International Resource Guide
International Resource Guide - Back to School Edition.
These AAIE Resource Providers understand the unique needs of international schools and the experience and expertise to provide your school program with trusted services and supports.
As a global community that connects diverse people, ideas and resources, AAIE helps international educators lead with vision, wisdom, and integrity. Please visit our website for more information about professional development, the 52nd AAIE International Leadership Conference in New York, the 2018 Summer Institutes, our new Regional International Leadership Certificate Cohorts, AAIE Regional Conference Sessions, website resources and the benefits of your membership. We look forward to a wonderful year of international education and leadership development with you and your entire leadership team.
AdvancED® is the largest Pre-K-12 global accreditation and continuous school improvement organization in the world, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA. We serve as a trusted partner to 34,000 schools and school systems— employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across more than 70 countries.
At BridgeU, we know that the needs of schools, students and universities are constantly evolving, as the world of higher education experiences extraordinary growth. By 2025, there will be 100 million new students in HE, and 8 million of those will go to university in a new country.BridgeU was purpose-built for international schools, to help teachers, senior leaders and students manage the complex challenge of preparing and carrying out global university applications, with the help of big data and powerful management tools. We’re here to empower schools to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world - visit www.bridgeu.com today to arrange a demo for your school.
Buffalo State University
The Office of International Graduate Programs for Educators is responsible for the Master of Science program in Multidisciplinary Studies as well as professional development for educators working at American/International Schools. The degree program is hosted by American/International Schools for cohorts (groups) of education professionals. The entire program requires ten (10) courses that can be delivered at the school site, electronically, or through a combined approach of on-site/on-line instruction depending on the course as well as the needs of the cohort.
Website: igpe.buffalostate.edu Contact: Brandon KawaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Carney, Sandoe & Associates provides global faculty recruitment, leadership search, and strategic consulting services for private, independent, and international schools. Since 1977, CS&A has successfully helped over 31,500 job-seeking teachers and administrators “make the match” with hiring schools worldwide.
Children of Haiti Project (COHP)
Founded with international school support, COHP provides education to children living in one of Haiti¹s most impoverished areas. COHP is a place for children to learn, receive nutritious meals and medical care. COHP also provides a literacy program for older children, as well as organizing job skills programs for parents
Scholars®, Powered by Clements Worldwide
Clements is celebrating its 70th anniversary serving the international insurance market. Clements offers the market- leading Scholars® Group Health, which includes property and identify theft protection for teachers in addition to a comprehensive health insurance package. Clements also provides a portfolio of employee benefits, including life and disability insurance, as well as institutional coverages, such as emergency evacuation, property and liability protection designed for the international school segment. For more information go to www.clements.com/scholars
The College Board is a mission-driven, not-for-profit membership organization made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations. Through our programs and initiatives we challenge all students to own their future by practicing hard and taking advantage of every opportunity they earn.
The Council of International Schools (CIS), a global membership organisation, provides International Accreditation, Career & Recruitment and Research Services to 700+ schools, connecting them with 570 member universities to facilitate international student admission and guidance. CIS helps school leaders examine their intercultural competence and effectiveness in educating for global citizenship.
Crisfield Education Consulting
Company blurb: CEC provides research-based and practice-oriented support for schools in all areas of language development across the curriculum. Consulting services include school audits and improvement plans for EAL/ELL, home language, foreign language, and host country language teaching and school language policy planning. Professional development runs from single session seminars on specific topics of interest to a school to the whole-school Every Teacher is a Language Teacher professional development program. CEC also has expertise in the development and implementation of bilingual/immersion programs. Director Eowyn Crisfield is Canadian-trained (Bed TESL, MA Applied Linguistics) and has worked internationally for over 15 years. .
Curriculum Associates publishes research-based, classroom-proven materials that provide flexible, focused, and targeted instruction to help educators effectively address the diverse levels and needs in every classroom. Our goal is to make sure any product you buy meets or exceeds your expectations. Our award winning, on line program, i-Ready® combines adaptive assessment and progress monitoring WITH instruction. Over 5 million students are using i-Ready® in classrooms all over the world! For the past 50 years, we have consistently developed high-quality products that make a profound difference in the lives of students and educators, and we will continue to bring these proven products—as well as new ones—to you in the future.
