Approaching Teaching: Week of November 17, 2019

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 What is your learning mission?

MISSION: IB Programme Innovator

Listen

Students as Leaders of Their Own Learning. In this podcast from Getting Smart, Ron Berger shares his vision of how educators can help students become leaders of their own learning. (40 minutes)

Read

Living Library. In this blog post from The SharingPYP Blog from the IB, learn how one school sparked the inquiry process for the PYP exhibition with a “Living Library Project.” (3 minutes)

I am the story: the story is me

Transforming Learning Culture. In this blog post, read about the one school’s journey to shift in thinking about learning in order to encourage and develop student agency. (3 minutes)

Updated PYP Placemat. In this blog post learn how one PYP team of educators has used the new PYP enhancements to update their school’s PYP placemat (1 minute)

MISSION: Literacy Enthusiast

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How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean.  It’s not just what you say that matters. It’s how you say it. Check out this blog post from KQED’s MindShift to learn more. (Read/Listen: 3 minutes)

MISSION: Master Teacher

Learn and Earn

Principals’ Training Center (PTC). Plan now for 2020 summer institutes in Miami or Rome! Learn more. | Register.

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Self-Reflection. In this article, Nicholas Cole says that self-reflection is the key to all personal development, and that development can happen at any time; all you have to do is ask yourself the right questions. (4 minutes)

MISSION: Math Maven

Learn and Earn

IB Math Workshop. The main objective of the workshop is to introduce you to the new syllabus including structure, content, external assessment, internal assessment, delivery style and the role of technology. What happens to Math Studies students? Most importantly, what is expected of you, the teacher and how to best share experiences and resources for the new syllabus. November 22 – 24 in Vienna, Austria. Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: Teacher Leader

Learn and Earn

Ethical Leadership in International Schools. In this AAIE self-paced course, apply multiple leadership strategies to understand change effectiveness and enhance the change process, identify ethical decisions made in contexts of personal and cultural values and institutional precedents, and design a guide for ethical leadership for your international school. Learn more. | Register today for this on-demand, fully-facilitated, self-paced, online class.

Leading with a Coach Approach. Learn how to leading with a coach approach mindset to using teacher goal setting to tailor feedback to teachers, to building coaching skills and practice feedback conversations, and to prioritize getting into classrooms using time management strategies/tools. Expect to practice reframing judgmental feedback and addressing concerns and to learn strategies to transform your school into a team. February 21 – 22, 2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Women in Leadership Institute. Hosted by the International School of Luxembourg and presented by Dr. Fran Prolman. December 6 – 7, 2019. Learn more. | Register.

Women in Leadership Institute. Please join us for a transformational, perspective enhancing and strategy building institute to solidify your unique “women in leadership” skill set. You will highlight the ways to build self and organizational trust, psychological safety and empathy. In addition, you will identify the ways to practice self-reliance and self-care. April 3 –  4, 2020 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Read

Is Coaching Scary? In this blog post from MYP educator @alohalavina, learn more about how coaching supports a learning organization and gain further insights about what coaching is, and is not. (6 minutes)

MISSION: Technology Trailblazer

Read

OneNote Class Notebook. In this blog post from The Cult of Pedagogy, learn about the Office 365 digital binder that will change the way you teach. (7 minutes)

MISSION: University Degree

Learn and Earn

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University’s low-residency Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals seeking to transform the face of education. Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, which combines theory, applied research and interactive learning experiences, you will leave the program prepared to address the unique challenges faced in K-12, higher education or professional environments. The Ed.D. requires 60 post-master’s credits, including nine credits of dissertation. Attend three program residencies while participating in virtual class sessions and online learning. Learn more. | Apply.

Online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University is pleased to partner with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) to offer the Master of Science in International School Leadership. This 30-credit master’s degree program is offered through a completely online format, allowing you the flexibility to obtain your graduate degree in as little as two years. Learn more. | Apply.

Tuition-Free Master’s of Education. The IB has collaborated with the University of the People and launched a tuition-free, online Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) programme. The M.Ed. offers teachers and schools across the world an opportunity to further their careers, regardless of where they live and teach. Learn more. | Apply.

