inquiring – conceptual understanding – contextualizing – collaborating – differentiating – assessing – reflecting
How do we, as educators, take responsibility for our professional growth in order to be the best we can be for AIS students?
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions. (IBO. IB Learner Profile. Thinkers. 2013.)
How are you taking charge of your learning?
Set an objective for your learning this week!
Critical Friends. A Critical Friends Group (CFG) is a unique PLC where individuals can bring their wonderings/challenges/works-in-progress to a collaborative group of colleagues for advice and guidance. CFG protocols offer the practical tools to be able to do the work of a PLC using structured and productive conversations. CFG protocols are excellent tools to guide personal and professional growth, connect with colleagues, engage in important conversations, and impact student achievement.
CFG work is Critical For Growth!
As a NSRF-certified CFG Coach, each year I work with small groups of teachers/leaders in CFG coaching cohorts. I am looking forward to establishing a new cohort this year to continue this work. This CFG will participate in several protocols for engaging colleagues in reflective conversations about instructional practices and student work with the goal of improving student learning. Many of these protocols easily transfer to use in the classroom with students of all ages. #inquirers #thinkers #caring #reflective #open-minded #communicators
An opportunity to delve deeper into your own personal professional growth!
TESOL Kuwait. TESOL Kuwait, affiliate of TESOL International Association, is pleased to announce registration open for the 2015 conference to be held from November 6-7, 2015 at Gulf University for Science and Technology. There will be over 35 presentations and workshops over the 3 days in addition to a keynote speech on Saturday morning by Dr. Dudley Reynolds, current TESOL International president-elect and other featured speakers.
In addition, the pre-conference on Thursday, November 5 offers 3 hour simultaneous workshops about a variety of topics. Vendors and exhibitors include educational publishers, professional development organizations and local not for profits that offer a variety of school programs. Our website has all the information about membership and pre-conference/conference registration. #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
Learning 2 Africa. This second Learning 2 conference in Africa is being hosted by the American International School of Johannesburg. Hundreds of educators from across Africa and beyond will converge on this outstanding school campus to learn from global experts and from each other about the challenges, opportunities and excitement of Learning Without Borders. November 5 – 7, 2015. #risk-takers #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
If you have any questions or need Twitter coaching, please let a #AISQ8 ‘member’ know. We’re excited to start this learning journey together! #communicators #risk-takers
“I’m really trying hard to dispel this idea that teaching is this thing you’re born to do and it’s somehow natural to everyday life,” Ball says. “I don’t think either of those things is true.”