Professional Learning Opportunities

As we begin the school year, we wanted to put some excellent opportunities on your radar that are scheduled quite soon after the start of the school.   Some you would need to sign up for now to ensure that you are able to attend.

Please explore the options.  If something strikes your fancy, please complete the “blue form” and seek approval from your building-level administrator prior to registering.

Things to Register for NOW:

Learning 2.014 – Africa and Asia

There are two Learning 2’s this year and both promise to be good.  Africa – Addis Ababa is Sept. 8th-10th and Bangkok is Oct. 2-4th. These typically are filled by mid-summer, but there may still be spaces available.

Chapters International brings many two day workshops into the region and several of them start in September.

Things to Think About:

NESA Fall Leadership Conference

Curious about leadership or what leadership professional learning looks like? This is a great conference and it is on a four day weekend in Istanbul.  Amazing learning opportunity with some very highly regarded presenters (Andy Hargreaves, Ken, O’Conner, Doug Reeves, etc.)

NESA Fall Training Institute

These two day institutes offer an opportunity to go in-depth on a topic.  This year’s will be in Doha and has some great institutes on Art and Creativity, Concept-based Social Studies, EAL in the classroom, etc.

Coming at AES in Fall:

We will also have several things happening here on campus:

1. Jill Bromenshenkel for EAL in the content area support

2. Erma Anderson in November – we are working with Chennai to start a Math Specialist Cohort over the next two years so that many of us can benefit from this quality math professional learning. More information will come on this as the details are finalized.

3. The iPad Summit will be Nov. 22-23rd at AES.  Great presented, keynoters, and a great chance for you to present as well.

Please stop by the Office of Learning if you have any questions and all of these opportunities and more are documented on the PD Calendar located on this blog.