ECIS special interest groups (SIGs) are committees of up to six individuals who are experts in their core areas, whether subject-specific or interdisciplinary in nature. Special interest groups maintain a digital presence throughout the year and are key stakeholders in organising professional learning opportunities in collaboration with ECIS, whether at one of our mainstay conferences or at a stand-alone special interest conference, offered on a schedule agreed to by the special interest group and ECIS. The special interest group is an active body of practitioners, contributing both to the professional development of other practitioners and to the international school sector as a whole. With ECIS, the goal of special interest groups is to transform practice through professional learning opportunities that feature leading practice and are evidence-led; a further goal is, where appropriate, to create research and/or research opportunities around particular problems of practice.
Join Our Working Groups on ECIS Connect
To learn more about our special interest groups, we invite you to join the communities of practice on our community engagement platform, ECIS Connect. There, you can connect not only with the core committee members, but all those who are interested in the work of that particular special interest group. It is a great way to get to know other practitioners and the core committee members, and such engagement will allow you to consider whether you might apply for future openings on the core committee. Additionally, you can start and/or participate in ongoing discussions, share resources, and more
We appreciate the invaluable support provided by so many passionate individuals who volunteer their time to advance international education, and we encourage you to take part!
We will be introducing group-specific web pages within this, our corporate website, during the 2017-18 year, where you will find essential information about each group, including any professional learning or networking opportunities associated with each group.
Our groups change from time to time, responding to interest among our members. For 2017-18, our special interest groups are:
Business and Finance
Curriculum and Assessment
Early Childhood Education
Guidance and Counselling
Library and Information Services
Multilingualism in International Education
Research Engaged Schools
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)
Service Learning and Community
Special Needs and Learning Support
Technology, Innovation, and Design
For enquiries regarding ECIS special interest groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.