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January 2022

ECIS/ICMEC: Keeping Children Safe in Education: How normal is “sexting” and how can I provide guidance for my students on sharing nudes? 20 January 2022

20 January @ 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Free

ECIS/ICMEC 3-part webinars on Keeping Children Safe in Education: How normal is "sexting" and how can I provide guidance for my students on sharing nudes?  20 January, 15:00 GMT How much are children indeed sharing nudes? How much of all youth-produced sexual material is really voluntary? Is the sharing of intimate images a crime? How can I deal with students that are viewing pornography or sharing nudes? Are there any advice for how I can guide my students? If you…

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CANversation with: Jawhara Al-Thani: 25 January

25 January @ 15:00 - 16:00 GMT

CANversation: 25 January: 15:00 GMT Jawhara Al-Thani Jawhara Al-Thani is the Head of Wellbeing and Safeguarding at Qatar Foundation. With a background in Sociology of Education and Cultural Studies, AlJawhara’s work focuses on the importance of unpacking bias and creating opportunities to develop authentic relationships with the community and context in which schools operate.  In this Canversation, Jawhara will be talking about Child Protection in the context of Intercultural Communication or Cultural Relativism. She will be reflecting on the importance of developing our…

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Intentionally Small Schools – an opportunity; not an apology! 31 January

31 January @ 14:30 - 15:30 GMT
Free

Intentionally Small Schools – an opportunity; not an apology! Date: Monday, 31 January 2022 14:30 GMT / 15:30 CET One hour conversation and discussion.   We are pleased to have Dr Michael Johnston and Dr. Jeremy Majeski join a conversation with Sarah Kupke, ECIS Head of Professional Learning, followed by an open discussion. Intentionally small schools offer opportunities not to be found in a larger setting. Schools should not only be unapologetic about their size but should seek the unique…

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February 2022

Creating a Culture of Caring: Cultural Responsiveness and Safeguarding: 02, 09, & 16 February

2 February @ 12:00 - 16:00 GMT
£80 – £100

Creating a Culture of Caring; Cultural Responsiveness and Safeguarding A 3-part Course Wednesday 02 February 2022 - 12:00-14:00 (GMT) Wednesday 09 February 2022 - 12:00-14:00 (GMT) Wednesday 16 February 2022 - 12:00-14:00 (GMT) AlJawhara is the Head of Wellbeing and Safeguarding at Qatar Foundation. With a background in Sociology of Education and Cultural Studies, AlJawhara’s work focuses on the importance of unpacking bias and creating opportunities to develop authentic relationships with the community and context in which schools operate. She…

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MLIE Meetups: The SEN and ELL/EAL Overlap: 10 February

10 February @ 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Free

MLIE Meetups: The SEN and ELL/EAL Overlap 10 February 15:00 GMT How do you collaborate with SEN colleagues when working with students who are acquiring English, as well as needing general support with literacy development? REGISTER HERE

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Having Hard Conversations: Tips for Middle Leaders: 10 February 2022

10 February @ 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
Free

Having Hard Conversations: Tips for Middle Leaders 10 February: 17:00 GMT | 18:00 CET “Breathe deeply and know that who you are can withstand the experience of conflict that living requires.” - Mark Nepo Facilitating hard conversations with colleagues is a reality for Middle Leaders consequently strategies are needed to manage these situations. Jennifer Abrams will provide “Tips for Middle Leaders” on how to navigate hard conversations to produce constructive outcomes. This virtual session will be a “Q&A” method presented…

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Building an Inclusion Policy (Nuts and Bolts): Principles, Systems, Stakeholders: 17 February

17 February @ 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Free

Building an Inclusion Policy (Nuts and Bolts): Principles, Systems, Stakeholders 17 February 13:30 GMT Hosted by the ECIS Inclusive Education Special Interest Group. How do we start building an Inclusion Policy? What should be included in an Inclusion Policy? Who should author it? And how? What are the main components ? Are stakeholders important and what is their role? This session includes a presentation of an example from an international school and Q &A. REGISTER HERE

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Middle Leader Café: Advantage or Disadvantage: Having a Culture of “Niceness” on a Team: 21 February

21 February @ 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
Free

Middle Leader Café Advantage or Disadvantage: Having a Culture of “Niceness” on a Team 21 February 2022 17:00-18:00 GMT Facilitated by: Nancy Squicciarini In her article, “When Nice Won't Suffice”, Elisa MacDonald states, “ … culture of nice — the underlying culture that inhibits the team from reaching a level of rigorous collaborative discourse where teachers are challenging each other’s and their own thinking, beliefs, assumptions, and practice.” How can teacher leaders avoid this “culture of nice” to engage in…

