AISA DEIJ Guide: Pathways to Transformation – TEACHING & LEARNING

The aim of this series is to introduce AISA members to the new AISA DEIJ Guide.
  • Virtual Workshops
  • Anyone in an AISA Member School who shares an interest in moving the DEIJ work forward
  • Virtual
  • Free
  • 2:00 pm (GMT +0:00) - 3:00 pm (GMT +0:00)
  • 15 November 2023


The AISA DEIJ Guide, “Pathways to Transformation” seeks to unlock the power and potential of International Schools grounded in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging. The guide is a product of AISA’s Wellbeing for All programme, which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of member schools in supporting and embodying diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) and mental health for all educators and students, promoting a sense of belonging.

This is one of a series of Zoom calls taking place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The sections of the DEIJ Collaborative series are:

  1. September: First Steps
  2. October: Strategic Thinking
  3. November: Teaching & Learning
  4. February: Supporting Students & Staff
  5. March: Critical Issues in DEIJ and Case Studies
  6. April: Tools & Resources and Policy Templates
  7. May: Measuring your DEIJ Progress

Please use the REGISTER HERE button to sign up for the series.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet to discuss specific sections of the new AISA DEIJ Guide. Before we meet on Zoom each month, ongoing online conversations will be taking place in the AISA DEIJ Collaborative Affinity Group. Two weeks before the Zoom meeting, participants will be invited to explore the new DEIJ guide section topic in the online forum. They can also listen to a podcast from the contributor(s) of the topic and engage in asynchronous conversations with other DEIJ Collaborative members.


Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 14:00 GMT
Facilitated by: Maipelo N’Guessan (International Community School Of Abidjan)

Session Description and Outcomes

As a result of participating at this institute, attendees can expect to learn how to innovate their curriculum and teaching strategies to celebrate DEIJ, ensuring it resonates within every classroom.

Pre-session Activities

Two weeks prior, on Monday, October 30, we will launch the AISA DEIJ Guide topic “Teaching & Learning” in our online community discussion forum.

You can also view the podcast introduction with the contributors to the “Teaching & Learning” section of the AISA DEIJ Guide – available soon.

One week prior, starting on Monday, November 06, facilitator Maipelo N’Guessan will run an asynchronous conversation with all DEIJ Collaborative members exploring the “Teaching & Learning” topic. Click here to join the conversation.


  • Maipelo N'Guessan
    International Community School of Abidjan
    Service Learning Coordinator, Designated Safeguarding Lead

    Maipelo is a passionate educator with over twelve years of experience in Education. She is currently the Service Learning Coordinator and Designated Safeguarding Lead at the International Community School of Abidjan (ICSA) in Côte d’Ivoire. Maipelo holds a Master of Science degree from Kansas State University and has previously taught several high school science classes including Environmental Science and IB Chemistry. Maipelo also holds a certificate of International School Leadership and is currently a member of ICSA’s Senior Leadership Team.

    Maipelo is particularly interested in decolonial approaches to service learning programs through the critical examination of community interactions, disruption of harmful narratives and building authentic connections with communities.

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