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SUMMARYThe Governance as Leadership (GaL) Professional Learning Institute sessions are designed to build school teams with differing levels of experience, introducing newcomers to the triple helix of governance: fiduciary, strategic, and generative.
KEY AUDIENCE: Head of School, Director, Superintendent, Board Members, Governors, and Trustees.
Our second annual GaL Training Institute is being built directly from feedback from over 450 delegates who have attended sessions at UNIS Hanoi and last year at AISJ. We strongly encourage schools to attend in teams including Heads of School, Directors, Superintendents, Board Members, Governors, and Trustees. We will also host a luncheon on Friday afternoon for Board Chairs. This will a job-alike session facilitated by Chip.
Cancellation Date: 31st July 2019
Dr. Bill Ryan teaches in executive education program at the Kennedy School, where he focuses on governance and accountability in the nonprofit sector. His course Mobilizing Your Nonprofit Board was among the School’s first online offerings, and has attracted nonprofit leaders from over 60 countries and every segment of the nonprofit sector. He also teaches in a number of other executive education programs for nonprofit leaders, as well as in programs for leaders in higher education at the Graduate School of Education. Previously, he was for 10 years a principal and research fellow at the Hauser Center for Civil Society, where he led or participated in projects focused on several aspects of governance and accountability, authoring articles in Harvard Business Review, Nonprofit Quarterly, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. His 2005 book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (John Wiley and Sons) has helped transform the way nonprofit institutions approach governance.originally from the U.S., Chip has been an educator at the Elementary/Primary, Middle and High School levels in addition to the university undergraduate and graduate levels in 8 different countries mostly in international schools. He continues to be interested, among other things, in best practice in international school governance, head of school growth and development, and the opportunities and challenges of being in the same school with your own children. Currently on a "gap" year from his 40+ years of full time work, Chip sees himself first and foremost as a learner who likes to listen to and share ideas.
Dr. Chip Barder, originally from the U.S., has been an educator at the Elementary/Primary, Middle and High School levels in addition to the university undergraduate and graduate levels in 8 different countries mostly in international schools. He continues to be interested, among other things, in best practice in international school governance, head of school growth and development, and the opportunities and challenges of being in the same school with your own children. Currently on a "gap" year from his 40+ years of full time work, Chip sees himself first and foremost as a learner who likes to listen to and share ideas.
The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)Knopjeslaagte, Midrand,Johannesburg, South Africa.
Visa and HealthRefer to the South Africa VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.
Hotel Name: City Lodge Hotel
Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.Phone No: +27 11 244 6000Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 981.03
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,151.03
Booking ProcessTo make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at email@example.com with your check in/out details.
Airport TransfersTo arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your itinerary details. Marco can also be reached at +27 827715885
Hotel – School TransportThe Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the City Lodge Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
This institute will focus on two main areas: Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics and Advanced Placement Human Geography.
KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers of AP Government, Politics and Human Geography.
This two day Institute is a great way to refresh subject knowledge and understanding in the company of other subject specialists. With new AP resources and processes coming online for the school year 2019-20, this is a fast and effective way of synthesising what is new and what remains in time to implement any changes. The facilitators are trained College Board experts who are teaching the subject and preparing students for the AP qualification themselves so have many nuts and bolts strategies for the effective teaching of AP for your school.
Dan Hoppe has been teaching AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP Comparative Government since 2008. He has been a social studies teacher in the Stevens Point (WI) school district since 2002 where he also teaches AP U.S. History. Dan has been a test reader and written test questions for the AP Comparative Government exam and is a College Board national consultant for both AP Government courses, presenting workshops to teachers across the nation since 2014. He has also presented workshops on the use of technology within the social studies classroom at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies annual conference and for education majors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dan was awarded the Coca-Cola Distinguished Educator Award in 2015. He is also an active leader within his school, serving as the student senate advisor and as a track coach.
John Trites has been closely involved with the AP Human geography course since its inception. He was on the original Test Development Committee for 7 years and he has been involved with every examination Reading. At the readings, John has acted as a Reader, Table Leader, and as a Question Leader. He enjoys working with both new and experienced APHG teachers and has conducted numerous weekend and week-long workshops throughout the both the United States and Canada. John taught high school Geography in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia for 33 years. In addition to teaching the APHG course to students in a regular classroom setting, he also taught the course on-line to students in several schools throughout his area. He presently works with pre-service teachers at Acadia University and frequently visits pre-service teachers in other Atlantic Canadian universities.