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Middle Leader Café Asia: Effective Time Management: 23 February

23 February @ 08:00 - 09:00 GMT
Free

Middle Leader Café Asia 23 February | 08:00 GMT Facilitated by: Helen Morgan Join our first Middle Leader Café Asia on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 at 4pm (Beijing) where we will be discussing effective time management. Covey states that ‘The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.’ If only it was that easy! As a middle leader, time is precious and as your list of ‘things to do’ grows, it can be hard…

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MLIE MINI CONFERENCE: Multiple Languages, Multiple Voices: 24 February 2022

24 February @ 09:00 - 17:00 GMT
£40 – £50

Multiple Languages, Multiple Voices ONLINE | 24 February 2022 Schools are communities, communities of people. Developing our educational provision for all learners means we need to listen to and hear Multiple Voices. The voice of the student, the parent, the carer, the teacher, teaching assistant and the support staff. Everyone within a school has a voice and an identity. Join us for a day of discussion, exploration and sharing of practical ideas to enhance, develop and celebrate the linguistic inclusion…

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March 2022

#BreaktheBias: A conversation with international school teachers and leaders: 08 March

8 March @ 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
Free

#BreaktheBias A conversation with international school teachers and leaders #IWD2021 International Women's Day 08 March 2022 17.00 GMT/18.00CEST   Lead: Liz Free Support:  Ulrike Suwwan Claire Nuttall Shireen Ali-Khan Elizabeth Palathra Esther Mustamu-Daniels Nancy Squicciarini   Imagine...   a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. With a powerhouse…

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ECIS/ICMEC: Peer on Peer abuse: the importance of changing school culture: 10 March 2022

10 March @ 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Free

ECIS/ICMEC 3-part webinars on Keeping Children Safe in Education: Peer on Peer abuse: the importance of changing school culture 10 March, 15:00 GMT The way in which schools handle the different incidents of peer-on-peer abuse and sexual behavior, including the sharing of intimate images, can directly affects the culture of the school. If handled poorly, an unsafe and unhealthy set of norms can be created which enable peer-on-peer abuse and this can also prevent other children and young people from…

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Inclusion Education Webinar: 17 March

17 March @ 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Free

Inclusion Education Webinar 17 March 13:30 GMT Patrick McGrath from TextHelp will be in conversation with Sarah Kupke, the ECIS Head of Professional Learning. Patrick will be exploring what inclusion looks like when we establish a culture of change. Redesigning resources and accommodations we can enable student voice and student choice. If difference is our default, what does teaching and learning look like then?   About Patrick McGrath Educator, International speaker, blogger, podcaster and Head of Education Strategy at the…

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CEESA-ECIS-ELMLE World Language Mini-Conference: 19 March

19 March @ 08:00 - 10:00 GMT

The CEESA-ECIS-ELMLE World Languages Job Alike Team extends an invitation to the third, and last, World Language Mini-Conference this year on Saturday, March 19, from 08:00-10:00 GMT. The topic for the mini-conference is Authentic Assessment for Learning. You can read more about it from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Formplus. This mini-conference/workshop is sponsored by ELMLE and will explore how we integrate authentic assessment in language classes. Members of our world language teaching community will give us insight…

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Middle Leader Café Asia 23 March

23 March @ 08:00 - 09:00 GMT
Free

Middle Leader Café Asia 23 March | 08:00 GMT | 16:00 Hong Kong Facilitated by: Helen Morgan Join our second Middle Leader Café Asia where we will be discussing the theme of Leadership Superpowers. As a middle leader, it’s tempting to zoom in on things that you need to improve, or spotlight things that we aren’t as good at. Imagine if we flipped that and concentrated on identifying our strengths and building on them? What if focusing on our strengths…

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ECIS Middle Leader Certificate: Assessment & Leadership: 24 & 25 March

24 March @ 09:00 - 25 March @ 11:00 GMT
£200 – £250

ECIS Middle Leader Certificate: Assessment & Leadership Thursday 24 March  09:00 - 11:00 GMT Thursday 24 March  12:00 - 14:00 GMT Friday 25 March  09:00 - 11:00 GMT Friday 25 March 12:00 - 14:00 GMT Facilitated by Helen Morgan   Delivered virtually via Zoom; you will need to attend all 4 virtual sessions in order to gain the certificate of course completion.   What role do middle leaders play in ensuring teachers are engaged in current, best practice around assessment?…

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MLIE Meetups: Technology and language learning: 24 March

24 March @ 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Free

MLIE Meetups: Technology and language learning 24 March 15:00 -16:00 GMT What digital tools have you used in your classroom that have enhanced your students' language learning? Why was this digital tool effective? What did you use the digital tool for? When do you choose to use a digital tool over something else? Join this Meet Up to share your favourite digital tools and learn from others.    