Doors Wide Open Coaching Systems
Doors Wide Open provides both executive and wellness coaching services to individuals and organizations. My company’s focus is international and independent schools and their leaders. School heads and principals in these schools face unique challenges, both in managing/leading financially self-sufficient social organizations and, even more demandingly, leading change in a period of extraordinary transformation and opportunity.
EduCare are the UK’s leading provider of Safeguarding and Duty of Care training.
EduCare for Education® is EduCare's bestselling online learning service and consists of over 20 high quality courses that are written and endorsed by recognised experts.
AAIE Member Schools are eligible for a 10% discount when they purchase EduCare for Education®
Fielding Nair International
Fielding Nair International (FNI) is an award-winning, global leader in education planning and architectural design. FNI builds and renovates school facilities for today and tomorrow with one primary goal in mind — to improve learning. We help our school clients vision and build innovative Learning Communities, Maker Spaces and iLabs that support student-directed learning.
FNI has worked on over $10 billion worth of schools over the last 15 years. Schools that we have planned and/or designed have won 11 international planning and design awards for excellence. Our awards recognize not just quality architecture, but vastly improved educational outcomes as well.
Website: www.FieldingNair.com Contact: Gayle Johnson Email: Gayle@gmail.com
Finalsite is the global leader in websites for schools. More than 2200 schools in 80 countries choose Finalsite's web marketing and communications platform for its award-winning design, best-in-class web software, and integration with 50+ ed tech partners. View our portfolio www.finalsite.com/portfolio or sign-up for our blog to receive information just for schools. www.finalsite.com/blog
Frosch International Travel
A quarter century of worldwide travel for international education - relocation, conferences, interviews, vacations, groups, consultants
Genzer Consulting provides on-demand, cost-effective data analysis consulting services for international schools. We specialize in helping small-to-medium sized schools (≤1500 students) who need data expertise but do not have an on-site data coordinator.
George Mason University
The TCLDEL program has provided preparation programs for international teachers for over twenty-five years. Our programs lead to master’s degrees in teaching English for Other Language Learners (ESOL), International Elementary (PYP- IB authorized), World Languages and the International Baccalaureate’s graduate degree in Advanced Studies for IB teachers. Certificate programs and Virginia Licensure are also available. Our programs can be completed in a timely manner and are offered in face-to-face, fully online and hybrid options to better suit our students busy schedules around the world. Our world renown faculty are all international educators who have taught and worked with international schools. Further, all online instructors have been credentialed at the highest levels for effective online instruction. CEHD is nationally recognized as one of the leading online universities in the United States. Special discounts in tuition are available for international cohorts. Mason is among the top 115 research universities in the United States and offers high quality instruction based on innovative, global research practices.
Website: gse.gmu.edu/div-apt/ Contact: Terrence Jenkins Email: email@example.com
Global Issues Network
Growing network of GIN empowered global citizens on 5 continents Youth-led project-based learning to create sustainable projects. Local-global partnership to address global issues through empathetic action
GIN student-led conferences around the globe to share/collaborate on projects.
Global Tax Service LLC
Global Tax Service is the leader in preparation of US taxes and foreign account reports for educators overseas. Last year we prepared returns for approximately 2,000 educators in 100 countries.
Heifer International is a global not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. Our mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Additionally, we offer educational resources that motivate students to explore their global connections and create a better world. Find out how to access lesson plans, activities and resources for read-a-thons and fundraisers that engage students in helping struggling families improve their nutrition and income.
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) provides resources on child protection to train and collaborate with educators and the wider community as we advocate for children. The Education Portal is a collaborative resource from the International Task Force for Child Protection, the Office of Overseas Schools, and ICMEC.
Founded in 1999, inRESONANCE (iR) is an industry leader for database, website, and mobile solutions for independent schools. Supporting more than 500 schools in over 35 countries, iR provides solutions for enrollment, student management, development, billing, and website development. For more information on all iR product offerings visit inresonance.com.
