The purpose of an AISA Affinity Group is to provide an online safe space for AISA members that share a commonality or identity. The purpose of affinity groups is to foster a sense of connection and belonging, where people can come together to share experiences, challenges, and ideas. Affinity Groups should be a place of acceptance, where members feel supported by a nurturing environment of mutual care and respect. Affinity group members meet online and discuss issues and topics decided by the group. Membership of AISA Affinity Groups is open to any member of staff at an AISA member school.
Welcome to AISA’s BIPOC Affinity Group!
We are pleased to welcome people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color to hold space together and in solidarity.
We use this as a space to:
This is a safe space for educators and school leaders in the AISA region to meet to discuss how our schools can become more attuned to DEI+J issues and to chart a plan of action leading to the educational reform required to make our school more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and places to work and learn.
Meeting times: 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 14:00 - 15:30 GMT
This private group offers a safe space for educators who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer to connect in solidarity and to foster a more welcoming and respectful space within the international education community in Africa.
To join this group, contact Graham Watts email@example.com
The Women in Leadership group is a place for women leaders and aspiring leaders to connect, encourage and support each other through peer to peer support, coaching and learning together.
Some of the topics that we are likely to discuss include:
These online communities are open to all staff in AISA member institutions. AISA’s discussion forums are organised by job role and are a place to connect and support your networking, resource and professional development activities with colleagues in our member schools.
Welcome! This is an online community for people involved in Admissions in the AISA region.
This is a space where we can share insights, ask for advice and information and share resources.
If you are a member of your school's Child Protection Team, or just want to learn more about how you can advocate for and enhance the safety and wellbeing of students in your school, then this group is for you. This group is designed to offer support, guidance, and encouragement as you lead your school’s efforts to keep children safe.Connect Here
This is an online community forum for College Counsellors to collaborate and share information and resources.
Note that if you wish to join our Social Emotional Counsellors’ group you can apply here.
This is an AISA online community group for any school counsellor working in an AISA member school.
With the increased stress in our schools, looking after the wellbeing of our community is more important than ever. Here we can connect, encourage, support, reflect, and problem-solve together
Are you an Elementary School Principal in an AISA member school?
If so, you should consider joining this community to network, share and collaborate with other ES Principals in the AISA region.
The AISA Executive and Admin Assistants Community of Practice is a platform that provides opportunity for like minded professionals to exchange ideas, solve problems and share resources.Connect Here
Welcome to the online community for finance and business officers of AISA member schools.
As the business of keeping an international school thriving has become more complex, here is a space for you to meet to discuss key issues and find support.
The AISA Health Officers group is made up of school nurses, health officers and others tasked with the wellbeing of AISA school communities.
The group is sharing ideas, protocols & policies for AISA schools to assist them to manage the consequences of health issues that may affect AISA Schools throughout Africa.
Are you a High School Principal in an AISA member school?
If so, you should consider joining this community to network, share and collaborate with other HS Principals in the AISA region.
This forum is for HR managers in AISA Schools. As we learn to adjust to the new reality of working in AISA schools, your role has become even more important.
Please use this space to find support and to problem solve together with your colleagues in our schools.
This is a community of practice for those in AISA member schools who teach any phases (PYP, MYP or DP) of the IB programs. the Middle Years Program.
It is open to all AISA schools and has the aim of offering support for teachers in the region. It is also intended that through communication in this community, we will be able to identify shared professional learning needs for teachers, and if possible, arrange cluster model trainings in our region to meet such needs.
A community for librarians and media practitioners in international schools in the AISA region to share, collaborate and network.Connect Here
This is a community of practice for those in AISA member schools who teach the Middle Years Program. It is open to all AISA schools and has the aim of offering support for teachers in the region.
It is also intended that through communication is this community, we will be able to identify shared professional learning needs for MYP teachers and if possible, arrange a cluster model training to meet such needs.
Planning professional learning for a school is a complex task; allocating precious funds, selecting facilitators, and juggling priorities. This group discusses ideas, plans possibilities and learns from others in the same role, and similar schools as you. This forum, comprised of others who share your responsibilities for professional growth and learning, is available for you to ask for advice, find out if other schools are working towards similar goals to yours, seek suggestions for high-quality facilitators, or to find opportunities to share the services of an international facilitator working in another AISA school.Connect Here
This is a community of practice for those in AISA member schools who teach the Primary Years Program. It is open to all AISA schools and has the aim of offering support for teachers in the region.
It is also intended that through communication is this community, we will be able to identify shared professional learning needs for PYP teachers and if possible, arrange a cluster model training to meet such needs.
If you are involved in any way in service learning & CAS in your school, you should seriously consider joining this group to network and collaborate with other job-a-likes.
The purpose of this group is to build a virtual community of people who can share ideas, tools, skills and expertise. It should meet your needs. If it does not please be sure to share what your needs are so we can help you get the most out of this community.
This is an AISA lead forum where you can connect with other heads of small schools to discuss issues related specifically to addressing the needs of small schools in the AISA region.Connect Here
This is a dedicated online space for learning support teams in AISA schools to connect and compare notes, share resources and seek support from your peers.
As the education environment changes, so too must the strategies we adopt for supporting learners.
Members of this group are typically those responsible for implementing and managing technology systems, platforms, and software IT setups in their respective schools. In this collaborative forum, we exchange ideas, share experiences, and discuss best practices regarding technology systems, platforms, and IT setups in AISA schools.
The focus is on how these tech infrastructures can optimise student learning. This group is an important knowledge-sharing hub for addressing challenges and enhancing edtech application within the AISA community.
AISA Practice Groups provide support through collaboration and education by sharing information and best practices via peer-to-peer learning. Practice Groups meet via zoom, usually monthly, and are based on key AISA programme areas. Practice Groups promote culturally responsive practices and equity, and provide a shared learning framework that leads to sustainable, systemic change.
The group offers AISA School Child Protection leaders and DSLs a supportive environment to discuss child protection policies. You will practice in your school, review serious child protection concerns, share resources and learn from leading experts from across the region and globe. This group meets on Zoom each month.
Meeting Times: Last Wednesday of the month at 8:00 AM GMT:
This practice group involves service-learning educators and leaders from across the AISA region who want to engage in peer learning discussions about topics relating to the development and growth of our service-learning programs.
The practice group aims to:
The AISA Tech Integration and Blended Learning Practice Group is a dynamic and interactive online community created for all educators associated with AISA.
It's a platform where you can openly exchange insights, experiences, and innovative ideas about incorporating technology in educational environments. The group's primary focus lies in enhancing student learning outcomes through blended learning models.
Meeting Times: Last Monday of the month at 16.00 GMT:
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