ECIS Online Course for Early Career Teachers in International Schools
Facilitated by: Anja Junginger and assisted by Sarah Kupke
Monthly sessions: August 2023 – June 2024 (13.5 hours in total)
First monthly session: 15 August 2023
About this course
Teacher recruitment, teacher retention, teacher well-being and teacher professional development are all vital to growing capacity in our international school educators, with the aim of continually improving student learning opportunities. Supporting our Early Career Teachers is an investment in providing opportunities for educators relatively new to teaching, aspiring educators and teacher mentors to grow.
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.
Learning will build on the ECIS guiding principles of sustainable, caring, and inclusive learning by
- utilising robust research and literature about learning,
- engaging learners in a blended programme in conjunction with opportunities for independent learning & collaboration,
- using expert coaching & mentoring to provide opportunities for teachers to think, reflect & problem solve, and
- engaging learners as socially conscious, global citizens, with a strong sense of inclusion
This programme for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) is designed to provide a supportive, engaging, and collaborative experience rooted in learner agency. Taking a problem-solving and solutions-focused approach to professional development, ECTs will be actively involved in developing their own practice and professional identity.
The programme will run for one academic year in a dedicated cohort group of ECT learners, guided by a group coach. Each ECT will identify targeted areas of professional and personal growth, pursue the inquiry, and reflect on progress over time. Drawing on resources developed by ECIS, learners will have access to expert-led workshops, podcasts, webinars, and a resource library including case studies and expert modelling videos.
All participants will receive an ECIS course certificate at the end of their individualised experience.
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