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Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work® Institute

  • 26 February 2020
  • 12:00
  • 28 February 2020
  • 16:00
  • International Community School of Addis Ababa

Through decades of research and firsthand experience, our experts have identified three common elements among the world’s most successful and innovative schools:

  • They operate as a professional learning community (PLC).
  • They focus on essential disciplinary knowledge, promote future-ready skills, and cultivate student agency.
  • They empower students to personalize their learning.

          KEY AUDIENCE: All Educators - Teachers, Leadership, Administration

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          Discover how to instill and imprint these key components into your school’s culture during this three-day professional learning experience. Acclaimed experts and master practitioners will share their personal experiences, answer implementation questions, and help you develop an achievable and sustainable plan of action.

          • Discover how to build a highly effective, learning-progressive school.
          • Deepen your understanding of the PLC at Work process.
          • Use the four critical questions of a PLC to create a system of continuous improvement.
          • Acquire strategies for incorporating personalized learning into the PLC at Work process.
          • Learn how to offer a guaranteed and viable curriculum in a way that allows students to choose their own learning path and pace.
          • Examine beliefs, protocols, and cultural competencies to ensure equity for all students.
          • Design standards-based assessments to accurately measure student gains.
          • Explore innovative teaching methods and curriculum-development strategies for achieving stronger learning outcomes.
          • Ensure students are future ready by designing authentic learning experiences that are connected to the real world.
          • Learn from leading experts


          Timothy Stuart is the Head of School at the International Community School of Addis Ababa. In his previous role as Executive Director of Strategic Programs at the Singapore American School, he served as the chief architect for Research and Development and supported strategic school reform.

          Sascha Heckmann is the Director at the American International School of Mozambique and has extensive educator experience internationally.
          Previously, he served as the high school principal at Shanghai American School, as well as a principal and vice-principal at several districts in California.

          Nicole Dimich works with elementary and secondary educators in presentations, trainings, and consultations that address today’s most critical issues all in the spirit of facilitating improved support of student learning.

          Mike Mattos is an internationally recognized author, presenter, and practitioner who specializes in uniting teachers, administrators, and support staff to transform schools by implementing response to intervention and professional learning communities.

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          International Community School of Addis Ababa (ICS Addis)
          Mauritania Road
          Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

          Visa and Health
          Refer to the Ethiopia VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.


          Hotel Name: Hilton Addis Ababa

          Physical Address: Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
          Phone No: +251 11 517 0000
          Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 140
          Booking Process: Book directly via the hotel website
          Airport Transfers: US$ 10 per way

          Hotel – School Transport
          The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

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