Blended Learning with Limited Technology
May09

Blended Learning with Limited Technology

By Dr. Cindy Elsberry Blended learning can deliver the best of two worlds – face-to-face teaching and technology-enabled learning. Obviously, the availability of devices for students will impact the delivery design for blended learning, but limited technology should not prohibit teachers from utilizing the technology that is available. For some schools, access to 1:1 technology is feasible. However, for most districts, the student to...

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7 STEM Activities You Can Take Outside the Classroom
May08

7 STEM Activities You Can Take Outside the Classroom

What would you guess is the most important ingredient for valuable STEM learning? It’s not fancy lab equipment, complicated engineering books or the latest high-tech gadgets. Every kind of STEM learning out there actually depends on one much simpler concept: curiosity. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, but beyond that intimidating acronym, STEM simply represents a hands-on approach to exploring the world,...

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Alan November: Inviting Global Perspectives into the Classroom
Apr26

Alan November: Inviting Global Perspectives into the Classroom

Guest post by Alan November (article produced in partnership with Cisco Education) cross posted to November Learning As our schools and universities prepare students to make a contribution to the world, it is important to benchmark the emerging critical skills they will need to solve increasingly complex problems.  As we accelerate the speed of moving data and communications around the world, one strategic skill emerges that we...

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Educating for Global Citizenship
Apr22

Educating for Global Citizenship

Educating for Global Citizenship By Ann Straub, Council of International Schools (CIS) International Advisor, IDI Qualified Administrator The “international” Landscape Using whatever means it requires, schools throughout the world have a moral imperative to prepare their students to be interculturally competent global citizens. As the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) stated in their Proposal for Global...

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How Teachers can Honor and Nurture all Students’ Languages and Cultures within an International School
Feb04

How Teachers can Honor and Nurture all Students’ Languages and Cultures within an International School

How Teachers can Honor and Nurture all Students’ Languages and Cultures within an International School by Alison Schofield An international teacher easily interacts with 10-20 different nationalities a day. These schools and classrooms are an anthropolgist’s dream. Just imagine all the fascinating cultural elements that could be explored through your students: attitudes, cultural practices, traditions, taboos and social behaviour. The...

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A Letter from Abby Majendie
Feb02

A Letter from Abby Majendie

Dear Friends, As international educators and ex-pats who have lived and worked around the world, many of us have more in common with one another than we do with our neighbours in our respective hometowns.  We relate to each other in ways we simply can’t with others.  We are united by our common purpose and our shared experiences. Like many of you, I have been dismayed by the events of 2016.  I watched Brexit and the US election unfold...

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