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Spring 2019 | Vol. 21 | Number 3

NESA NEWS is a key way we inform our membership about our upcoming conferences and institutes; it is a forum for members and affiliates to showcase their faculty and students, programs/initiatives; and it is an opportunity to give and receive collegial help and encouragement.

Leading the Change: The 2019-2020 NESA Program

We are thrilled to share our program for the 2019-2020 year. Join us at the frontier to learn, connect and make an impact! Learn more...

NESA Heads Retreat

A record 21 heads of NESA member schools (and 12 spouses/partners/guests) participated in two days of reflection and connection April 26-27 at the Dead Sea, Amman, Jordan. Learn more...

Empowering Teachers through NESA’s Wider Circle

By Danny Gordon, Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools, Dhahran

SAES recently changed the way it uses its Wider Circle members. We asked ourselves, "How can we increase their impact across our six schools and 3,500 students?" Learn more...

NESA’s Wider Circle Representatives - Part of a Movement, not a Mandate!

By Melissa Maples, Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools-Abqaiq

Learn how SAES developed its new model for its Wider Circle representatives, how it aligns with NESA's mission, and its impact on the teachers empowered to put it into action. Learn more...

WBAIS Israel and Greek ‘Citizen Scientists’ Partner for The GAIA Project

By Dr. Stuart Fleischer, The Walworth Barbour AIS in Israel

Ten students from WBAIS returned to the Attica Zoo near Athens, Greece, for the second Annual GAIA Greece Conference. Learn more...

NESA at 50: Exploring Innovations, Opportunities and Transformational Learning - SEC 2019

At SEC-Bangkok, the NESA community explored perspectives on school change and engaged in capturing the emerging future. Learn more...

In Memoriam: Dr Richard Krajczar, 1943-2019

It was with deep sadness the international school community learned of the sudden passing of Dick Krajczar on February 19, 2019. Learn more...

ACS Amman to Name Gymnasium after Richard Krajczar

On September 14, 2019, ACS Amman will name their gymnasium after Richard Krajczar. International educators who knew and worked with Dr. K are invited. Learn more...

Second Annual Innovation Summit in Athens

By Mary-Ann Augoustatos, ACS Athens, Greece

The ACS Athens Second Annual Innovation Summit was hosted and organized by the ACS Incubator of Students' Creative Ideas (ISCI), the Hisar School in Istanbul and the American Farm School of Greece. Learn more...

Creating Teaching and Learning Principles through Inclusive Processes

By Sarah Sisco, American International School of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

While we have a strong set of guiding statements, we felt the entire community would be better served by defining what we believe best practices are in both teaching and learning. Learn more...

Gail Seay Honored with Outstanding Service Award at SEC 2019

At SEC, we celebrated the many years of devoted participation and leadership of Gail Seay, the Chair of NESA's Professional Development Advisory Committee. Learn more...

International Literacy Coaching Cohort Returns to NESA!

By Monica Medina

Twenty-three literacy leaders will meet five times over the next two school years to expand their knowledge of literacy instruction and coaching. Learn more...

2019 NESA Winter Training Institute

Delegates at this year's NESA WTI, which took place on the AIS Chennai campus, attended two-day in-depth institutes led by education experts. Check out the photo gallery! Learn more...

American School of Dubai Awarded Zayed Sustainability Prize: Empowering Students for Change and Deeper Learning

By Laurence Myers and Praxia Apostle, American School of Dubai, UAE

In January, ASD was presented with the prestigious Zayed Sustainability Prize — one of 11 global winners out of 2,101 applicants. Learn more...

NESA Haas/Hansen Student Awards & the Margaret Sanders Scholarships

Congratulations to these NESA school students for their accomplishments! Learn more...

Welcome to NESA's Newest Affiliate Organization!

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