While students had two days off from school in November, SSIS teachers were busy engaging in professional learning activities.
At SSIS, we are guided by, and in fact driven by, our values and commitments. We value personal rigour, choosing to be lifelong learners and striving to be the best version of ourselves. We are continuously reflecting on our practice and how we can support learning within our classroom and our school.
On Thursday, teachers spent time engaging in a self-study process, which supports the school’s preparation for the Council of International Schools (CIS), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and International Baccalaureate re-accreditation and evaluation visit in 12 months.
On Friday and Saturday, teachers attended learning workshops to support the following areas of our teaching and school practice:
- Differentiation with a Difference
- Teaching and Learning in the PYP
- Leading Collaborative Teams
- Effectively supporting High School Diploma students
- Creating authentic units in the MYP
- Teaching English Second Language (ESL) students in mainstream classes
- Supporting student learning through Visible Thinking Routines
SSIS is fortunate to be able to bring to school experts in the education field as well as resident teacher experts to share their knowledge and skills to support teacher professional growth and learning.
SSIS is regarded as a model school in Asia for the professional learning and support that it provides for its teachers and support staff. We embrace the philosophy of providing professional learning that best meets the needs of our school and its students, as well as providing opportunities for teachers to explore more unique and innovative practices in education. This approach enables our school to be seen both as progressive and having a high regard for using the most effective, research proven, teaching strategies that benefit student learning.