AISA 2019: Imagining the Future of International Education

POSTED: May 3, 2019Category: AISA ArticlesBY: Richard Moire

For our 50th Anniversary Conference we have brought together a world class platform of global experts who are shaping education to meet the needs of the next generation. Their thinking is breaking barriers, challenging convention and putting students and learning at the core of what we do. Together, these voices will herald the future of international education and should not be missed!


Ewan McIntosh, Founder and Manager of No Tosh, has revolutionised the way schools think and act strategically. With a passion for learning and a conviction that innovation, creativity and design thinking can change the way people think, the way they learn and the way they work , Ewan brings a fresh look at strategic leadership to our conference. Familiar with how international schools work, Ewan will provoke you provoke you and challenge the way you see strategy, leadership and school governance. Growing out of his work at the conference, Ewan will be leading his first Incubator Group of school leaders who will work with him on strategy, leadership and governance for a 9 month period as part of a new, regional partnership between No Tosh and AISA.

See more on Ewan at and YouTube here.

Jay Mctighe, Author and Global Thought Leader in Education, has co-authored 14 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. His work has been translated into ten languages and he has led professional learning for educators in 35 countries on six continents. Jay had facilitated at AISA Conferences twice before and due to the enduring relevance and applicability of his work, he returns again. He is one of the great voices that has shaped education in the past few decades and learning with him directly is a must-do for everyone working in education today.

See more of Jay at

Jennifer Abrams, formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach, is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations and creating identity safe workplaces.

Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, Whens and What Ifs. Her upcoming book out in March of 2019 is Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives.

Jennifer was named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know,” featured in the blog ‘Finding Common Ground’’ from Education Week, and has also been awarded the International Educational Entrepreneur Award by the International Academy for Educational Entrepreneurs.

See more on Jennifer at, or Twitter @jenniferabrams.

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