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NESA NEWS is our organization's news blog, now published online only in our continuing efforts to keep our carbon footprint small but our educational impact large.

The NEWS is a key way to stay informed about NESA professional development offerings. For NESA Schools, it is a forum to showcase your faculty, students, programs and initiatives; for Affiliate Organizations, it is a way to connect your products and services to schools' needs. For the entire NESA community, NESA NEWS is an opportunity to network, connect and collaborate with NESA colleagues.


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AAICS: Association for the Advancement of Instructional Coaching in International Schools

New Association for Instructional Coaching Launching Soon! The new Association for the Advancement of Instructional Coaching in International Schools (AAICIS) will launch soon, dedicated to empowering educators, cultivating thriving communities, and unlocking student potential through advocacy centered on instructional coaching.

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The Wayfinder Podcast Episode 5: Futures of Learning

What are the benefits of adaptive, future-focused education models? Abril sits down with Raya Bidshahri, the Founder and CEO of the School of Humanity and speaker at the upcoming NESA Learning Futures Summit, to discuss moonshot thinking and how we can communicate student success differently. Then we turn to Mustafa, a grade 8 student from TAISM, who started a newsletter – a perfect example of how students thrive in ways that are not necessarily captured on a report card.

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The Wayfinder Podcast Episode 4: Inclusion & Universal Design

How do we design the inclusive classroom and stretch learners for what they need at the right time? Abril is joined by Lee Ann Jung to discuss meeting the individual needs of each student, re-evaluating metrics of success, and supporting belonging at every level. Then, students share their advice on how to encourage yourself when you’re struggling with a new concept.

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The Wayfinder Podcast Episode 3: Social Emotional Learning

How can we nurture the social-emotional needs of our learners? In this episode, we speak with Ellen Mahoney about culturally-sensitive social emotional learning, staying connected as third culture kids, and the idea of collective resilience. We then close with some earnest thoughts on expressing our feelings and being a good friend from Amina, a student at Schutz American School.

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There's still time to register for ETI24!

It's not too late to register for the 2024 NESA Educators Training Institute, taking place at The American International School of Muscat, Oman, January 26-27. TOPICS: Arabic, PE, Assessment, and Evolutions in Reading Instruction (K-8), plus a 3-day Positive Discipline Certification Workshop and a 2-day Institute for Assistants & Support Staff.

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ACS Athens Hosts International Media Literacy Festival

ACS Athens is holding their first International Media Literacy Festival, March 26-28, 2024. This media production competition is for international school students Grades K-12, including the NESA school community, and aims to highlight student creativity, innovation and fresh ideas, while promoting media literacy and critical thinking. Competition submission deadline: January 31, 2024 

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