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Middle Leader Café: Quadrants of Collaboration: 28 March

28 March @ 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Free

Middle Leader Café: Quadrants of Collaboration 28 March 2022 : 17:00 GMT How is your team collaborating? Is there a high level of trust? Is there a high level of precision in terms of the use of structures and protocols to guide leadership? In the paper Leading Collaborative Professionalism, Andy Hargreaves and Michael T O’Connor highlighted the concept of collaborative professionalism. It refers to how teachers and other educators transform teaching and learning together to work with all students to…

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Intentionally Small Schools: 31 March

31 March @ 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Free

Intentionally Small Schools NEW DATE: 31 March | 13:00 BST We are pleased to have Dr Michael Johnston and Dr. Jeremy Majeski join a conversation with Sarah Kupke, ECIS Head of Professional Learning, followed by an open discussion. Intentionally small schools offer opportunities not to be found in a larger setting. Schools should not only be unapologetic about their size but should seek the unique learning opportunities that come with it. Small schools can be designed to thrive, and we…

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Women in Education: Tall Poppy Syndrome: 31 March

31 March @ 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Free

Women in Education: Tall Poppy Syndrome 31 March | 17:00 BST “Tall Poppy Syndrome” (TPS) is a term commonly used in Australia, referring to the expectation that poppies should grow together,” said Dr. Rumeet Billan, who explored the topic extensively in a study with Thomson Reuters and Women of Influence. “If one grows too tall, it is cut down to size.” Tall poppy syndrome describes aspects of a culture where people of high status or success are attacked or criticised…

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April 2022

SOLD OUT: ECIS & NEASC Leadership Conference 2022: 06-08 April

6 April @ 08:00 - 8 April @ 14:30 BST
Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2HQ United Kingdom
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£400

SOLD OUT! ECIS Leadership Conference 2022, presented in collaboration with NEASC Sponsored by NEOM and NHL Stenden. 06-08 April 2022 The last remaining tickets for our face-to-face event in St Albans have now been sold. Still interested in being part of #Leadership2022? Join our virtual conference 2 weeks later – it consists of live events and pre-recorded sessions from our conference in St Albans, all from the comfort of your home. LEARN MORE   The 2022 Face to Face Conference…

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Elephant in the Classroom: Addressing a new crisis: 07 April

7 April @ 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Free

Elephant in the Classroom Update Facilitated by: Create-Positive 07 April: 13:00-14:00 BST (UK) Audience: Those who have taken the “Elephant in the Classroom“ course and those who have not done so yet. Dr. Doug Walker is one of a few global experts whose deep understanding of education during and post-disaster is unparalleled. Join us as we host a one-hour “Elephant in the Classroom” update with Doug on the new elephant which students and staff globally are struggling to address: Russia’s…

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Middle Leader Certificate: Teacher Quality Improvement: 19 & 20 April

19 April @ 09:00 - 14:00 BST
£200 – £250

Middle Leader Certificate: Teacher Quality Improvement: 19 & 20 April Tuesday 19 April  09:00 - 11:00 GMT Tuesday 19 April 12:00 - 14:00 GMT Wednesday 20 April  09:00 - 11:00 GMT Wednesday 20 April 12:00 - 14:00 GMT Faciliated by: Helen Morgan Delivered virtually via Zoom you will need to attend all 4 virtual sessions in order to gain the certificate. We know that investing teacher quality improves learning, builds capacity and increases retention. These are only a few of…

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VIRTUAL ECIS & NEASC Leadership Conference 2022: 20-22 April

20 April @ 09:00 - 22 April @ 16:00 BST
Virtual
£200 – £500

  Virtual ECIS Leadership Conference 2022, presented in collaboration with NEASC Sponsored by ACER 20-22 April 2022 This conference will consist of live events, plus recorded sessions from our face-to-face conference 2 weeks prior. The 2022 Virtual Conference theme, Refocus, Rethink, welcomes school leaders and other educators to conversations and collaborations that reflect what we do best: learn from experience. The disruptions we have experienced since early 2020 – global, societal, environmental, educational – give international schools a powerful platform…

