- Video Available | An Overview of Indicators & Risk Factors for Child Physical & Sexual Abuse | Dr. Jordan Greenbaum
- Video Available | Dealing with Demanding Parents in International Schools | Richard Hester
- Video Available | Leading International School Innovation with the T3 Framework | Sonny Magnana
- Recording for | Social Media for International Schools | Silvia Tolisano
- Recording Available | Taming your Data Dragons: Making Sense (and Use) of Performance Data with Dr. Tami Canale & Eric Nelson
- Webinar Recording | International education recruitment: The hiring trends you can't afford to ignore in 2018! | David Macfarlane & Ash Pugh
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Join Richard Hester, Director of School Leaders Training Limited, in discussing how to deal with demanding parents in international schools.
Whilst we may not know (or care) about the difference between 'helicopter' parents and 'lawnmower' parents, we may well realise that faculty in international schools are increasingly bothered by the actions of parents.
This webinar will explore the effect parents can have on staff, and more importantly, what school leaders can do about it, so that teachers feel supported and are able to get on with the aspects of the job that make a real difference to their students, without feeling demotivated or stressed.
Richard Hester is the Director of School Leaders Training Limited, a company providing anthropocentric leadership training, focussing on building healthy relationships with staff, whilst focussing on goals and priorities for improvement. He has previously been a head of school in three different countries
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There has been an explosion in 1:1 laptop learning programs in the International School community—however the impact has been far from desirable. John Hattie (2017) recently analyzed over 10,200 studies on various aspects of technology in education, including 1:1 programs, and determined that the average impact of computers on student achievement is a meager d=.34. This effect size is well below Hattie’s (2008) Zone of Desired Impact.
International School leaders need an actionable framework to: (1) Address the current use of classroom technologies, (2) Establish clear goals for continuous growth and mastery, and, (3) Measure and track progress towards those goals.
In this webinar, award-winning educator, best-selling author, and AAIE partner Dr. Sonny Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation from his internationally acclaimed new book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation. The T3 Framework organizes the impact of technology into three domains: T1) Translational, T2) Transformational, and, T3) Transcendent. The elements and strategies in the T2) Transformational domain, Production and Contribution, have an observed effect size of d = 1.6, which is equivalent to gaining 3 or 4 years additional of academic achievement in a single year, while the elements and strategies in T3) Transcendent domain, Inquiry Design and Social Entrepreneurship ignite students’ passion for applying their learning to improve their world. Grounded in sound research and theory, the T3 Framework is designed to provide more precise, timely, and actionable feedback to support leadership for innovation over simple digitization.
"Dr. Sonny Magana has made a significant contribution to innovation in education with his important book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 Framework. Indeed, this is how we’ll see technology really make the difference we’re after!"—John Hattie, PhD, Laureate Professor, Deputy Dean of MGSE, Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of Melbourne
Dr. Sonny Magana is a visionary leader regarding what education can be if we truly embrace the potential of technology. Unfortunately, the bright promise of technology is still in the distance, somewhere on the horizon. If one views schools and schooling through the lens of Magana’s framework, though, that horizon can become clearer, more attainable, and more inspirational—Robert J. Marzano, PhD, Chief Academic Officer Marzano Research
The T3 Framework is a brilliant breakthrough in our understanding and use of technology for learning. Sonny Magana clearly portrays the nature and difference between translational, transformational, and transcendent use of technology. The identification of transcendent use is itself an innovation. On top of all this he shows us how to navigate through the T3 system with guiding questions, prompts, and rubrics. For those of us working on the frontier of deep learning Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 Framework is a much needed gift. —Michael Fullan, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Join AAIE and Silvia Tolisano for a Free Webinar: Social Media for International Schools
Social Media has changed the way we communicate, connect and build community. Up-to-date information is being disseminated and amplified faster via social media than a traditional email listserv. Social media needs to be part of every school's communication, marketing and outreach campaigns.