Cancellation Date: 7th August 2019
VenueInternational School of Kigali - Rwanda (ISKR)KG 517 StreetKigali, Rwanda
Visa and HealthRefer to the Rwanda VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
AccommodationHotel Name : Gorillas Golf HotelSingle occupancy rate per night - $130Double occupy rates per night - $150
Send email to email@example.com using the code ISKR for a discounted rate.You can request the hotel for airport transfers if required - $30
Hotel – School TransportThe Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the designated Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
SUMMARYThe Impact Teams model combines some of the best innovations from the last decade to ensure a focus on changing the learning lives of students. Maximizing impact involves teachers learning from students about their impact--and this is the heart of formative evaluation, which in turn is the substance of collaborative inquiry among teacher teams.
KEY AUDIENCE: Coaches, Coordinators, Teacher-Leaders
The aim of this institute is to:
Cancellation Date: 9th August 2019
Dr. Paul Bloomberg is the founder and Chief Learning Officer for The Core Collaborative, a learning network that specializes in student-centered approaches to learning. Paul is the co-author of the best-selling book, Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy, published by Corwin Press. He is also a national Author Consultant for Corwin Professional Learning and is a North American Visible Learning consultant for John Hattie. In addition, Paul serves on the advisory board for Spiire, a network made up of individuals, coaches and thought leaders committed to growing the potential of LGBTQI community. Prior to founding The Core Collaborative, he was the former director of TIDES (Transformative Inquiry Design for Effective Schools & Systems), a nonprofit in San Diego focusing on inquiry-based learning. Paul is a former principal and instructional leader and has directly supported multiple, successful school turn-around and school innovation efforts nationally. Paul also served as a Distinguished Professional Development Associate for the Leadership & Learning Center, founded by Douglas Reeves. Paul’s passion is partnering with professional learning teams and systems in an effort to empower ALL students to take ownership of their learning. He is deeply committed to enhancing student success and believes that we all share in the responsibility for equity and diversity.
Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.Phone No: +27 11 244 6000Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,581.68
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 2,033.47
SUMMARYAs colleagues explore their beliefs, diverse perspectives and cultures, skillful facilitating among adults is necessary to expand your own capacity and the capacity of those around yourself. As a result, this institute will also be highlighting facilitative skills. Given all of the moving parts in any human system, conflict is an expected part of the process of learning and growing.
KEY AUDIENCE: Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Support Staff leaders
This institute identifies the structures necessary for challenging the isolating silos that exist in schools, departments and offices as they inhibit adult growth. Strong collaboration structures and skills become the process necessary for organizations, teams and meetings to be high functioning ones. The institute also uncovers the components of organizational complexity, and the skillset to live in ambiguity. You will identify and practice skills to understand your colleagues’ perspectives while withholding judgment, and embrace a process of group development on a continuum which constantly evolves and transforms.
Early-bird Deadline: 21st July 2019
Cancellation Date: 19th August 2019
FACILITATORSDr. Fran Prolman is the founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative, Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results. Fran brings 30 years of experience providing multifaceted work with organizations and school systems throughout the United States and the world. She was a member of the first Understanding by Design trainer cadre for ASCD designing curriculum training throughout the United States, a faculty member for ASCD and a senior consultant at Research for Better Teaching training trainers and educating thousands of administrators and teachers in effective learning practice. Fran focuses on building human capacity through a variety of avenues. She facilitates leadership retreats for teachers, administrators, school boards and executives; delivers organization-wide keynote speeches and workshops, coaches to build highly functional teams; assists organizations and teams in the appropriate use of data, designs professional growth and evaluation systems and brings insight to the change process.
The International School of KenyaKirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, KitusuruNairobi, Kenya
Visa and HealthVisitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Exempt countries include all those travelling with a passport from an East African Country. For other exempt countries see the new Kenyan Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.
A visa MUST be obtained prior to travel. Visa cost US$51
All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Physical Address: Village Market, Gigiri NairobiPhone No: +254 (20) 725 000/ +254 732 186 000Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 135Single Occupancy Rate (Bed Only): US$ 116Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference: International School of Kenya
Physical Address: Kinanda Road, Off ISK Back Road, Kitisuru, Nairobi.Phone No: +254 717 533 860 | +254 712 922 098Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100 - 120Booking: Make your reservation here
Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Trademark Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening. Hob House is a few minutes' walk to ISK and you can also get a taxi to drop you off.
SUMMARYThis 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.
KEY AUDIENCE: All Educators K-12
The aim of this event is to help develop foundational knowledge about Service Learning and how to embed service learning within classrooms and schools. There will be 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.
