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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 


Summer Institute For International Admissions

June 15-18, 2015

A four-day College Board information/training institute specifically fo college guidance counselors in American/international schools. Fee supported. Scholarships available for A/OS- assisted Schools 


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 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies 
  • Science 
  • 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

July 7-8 

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.

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