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This two-day institute is focused on exploring current best practice in nursing and methods to ensure optimal clinical care within the International School setting.
The aim of the institute is to develop skills and strategies needed to deliver high-quality medical services in international school across Sub-Sharan Africa.
Key learning outcomes:
Early-Bird Date: 11th May 2018
Cancellation Date: 9th June 2018
Alison Smithies is currently working as the Director of Health, Wellness, and Nutrition at the American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India. This is her third international school post, and also her third continent to live and work in.
She is qualified as a nurse in Tasmania, Australia and has subsequently gained registration in the UK.
Professionally, Alison has spent many years working in Emergency nursing, largely with paediatrics. She has also qualified as a midwife, and have spent several years working in family/community health. Much of her recent work has been in schools.
Alison delights in the opportunity to assist children to be equipped for learning by providing necessary health interventions and also in educating them to optimize their future health.
Magadi Road, Langata
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$51
All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Hotel Name: Tamarind Tree Hotel
Physical Address: Langata Road
Phone No: +254 709 240 000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 150
Venue: Brookhouse Boarding House
Physical Address: Magadi Road
Phone No: +254 722 204 413
Rate: US$ 35/person sharing (Bed only)
To make a reservation at the Tamarind Tree Hotel, send an email to the reservations team at email@example.com and cc Irene at firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the name of the event you are attending and indicate your check-in/out dates.
To make your reservation at the Brookhouse Boarding House, send an email to Annie at email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org with your check-in/out dates.
Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Tamarind Tree Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
ocus on two main areas: AP French Language and Culture and AP World history.
Event registration link to follow soon
AP French Language and Culture
This Institute provide teachers with in-depth professional learning for teachers of the AP French Language and Culture course. Participants engage in at least 10 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions.
AP World History
This Institute will focus on teaching the historical thinking skills and preparing students for successful completion of the AP World History exam. This will involve a combination of pedagogy, interactive lesson development and test preparation. We will develop a syllabus and focus on pacing our course using the curriculum framework as our guide. We will focus on the new DBQ, Short Answer Questions, and the Multiple Choice sections of the exam.
The Teachers of Advanced Placement institute will be facilitated by consultants from the College Board.
Cancellation Date: 24th July 2018
International School of Kigali, Rwanda (ISKR)
KG 517 Street
Refer to the Rwanda VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
Details to follow soon
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the designated Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
This implementation model operationalizes the four sources of efficacy by building expertise through practice that results in mastery experiences for teams. This is an execution-as-learning process in which teams learn protocols as needed through coaching and modeling. This implementation is authentic, organic, and develops a variety of skills and knowledge in context focused on deepening content knowledge.
Dr. Paul Bloomberg is a national consultant specializing in school turn around and school transformation. As a school administrator, Dr. Bloomberg was instrumental in turning around three schools in San Diego County. He is also the former director of TIDES, Transformative Inquiry Design for Effective Schools and Systems, a nonprofit based in San Diego, CA. He is an experienced school improvement coach and trainer. Over the past three years he has supported over 10 districts in their transition to Common Core through coaching, professional development, and curriculum support.
Early-Bird Date: 25th June 2018
Cancellation Date: 24th July 2018
The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)
Johannesburg, South Africa.
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
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 882.25
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
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 Governance as Leadership (GaL) Professional Learning Institute sessions are designed to build school teams with differing levels of experience, introducing newcomers to the triple helix of governance: fiduciary, strategic, and generative.
This institute is being offered in partnership with the American International School of Johannesburg and will provide an opportunity for School Heads, Board Chairs and Finance Board teams to explore in detail challenges faced in leadership, budgeting, and Head of School evaluation.
Dr. Bill Ryan has changed the way nonprofit leaders approach governance. In 2005, Bill and his co-authors challenged conventional wisdom with their seminal book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (John Wiley and Sons). Since then, Bill has consulted with dozens of nonprofits, helping make lasting improvements in their governance. Bill also spent 10 years as principal and research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, where he now teaches in executive education programs at the Kennedy School of Government. Bill’s BA is from Columbia University and Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School.
