a broad range of issues, including anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship issues, life transitions, and anger and stress management.

            As a result of attending this learning institute, participants can expect to:

            • Increase their clinical skills and sophistication in general and around the specific clinical themes such as response to trauma, self-harm and social isolation.
            • Learn more effective strategies to intervene with their students when they present with need.
            • Learn how to make better use of supervision and get the most from peer-to-peer interactions.

                REGISTRATION FEES

                 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
                 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
                 Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

                Early-bird Deadline: 24th December 2019

                Cancellation Date: 22nd January 2020

                FACILITATOR
                James Rosow, Ph.D. 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.

                REGISTER HERE

                LOGISTICS

                Venue

                International School of Tanganyika 

                P.O. BOX 2651

                Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

                Visa and Health
                Visitors to Tanzania 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 Tanzania Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.

                All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

                Accommodation

                Best Western Coral Beach Hotel


                Physical Address: Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
                Phone No: +255 22 260 1928 | +255 744 287 554

                Hotel Slipway


                Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaPhone No: +255 22 260 0893 | +255 71 388 8301

                DoubleTree by Hilton


                Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
                Phone No: +255 22 221 0000

                Booking Process
                You can book your accommodation and airport transfers directly with the hotels listed above, either via their websites or telephone contacts.

                Hotel – School Transport
                The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from each of the hotels listed above in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

                • 24 February 2020
                • 08:30
                • 25 February 2020
                • 16:00
                • International School of Kenya

                SUMMARY
                This two-day session will highlight formative assessment strategies, sound grading practices, assessment design, transparent criteria, and the ways assessment is an integral part of students being more self-regulatory about their learning.
                This session will be a mix of presentation, discussion, and extended working sessions. 

                REGISTER HERE

                KEY AUDIENCE: All Educators


                This institute will examine sound assessment and grading practices through the lens of 21st century learning. First, participants will come to know why assessment sits at the center of all that teachers hope students will achieve, and which assessment fundamentals remain timeless as teaching and learning modernizes.
                As well, participants will understand why and how some assessment practices need to be reworked to fit more seamlessly with a 21st century learning environment.
                Finally, participants will examine which assessment fundamentals need to be rethought given how instructional priorities have shifted.

                As a result of attending this institute, you expect to:

                • Understand the sound assessment and grading practices that remain universally relevant in a 21st century classroom.
                • Know (and begin developing) the sound assessment and grading practices that must increase in frequency or sophistication to align with 21st century classrooms.

                REGISTRATION FEES

                 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
                 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
                 Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

                Early-bird Deadline: 26th December 2019
                Cancellation Date: 24th January 2020

                FACILITATORS
                Tom Schimmer is an education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). He is recognized as a leader and expert in the areas of classroom assessment, sound grading practices, educational leadership, and RTI.

                Tom has been an educator since 1991. He spent 7 years as a full-time classroom teacher, 11 years as a school-based administrator, and 2 years working at central office where, as a member of the senior management team, he was responsible for overseeing the efforts to support & build the instructional capacities of teachers & administrators throughout the district. After 20 years working in the school system, Tom resigned from his district position.

                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. Tom has worked in Canada, the United States, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, Qatar, Bahrain, India, the U.A.E., the U.K., Russia, Singapore, and Spain. 

                REGISTER HERE

                LOGISTICS

                Venue
                The International School of Kenya
                Kirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, Kitusuru
                Nairobi, Kenya 

                Visa and Health
                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.

                Accommodation

                Trademark Hotel


                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
                Bookingreservations@trademark-hotel.com

                Reference: International School of Kenya

                Hob House


                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

                Airport Transfers

                • Send the Trademark Hotel your arrival/departure details to arrange for your transfers - Approximately US$ 60 per way.
                • Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.
                • Registered taxis are also available at the airport.

                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.

                • 04 March 2020
                • 08:00
                • 07 March 2020
                • 16:30
                • American International School of Lusaka

                SUMMARY
                The Adaptive Schools Foundation institutes 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.

                REGISTER HERE

                KEY AUDIENCE: Team leaders, Leadership Teams, Administration


                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. 

