inquiring – conceptual understanding – contextualizing – collaborating – differentiating – assessing – reflecting
Great inquiry teachers begin with creating great relationships with their kids.
How do we, as educators, take responsibility for our professional growth in order to be the best we can be for AIS students?
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups. (IBO. IB Learner Profile. Communicators. 2013.)
How are you taking charge of your learning?
Set an objective for your learning this week!
COETAIL. The Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy is coming to the AIS Kuwait campus in October! COETAIL will challenge you professionally while expanding your 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. #risk-takers #communicators
AIS COETAIL project: Ancient Civilizations. How can the use of technology lead to deeper learning? See one example of how this happened on the AIS campus. COETAIL participants Anna Dawn and Andria Visser share an overview of the grade 3 Ancient Civilizations unit. #risk-takers #reflective
The final project is conducted during Course 5 (Alive in the Classroom: Applied Web 2.0 Technology for Learning). The course focus is on the classroom application, and reflection on the use of web 2.0 technology in the classroom. Participants create a plan for the embedded use of technology to foster learning, share with the group and offer feedback on their cohorts’ embedded use of technology for learning. In addition to redefining learning, Anna and Andria provide an excellent example of collaboration with each other and their entire teaching team!
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. #knowledgeable #communicators
Eduro Learning. Eduro Learning believes that as technology continues to change both the way we learn and the way we think about learning. The power of relationships are more important than ever. #open-minded #communicators
NESA Weekend Training Institutes. NESA’s weekend training institutes are a fantastic place to spend your professional learning time and money! NESA’s Training Institute model is a cohort approach where participants choose one offering that will be their focus for the two-day experience. #inquirers #open-minded
NESA Spring Educators Conference. The Spring Educators Conference is a three-and-a-half-day conference for educators of all grades and disciplines, featuring keynotes, 4-hour workshops and multi-day offerings presented by specialist speakers, general interest sessions, and teacher-presented workshops. The 2016 NESA SEC will take place in Bangkok, Thailand April 1 – 4, 2016. #knowledgeable
Stimulating and Assessing Mathematical Thinking. AERO Common Core Plus Professional Development workshop for teachers of Mathematics, grades 8 – 12 with Erma Anderson. The workshop will focuse on the impact of the Mathematical Practices on daily instruction, and the necessary formative assessment protocols that will result in significant improvement in student learning. Find more details here: AERO Common Core Plus Professional Development Opportunity. Registration is FREE: REGISTRATION AERO CC Plus Math Workshop. #knowledgeable