Chip Barder has a B.A. degree in Economics with a teaching credential in the social sciences, an M.S. degree in Counseling, and a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching. He has been a teacher, counselor, and principal at all three levels: Elementary, Middle, and High School. He has also been a university faculty member in teacher education and school administration. He has worked in seven different international schools starting in 1973 and has been the head of three of those schools before UNIS Hanoi for a total of eighteen years. He has served in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Congo again); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pekanbaru, Indonesia; Damascus, Syria; Moscow, Russia; and Warsaw, Poland. In the U.S., he has worked in Bloomington, Indiana; Colorado Srings, Colorado; Tampa Florida; East Lansing Michigan; and Bellingham, Washington. He has facilitated board workshops and training since 1984.
As schools grow, change and evolve, ensuring that the stakeholders grow with the school is essential. In this institute, we will identify the structures necessary for challenging the isolating silos that exist in schools and departments, and discuss the process necessary for organizations, teams and meetings to be high functioning ones.
We will also practice various strategies to create trusting collaborative groups. Finally, you will expand your facilitative capacity within yourself, build your repertoire for re-framing conflict into positive energy, and embrace diversity of thought and perspectives as an opportunity to ensure growth and collaboration in your school.
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The aim of this institute is develop high-functioning, collaborative teams within schools and to develop communication strategies and skills which build towards common understanding and goals.
Participants can expect to learn how to:
Fran Prolman is the founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative. She is an internationally recognised teacher, administrator, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results.
Fran earned her Doctorate in Teacher Training, International Education and Organizational Development from George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a two-time Fulbright Scholar in both India and Israel, and has presented numerous papers, workshops and keynote speeches nationally and internationally.
Fran brings 30 years of experience providing multifaceted work with organizations and school systems throughout the United States and the world. She facilitates leadership retreats for teachers, administrators and executives; delivers organization-wide keynote speeches and workshops, coaches to build highly functional teams; assists organizations and teams in the appropriate use of data, designs professional growth and evaluation systems and brings insight to the change process.
Early-Bird Date: 15th July 2018
Cancellation Date: 13th August 2018
Hotel Name: Landmark Suites
Physical Address: 11 Karuna Road, Junction of Lower Kabete, Westlands, Nairobi
Phone No: +254 780 474422/ +254 704 826935
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 130
Hotel Name: Bidwood Suites
Physical Address: Mwanzi Road, Westlands, Nairobi
Phone No: +254 737 555999 / +254 727 555999
Hotel Name: Hob House BnB
Physical Address: Kinanda Road, Off ISK Back Road, Kitusuru, Nairobi
Phone No: +254 717 533 860 / +254 712 922098
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 116
Contact either hotel directly and make your booking under the ‘International School Kenya’, mentioning the name of the institute you are attending.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Landmark and Bidwood Suites in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
This learning institute is designed to enable participants to learn how to use MAP data for student goal setting, to support differentiated instruction and facilitate continuous improvement at the class and school levels.
Amanda DeCardy is the Data, Assessment and Technology Coach/Coordinator at Universal American School of Dubai. Her role is to facilitate and consult with individual teachers and teams to develop data expertise across the school which drives highly effective instruction and increases student achievement and progress.
Amanda serves as a facilitator, mentor and consultant to the full administrative team and instructional coaches. She works specifically and directly with administrators to create effective collection and data analysis processes throughout the school. Amanda also works with teachers to examine, understand and apply all forms of data including, Measure of Academic Progress, CAT 4, internal assessments, PISA, TIMSS and Pirls.
Early-Bird Date: 24th July 2018
Cancellation Date: 22nd August 2018
International School of Tanganyika
Haile Selassie Road
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Refer to the Tanzania VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.
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.
Co-Teaching as an instructional practice can be intimidating. The aim of this institute is to empower teachers and leaders to understand the model that emphasizes collaboration and communication among all members of a team to meet the needs of all students.
Participants can expect to:
Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has spent her career as a general education teacher, special education teacher, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is Professor Emerita of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is Past President of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. She is the author of more than 60 articles and 4 books related to inclusive practices as well as a video series on co-teaching, and she also was the recipient of the 2016 Teacher Education Division (of CEC) Excellence in Teacher Education Award.
Early-Bird Date: 6th August 2018
Cancellation Date: 4th September 2018
Colleges and careers are demanding more from students in mathematics. It is no longer sufficient to just be able to calculate a correct answer. Students also need to be able to apply what they know to real world problems arising in their work, personal life, and community. Students need to be able to analyze and develop new strategies for approaching complex problems. We will provide examples at both the elementary and the secondary levels. We will also discuss instructional strategies to support diverse learners at all levels.