MISSION: Well-Being Wizard

Learn and Earn

Mental Health and School Community. Develop clinical skills and foster peer consultation as a means of developing support across schools and geography. Participate in an effective peer consultation group to address challenging cases you’ve managed. Develop en vivo social/emotional understanding of clinical engagement through an experiential group/learning model. March 31 – April 1, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Positive Education: The Science of Well-Being. A four-day extended learning certificate course. April 2 – 5, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Read

Practice

Stop, Breathe & Think. Stop, Breathe & Think is a free mindfulness and meditation app that allows users to check-in with how they are feeling and provides activities tuned in to their emotions. The app allows users to tune in to how they are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide them to recommended meditations. (~10 minutes)

Approaching Teaching: Week of October 20, 2019

 What is your learning mission?

MISSION: IB Programme Innovator

Learn and Earn

Cultures of Thinking. Dr. Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, will lead this seminar which is suitable for teachers, assistants, administrators and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas. Ron’s research focuses on understanding and developing the kinds of thoughtful learning environments that foster powerful learning for both students and teachers. November 7, 2019 – November 8, 2019 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Listen

The Big Understanding. In this podcast from the IB, Melanie Smith from the International School of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, talks about her passion for concept-based inquiry, sharing some magical moments of PYP learning along the way and some practical tips for supporting both students and educators with the ‘concept‘–of concepts! (17 minutes)

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Pitfalls of Inquiry Learning. In this blog post from Kath Murdoch, read about the pitfalls and perspectives of a leading inquiry-based educator. (10 minutes)

Student Agency is not… In this blog post from Will Richardson, learn more about what student agency is and is not. (2 minutes)

MISSION: Literacy Enthusiast

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Spin Weave and Cut. Check out the blog and website of Nick Sousanis, a comics artist and educator, and a professor of Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Fransisco. This website contains so many useful resources it will take you a while to explore – but it will be time well spent! Not only are there resources from a course on using comics in learning and teaching, Nick has also posted the syllabus and readings from a module that he is currently presenting – Comics as a Way of Thinking.

New Forms of Reading and Writing. In this blog post learn more about how to address BOTH analog AND digital forms of communication. (4 minutes)

Transitioning Makers to Print in the Writers Workshop. In this blog post from Angelas Stockman learn more about how to increase learners’ abilities to increase and improve their writing skills. (6 minutes)

MISSION: Master Teacher

Learn and Earn

Principals’ Training Center (PTC). Plan now for 2020 summer institutes in Miami or Rome! Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: Math Maven

Learn and Earn

IB Math Workshop. The main objective of the workshop is to introduce you to the new syllabus including structure, content, external assessment, internal assessment, delivery style and the role of technology. What happens to Math Studies students? Most importantly, what is expected of you, the teacher and how to best share experiences and resources for the new syllabus. November 22 – 24 in Vienna, Austria. Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: Teacher Leader

Learn and Earn

Ethical Leadership in International Schools. In this AAIE self-paced course, apply multiple leadership strategies to understand change effectiveness and enhance the change process, identify ethical decisions made in contexts of personal and cultural values and institutional precedents, and design a guide for ethical leadership for your international school. Learn more. | Register today for this on-demand, fully-facilitated, self-paced, online class.

Leading a Culture of Thinking. Dr. Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, will lead this seminar which is suitable for teachers, assistants, administrators and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas. Ron’s research focuses on understanding and developing the kinds of thoughtful learning environments that foster powerful learning for both students and teachers. November 9, 2019 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Leading with a Coach Approach. Learn how to leading with a coach approach mindset to using teacher goal setting to tailor feedback to teachers, to building coaching skills and practice feedback conversations, and to prioritize getting into classrooms using time management strategies/tools. Expect to practice reframing judgmental feedback and addressing concerns and to learn strategies to transform your school into a team. February 21 – 22, 2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Women in Leadership Institute. Hosted by the International School of Luxembourg and presented by Dr. Fran Prolman. December 6 – 7, 2019. Learn more. | Register.

Women in Leadership Institute. Please join us for a transformational, perspective enhancing and strategy building institute to solidify your unique “women in leadership” skill set. You will highlight the ways to build self and organizational trust, psychological safety and empathy. In addition, you will identify the ways to practice self-reliance and self-care. April 3 –  4, 2020 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Learn and Earn

Is Coaching Scary? In this blog post from MYP educator @alohalavina, learn more about how coaching supports a learning organization and gain further insights about what coaching is, and is not. (6 minutes)

MISSION: Technology Trailblazer

Read

Digital Skills for Life. In this blog post from the World Economic Forum, learn about eight digital life skills all children need and a plan for teaching them. (4 minutes)

OneNote Class Notebook. In this blog post from The Cult of Pedagogy, learn about the Office 365 digital binder that will change the way you teach. (7 minutes)

MISSION: University Degree

Learn and Earn

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University’s low-residency Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals seeking to transform the face of education. Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, which combines theory, applied research and interactive learning experiences, you will leave the program prepared to address the unique challenges faced in K-12, higher education or professional environments. The Ed.D. requires 60 post-master’s credits, including nine credits of dissertation. Attend three program residencies while participating in virtual class sessions and online learning. Learn more. | Apply.

