COURSES & CERTIFICATION
COURSES & CERTIFICATION
FROM ECIS AND PARTNERS
The ECIS mission and values are implicit in all or professional learning.
- Courage in Thought and Action
- Creating Through Partnership
- Power of Inclusivity of Caring
- Humility in Leadership
ECIS has been a world leader in providing professional learning at international schools since 1965, engaging professionals in learning that supports critically informed practice that is, recent and relevant. Our courses and conferences, webinars and podcasts offer Professional Learning opportunities that are:
Transformative: Learning that changes and enhances the teaching/learning relationship such that student learning is improved.
Equitable: Online, face-to-face, bespoke and affordable. Everyone included.
Sustainable: Continued, on-going growth and development as learners. Courses are followed-up with opportunities to move from explicit to implicit knowledge, sharing experience, dialogue, networking and learning in and through our professional practice.
Strategically planned professional learning in schools can and should enhance the quality of learning and teaching as part of a vision for continuous whole school improvement. In collaboration with ECIS, Hisar Schools has written a Professional Learning Standards Policy and has kindly given permission to share this as an example, to which schools are welcome to refer, as a model for their own policy writing. The Hisar International School Istanbul would like to be in contact with other schools who are interested in further developing their professional learning policies. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Member School image: International School of Busan, South Korea.
CHILD PROTECTION CERTIFICATE
Included as part of ECIS School Membership. Click here to learn more. Establishing a successful safeguarding culture in a school results from professional learning that includes everyone who works in or for a school — from teaching staff through school leadership and governing stakeholders. Understanding and applying the best safeguarding practices and behaviours is not for teachers alone; nor is it for school leaders alone, nor for trustees or governors alone. It is for everyone!
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT ICMEC
Elieth Samara was abducted when she was just 19 days old. For 33 long hours, her mother Nayelly lived a nightmare until she was reunited with her daughter thanks to the tireless investigation of ICMEC and our allies around the globe. Watch this powerful story of heartbreak and hope.
TEACHING & PEDAGOGY CERTIFICATE
The most successful schools are always improving because their teachers are always learning. Our brand new ECIS Teaching and Pedagogy Certificate empowers teachers who want to improve and equips them to develop excellence in teaching and learning.
Our latest ECIS professional learning programme draws on contemporary literature and the latest research about cognitive science and how children learn best. It translates relevant theory about teaching into practice, taking into account the international context, so that teachers build the knowledge, skills and understanding to teach with impact.
EARLY CAREER TEACHERS IN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
This course will inspire, support, and challenge a diverse group of young professionals advancing on their career path. Our aim is that by participating in this learner-centred and job-embedded form of professional learning, we lay the seeds for a culture of collaboration and self-directed learning for all learners in our schools. Course participants (Early Career Teachers) will create patterns of motivation and energy, clarity of purpose, and action research-inspired growth mindsets that will grow their capacity as educators and leaders of learning.
MIDDLE LEADER CERTIFICATE
Middle leaders, from teacher-leaders through coordinators and assistant principals (and more!), are crucial partners in facilitating school change that has a direct and meaningful impact on student learning. The middle leader certificate programme translates quality research around middle leadership into a credible professional pathway.
DEVELOPING CRITICAL GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
At ECIS, we believe that increased global understanding and engagement is an imperative in schools today, as we seek a better understanding of our world and an appreciation of each other, so that we create impact and opportunity for current and subsequent generations. Enter the ECIS Developing Critical Global Perspectives. This course is available as part of all School Membership levels.
This course can also be purchased for £50 +VAT via the link below.
TES INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL TEACHER TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
ECIS and Tes are working in partnership to support international schools worldwide, helping them to develop and retain the talented teachers they need for their school to succeed.
Tes have been supporting schools and championing great teaching for more than 100 years. Today they provide a wide range of software and services to help schools and students flourish.
Through Tes Institute – the fully accredited teacher training and development part of TES – they help school staff all over the world to be the best they can be with flexible, personalised online and in-school teacher training and CPD. From trusted support staff and passionate graduates to confident teachers and leaders, their unique approach allows learners to study in their own time, learning from their peers as well as from highly experienced tutors.
CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS THAT MATTER: A TOOLKIT FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHING
We are delighted to offer our member schools an excellent professional learning opportunity–an online course developed by members of our own community, Rachael Thrash and Ellen Heyting as a toolkit for transformational teaching. In addition to the course, ECIS will host open forums with Rachael and Ellen throughout the year.
We know there is value in pushing students outside a protective academic bubble to personalise their learning through real-world experiences and connections, but teachers and schools struggle to find time, resources, and assessable outcomes. This online course, organised around 6 stages for connection, walks teachers and curriculum designers through practical and reinforcing approaches that transform the classroom into a student-centered laboratory for growth! Teaching and learning becomes an active collaboration for all group members. Drawing on evidence-based best practice, this course guides educators to find the potential for learner growth within their content and subject areas. Teaching is a joyful practice when the learners are eager to engage and find meaning through their participation.
This course is included as part of ECIS School Membership packages.
Alternatively, you can take the course via the ECIS Academy:
Learn more about Cultivating Connections that Matter
THE ELEPHANT IN THE CLASSROOM
“The Elephant in the Classroom” is an expert-driven Professional Development course specifically addressing the unique situation we face launching into the new year or new phase of schooling influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic: our need for connection and community, our worries, our grief over losses of all kinds and our hopes and opportunities for growth as we move forward together.
Our Partner Create Positive created this course to be self paced, short, concise and packed with hands-on information and practical tips that you can put to use directly in your staff rooms and classrooms. It is a mental health education programme – not counseling – to equip you with tools to address the elephant. There is limited access on a first come, first serve basis. You can take this course at any time, please contact Create Positive via the website below.
GREAT NEWS: FREE FOR ECIS MEMBERS!
Like you, our team here at CreatePositive had hoped, by now, that the daily impact of COVID-19 on classrooms would have ended and that the work of the recovery phase would be our focus. The reality is that classes around the world continue to be disrupted and dysregulated due to the mental and emotional toll of a global disaster. With that in mind, CreatePositive has extended access to the course which will remain open to educators for as long there is a need and they have offered it free of charge to you, as an ECIS member. To gain access, simply follow these steps:
Visit their website here
Sign up to the platform
Select “The Elephant in the Classroom” and click enroll.
Under payment method, enter the ECIS promotional code: ECIS100 for free acess.
Click on buy. Congrats – you are now enrolled!
About Create Positive
Create Positive is a global organization formed by a team of wellbeing, future skills and organizational leadership experts to build an education ecosystem focusing on the skills that lead to wellbeing and success in education and in life. The modular topics are based on more than 30 years of international wellbeing education research and application and informed by the skills identified as essential for the future by organizations such as the OECD, World Economic Forum, World Health Organization, McKinsey, and Accenture.
GOVERNANCE FOUNDATIONS CERTIFICATE | ADVANCED WEBINARS
As we outline in our ECIS Effective Governance quality standards and in our tome Governance in International Schools, trustees and governors, in partnership with the head of school, play a critical leadership role in international schools. Effective practices, policies, and behaviours at the governance level comprise an essential part of the foundation of stable and strong international schools, and that holds true whether we are considering not-for-profit or for-profit governing boards.
PREPARING FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE
The ECIS Preparing for International Teaching Certificate is a professional development qualification which will help your teachers develop their skills and deepen their knowledge around the intersection of intercultural awareness and global competence.
CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
ECIS recognises Cambridge Assessment International Education as an approved training provider. Please find below more information about Cambridge International’s digital courses. Discover a range of qualifications, courses, and resources.