Dr. Patrick Callahan is a mathematician who has been working to improve mathematics programs at the school, state, and national level in the USA for over 20 years. He has designed and developed professional development programs, assessments, and curriculum at all grade levels. He is committed to making mathematics more meaningful and useful for all students.
Jessica Balli is a secondary math specialist and former high school math teacher. She attended Jakarta International School and has been working with schools in both the US and internationally.
Solana Ray is an elementary math specialist. She has been designing new mathematics activity for lower and upper elementary schools to engage kids in higher order thinking and mathematical modeling and problem solving.
Early-Bird Date: 7th August 2018
Cancellation Date: 5th September 2018
The American International School of Cape Town (AISCT)
Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Name: Stillness Manor
Physical Address: 16 Debaren Close, Tokai, Cape Town
Phone No: +27 21 713 8822
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 115
To make a booking, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your arrival/departure details. Be sure to indicate the name of the institute you are attending so as to benefit from the discounted rates.
Contact Citi Shuttle at email@example.com or +27-861114557. Rates are between R380 - R500
Uber is available in Cape Town and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the Mobile App.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Stillness Manor in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
International schools around the globe share a common vision: success for every student. To build an exceptional PLC, it is critical that teachers and leaders: Champion high levels of learning for all students, Operate in high-functioning collaborative teams, Implement proven response to intervention (RTI) structures, Commit to developing student agency with true teacher-student partnerships, Believe personalized, self-directed learning is a vehicle for innovation.
Timothy Stuart is the Head of School at the International Community School of Addis Ababa. In his previous role as Executive Director of Strategic Programs at the Singapore American School, he served as the chief architect for Research and Development and supported strategic school reform. Tim has led schools on the PLC journey to gain PLC exemplar school status. Tim is the author of many educational books, including Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities at Work in International Schools. His most recent work includes being the co-author of Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work-Student Agency through the Four Critical Questions, and being the co-founder of 8DegreesUp.
Anthony Muhammad is a much sought-after educational consultant and distinguished PLC consultant. A practitioner for nearly 20 years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and as a high school principal. Anthony is the author of many educational books including, Overcoming the Achievement Gap:Liberating Mindset to Effect Change, The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level, and Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division.
Tom Schimmer is a renowned author and a speaker with expertise in assessment, grading, leadership, and behavioral support. He is a former district-level leader, school administrator, and teacher from BC, Canada. Tom is the author of many educational books including Standards-Based Learning in Action: Moving from Theory to Practice, Essential Assessment: Six Tenets for Bringing Hope, Efficacy and Achievement to the Classroom, and Grading From the Inside Out: Bringing Acuract to Student Assessment.
Darin Fahrney is Principal of the High School division at Singapore American School. He is a former Support Services Coordinator and Deputy Principal at SAS. Darin has extensive experience with PLCs, especially with creating, supporting and sustaining successful RTI models. Darin has led schools on the PLC journey to gain PLC exemplar school status. Darin is a contributing author to the book, Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities at Work in International Schools.
Paul Buckley is the Director at the American International School of Zagreb. He has more than 30 years of experience in education and with PLCS, particularly within PYP environments. Paul has led learning in remote schools in Central Australia and in international schools in Shanghai, Beijing, Colombo, and Jakarta. Paul has led schools on the PLC journey to gain PLC exemplar school status. Paul is a contributing author to the book Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities at Work in International Schools.
Sascha Heckmann is the Director at the American International School of Mozambique and has extensive educator experience internationally. Sascha is co-author of the recent book, Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work-Student Agency through the Four Critical Questions and co-founder of 8DegreesUp.
REGISTRATION FEES: US$ 449
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
To make a booking at the Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel, contact the hotel directly with your arrival/departure dates and mention ICS's corporate rate and the event you are attending.
Indicate whether you will require airport transfers which are offered by the hotel at US$ 12 per way.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
This Professional Learning Institute will bring coherence to the notion of student agency and ask teachers to explore classroom strategies to return agency to students. The ideal participant will have some foundational knowledge about student agency and is seeking the "how" to embedding agency in their instructional practice.
The aim of this workshop is to empower teachers with strategies that allow for students to take greater ownership in their learning and grow their skills as learners.
