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General Interest Workshops

Sunday, April 1, 9:45-10:45am

CHRISTINE D'AQUANNI is a Be GLAD® Certified Key Trainer and an international educator with over 14 years of experience and dedication to raising the quality of education for all students. She holds a Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Dual Language Development.,

JABBAR BEIG is a teacher, researcher, keynote speaker, psychotherapist, Certified Be GLAD® Trainer, Authorized Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Trainer, and child advocate. He has co-authored over 100 books and articles. Currently he’s with Be GLAD and Uplevel improving the world one student at a time.

Be GLAD Awareness Presentation
Award-winning GLAD Model strategies promote language acquisition, high academic achievement and 21st century skills with phenomenal, proven results. Experience a handful of these teaching techniques, putting the research into action with alignment to AERO, Common Core and NGSS. Reignite the excitement of teaching and empower yourself and your students to succeed!

Sunday, April 1, 11:15am-12:15pm

LAURA LIGHT is a former educator who has spent much of her career overseas, working in schools in Kuwait, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Singapore, London and at UNIS in New York City. As Director of Educational Staffing at ISS working to staff international schools with the very best teachers in today’s market, she feels she has found her dream job.,

Women in Leadership
Statistics and observation show a shortage of females in senior leadership positions at international schools. Why is this the case? What can be done about it? Join Laura from International Schools Services to learn more about why women in leadership positions needs to increase. Be part of the conversation to understand the scope and nature of the challenge, explore obstacles to female leadership in international schools, and share tips and tactics for surmounting these obstacles.

NOTE: Lynn Notarainni has had to cancel her workshop.

enjoys a diverse background in the world of international schools, having attended Priory School in Kingston, Jamaica, and the American School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In her career as a representative and manager of two of the largest American educational publishers, Ms Notarainni served schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. She speaks Brazilian Portuguese fluently.,

Blended Learning: A Dynamic Approach to Instruction and Assessment
Join this interactive session examining best practices for understanding data from adaptive assessments. We will follow up by examining an instructional system that pinpoints student needs and identifies specific next steps for growth.