Early-bird Deadline: 22nd July 2019
Cancellation Date: 20th August 2019
FACILITATORSChris McBride learned the value of experiential learning as a student and it was influential in his decision to become an educator. During his career, he tried to provide his students with experiential learning opportunities but struggled with how to do it meaningfully in international schools. Service learning is a framework that provides meaningful experiential learning opportunities to international students. Chris is a director for Servelearn.co and provides professional development workshops, coaching and resources for the implementation and integration of service learning into a school’s curricular and/or co-curricular program. Currently, there is an initiative to build the capacity for service learning at international schools within Africa.Chris has been engaged with this initiative since it’s beginning. In addition to serving on the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Service Learning Working Group for the last five years, Chris was part of a grassroots effort to institutionalize the Global Issues Service Summit. He has a Masters in Science Education and has completed his Initial Administrative License (Principal Certification in Oregon, USA). Currently, he is working to complete a graduate certificate in Student-Centered Coaching as well as a certificate in Service Learning and Community-Based Learning in Post-Secondary Education. Chris’ home base is in the USA and has worked internationally for over nine years in Africa at three different international schools. He is currently the MS Deputy Principal at the International Community School of Addis Ababa.
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.
VenueInternational Community School of Addis Ababa
Mauritania Rd, Addis Ababa,
Visa and HealthVisitors to Ethiopia require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Visit the Ethiopian evisa website to find out about the country's entry requirements and apply for your visa.
The visa can be obtained prior to travel or on arrival. A 30-Day entry visa costs US$52
Hilton Addis AbabaPhysical Address: Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, 1164, Ethiopia.Phone No: +251-11-517-0000 Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 215Booking Process: Book directly via the hotel website
Airport Transfers: US$ 10 per way
Hotel – School TransportThe Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
SUMMARYThe aim of the AISA MAP Institute is to build capacity and expertise in the use of MAP, while getting hands-on with the rich data in the reports. This institute seeks to ensure informed use of MAP data among teachers, administrators, and instructional specialists.
KEY AUDIENCE: All those using or thinking of using MAP in their schools
MAP reports enable high-impact goal setting that will help each student grow while supporting differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of every student through the use of flexible groupings.This institute will cover the following main areas of study:
Early-bird Deadline: 23rd July 2019
Cancellation Date: 21st August 2019
Candice "Candi" Fowler is an education professional whose career spans over two decades. In her quest to help students learn and grow, she spent 10 years of her career as a classroom teacher for grades PK–3. She also served as a special education teacher and special education administrator for grades PK–6. Candi is currently working as a school principal for grades 4–6. As a principal, she supports the district’s elementary teachers in their work to build student proficiency through implementing Common Core State Standards and using data to drive instructional practices. During her administrative tenure, Candi has supported her teachers in the areas of elementary core content instruction; effective formative assessment practices; and meeting the needs of special education students, 504 students, and response-to-intervention (RTI) students. Her district-level projects included leading the development of an assessment plan that involved standards-based benchmark development as well as formative assessment curriculum ladders in the area of math.
Before joining NWEA in 2008, Candi was a MAP® user for more than five years. Her school is currently a MAP partner heading into its 13th year. She has many years of experience using MAP assessments to help make instructional decisions, set and monitor growth and proficiency goals, and evaluate programs. Candi not only works onsite but also reaches out virtually to connect with MAP partners all over the world through the MAP virtual webinar professional learning opportunities. She is passionate about connecting, building relationships, and fostering excellent lines of communication with our partners to help all educators ensure students learn and grow.
Candi attended the University of Texas at El Paso where she obtained a BS in education with a specialization in early childhood. She also attended Antioch New England Graduate School, where she obtained her MEd in administration and supervision. Candi is an education professional whose career spans over two decades. In her quest to help students learn and grow, she spent 10 years of her career as a classroom teacher for grades PK–3. She also served as a special education teacher and special education administrator for grades PK–6.
VenueInternational School of DakarBP 5136, 10700 Dakar Fann,Senegal.
Visa and HealthVisit your nearest Senegalese Consulate to find out about the country's entry requirements and apply for your visa if required.
AccommodationRadisson Blu, DakarPhysical Address: Route de la Corniche Ouest Fann Residence, Dakar, Senegal
Phone No: +221 (33) 8693333Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): TBABooking Process: Book directly via the hotel websiteAirport Transfers: TBA
Hotel – School TransportThe 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.