                The goal of Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the collective identity and capacity of organization members as collaborators and inquirers and leaders. As a result of attending this institute, the participants can expect to:

                • Develop an increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups
                • Gain an expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
                • Learn about ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict
                • Learn strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful

                REGISTRATION FEES

                 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
                 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 695  US$ 715  US$ 715
                 Full Registration  US$ 715  US$ 735  US$ 735

                Early-bird Deadline: 4th January 2020
                Cancellation Date: 2nd February 2020

                FACILITATORS
                Carol Brooks Simoneau, EdD, graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in elementary education. She earned a Master of Science Degree with a Reading Specialist endorsement and an Educational Administration and Leadership endorsement from Kansas State University. Carol earned a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership from Kansas State University.

                Carol has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and reading specialist with students of all ages. As a reading specialist, she modeled instructional strategies in the classroom and worked with students in intervention programs created to prevent reading failure. She has also chaired or served as a member on school improvement and accreditation teams designed to develop school community and facilitate achievement. Carol has received the Kansas State Department of Education Distinguished Educator Award. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Staff Development Council.

                Carol provides Cognitive CoachingSM and Adaptive Schools training. Carol is also a consultant for the Danielson Group and offers instruction in Framework for Teaching and Learning Focused Supervision. She is the author of A Facilitator’s Guide to On-line Professional Development: Establishing Communities of Learning and Cultures of Thinking.

                REGISTER HERE

                LOGISTICS

                Venue
                American International School of Lusaka
                487 A/F/3 Leopards Hill Road
                Lusaka, Zambia

                Visa and Health
                Visitors to Zambia require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Review the Zambian Immigration website for more information on the visa types and fees and apply for your eVisa if applicable.

                All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

                Accommodation

                Fleur De Lys


                Physical Address: Plot 2224/M Leopards Hill Road, Lusaka, Zambia.
                Phone No: +260 962 160915 | +260 978 894446
                Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100

                Booking: Send an email to Marcia marcia@fleurdelys-zambia.com and mention the name of the AISL Workshop you are attending.

                Taj Pamodzi Hotel


                Physical Address: Church Road, Lusaka, Zambia
                Phone No:  +260 211 254 455
                Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 150
                Booking: Make your reservation directly via the hotel website here

                Airport Transfers
                While making your hotel reservation, share your travel details with the hotel and ask that they make appropriate airport transfer arrangements. 

                Hotel – School Transport
                The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from either the Fleur De Lys or Taj Pamodzi hotels in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

                • 13 March 2020
                • 08:30 - 15:30
                • Brookhouse School, Runda Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

                SUMMARY
                This course is an introductory course on Child Protection and Safeguarding, tailored for those working in an international school context. It is equivalent to Level 1 training and is suitable for all school staff, irrespective of their position in the organisation, to gain a basic understanding of safeguarding children and their responsibilities.

                REGISTER HERE

                KEY AUDIENCEAll school staff


                This course for international schools will cover the following content:

                • Understanding broad definitions of child abuse and neglect;
                • Dealing appropriately with disclosures;
                • How a child’s race, culture, gender and ability inform an assessment of their needs;
                • Understanding child abuse victim and offender behavior;
                • Understanding how to respond and speak to children who have disclosed or are suspected of being abused;
                • Acting appropriately on suspicion or knowledge that a child may be at risk of suffering harm;
                • Understanding the Child Protection system and professional roles within your school and country;
                • Responsibilities in respect of FGM, Child Sexual Exploitation and Radicalisation and Extremism;
                • Statutory and policy directives within your school.

                  REGISTRATION FEES: US$ 195

                  Cancellation Date: 11th February 2020

                  FACILITATORS
                  Robin Watts
                  From September 1976 to September 2008 I worked for the Metropolitan Police. I was a career detective working in a range of arenas but mainly as a murder detective. During the last 10 years of my career I worked in the Child abuse arena, spending 5 years as a child abuse investigator in Lambeth London. Over the next 5 years, I worked as a trainer/instructor/consultant; training Police and Social Workers how to investigate child abuse from initial referral to conclusion.