Learners attending this institute can expect to:
Taryn Bond Clegg
Early-Bird Date: 20th August 2018
Cancellation Date: 18th September 2018
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: Southern Sun Maputo
Physical Address: Avenida Da Marginal, Maputo, Mozambique
Phone No: +258 21 495 050
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 120
To make your reservation, book directly with the hotel and mention the name of the event you are attending.
Request the hotel for airport transfers if required.
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Southern Sun Maputo in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
Taking the Complexity out of Concepts is designed to assist educators in making the shift from a content-based curriculum to a conceptual curriculum. The authors’ aim is to do what the title suggests, taking the complexity out of concepts in learning by providing practical strategies and ideas for teachers that can be implemented in any educational setting.
When curriculum content is shifted into a conceptual framework, facts and skills are seen as layer within a more conceptually driven context. Units are developed and analysed 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).
Tania Lattanzio is an experienced international educator. Previously a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate, she is now Regional Director of Innovative Global Education. In this role she works as a 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 Publishing in Australia.
Early-Bird Date: 27th August 2018
Cancellation Date: 25th September 2018
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.
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 (in 2011) to work full-time as an author, speaker, and consultant.
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.
Early-Bird Date: 3rd September 2018
Cancellation Date: 2nd October 2018
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 you successfully embed Service Learning at your school. This course will also help with understanding the IBDP CAS Guidelines.
The aim of this workshop is to introduce teachers to the concept of Service Learning and allow them to familiarize themselves with the stages and how they relate to their subject areas and divisions (ages) of students. Participants will consider what Service and Service Learning currently "looks" like in their schools and take the opportunity to consider the different ways that Service Learning can be embedded into a school - both through community partner programs and within the curriculum.
Tara Barton developed a passion for service learning on her first visit to South Africa as part of an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Creativity, Activity, Action (CAS) program in 2002. The experience inspired her passionate to develop sustainable and meaningful service learning in schools.
Tara is the Director of Servelearn.co and provides educational consulting, professional development workshops, coaching, and resources for curriculum integration for meaningful service learning. In her role as Service Learning Coordinator at AISJ in South Africa, she supports teachers in the development of sustainable service learning projects and curricular integration as a coach.
Tara also leads the Pre-K-12 Service Learning Program at both campuses across 5 divisions. Tara is the Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA) Service Learning Programme Coordinator for the region. Beyond her Bachelor of Education, Tara has a Master of Educational Leadership and her Principals Training Certificate (PTC). She is an Understanding by Design (UbD) Trainer and is currently studying Cognitive Coaching. Tara's home is Australia, she has worked internationally for over 15 years in the Middle East, Asia, and is currently based in Africa.
Early-Bird Date: 10th September 2018
Cancellation Date: 9th October 2018
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.
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 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.
Cognitive CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes. In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to: develop trust and rapport develop an identity as a mediator of thinking utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions distinguish among the five forms of feedback use data to mediate thinking.
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.
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. She 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.
Early-Bird Date: 26th November 2018
Cancellation Date: 25th December 2018
Dar es Salaam International Academy
8/10 Sandvik Street
Hotel Name: Hotel Slipway
Physical Address: Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone No: +255 22 260 0893; +255 71 388 8301
To make a booking at the Hotel Slipway, send an email to Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
he AISA Librarians 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.
The AISA Counsellors Professional Learning Institute (PLI) 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.
The aim of the AISA Counsellors PLI is to support school counsellors in their efforts to help students achieve their academic and personal development goals. Participants attending this institute can expect to:
Chanel Worsteling's work in Child Protection began over 10 years ago in Cambodia where she was the Programme Manager for Hagar, an organisation dedicated to the recovery of victims of trafficking and domestic violence. Moving to New Zealand, she continued to support Child Protection projects in India and the Pacific in her role with World Vision NZ. Her move to Kenya led to a Senior Director role with Dignitas, a local non-profit supporting teacher and leadership development in non-formal schools in Nairobi slum communities. Since coming to AISA 3 years ago, Chanel has largely been focused on the association’s communications and partnership management, but more recently has also taken on the role of Child Protection Coordinator.
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.
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.
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.
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 coauthor 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Please do not purchase flights until the event is confirmed to run based on registration level - 20 participants threshold needed for WIDA to proceed.
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.
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
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