Online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University is pleased to partner with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) to offer the Master of Science in International School Leadership. This 30-credit master’s degree program is offered through a completely online format, allowing you the flexibility to obtain your graduate degree in as little as two years. Learn more. | Apply.

Tuition-Free Master’s of Education. The IB has collaborated with the University of the People and launched a tuition-free, online Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) programme. The M.Ed. offers teachers and schools across the world an opportunity to further their careers, regardless of where they live and teach. Learn more. | Apply.

MISSION: Well-Being Wizard

Learn and Earn

Mental Health and School Community. Develop clinical skills and foster peer consultation as a means of developing support across schools and geography. Participate in an effective peer consultation group to address challenging cases you’ve managed. Develop en vivo social/emotional understanding of clinical engagement through an experiential group/learning model. March 31 – April 1, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Positive Education: The Science of Well-Being. A four-day extended learning certificate course. April 2 – 5, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Read

Calling In. So you need to do the work of allyship by calling someone in…but how might you go about doing that? This post will help you navigate the process. (5 minutes)

Social justice activism is essentially about people – it’s about supporting people, educating people and creating the sort of society where people’s autonomy, growth, and rights are nurtured.

Social Justice Educators. In this article from the Teaching Tolerance website, the advisory board shares advice for new social justice educators in the voice of “I wish I had known”. (3 minutes)

Practice

Stop, Breathe & Think. Stop, Breathe & Think is a free mindfulness and meditation app that allows users to check-in with how they are feeling and provides activities tuned in to their emotions. The app allows users to tune in to how they are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide them to recommended meditations. (~10 minutes)

Approaching Teaching: Week of October 6, 2019

 What is your learning mission?

MISSION: Feedback Fanatic

Read

Allowing Test Retakes. In this blog post from edutopia, learn more about the thoughts of hundreds of teachers who discussed the best ways to guide students toward mastery—without being taken advantage of. (3 minutes)

Collaborative Reflection. In this blog post from My Coaches’ Couch, learn more about how to reflect collaboratively which increases collective efficacy – the belief that what we do as teachers makes a difference for student outcomes. (2 minutes)

MISSION: IB Programme Innovator

Learn and Earn

Cultures of Thinking. Dr. Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, will lead this seminar which is suitable for teachers, assistants, administrators and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas. Ron’s research focuses on understanding and developing the kinds of thoughtful learning environments that foster powerful learning for both students and teachers. November 7, 2019 – November 8, 2019 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Read

Embrace the Struggle. In this article, read about how Stanford education professor, Jo Boaler, challenges common beliefs about teaching and learning. (4 minutes)

Learning vs. Compliance. In this blog post, Seth Godin leads us to wonder what are we in education for, learning or compliance? (1 minute)

MYP is 25! In this article from the IB, learn more about the history of the Middle Years Programme. (3 minutes)

MISSION: Literacy Enthusiast

Listen

World Language Teaching. In this episode from the Cult of Pedagogy podcast, learn about the six shifts key to the evolution of the teaching of world languages. (50 minutes)

Read

Layering Texts. In this blog post, read about how to layer “texts” to deepen understanding as students read, while secretly modeling how to be passionate about inquiry. (4 minutes)

Research Book Clubs. In this article from Choice Literacy, learn how to engage struggling readers in research book clubs. (7 minutes)

World Language Teaching. In this episode from the Cult of Pedagogy podcast, learn about the six shifts key to the evolution of the teaching of world languages. (11 minutes)

MISSION: Master Teacher

Learn and Earn

Principals’ Training Center (PTC). Plan now for 2020 summer institutes in Miami or Rome! Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: Math Maven

Learn and Earn

IB Math Workshop. The main objective of the workshop is to introduce you to the new syllabus including structure, content, external assessment, internal assessment, delivery style and the role of technology. What happens to Math Studies students? Most importantly, what is expected of you, the teacher and how to best share experiences and resources for the new syllabus. November 22 – 24 in Vienna, Austria. Learn more. | Register.

