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Adaptive Schools - Foundation

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

The Adaptive Schools Foundation institutes present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.


KEY AUDIENCE: Team leaders, Leadership Teams, Administration

The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups.

It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement.

Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning. 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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

All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.


Fleur De Lys

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

Booking: Send an email to Marcia and mention the name of the AISL Workshop you are attending.

Taj Pamodzi Hotel

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

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

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

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