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External Professional Learning Opportunities
The following opportunities are available to international schools in Africa. Click on each of the links to learn more. Please note that some of these events offer scholarships. However these are ONLY for A/OS Assisted Schools.
Applications available January 5, 2015 in A/OS-Assisted Overseas Schools
For more information contact: Your Regional Education Officer www.state.gov/m/a/os/c1686.htm
New College Counselor Workshop
June 14-15, 2015
A two-day workshop provided by College Board at Georgetown Univeristy, Washington,DC. For councelors new to college counseling and who are particpating in the summer institute. Fee Supported
The College Board’s Summer Institute for International Counselors
June 15-18, 2015 Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Join us for the College Board’s Summer Institute for International Counselors, a comprehensive, interactive professional development program for counselors at overseas international secondary schools. Through compelling sessions and engaging dialogue with faculty and peers, you will learn how to provide your students with an early and ongoing understanding of the admission process for U.S. universities. You will also acquire strategies and tools to help your students secure postsecondary options that best fit their career aspirations.
For more information and to request an application, please visit www.collegeboard.org/si-intl.
American Education Reaches Out: Common Core Plus
June 14- 19, 2015
Six Institutes at the Potomac School (McLean, VA) :
Academic Leaders (for curriculum coordinators and administrators);
AERO : Common Core Plus Workshops on curriculum design in
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Mathematics Assessment
Preference will be given to administrator/ curriculum coordinator and teacher teams, tuition, room and board are free. Download the AERO Brochure here
Jefferson Overseas Technology Institute (JOSTI)
June 22-26, 2015
The 22nd annual state-of-the-art technology information/training institute for administrators, teachers, and techies will be held at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax, VA. Seventy-five (75) participants by application. Tuition, room, and board are free.
Directors New to A/OS Schools
A two-day workshop at the U.S. State Department, Office of Overseas Schools, to inform and support school heads new to A/OS schools. Invitational with all local costs supported.
Association of American Schools in South America - AASSA Online PD Courses
AASSA has established online courses for teachers to keep up their certification while overseas and also for individual or group study. For more information visit the website http://www.aassa.com/page.cfm?p=489. To apply click here
1:1 Learning Institute
Educators who work daily in 1:1 digital learning school environments will help attendees create a straightforward strategy with clear steps for moving forward with their own 1:1 initiatives. Visit www.nelms.org/pages/conferences/1to1learning.html for more information.