Insurance Services International
Insurance Services International is a full service global insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, providing value-added employee benefits and global business coverage to international schools, non-profits and expatriates working in businesses overseas or living outside of their home countries. Our commitment to excellence in service and responsiveness drives our promise - keeping our clients first in all that we do. Please contact us at www.isiww.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
International Medical Group
International Medical Group® (IMG®) provides comprehensive coverage designed with the flexibility that international schools need to best serve their teachers, school administrators and their families.
International Schools Services
Since 1955, ISS has been the nonprofit leader in international education. We provide comprehensive and customized services to schools and educators, and are committed to creating and supporting world-class schools. Services include teacher and administrator recruiting, school supply, school establishment and management, professional learning, school safety and security, non-profit accounting, governance training, and more.
ISC Research (ISC) has been collecting, analysing and delivering data and market intelligence on the world’s K-12 English-medium international schools market since 1994. ISC produces a range of market reports and services to meet the needs of schools, higher education institutions, school suppliers, investors, developers and education professionals.
John Catt Educational
Established in 1959, John Catt Educational is a leading publisher for international education. Our publications for the international education sector include International School magazine, the International Schools Journal, John Catt’s Guide to International Schools and the IB World Schools Yearbook. We also publish professional development books and work with leading associations.
Mina Merkel Consulting
Mina custom designs and delivers strategic planning, board governance workshops and retreats for educational leaders and boards throughout the world. Specializing in conflict resolution, intercultural training, divisional planning and team building, PTA workshops, community engagement and change management techniques. Mina is a featured speaker at AASB, AASSA, EARCOS and CEESA.
The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) accredits preK-12 public, private, parochial and charter schools, as well as non-degree granting career and technical post-secondary institutions, special purpose schools, and learning services providers. Middle States has been the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement for more than 125 years, helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement. With more than 2,700 accredited schools and school systems in 34 states and nearly 100 countries, Middle States is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education.
Missoula Children's Theatre
MCT provides an exciting, week-long residency STARRING 50-60 children from your school in a full-scale musical! The Missoula Children's Theatre involves students in musical theatre as a way to teach values and life skills, inspire big dreams, cultivate empathy and tolerance as well as encourage creativity!
MDSzerbaty Associates Architecture
MDSzerbaty Associates Architecture (MDSA) is an architectural practice of award winning designs that span more than three decades. Based in NYC, MDSA brings extensive expertise in the design of Pre-K-12 schools having successfully completed numerous school projects supportive of each school’s core values, mission and pedagogy. We offer highly innovative solutions to complex building designs and create environments that are inviting and fun places to explore and learn.
Website: www.mdsnyc.com Contact: Michael D. Szerbaty, Email: email@example.com
Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects
Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects (MBB) has developed master plans and designs for diverse schools and educational institutions worldwide. The New York City-based firm has expertise in designing for a wide range of pedagogies and international education best practices. MBB’s mission-based approach focuses on effectively aligning school architecture with an institution’s values, pedagogy and culture.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC accredits over 2,000 member schools worldwide - from pre-school through graduate school – and provides a framework for meaningful, ongoing school improvement. With ACE, our groundbreaking international education protocol, NEASC is reshaping accreditation into a vehicle for driving systemic change and transformation.
Website: cie.neasc.org Contact: Jeffrey Bradley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was established in 1964, and is accredited private nonprofit university located on a 141 hectare campus in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, with a current enrollment of 26,000 students from 108 countries, and a global network of 170,000 alumni in more than 112 countries. NSU has been classified as a research university with “high research activity” and as a “community engaged university” by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctorate, and professional degrees from its 18 colleges (faculties) that include: Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Psychology, Education, Business and Entrepreneurship, Engineering and Computing, Law, Medical Science, Health Care Sciences, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Allopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Medicine, Optometry and Honors College.
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) has nearly 40 years of expertise helping educators accelerate student learning through online assessment solutions, professional development offerings, and research services. Visit NWEA.org to find out how NWEA can partner with you to help all kids learn.
