External Professional Development 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.
New College Counselor Workshop
June 15-16, 2014
A two-day workshop provided by the College Board at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. For Counselors new to college counseling and who are participating in the summer institute. Fee Supported.
Summer Institute for International Counselors
June 16-19, 2014
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 our faculty and your 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. A four-day College Board information/training Institute specifically for college guidance counselors in American/international schools. Scholarships available for A/OS assisted schools. Information and Registration
American Education Reaches Out: Standards Based Curriculum (AERO: SBC)
June 15-20, 2014
Six institutes at the The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia: Academic Leaders (for curriculum coordinators and administrators); AERO: Common Core Plus Workshops on curriculum design in English, Mathematics, Social Studies and World Languages. Preference will be given to administrator/curriculum coordinator and teacher teams. Tuition, room, and board are free. Registration forms should be received by the Office of Overseas Schools by March 3, 2014. Participants will be informed of their selection during early to mid-April. Click here for more information.
Foresight Education Program Workshop
June 22-25, 2014
A workshop in Washington, D.C. for teachers in overseas schools committed to incorporating "foresight education" into the school program. The workshop includes an introduction to future studies, work of international futurists, and real world applications of future studies in government, business, and NGOs. Limited to 20 participants by application. All onsite costs supported - download additional information here. You can also send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
AAIE 2014 Summer Institute in Cooperation with the Office of Overseas Schools - June 23-27
- 21st Century Recipes for Success: Unleashing Student Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills - presented by Judith Fenton
- 21st Century Digital Tools: Advancing Excellence in Learning and Teaching with Technology - presented by J. Troy Robinson, EdD (Laptop or Tablet REQUIRED)
- Strategies for Engaging all Learners: Teaching Optimum Topic Exploration - presented by Dr. Belinda Karge
The Institutes will be held at NOVA Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They will highlight the most recent research and applied strategies in education. Institute fees include 4 days of hotel lodging plus breakfast, lunch, and all course materials. Fee support is available for A/OS assisted schools.
Click here for online registration. Visit the website www.aaie.org
JOSTI (Jefferson Overseas Technology Institute)
June 23-27, 2014
The 2014 annual state-of-the-art technology information/training for administrators, teachers, and techies will be held at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax, VA. JOSTI is for educators who wish to increase awareness, understanding and use of technology. Teachers, administrators, technology staff, and librarians are invited to apply. A/OS member schools may send one or more participants. Technology training will be open to approximately 75 participants. One participant per school will be given first priority; others will be enrolled on a space-available basis.
Click here for more information and application forms.
Directors New to A/OS Schools
July 8-9, 2014
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. Applications available, January 6, 2014. For more information contact your Regional Education Officer www.state.gov/m/a/os/c1686.htm
Association of American Schools in South America - AASSA Online PD Courses
The Association of American Schools in South America - 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.