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WTI 2017 - NESA Teachers in Bahrain
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NESA's Winter Training Institute is a specialty conference for educators with an "extended institute design" so delegates are together with the same presenter for the entire two-day event. This format allows time for skill development, in-depth exploration and the establishment of partnerships/networks.

This year's NESA Winter Training Institute took place on the campus of NESA member Riffa Views International School (RVIS) in Bahrain, January 20-21, 2017.

On the first day, RVIS Director Kurt Nordness and NESA Executive Director David Chojnacki welcomed delegates and introduced the WTI speakers during a plenary session in the school's theater.

Delegates then attended one of the following two-day institutes led by leading education experts:

  • From Testing to Teaching: Using MAP Data to Inform Instruction (advanced level)Julie Bredy & Lesley Tait
  • Mindfulness in Education: Teaching with Body, Mind and HeartKrysten Fort-Catanese
  • Designing Standards-Based Assessments in MS/HS Social StudiesMyron Dueck
  • Unlocking the Power of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)Paul Andersen
  • Assessment Design in the Physical Education ClassroomNatalie Bolton
  • Digital Pedagogy MasterclassJohn Burns
  • Effective Mathematics Teaching and Learning Practices (K-12)Megan Holmstrom & Ryan Grady
  • Positive Discipline in the ClassroomJoy Marchese
  • Special Topics in Early Childhood Education (Learning by Doing: Full STEAM Ahead!)MichelleRupiper

NESA thanks RVIS Director Nordness, and the entire RVIS team for their invaluable support and hospitality.


Check out the WTI 2017 Photo Gallery.

Mark your calendars with the dates of next year's WTI: January 26-27, 2018,
at The American International School of Muscat, Oman.

See all of next year's NESA Events 2017-2018.

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