AISA Online Deep Dive: “The New Normal” – What does that mean for ICTs in International Schools?

This Deep Dive is an opportunity for like-minded practitioners to meet and discuss what "The New Normal" means for ICTs and their integration in education.
  • Deep Dives
  • Technology Directors/Coaches/Integration Specialists, Librarians and Media Specialists
  • Virtual
  • September - 2021
  • This Deep Dive session will run over a period of 5 weeks


Registration for this Deep Dive Session is now closed

Blended…online…off-campus…at-a-distance…asynchronous…these were all terms used to describe teaching and learning during COVID-19 campus closures. There was a shift in how school “happened”, and without ICTs the level of success in maintaining academic continuity may have been entirely different.

“Let’s be clear. When the COVID-19 crisis is over, we do not have to go back to business as usual in our educational system, or any other system for that matter. We just don’t. The question confronting us at the moment is not can we prepare to come back differently but will we?” (Hugh Vasquez, “What if We… Don’t Return to School as Usual”). How do we ensure that ICTs remain an integral pillar of  “The New Normal”?

As the adage suggests, a problem shared is a problem halved. The sharing of experiences and thinking around the impact of ICTs in teaching and learning and how to maintain the momentum and gains that resulted from the pandemic-induced campus closures will generate a professional network of experience and opportunities for further collaboration.
Participants will reflect on the changes that occurred as a result of campus closures, and strategise ways to ensure schools avoid a “post-pandemic slide”.


The AISA online Deep Dives are a balanced mix of Synchronous (interactive online learning involving external expert and peer to peer collaboration) and Asynchronous (distance, self-paced and peer-to-peer learning) learning facilitated over a period of 5 weeks.

1 Tue. 14 Sept. 2021 15:30 – 16:30 Introductory Meeting
2 Tue. 21 Sept. 2021 15:30 – 16:30 Interactive Workshop
3 Tue. 28 Sept. 2021 15:30 – 16:30 Interactive Workshop
4 Tue. 05 Oct. 2021 15:30 – 16:30 Interactive Workshop
5 Tue. 12 Oct. 2021 15:30 – 16:30 Summative Meeting



  • Marcus Tanner
    Harare International School
    Technology Integration Specialist

    In the mid-1990s, Marcus was spotted brandishing a screwdriver to replace a desktop floppy disk drive by a school administrator – which somehow qualified him to become the ICT coordinator. This initiated a career supporting the integration of ICTs for schools in the Torres Strait Islands, Far North Queensland, Nauru, Mali and Zimbabwe. Marcus is currently the Technology Integration Specialist at Harare International School, where they have hidden the screwdrivers from him.

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