Teacher Development at SMIC

It is our belief providing educators a window to the right growth opportunity, through the professional development cycle to support and hone their craft to meet students and community differentiated needs, is essential.

Growth Essentials

The SMIC Private School professional growth essentials guide our efforts to sustain our professional learning and development model deeply embedded in the culture of our community. Our cooperative walk with our educators and stakeholders provides insights in sustaining current pedagogical practices while cultivating new innovations. These practical ideas in the emerging academic market place, ensure our educators and leaders lead at their optimum.


Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy

Application for External Professional Development Funding



Important Notice: All External Professional leaning for 2019-2020 is suspended till further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Online professional learning will be evaluated based on specifics outlined in the SMIC faculty policy.


External ProD Reimbursement Documents

Important Notice: All Professional Development (PD) application must be submitted 30 days in advance for proper processing and consideration in consultation with the School Principal or designee. Initial and final PD decisions is a collaborative effort involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., PD & Curriculum Directions, School Principal, K-12 Principal, and School Chancellor).

Applicants are urged to first consider PD experience in China 34 provincial-level administrative units: 23 provinces, 4 municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing), 5 autonomous regions (Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang) and 2 special administrative regions (Hong Kong, Macau) prior to venturing outside China and beyond. Selected applicants will be notified regarding the next steps via email. Consult the 2019-2020 PD handbook for more information.


Presenting at a Conference

Teachers' professional development

Teachers' professional development at The SMIC Private School is a collaborative jaunt in understanding our teacher's unique pedagogical challenges and instructional needs; examining opportunities for active learning, content knowledge, the overall coherence of staff development as an integrated whole and development activities consecutively building upon each other. Apart from our extensive internal and external professional development opportunities provided by The SMIC Private School, our present professional development strategy is inclusive in natures - strategically differentiated, blended and designed in collaboration with the Sr. Director, Director of K-12, PD and Curriculum, K-12 Principal, and Chancellor focused on the school mission, vision, strategic goals, and school improvement initiative(s).


Scholarly Pursuits

We are excited when teachers seek scholarly pursuits (presenting at a conference, seminar, workshop, etc.) outside the classroom for personal growth and enrichment in concert with what we already provide at The SMIC Private School. Although we cannot absorb the full cost of this experience (hotel, flight, and food), we are however excited about this opportunity and the value it will bring to the SMIC community and would like to provide a modest support for this exciting venture. Support is limited, and based on a case by case basis. Activity must correlate directly with strategies already in play for the academic year and may not supersede current core strategies.

Presentation Topic

Presentation topic must compliment the SMIC Private School mission and vision, and the SMIC school three-year strategic plan. We are excited about your external pursuits and look forward to the great way you will enhance our community.


Note: Prior to completing an application to present externally, participants must consult with their Sr, Director, principal or designee first to ensure process feasibility.


IMPORTANT: All applications for reimbursement must be submitted two weeks (14 days) upon return for processing. Given our budget calendar ends December 31st. All applications for reimbursement must be submitted prior to or on December 6th, 2019 of the current calendar year for processing. All Initial and final PD decisions are a collaborative effort involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., PD & Curriculum Directions, School Principal, K-12 Principal, and School Chancellor) and will take time to review all documents for anomalies.

* There is a limited number of external PD spaces available. Consideration will be given to all applicants. Decisions made based on the school (ES, CIC, MS & HS) SMIC mission and vision, and three-year strategic plan. Click on the PD link below to apply.


PD Form/Example


External Professional Learning proposal Notice

Before starting the SMIC Application for External Professional Learning meet with your Principal, Sr. Director/Designee on specifics of how you plan to leverage what you learned at your professional development at The SMIC Private School.

Action Plan Outline:

  • Goals,
  • Action Steps,
  • Resources/Support,
  • Deadline/Timing, and
  • Status Checkpoints.

Before you Submitting Your PD Application

If you have an outline of your action plan for leadership and or instructional improvements in your school and or department, you can schedule a meeting with the PD department to review your action plan prior to submitting the PD full application. Specifics of teacher and leadership application should seek to address the following school or department focus:

  1. Leadership and or instructional improvements in the classroom, grade, program or department.
  2. Augmenting or streamlining current practices and or strategy based on performance or needs assessment data.

Once your external application for professional development has been submitted. Your application will be reviewed by the Principal, Sr. Director, Director of Professional Development, K-12 Principal and or the Chancellor. Additional meeting during the review process may be required to provide action plan clarity.


Professional Learning Application

Funding may be available for faculty and staff to attend Professional Development. Click the link below to apply:


Important: For all External Professional Development above $1001.00 (USD), applicants must complete a bond agreement and attach bond agreement form to their reimbursement documents. Bond agreement specifics are outlined in the faculty handbook. See blank bond agreement form above.