                  Since my retirement from the police in 2008, I have worked as an independent trainer and consultant for numerous organisations; including police, social workers and professionals in education. I specialise in the forensic interviewing of children, the assessment of risk and the investigation of suspected abuse. I have delivered training and consulted for numerous schools, in excess of 1000 in the UK, and over 450 International Schools in over 70 countries. Internationally I deliver safeguarding training from levels 1 to 3, safer recruitment, online abuse, bespoke courses and also talks for parents and pupils around safeguarding and online safety. I assist schools and designated staff in child protection procedures, policies, and practices. I also assist schools to get ready for the inspection process. To date, all schools I have assisted have achieved ‘Outstanding’ in the graded category for safeguarding. I work for organisations such as COBIS, BSME and others. I always offer ongoing support to schools, organisations and any clients with whom I have worked.

                  As a safeguarding consultant, I have assisted numerous schools and other organisations, develop robust child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures including advising on the investigation of staff.
                   

                  REGISTER HERE

                  LOGISTICS

                  Venue
                  Brookhouse School, Runda Campus
                  Runda, Off Kiambu Road
                  Nairobi, Kenya 

                  Visa and Health
                  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.

                  Hotel and Transfers
                  Details to be provided later.

                  Hotel – School Transport
                  The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the identified accommodation venue in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

                  • 26 March 2020
                  • 08:30
                  • 28 March 2020
                  • 16:00
                  • American International School of Lusaka

                  SUMMARY
                  The AISA Librarian’s Conference, now in its fourth year, offers international school librarians from across Africa the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other. 

                  REGISTER HERE

                  KEY AUDIENCE: Librarians (EC-12) and Library Assistants


                  We aim to offer a conference pre-session with Follett on Thursday 26 March, followed by two days of librarian-led sessions along with interactive learning experiences. Participants will leave the conference with actionable ideas, a wealth of new resources, and a network of colleagues. 

                  The aim of this event is to provide an opportunity for international school librarians to connect with and learn from each other, thus raising the bar for the quality of librarianship on the continent.

                   As a result of attending this institute, the participants can expect to:

                  • Developing collaborative relationships
                  • Sharing future ready best practices
                  • Exploring new technologies to enhance curricular support

                  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 two people per school. This event is not open to non-members.
                  AISA is very grateful to EBSCO for their partnership.

                  Cancellation Date: 2nd February 2020


                  REGISTER HERE

                  LOGISTICS

                  Venue
                  American International School of Lusaka
                  487 A/F/3 Leopards Hill Road
                  Lusaka, Zambia

                  Visa and Health
                  Visitors to Zambia require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Review the Zambian Immigration website for more information on the visa types and fees and apply for your eVisa if applicable.

                  All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

                  Accommodation

                  Fleur De Lys


                  Physical Address: Plot 2224/M Leopards Hill Road, Lusaka, Zambia.
                  Phone No: +260 962 160915 | +260 978 894446
                  Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100

                  Booking: Send an email to Marcia marcia@fleurdelys-zambia.com and mention the name of the AISL Workshop you are attending.

                  Taj Pamodzi Hotel


                  Physical Address: Church Road, Lusaka, Zambia
                  Phone No:  +260 211 254 455
                  Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 150
                  Booking: Make your reservation directly via the hotel website here

                  Airport Transfers
                  While making your hotel reservation, share your travel details with the hotel and ask that they make appropriate airport transfer arrangements. 

                  Hotel – School Transport
                  The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from either the Fleur De Lys or Taj Pamodzi hotels in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

                  • 12 June 2020
                  • 08:30
                  • 13 June 2020
                  • 16:00
                  • International School of Kenya

                  SUMMARY
                  This institute will enable nurses to come together and explore their current practice with others in their field, with the intention of providing the most relevant, up to date service to their school community. The ongoing support of the other nurses in the learning community formed within the institute will ensure that nurses will feel well connected as learners.

                  REGISTER HERE

                  KEY AUDIENCESchool Nurses and Medical Workers


                  This institute seeks to provide an ongoing professional learning and team building opportunity for school nurses in the AISA community.