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The Courage to change, as the world is taken by storm: 25 April

25 April @ 13:30 - 14:30 BST
Free

The Courage to change, as the world is taken by storm 25 April 13:30 BST Via Zoom Facilitated by Peggy Pelonis  Ed.D, MS, MBA, LFT ECIS Inclusive Education Special Interest Group   Change is difficult. The natural tendency of human beings is to resist change and seek the status quo; predictable and familiar.  Whether change is chosen and desired or unwanted and takes us by surprise the process we traverse and experience is different to each of us based on our…

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Middle Leader Café Asia: Leading Change: 27 April

27 April @ 09:00 - 10:00 BST
Free

Middle Leader Café Asia Leading Change Date: 27 April 2022 16:00-17:00 Hong Kong Time | 09:00-10:00 BST Facilitated by: Helen Morgan Join our third Middle Leader Café Asia on Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 4pm where we will be discussing the theme of ‘Leading Change’. What words spring to mind for you when you hear the word change? If you had to draw change, what would it look like in your context? What does the research and literature tell us…

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May 2022

ICMEC Webinar: A 1:500,000 Roadmap to a Comprehensive Child Protection Program in International Schools: 05 May

5 May @ 15:00 - 16:00 BST
Free

ICMEC Webinar: A 1:500,000 Roadmap to a Comprehensive Child Protection Program in International Schools 05 May 2022 | 15:00 BST (London) Presented by: Ian Russell This workshop will help support and complement the work of schools in the area of child protection. By articulating the comprehensive nature of child protection and helping participants identify possible areas for growth, we hope that this workshop will inspire and guide participants on their next steps in child protection. Participants who seek to implement…

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Diverse Educators: A Two Part Conversation with Hannah Wilson and Bennie Kara: 09 May

9 May @ 13:30 - 14:30 BST
Free

Diverse Educators: A Two Part Conversation with Hannah Wilson and Bennie Kara 09 May 13:30 BST Diverse Educators work in collaboration with global organisations like ECIS who support international schools by: - Facilitating member networks - Delivering professional learning - Hosting conferences and events - Supporting school improvement - Developing whole school strategies Together in this two part webinar series, we will discuss the overlaps in our work at ECIS and within the Diverse Educators community, with the goal of…

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Intentionally Small Schools, with International School Services: 11 May

11 May @ 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Free

Topic: Small International Schools PLN - Final Meeting for This School Year *Bringing ECIS' Intentionally Small Schools group and our PLN together! Intentionally Small Schools Special Interest Group and International School Services 11 May 13:00 (London) The ECIS Intentionally Small Schools SIG is partnering with ISS for our meeting on Wednesday, 11 May.  Thank you to Laura Benson, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at ISS, for the invitation to join together and for hosting this meeting. We look forward to…

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ECIS Book Club: This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism 11 May

11 May @ 16:00 - 17:00 BST
Free

ECIS Book Club: 11 May 16:00 (London) Our termly ECIS book club, designed to promote our love of literature in a positive & nurturing environment, is back for the second edition next month. Our purpose remains to bring our community together to learn about and discuss issues that matter to us. We will also be sharing from our recent libraries conference the list of ‘Good Reads’ that were compiled during the conference. All ‘isms’ – ageism, racism, sexism – are…

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Middle Leader Certificate: Coaching & Leadership: 12 & 13 May

12 May @ 09:00 - 14:00 BST
£200 – £250

Middle Leader Certificate: Coaching & Leadership All timings are in London time. Thursday 12 May 09:00 - 11:00 Thursday 12 May 12:00 - 14:00 Friday 13 May 09:00 - 11:00 Friday 13 May 12:00 - 14:00 Delivered virtually via Zoom; you will need to attend all 4 virtual sessions in order to gain the certificate of course completion. Facilitated by: Helen Morgan Coaching is an important leadership approach for teacher leaders because it focuses on getting the best out of…

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CANversation: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Fidelis Nthenge, & Jeff Bradley: 17 May

17 May @ 10:00 - 11:00 BST
Free

CANversation with: Olli-Pekka Heinonen,Director General of the International Baccalaureate Fidelis Nthenge, Global Head, IB World Schools Jeff Bradley, Director for Accreditation and School Improvement, NEASC 17 May 10:00-11:00 (London) This CANversation is for the international school communities to hear from Olli-Pekka Heinonen, the new Director General of the International Baccalaureate, and Fidelis Nthenge, Global Head of IB World Schools. Olli-Pekka became the 8th Director General of the International Baccalaureate in 2021 and will join Kam Chohan, ECIS Executive Director, to…