Yearly Curriculum and PD Goals and Schedules

Understanding by Design Essential


Understand By Design

Understanding by Design (UbD) is a framework for improving student achievement. Emphasising the teacher's critical role as a designer of student learning, UbD™ works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities.

Thousands of educators across the country use the Understanding by Design (UbD®) framework, created by the late Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, to get a handle on standards, align programs to assessments, and guide teachers in implementing a standards-based curriculum that leads to student understanding and achievement.

Overview of the UbD Framework

Suggested Articles

UbD Basics

UbD Specific Components/Standards

UbD Sample Units and Templates

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Differentiation, Instruction, Data & Assessment

Differentiation, Instruction, Data & Assessment

Differentiation is a way of teaching; it’s not a program or package of worksheets. It asks teachers to know their students well so they can provide each one with experiences and tasks that will improve learning. As Carol Ann Tomlinson has said, differentiation means giving students multiple options for taking in information (1999). Differentiating instruction means that you observe and understand the differences and similarities among students and use this information to plan instruction. Here is a list of some key principles that form the foundation of differentiating instruction.

Note: You will need a VPN for some or all of the resources listed above.

Technology Resources and Professional Development

Expected Student Learner Results (ESLRs) Webinars


Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs)

Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs)

The SMIC Private School is committed to significant local, regional, national, and international partnerships with families and communities that prepare students to be:

  • Global Citizens - Students will engage in positive, active citizenship through respect for the environment, commitment to charitable causes, and an appreciation for cultural diversity.
  • Persons of Character - Students will consistently choose to respect self and others.
  • Motivated Learners - Students will demonstrate a passion for learning and an intellectual curiosity through creativity, initiative, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Healthy Individuals - Students will make appropriate choices that reflect physical well-being as well as social and emotional maturity.

School Motto

Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy

Remote/Online Learning Essentials


Remote/Online Learning Essential

Teachers' professional development at The SMIC Private School is a collaborative jaunt in understanding our teacher's unique pedagogical challenges and instructional needs; examining opportunities for active learning, content knowledge, the overall coherence of staff development as an integrated whole and development activities in collaboration with principal and stakeholders to consecutively building upon each other. Meaningful learning can happen anywhere. The resources below have been curated to provide support for an effective remote learning experience no matter where you are.


Free webinars - register directly.


Breaking News - Webinars - Teaching Tips!

  • Anxiety Awareness - a free, 3-part webinar series!
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Boost Student Voice Using Technology
  • Independent Reading - Re-Energizing the the Reading Culture in Your Classroom
  • Teen Mental Health - Caring for the Mental Health of Your Students
  • Children in Need: Poverty and Education
  • We Are Special: A Conversation About Special Education
  • Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies to Motivate and Engage
  • Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Steps to Improve Your Focus and Peace of MinD
  • Partnering with Parents that Challenge Us
  • Word Wisdom! Tips for Every Teacher to Improve Vocabulary Instruction
  • Work Together, Learn Together
  • The Teen Scene
  • Making a Mark with Makerspaces
  • Fireproof: Building Teacher Resilience to Decrease Burnout
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching
  • Press Play! Getting Play Back in the Classroom
  • Inspiring Ideas to Help Students with ADHD Succeed
  • The "A" in STEAM - Adding in the Arts
Click to view any of the titles above: Great Teaching

UPCOMING WEBINARS


May

Register Now


ASCD Additional Resources:

  • ASCD’s Educational Leadership has a special issue on remote learning, including articles about maintaining connections while school is closed and how to help anxious students stay engaged with learning. Learn More
  • Resources compiled by CESA 6, Wisconsin, a regional school consortium, to support virtual learning: Learn More
  • A podcast that can be shared with parents to help their kids learn and use time productively at home: Learn More
  • A curated list of resources that can be used for lesson planning for various subjects and grade levels: Learn More
  • A deeper understanding of student online absences: Learn More
  • How to be a better online teacher: Learn More

June Workshop

Join us as we provide tips, tools, and strategies for rethinking plans and processes during the coming weeks and months. There will even be an opportunity to have live chats with admission professionals at international schools, as well as to post to a cohort discussion board.

Featured Instructors

    • Hans Mundahl, Director of Professional Development, EMA and John A. Williamson, EMA
    • Claire Goldsmith, Executive Director, Malone Schools Online Network
    • Ian Symmonds, President/Chief Strategist, Ian Symmonds & Associates
    • Jennifer Hillen, Vice President/Professional Development and Business Affairs, National Business Officers Association
    • Grace Lee, Partner, Venable LLP
    • Adam Lips, Director of College Counseling, Stanford Online High School
    • Eric Hudson, