inquiring – conceptual understanding – contextualizing – collaborating – differentiating – assessing – reflecting
“The teacher, the admin, the coach – the individual – has to assume responsibility for his[/her] own learning. The individual path an educator takes to grow professionally must be built by the learner, for himself[/herself], in order to be effective. No two paths will look the same. And that’s a good thing.”
Hilt, Lyn. “A PKM Challenge.” Learning in Technicolor. 19 Feb. 2014.
How are you taking charge of your learning?
Set a learning objective for your own personal/professional learning this week!
COETAIL. The Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy is coming to the AIS Kuwait campus Fall 2015. COETAIL will challenge you professionally while opening up a network of international educators. Each course will include 3 weeks of online work and 14 hours of face-to-face work with a COETAIL instructor on the AIS campus. Find more details here.
#spreadthelove + PYP Exhibition Action: Anti-Bullying.
How do all stakeholders model anti-bullying behaviors in the AIS Kuwait community?
We show empathy, compassion, and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of other sand in the world around us. (IBO. IB Learner Profile. Caring. 2013.)
TESOL Kuwait. TESOL Kuwait is a professional organization for anyone involved in teaching non-native speakers of English. This membership organization is devoted to the professional development of its members most of whom are based in Kuwait and the Gulf region. TESOL Kuwait is an official affiliate of TESOL International.
NESA Fall Training Institute. NESA’s weekend training institutes are a fantastic place to spend your professional learning time and money! The locations are typically in the Gulf region which allows for quick and easy access. The Fall Training Institute will take place at the American School of Dubai, UAE November 6 – 7, 2015. Tentative topics include: Digital Storytelling, Assessment, Teacher as Data Coach, Elementary Literacy and Effective Feedback, Common Core instruction practice – Secondary Math, Introduction to C3: Inquiry and Concept-Based Instructional Practice in Social Studies, Next Generation Science Standards. NESA’s Training Institute model is a cohort approach where participants choose one offering that will be their focus for the two-day experience.
#AISQ8chat. Join us Tuesdays on Twitter for a slow chat when we discuss a wide variety of educational topics. These slow chats include #AISQ8 Twitter members as well as a wide variety of educators from various locations around the globe. How to participate details can be found here.
Atlas webinars. Learn more about what Atlas can do to impact instruction, to support CCSS implementation, or to inform unit development. Some webinars are also available in Arabic. Past webinar titles and access codes can be found here in the AIS Atlas system.
Coursera. Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for FREE.
Demystifying the New Math Standards. The mathematics standards are a tenuous subject for parents and a target for Common Core opponents. In this (pre-recorded) webinar we will highlight three specific areas in which the new standards facilitate and impel student learning. You’ll walk away with talking points that not only demystify the new standards, but turn the spotlight on the prize they hold for students.
#nesachat. You are invited to participate in the #nesachat Monday April 27. This week’s questions come from our NESA experts:
Reading: Articles and blog posts of interest.