The purpose of the institute is to provide teachers and administrators in overseas schools with the skills and knowledge needed to develop and implement standards-based K-12 curricula.
The 2023 AERO Summer Institute will bring together educators from around the world to better understand the AERO Standards Framework and to explore the “Critical Elements”, emphasis will be placed on streamlining units, assessment and on instructional strategies.
The work will be based on the validated standards developed by Project AERO and the “Guidance for 2022-23”, also available on the Project AERO website.
The AERO Summer Institute is supported by the Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS). There is no cost to participate in the 2023 AERO Summer Institute.
Six of the workshops (Math K-5, Math 6-10, English/ Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and World Language) will focus on developing an accelerated curriculum based on “critical elements”; creating assessment strategies; and identifying appropriate resources to support implementation. For these workshops, priority acceptance will be given to school teams in a subject area who are working in schools that have adopted and implemented the AERO Standards Framework and have experience in the “Understanding by Design (UBD)” approach to curriculum development.
As a result of attending this institute, participants will:
One additional workshop will be offered: Academic Leaders. This workshop is intended for Heads of Schools, Principals, and Curriculum Coordinators who are responsible for planning or implementing an American standards-based curriculum. The foci of the workshop will be: how to support the implementation of an accelerated curriculum; identify “critical elements”; design assessments; and review the role of the academic leader in the current environment.
The number of spaces available in each workshop is limited. We encourage schools to send subject-area teams. Preference will be given to schools that send teams to the Summer Institute.
All workshops will be conducted face-to-face from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday 26 to Friday 30 June 2023. The opening session will be at 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 25. (Participants are expected to participate each and every day from Monday through Friday. Certificates will be awarded only to those completing each day’s session.
Click Here to view/download the registration form. Please email or fax the completed registration form by Monday 06 March 2023 to:
U.S. Department of State
Office of Overseas Schools
SA-1, Room H-328
Washington, DC 20522-0103
Fax: +(202) 261-8224
Participants will be informed of their selection during mid to late March.
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