Students, parents, teachers, constituents and the community-network, vital to your school, are expecting interaction, information and resource curation and just in time news updates.
- 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?
Join Dr. Tami Canale, Director of Teaching and Learning at the American International School of Budapest and Eric Nelson of NWEA to discuss how to make the best use of your school's recent MAP's data to make plans for next school year.We know that data-driven instruction is key to helping our students succeed and for continuous improvement. We also know that getting teachers to review and use data can be a daunting task. Take a journey with us as we explore palatable ways to turn data into action. We will share some practical strategies to look at triangulated data for different levels and purposes: individual students, grade levels or subject areas, and wider curriculum decisions. Specific examples will be shared of school-made reports and NWEA’s MAP Growth reports.
Dr. Tami Canale is the Director of Teaching and Learning and Assessment Coordinator for grades 6-12 at the American International School of Budapest. She is also the current president of the European League for Middle Level Education. Prior to this, she was a Spanish teacher at the middle and high school levels. Dr. Canale has significant experience with school-wide curriculum review and development, data-driven instruction, standards-based grading and reporting, school language policy, language acquisition, and professional development planning and programing. She has presented at a variety of national and international conferences and serves as a consultant for World Language programs and topics.Eric Nelson is an Account Executive with NWEA’s International Team, supporting partner schools in Western Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Canada. Eric lives in New York City and is a native of Virginia. Upon graduating from Pomona College with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Eric was chosen by Teach for America to join its teacher corps. As an educator, he taught 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies at the Roberto Clemente Intermediate School in Harlem, New York City, and served on the school’s curriculum development team. He earned a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education from Pace University and is permanently certified to teach at the elementary level. After a family sabbatical in the Netherlands, Eric returned to New York to join Children’s Progress, Inc. and finally NWEA. Eric supports international schools in the use of NWEA’s assessment solutions and coordinates professional learning opportunities and regional events.
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Join AAIE, David Macfarlane, and Ash Pugh for a Free Webinar: International education recruitment: The hiring trends you can't afford to ignore in 2018
Did you know that only 15% of international educators choose to teach abroad for financial reasons?
At a time when hiring international educators is more competitive than ever, going the extra mile to understand how to reach and attract quality teachers is no longer optional - it's vital.
To find out what truly makes teaching candidates tick, Teach Away surveyed our extensive online community of job-seeking educators.
Join us for an exclusive look into the minds of more than 10,000 international educators and discover:
- What drives candidates to teach abroad
- Their key motivations and frustrations when looking for employment
- Where they go to research and search for new jobs
Featuring data-driven insights and hiring strategies from leading experts in international education recruitment, this webinar will arm you with the information you need to continue attracting and retaining the best international teachers in an increasingly competitive landscape.
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- Disruptive Classroom Technologies | Sonny Magana
- Engaging the Class of 2018 | Jenny Chiang
- Disempowering the Bullying Bandwidth | Brie Mathers
- Transforming Schools | Fran Prolman
- The Clearpath to Safety for You and Your School
- Will Richardson: Reimagine Learning in 2018: A Five Step Plan to Launch High-Bar Change in Schools
- Dr. Scott Poland: Cyberbullying Prevention in the Screen Age
- Responding to "13 Reasons Why": Recommendations for International School Counselors
- 51st Conference Advertising Opportunities
Visionary education leaders need an actionable framework for innovation to: (1) Address the current use of classroom technologies, (2) Establish clear goals for continuous growth and mastery, and (3) Measure and track progress towards those goals.
In this webinar, award-winning educator and best-selling author Dr. Sonny Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation from his new book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies. The strategies in the T3 Framework have an observed effect size of d = 1.6, which is equivalent to gains of an additional 3 or 4 years of academic achievement in a single year (Magana & Marzano, 2014). Grounded in sound research and theory, the T3 Framework is designed to provide more precise, timely, and actionable feedback to support educational technology use that reliably unleashes students' limitless learning potential.