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Todd Shy webinar: 17 May

17 May @ 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Free

Todd Shy webinar 17 May 13:00 (London) Facilitated by Sarah Kupke, Head of Professional Learning, ECIS Todd has taught for more than twenty-five years in Cary, North Carolina, San Francisco, California, and New York City. He is the author of Teaching Life: Life Lessons for Aspiring (and Inspiring) Teachers and is currently Head of Upper Division at Avenues The World School in New York. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raleigh News and Observer, where he…

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Middle Leader Cafè Asia: Making the most of meetings: 18 May

18 May @ 09:00 - 10:00 BST
Free

  Middle Leader Cafè Asia: Making the most of meetings 18 May 2022 16:00-17:00 Hong Kong Time Facilitated by: Helen Morgan Join our Middle Leader Café Asia on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at 4pm Hong Kong time where we will be discussing the theme of ‘Making the most of meetings.’ We know that teachers and leaders spend a lot of time in meetings. When those meetings are poor, this can lead to frustration and poor motivation. However, when meetings are…

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Leveraging students’ learning power with The MARIO Framework: 18 May

18 May @ 13:30 - 14:30 BST
Free

Leveraging students’ learning power with The MARIO Framework 18 May | 13:30 (London) In association with The MARIO Framework and the ECIS Inclusive Education Special Interest Group. The MARIO Framework prioritises the academic growth of students through a unique approach that supports social and emotional wellbeing and the power of reflection. This webinar will outline how the MARIO Framework grew from one classroom to be in schools in over 20 countries, and the impact it has had on students and…

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Teacher Meet Up for Cultivating Connections that Matter Q&A: 23 May

23 May @ 07:00 - 08:00 BST
Free

Teacher Meet Up for Cultivating Connections that Matter Q&A 23 May | 07:00 (London) Dr. Ellen Heyting and Rachael Thrash, co creators of Cultivating Connections that Matter: A Transformational Toolkit for Teaching, will organise a live question and answer session and collaborative planning opportunities for teachers who have accessed their online course. This session will be an opportunity to share ideas with other teachers seeking to adapt the toolkit to their classroom context. Participants will also have the opportunity to…

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Middle Leader Certificate: Managing & Embracing Conflict: 24 & 25 May

24 May @ 09:00 - 14:00 BST
£200 – £250

Middle Leader Certificate: Managing & Embracing Conflict: 24 & 25 May All times are London. Tuesday 24 May  09:00 - 11:00 Tuesday 24 May  12:00 - 14:00 Wednesday 25 May  09:00 - 11:00 Wednesday 25 May 12:00 - 14:00 Delivered virtually via Zoom you will need to attend all 4 virtual sessions in order to gain the certificate Facilitated by: Helen Morgan   Being able to manage and embrace conflict effectively is an essential part of middle leadership if teams…

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Dr Richard Caffyn in conversation with Sarah Kupke: 31 May

31 May @ 10:30 - 11:30 BST
Free

Dr Richard Caffyn in conversation with Sarah Kupke 31 May 10:30 (London) Join Sarah Kupke, Head of Professional Learning, for an indepth conversation with Dr Richard Caffyn. How can cultural experience and background influence and guide us as leaders and managers of complex organisations like international schools? How has the pandemic caused us to reflect on our leadership styles, and how we can effectively support the wellbeing of staff, students, parents and ourselves?   Dr Richard Caffyn is currently the…

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June 2022

Relighting the Early Years Fire! 07 June

7 June @ 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Free

Relighting the Early Years Fire! 07 June 17:00 (London) Join Pam Mundy and the ECIS Early Childhood Special Interest Group to stoke the Early Years fire with reflection, reconnection, and re-vision. We will discuss our preferred future as Early Childhood Educators and consider how the ECIS community can support this important work moving forward. Join us to share your ideas.     About Pam Mundy A highly experienced K -12 education professional, Pam is also an internationally renowned author and…

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Panel conversation on dyslexia: 15 June

15 June @ 14:00 - 15:00 BST
Free

Panel conversation on dyslexia Facilitated by: Sarah Kupke, Head of Professional Learning, ECIS 15 June | 14:00 (London) One in five. According to research, that's the number of students who live and learn with some form of dyslexia. For some it’s formally assessed, but others live with it every day without specific support. How might we effectively support those students with dyslexia or dyslexic traits while learning in a digital world? In conversation with Sarah Kupke, join our expert panel…

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