                  As a result of attending this institute, participants can expect to:

                  • Explore the best practice for designated issues within school nursing
                  • Learn practical techniques for improving service delivery within the Health Office
                  • Receive an update on available resources to enable nurses to remain up to date with their practice

                  REGISTRATION FEES

                   Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
                   Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
                   Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

                  Early-bird Deadline: 13th April 2020
                  Cancellation Date: 12th May 2020

                  FACILITATORS
                  Alison Smithies
                  The American School of Bombay is my third international school position and India is my third 'home country'. In my current role I manage all aspects of health provision within our school, including the supervision of 5 nurses and 2 doctors. I am general and midwifery trained in Australia, with a Bachelor of Nursing from Deakin University. After a long stint in London I have maintained my UK nursing registration. I have an MA in Leadership in International Schools from The University of Northern Iowa.

                  REGISTER HERE

                  LOGISTICS

                  Venue
                  The International School of Kenya
                  Kirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, Kitusuru
                  Nairobi, Kenya 

                  Visa and Health
                  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.

                  Accommodation

                  Trademark Hotel


                  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
                  Bookingreservations@trademark-hotel.com

                  Reference: International School of Kenya

                  Hob House


                  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

                  Airport Transfers

                  • Send the Trademark Hotel your arrival/departure details to arrange for your transfers - Approximately US$ 60 per way.
                  • Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.
                  • Registered taxis are also available at the airport.

                  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.

                Past AISA PLIs

                21 September 2019 AISA MAP Institute: Applying Reports and Informing Instruction
                20 September 2019 Service Learning 101
                19 September 2019 Transforming Schools: Leading and Learning in Complex Systems
                09 September 2019 Impact Teams and a Peer-Power Approach
                31 August 2019 Governance as Leadership Training Institute
                12 April 2019 Rigorous Project Based Learning By Design
                15 March 2019 AISA HR Managers Institute
                15 March 2019 Service Learning 101
                22 February 2019 Empowering the 21st Century Learner Through an Integrated Approach
                16 February 2019 AISA Counsellors Institute
                15 February 2019 Personalised Learning Symposium
                15 February 2019 Literacy Institute: Developing Stronger Readers & Writers
                08 February 2019 AISA Librarians' Institute
                25 January 2019 Instructional Agility
                18 January 2019 Cognitive Coaching Part 2 (Days 5-8)
                28 November 2018 Adaptive Schools
                10 November 2018 AISA Executive Assistants' Institute
                09 November 2018 Service Learning 101
                02 November 2018 Assessment: Reaffirming, Reworking, & Rethinking Assessment
                26 October 2018 Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts - A Continuation
                19 October 2018 Student Agency: Personalised Learning
                11 October 2018 Building a Learning Culture in International Schools - PLC at Work Institute
                06 October 2018 Making Math Meaningful: Modelling Activities to Support Engagement, Higher Order Thinking & Real-World Application
                05 October 2018 Co-Teaching: Classroom Partnerships to Ensure the Success of ALL Students
                22 September 2018 Using MAP Testing to Improve Student Learning & Support Continuous Improvement
                21 September 2018 School Safety & Security Institute (East and Southern Africa)
                17 September 2018 School Safety & Security Institute (West Africa)
                13 September 2018 Transforming Schools: Leading and Learning in Complex Systems
                31 August 2018 Governance as Leadership
                24 August 2018 Building a Culture of Efficacy: Leading Impact Teams
                24 August 2018 Teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) Institute
                10 July 2018 Developing Excellence for School Nurses and Medical Personnel
                19 May 2018 GDPR Institute
                13 April 2018 Service Learning 201
                16 March 2018 Taking Fitness to the Next Level
                05 March 2018 Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
                24 February 2018 Transforming Classrooms Through Blended Learning
                17 February 2018 Using Feedback Loops To Regulate and Accelerate Student Learning
                09 February 2018 Exploring the Future of Diverse Learning - 2018 Symposium
                26 January 2018 McREL's Classroom Instruction that Works
                24 January 2018 Transforming Schools

                With thanks to our member schools

                 

                American International School
                of Johannesburg

                International School of Kenya
                 
                International School of Kigali,
                Rwanda
                 
                Dar es Salaam
                International Academy

                 International Community School
                Of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
                American International School of Lagos

                Ghana International School

                Brookhouse School, Kenya



                 American International School
                of Cape Town


                 
                American International School
                of Lusaka


                Rosslyn Academy



                International School of Tanganyika
                International School of Dakar 
                 International School of Uganda

                American International School of Mozambique

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