SUMMARYThis 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.
KEY AUDIENCE: Teachers, 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:
Early-bird Deadline: 15th August 2019Cancellation Date: 13th September 2019
FACILITATORSTania 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
VenueAmerican School of Antananarivo
Lotissement Le Park Alarobia
Visa and HealthVisitors 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.
IBIS Antananarivo Ankorondrano Hotel
Physical Address: Route des hydrocarbures, Antananarivo, Madagascar Phone No: +261 322 355 555Single 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 TransportThe 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.
SUMMARYThis 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.
This institute is focused on:
Early-bird Deadline: 18th August 2019
Cancellation Date: 16th September 2019
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.
SUMMARYThe 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.
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:
Early-Bird Rate: 16th September 2019
Cancellation Date: 15th October 2019
FACILITATORSDr. 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.
SUMMARYThe 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.
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:
REGISTRATION FEESUS$ 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 (email@example.com) for special pricing for membership category A and AA AISA schools.
FACILITATORSAlison 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.
VenueAl-Rayan International SchoolBoundary RoadAccra, Ghana
Visa and HealthVisitors 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.
SUMMARYDesign 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.
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:
Early-bird Deadline: 24th November 2019
Cancellation Date: 23rd December 2019
FACILITATORNneka 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.
SUMMARYIn 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.
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:
Early-bird Deadline: 25th November 2019
Cancellation Date: 24th December 2019
FACILITATORSKate 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.
SUMMARYThe 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.
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.
Early-bird Deadline: 9th December 2019
Cancellation Date: 7th January 2020
FACILITATORDeborah 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.
International School of TanganyikaP.O. BOX 2651
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Visa and HealthVisitors 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.
Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
Physical Address: Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaPhone No: +255 22 260 1928 | +255 744 287 554
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, TanzaniaPhone No: +255 22 221 0000
You can book your accommodation and airport transfers directly with the hotels listed above, either via their websites or telephone contacts.
Hotel – School TransportThe 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.
SUMMARYJoin 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.
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:
Early-Bird Rate: 17th December 2019
Cancellation Date: 15th January 2020
FACILITATORSEwan 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.
SUMMARYThis 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.
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:
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:
Early-bird Deadline: 21st December 2019
Cancellation Date: 19th January 2020
FACILITATORLaurie 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.
SUMMARYThe 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.
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:
FACILITATORVictoria 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.
Early-Bird Date: 23rd December 2019Cancellation Date: 21st January 2020
VenueGhana International School2nd Circular Road, CantonmentsAccra, Ghana
Visa and HealthRefer to the Ghana VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.
Physical Address: 15 First Circular Road, East Cantonments, Accra, GhanaPhone No: +233 302 770007Standard Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 95Executive Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 137
Booking ProcessTo make your reservation, send an email to Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org. The reservation includes a complementary airport transfer which you can request for if required.
Hotel – School TransportThe Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Midindi Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.
SUMMARYThe 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.
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.
Early-bird Deadline: 24th December 2019
Cancellation Date: 22nd January 2020
FACILITATORJames 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.
SUMMARYThis 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.
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:
Early-bird Deadline: 26th December 2019Cancellation Date: 24th January 2020
FACILITATORSTom 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.
VenueThe International School of KenyaKirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, KitusuruNairobi, Kenya
Hotel – School TransportThe 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.
SUMMARYThe 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.
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:
Early-bird Deadline: 4th January 2020Cancellation Date: 2nd February 2020
FACILITATORSCarol 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.
VenueAmerican International School of Lusaka487 A/F/3 Leopards Hill Road
Visa and HealthVisitors 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.
Fleur De Lys
Physical Address: Plot 2224/M Leopards Hill Road, Lusaka, Zambia.Phone No: +260 962 160915 | +260 978 894446Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100
Booking: Send an email to Marcia email@example.com and mention the name of the AISL Workshop you are attending.
Taj Pamodzi Hotel
Physical Address: Church Road, Lusaka, ZambiaPhone No: +260 211 254 455Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 150Booking: Make your reservation directly via the hotel website here
While making your hotel reservation, share your travel details with the hotel and ask that they make appropriate airport transfer arrangements.
Hotel – School TransportThe 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.
SUMMARYThe 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.
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:
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
SUMMARYThis 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.
KEY AUDIENCE: School Nurses and Medical Workers
This institute seeks to provide an ongoing professional learning and team building opportunity for school nurses in the AISA community.
Early-bird Deadline: 13th April 2020Cancellation Date: 12th May 2020
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.
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