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NESA 2024 Educators Training Institute Gallery

January 26-27, 2024 | The American International School of Muscat, Oman
(Extended programs, January 25-27)

NESA educators gathered at the beautiful campus of The American International School of Muscat (TAISM), Oman, for two or three days of deep-dive professional learning, sharing and reflecting at this year's Educators Training Institute.

Assessment and grading expert Tom Schimmer launched the ETI with his keynote, "On Their Own Behalf: Using Assessment to Drive Student Agency". Then, delegates attended two-day institutes for in-depth training and skill development.

    • Evolutions in Reading Instruction in International Schools – COLLEEN ACKFORD (K-2) & CAILIN MINOR (3-8)
    • Bringing Unity to the NESA-PE Community – AARON BEIGHLE
    • Designing for Impactful Learning in Arabic Classes: A shift from a culture of teaching Arabic to a culture of learning Arabic – HANADI DAYYEH
    • Next Generation Assessments: Assessing 7 Critical Competencies – TOM SCHIMMER
    • Maximizing Impact: Skills & Strategies for Assistants & Support Staff – ERICA ZEMATIS

The ongoing blended NESA Networked Learning Series (NNLS) "Subject Area Cohorts: Pedagogy in Action" met for three days as part of its blended program. Cohort subject areas for 2023-2024 are Social Studies, English Language Arts and Mathematics K‑7 and 8‑12, led by a team of specialists.

Additionally, JOY MARCHESE led a three-day "Positive Discipline in the Classroom Certification Workshop". Attendees earned recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educators.

As collaboration and connection are at the center of the NESA organization, educators had a chance to relax together the evening of the first day at the Social Soiree, which took place at our host hotel, the Hormuz Grand Muscat.

NESA thanks Kevin Schafer, TAISM Director and NESA Board Member, and the TAISM faculty and staff for hosting us and for all of their help and generosity.

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