Pacific Prime - Simplifying Insurance
Pacific Prime is a leading global insurance advisor with over 150,000 clients including more than 120 international schools We have over 400 professional staff (27 nationalities) making us one of the largest global brokers in medical insurance and a leading distributor for: BUPA, TieCare, Allianz, Ping An, AXA, Cigna, Aetna, MSH and many more.
Perkins Eastman is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm with 15 offices around the world. Our education group is led by facility specialists who possess the knowledge and experience necessary to design a variety of school types. Our team strives to incorporate the unique core goals and mission of our client’s school by collaborating to ensure curriculum, pedagogy, and program drive efficient and functional spaces.
Website: www.perkinseastman.com Contact: Christine Schlendorf
For more than 75 years we have designed innovative schools that respond to the future of learning. Our practice is continually evolving and setting new paradigms while upholding the fundamental principle of designing for students, from the inside out.
The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University offers Teaching Overseas Employment Services and professional development courses to its teacher candidates and experienced teachers worldwide. We connect educators and professionals with leading international schools, and offer them inspiring opportunities for personal, professional and organizational growth.
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC
We specialize in providing financial planning services to more than 40 schools worldwide. Specifically we offer institutional asset management, group retirement plans, cash management and personal financial planning to schools, organizations and their members. Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc.
Website: www.RaymondJames.com/globaladvisorgroupContact: James Barnette Email: email@example.com
Rediker Software, Inc.
Rediker Software’s integrated management solutions streamline administrative tasks throughout the entire school; Administrator’s Plus®, TeacherPlus web gradebook and PlusPortals, and Admissions Plus Pro® provide international schools with features not found in any other system. Founded over 35 years ago, Rediker offers experience, reliability and outstanding technical support (www.rediker.com).
At RG175 we are dedicated to understanding the unique mission of each of our clients and to leveraging our many years of meaningful experience as school heads, our integrity, and proven success to deliver excellence in leadership and governance for schools and other non-profit organizations.
Search Associates is the leading recruiting agency in international education. We have assisted over 35,000 educators, including some 600 school heads, find jobs in top international schools around the world. Working with 700 member schools, Search Associates has provided quality recruitment and consulting services, including head of school and leadership searches, for the last 26 years.
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano Consulting
Social Media Consultant & Coach. Is your school’s and your professional social media presence strategically growing by adding friends, followers and likes? Is your school community connecting with you via various Social Media platforms? Are you connecting beyond “This is what we do!”? Are you building an online community to connect, share and learn? Are you, as a head of school, principal, Communication or Marketing Director, taking advantage of what Social Media can offer? Silvia can help you develop a social media strategy, support and build capacity within your school, grow your social media presence, support administrators in becoming lead storytellers and develop critical network literacy skills.
Website: globallyconnectedlearning.com Contact: Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1905, Smith System (smithsystem.com) has helped American education evolve by being ready with the right furniture at the right time. An industry leader in school furniture innovation, Smith System is committed to developing products that support optimum K12 learning environments – addressing the needs of students and educators, the demands of the curriculum, and the realities of space, maintenance and budget.
TAISI has 90+ member schools in South Asia, and a network of over 5000 individuals, universities and colleges, publishers, educationists, philanthropists that extends all over Asia.
TAISI’s aim is two-fold: to provide professional development and learning opportunities for teachers and school leaders, and to organize collaborative opportunities for students. To this end, TAISI organizes the following, each year: Teachers’ and Middle Management Conference, Leadership Conference, Students’, Sports Championship, Specific one-day training events and workshops all through the year.
Teach Away is the world leader in international education recruitment, matching schools with the best international teaching talent. Whether you’re hiring one teacher or a thousand, we’ve got you covered with a range of options to make sure your school and jobs get maximum exposure to the educators you need.