Teaching and Learning Mathematics Through an Inquiry Approach. This workshop is designed to empower teachers to apply the principles and practice of inquiry to the discipline of Mathematics, through exploring Mathematical skills and concepts. October 10 – 12, 2020 in Chang Mai, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: Teacher Leader

Learn and Earn

Building and Sustaining a Healthy International School Culture. In this AAIE self-paced course, learn how to assess and strengthen a healthy international school culture so that the school’s leaders, staff, practices and structures truly support learning. Additionally, learn how to develop a safe school environment that promotes cooperation, respect, collaborative decision-making, honest communications, and connective relationships. Learn more. | Register today for this on-demand, fully-facilitated, self-paced, online class.

Ethical Leadership in International Schools. In this AAIE self-paced course, apply multiple leadership strategies to understand change effectiveness and enhance the change process, identify ethical decisions made in contexts of personal and cultural values and institutional precedents, and design a guide for ethical leadership for your international school. Learn more. | Register today for this on-demand, fully-facilitated, self-paced, online class.

Leading a Culture of Thinking. Dr. Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, will lead this seminar which is suitable for teachers, assistants, administrators and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas. Ron’s research focuses on understanding and developing the kinds of thoughtful learning environments that foster powerful learning for both students and teachers. November 9, 2019 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Leading with a Coach Approach. Learn how to leading with a coach approach mindset to using teacher goal setting to tailor feedback to teachers, to building coaching skills and practice feedback conversations, and to prioritize getting into classrooms using time management strategies/tools. Expect to practice reframing judgmental feedback and addressing concerns and to learn strategies to transform your school into a team. February 21 – 22, 2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Women in Leadership Institute. Hosted by the International School of Luxembourg and presented by Dr. Fran Prolman. December 6 – 7, 2019. Learn more. | Register.

Women in Leadership Institute. Please join us for a transformational, perspective enhancing and strategy building institute to solidify your unique “women in leadership” skill set. You will highlight the ways to build self and organizational trust, psychological safety and empathy. In addition, you will identify the ways to practice self-reliance and self-care. April 3 –  4, 2020 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: Technology Trailblazer

Learn and Earn

Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week. October 14 to 18 is #digcitweek. Does your school have a plan? Digital Citizenship Week is a great chance to get digital citizenship off the ground at your school. Increase awareness and get students, faculty, and families inspired to learn about media balance, cyberbullying, privacy, and much, much more! In this edWebinar, Wanda Greenfield will present her original ideas for taking advantage of this week. You’ll also get tips and resources from Common Sense Education. October 8, 3:00 PM EDT / 10:00 PM AST. Can’t make it? The edWebinar recording will be posted the day after the presentation. Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: University Degree

Learn and Earn

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University’s low-residency Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals seeking to transform the face of education. Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, which combines theory, applied research and interactive learning experiences, you will leave the program prepared to address the unique challenges faced in K-12, higher education or professional environments. The Ed.D. requires 60 post-master’s credits, including nine credits of dissertation. Attend three program residencies while participating in virtual class sessions and online learning. Learn more. | Apply.

Online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University is pleased to partner with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) to offer the Master of Science in International School Leadership. This 30-credit master’s degree program is offered through a completely online format, allowing you the flexibility to obtain your graduate degree in as little as two years. Learn more. | Apply.

Tuition-Free Master’s of Education. The IB has collaborated with the University of the People and launched a tuition-free, online Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) programme. The M.Ed. offers teachers and schools across the world an opportunity to further their careers, regardless of where they live and teach. Learn more. | Apply.

MISSION: Well-Being Wizard

Learn and Earn

Mental Health and School Community. Develop clinical skills and foster peer consultation as a means of developing support across schools and geography. Participate in an effective peer consultation group to address challenging cases you’ve managed. Develop en vivo social/emotional understanding of clinical engagement through an experiential group/learning model. March 31 – April 1, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Positive Education: The Science of Well-Being. A four-day extended learning certificate course. April 2 – 5, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Read

Calling In. So you need to do the work of allyship by calling someone in…but how might you go about doing that? This post will help you navigate the process. (5 minutes)

Social justice activism is essentially about people – it’s about supporting people, educating people and creating the sort of society where people’s autonomy, growth, and rights are nurtured.

Social Justice Educators. In this article from the Teaching Tolerance website, the advisory board shares advice for new social justice educators in the voice of “I wish I had known”. (3 minutes)

Practice

Stop, Breathe & Think. Stop, Breathe & Think is a free mindfulness and meditation app that allows users to check-in with how they are feeling and provides activities tuned in to their emotions. The app allows users to tune in to how they are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide them to recommended meditations. (~10 minutes)