2015 AASSA Educators’ Conference
Jan27

2015 AASSA Educators’ Conference

2015 AASSA Educators’ Conference Hosted by the International School of Curaçao March 26-28, 2015 No Teacher is an Island: Making Connections Hotel Deadlines: Renaissance: Theoretically closed! Marriott: February 10 Hilton: February 13 Floris: February 15 Conference Registration Deadline: February 17 Please visit the AASSA website for information. A conference overview is posted at: http://www.aassa.com/page.cfm?p=718 A few important...

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The Path to Knowledge
Jan15

The Path to Knowledge

  The Path to Knowledge By Suzanne Molina, Grade 6 English Teacher Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Via Sapientia means “The Path to Knowledge” and to middle schoolers at Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro it also means a wonderful week of a school without walls where students study in a more interactive way outside of the classroom.  In the month of November, the entire Middle School takes their respective Via Sapientia trips...

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From Your Executive Director
Jan13

From Your Executive Director

In September, the AASSA Board of Trustees held a ‘day of visioning’ facilitated by Teresa Arpin aimed at reimagining and repositioning AASSA for the ever-changing landscape of international education and our role as a regional organization. As a result of that day, AASSA reaffirmed its mission and vision but developed new belief statements which will guide our role as a regional organization and determine the services and programs we...

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The Appointment of a Deputy Director at AASSA
Jan13

The Appointment of a Deputy Director at AASSA

The Appointment of a Deputy Director at AASSA The updated Strategic Plan through 2020 has as one of its key action items the appointment of a second educator to serve as AASSA’s Deputy Director. I am pleased to announce that Paul Sicard has been selected to serve in this role starting August 1, 2015. Paul has a 17-year track record in international schools, and currently is the Elementary Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre in...

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Proper chairs for music programs: sitting, playing and staying healthy
Jan13

Proper chairs for music programs: sitting, playing and staying healthy

By: William J. Dawson Associate Professor Emeritus Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois Nicholas Quarrier Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Ithaca College Ithaca, New York Jodi Tuthill Product Manager Wenger Corporation Owatonna, Minnesota This white paper addresses the importance of specialized music chairs for at least three key reasons: Increasing a...

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