Teacher Leaders International
Teacher Leaders International Limited (TLI), has been conceived in celebration of over ten years of teacher empowerment and professional development in international education- particularly in the area of curriculum and instruction for American curriculum and International Baccalaureate schools. Currently, in collaboration with KDSL Global, the global footprints of TLI spans over 9 countries across the Middle East and North Africa region – Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, Istanbul, Oman, Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand and the United States of America.
The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey's Off-Site Graduate Programs serve current and prospective teachers and administrators who live overseas. We offer intensive (7-9-day) graduate courses for educators seeking professional development, certification, and/or masters degrees in Elementary or Secondary Education, Special Education, Teaching ESL, Educational Leadership, and Counselor Education. Global locations include Mallorca, Spain; Bangkok, Thailand; Lisbon, Portugal; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Cairo, Egypt.
TCNJ’s Off-Site Graduate Programs have been catering to international educators and administrators for more than 30 years. In addition to the convenience of attending condensed courses at practical locations, no travel to the United States is required to earn a certificate or degree.
Website: offsitegrad.tcnj.edu Contact: Megan Gordon Email: email@example.com
The International Educator (TIE) and the Principals' Training Center (PTC) are a single non-profit organization serving the international schools community for 30 years. TIE offers recruiting and job search services along with tailored news and research through its print publication and website, tieonline.com.
PTC provides professional development for teachers, principals, counselors and school heads designed uniquely for international educators.
Website: www.tieonline.com www.theptc.org Contact: Nikki Gundry Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TieCare International, and its parent company, Global Benefits Group (GBG), have been specializing in the international financial services market for more than 35 years.
TieCare offers highly customized health, life, short-term and long-term disability, travel and field trip insurance to more than 100 schools in 50 countries, supported by an experienced team of representatives that make on-campus visits.
With UNHS online courses your school can help students graduate, challenge high-achieving students, solve scheduling conflicts and offer summer school. 100+ core, elective, AP and dual enrolment courses available. UNHS is accredited by AdvancED and Nebraska Department of Education, and has NCAA-approved courses. Flexible open enrollment and self-pacing offer convenience when needed.
WIDA is a research center at the University of Wisconsin. We promote language development, equity and academic achievement for multilingual students PK-12. The WIDA International School Consortium is a network of over 250 international schools in 75 countries. WIDA supports members through research-based assessments, instructional tools and professional learning.
Wilkes University is a private, comprehensive institution offering 41 majors across six schools spanning bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The School of Education delivers cohort-based programs for international educators and leaders at the master’s and doctoral levels. Wilkes’ commitment to international students is individualized attention, exceptional teaching, scholarship, and academic excellence.
Website: wilkes.edu/goglobal Contact: Karim Letwinsky Email: email@example.com
World of America Global Partners
World of America Global Partners (WOAGP) is an independent advisory brokerage firm headquartered in the U.S. (Miami, FL.), with more than 35 years of experience in the international insurance market.
One Company, serving the full range of our clients' individual or group risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consulting needs. We deliver sophisticated counsel and advice grounded in an analytical approach, leveraging the strength of our market relationships to achieve superior results*.
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A professional services firm that has over a 100 years of combined experience; talented individuals distinguished by their technical expertise and industry-specific knowledge, united by their common passion for serving their clients.
A global firm serving international and domestic clientele with local offices in Latin America, in countries such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guatemala allowing us to have offshore and onshore product offerings adhering to statutory requirements. In addition to partner alliances in Brazil, Mexico and Peru.
Your Education Solutions Firm (YES), a World of America marketing brand is the first independent program offering free advice, which allows you to compare your current benefits plan and coverage with new proposals prepared by seasoned risk team. Let our team of experts analyze your group independently to create a comprehensive proposal based on your specific coverage needs, this analysis is completely free.
Xploreo offers custom programs for groups that wish to travel to Spanish, French and Italian Speaking countries.
As a custom program provider, Xploreo is responsible for all the logistical arrangements of study abroad programs, creating and customizing itineraries according to the curriculum of the course, the needs and budgets of the groups. We will also help arrange for cultural activities, educational excursions and recruit guest speakers, thereby, providing deeper insight into the chosen topics and helping students get the most out of what the course has to offer them.