"Dr. Sonny'Magana has made a significant contribution to innovation in education with his important book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 Framework. This is how we'll see technology really make the difference we're after!"
—John Hattie, Laureate Professor, Deputy Dean of MGSE,
*Dr. Sonny Magana is an award-winning educator, best-selling author,and pioneering educational technology researcher. Sonny is a highlysought-after leadership consultant and instructional coach with morethan thirty years[?] experience helping educational systems around theworld realize the power of transcendent learning. The author ofnumerous research studies and articles, Sonny[?]s newest book,Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation inEducation, was published in June, 2017.Sonny founded and served as Principal of Washington State[?]s first CyberSchool in 1996, a groundbreaking blended learning program that continues to meet the needs of at-risk students in Washington. He is a recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and the Governor[?]s Commendation for Educational Excellence. Sonny holds a bachelor of science degree from Stockton University, a master of education degree from City University, an educational administration endorsement, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University.
Before your seniors graduate from your schools, how are you working with the Class of 2018 to enhance marketing, engagement, the alumni program, and maybe even donations to your schools?
How do you optimize the students’ knowledge, their energy, and their connections?
What are the best ways to have your alumni-to-be feel known and valued?
Jenny Chiang As an assistant head for advancement at National Cathedral School, Jenny co-chaired the school’s strategic plan and re-accreditation, led a $56M campaign ($6M above goal), and staffed the board of trustees and committees. Prior to NCS, she held advancement roles at Potomac School and Dana Hall School.
She also served as director of admissions/western region for the University of Pennsylvania, associate director of admissions/college counseling at Brentwood School, Shipley School, and College Summit before her role as director of diversity at the Baldwin School. Jenny holds B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and started her career at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She has shown her artwork and photos in numerous exhibitions, including shows mounted by the Corcoran Gallery, the Washington Post, and USA Today. She and her family travel widely, with a particular love of hiking in the national parks and attending Broadway shows.
Learn how to bond students together in hard-hitting conversations exposing how corporate media drives underlying beliefs that fuel bullying and looks-based competition. Teach students to consciously choose the conversations they entertain inside their minds, grow their inner resilience, and become leaders that build community both within their school walls and online. Most of all, empower youth to value themselves for their substance, complexity, and unique humanity so that when they write the stories of their own lives, they are the ones holding the pen.
*Brie Mathers has spoken to 100,000 teens worldwide through her multimedia mental health event Love the Skin You're In. Inspiring youth to find compassion within themselves and for one another, and to lead a new conversation about their bodies and beings, the Canadian-born McGill University graduate conducts connective school-wide body positivity events about media literacy, mindfulness, and leadership. A practitioner and advocate for Yoga and Mindfulness, Ms. Mathers' partners include Bay Area TEDx, Stanford University Global Innovation Summit's Franchise for Humanity Conference, University of Rochester Medical School, Dr. Riane Eisler's Center for Partnership Studies, One Billion Rising, and YWCA Power of Being a Girl. Brie divides her time between the Santa Cruz mountains in California and Muskoka, Canada. She is the author of Freedom to Blossom and is currently working on the documentary film You Got This – Owning Body Image. http://www.briemathers.com/
AAIE and Dr. Prolman Recording of the Webinar:Transforming Schools.
Introductory Webinar will touch on the structures and facilitation skills necessary for challenging the isolating silos that exist in schools, departments and offices as they inhibit adult growth. Strong collaboration structures and skills become the process necessary for organizations, teams and meetings to be high functioning ones.
Given all of the moving parts in any human system, conflict is an expected part of the process of learning and growing. Naming and practicing skills for reframing conflict into positive energy, and honoring diversity of thought and perspectives becomes an opportunity to ensure growth and collaboration in your school
The Clearpath to Safety for You and Your School
The official security & safety app of #AAIE18
When: January 25, 2018
9 AM EST and 12 Noon EST
Join us for an informative and engaging thirty minute webinar to learn how to:
>Streamline your Emergency Planning Management for your school
>Use TOTALITY™ at AAIE and at home to stay safer and better informed
>Get security notices, status updates, alerts and more while in NYC.
>Download the app for a chance to win a year of TOTALITY™ (valued up to $5,500) to keep your school better prepared and, ultimately, safer.
Webinar Presenter: Mike Johnson, CEO of Clearpath Alerts LLC. Mike is a business leader and former U.S. government Senior Manager with extensive experience working with international schools and businesses in high threat settings.
About Clearpath Alerts: Clearpath Alerts LLC is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based security technology company which provides domestic and international schools, institutions, corporations, event producers with risk, security and dynamic communication technology solutions. As a company, we believe that the preventive and preparedness aspects of the emergency planning cycle combined with dynamic mobile communication tools, crowdsourcing intelligence, and data and analytics better ready our clients for the majority of emergencies they may face. Our team of entrepreneurs, security experts, technologists and marketers has proven expertise in the international risk management, security and technology industries. Our combined experience enabled the development of the Clearpath Alerts TOTALITY™ online and mobile system which was built for the 360° needs of today’s challenges to enable a healthier, safer tomorrow. For more information on Clearpath Alerts and TOTALITY™ visit www.clearpathalerts.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join 52nd AAIE Opening Keynote Will Richardson for a FREE Webinar Opportunity 8 January 2018
In this exclusive and live interactive workshop, you'll learn how to make 2018 a year of re-imagination at your school, starting with a proven five-step plan for change.
Drawn from the ideas in our highly popular whitepaper "10 Principles of Modern Learning", this workshop will challenge your thinking and build your capacity regardless of your role in schools.
Monday January 8th, 2018
Offered at two times: 2pm EST and 8pm EST (US)
Find the time in your timezone
Are you ready to Change.School?
AAIE Keynote Speaker
Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer, and has worked with educators in over 20 countries to understand the opportunities and challenges of learning in the modern world Read More...
|What you will Learn?|
- A five-step process for launching serious reimagination efforts in your school.
- Why 2018 is a critical moment for change in schools.
- The fundamental questions that will drive your change initiative.
- The most effective ways of engaging your school community in high-level change discussions.
- Ways to deal with barriers to change.
Who should attend?
- School superintendents, principals, and headmasters thinking seriously about change in their schools
- School board members or trustees supporting change initiatives
- Teachers seeking leadership roles in schools
- Education consultants working on change projects
- University educators involved in ed leadership programs
Would you like to see more of Will and engage with Will and other leading colleagues from around the world in conversations on Re-Imagining International Education topics?
AAIE 2018 Summer Institute Taster
Dr. Scott Poland: Cyberbullying Prevention in the Screen Age
Please Join Us
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 PM EST
All PSI webinars are recorded for those who cannot watch live. If you cannot attend, Register Now and you will be notified when the recording is available in our Webinar Library.
There are estimates that teenagers spend six hours or more per day on their technology devices. Unfortunately, technology provides the perfect forum for relational bullying and the anonymity of technology results in messaging that is more nasty and humiliating than if said in person.
Schools have been uncertain how to respond to cyberbullying and many have thought since it occurred away from school that it was not their problem. However, it almost always impacts learning. School personnel have described responding to cyberbullying as a very time-consuming slippery slope.
This webinar will provide an overview of cyberbullying and discuss how it is intertwined with regular bullying. It will outline important steps for teaching digital citizenship and how parents can be encouraged to provide closer supervision of their children's technology.
- Understand the impact of technology screen time on children and teens.
- Analyze the impact cyberbullying has on students.
- Learn through case examples how schools must investigate cyberbullying incidents and provide consequences for the bully and support for the victim.
- Identify practical steps that schools can take to help students become more respectful online and reduce cyberbullying.
- Provide practical suggestions that schools can share with parents to increase their supervision of their child's technology and to understand that technology is a privilege not a right.
Provided in partnership with Dr. Scott Poland and PSI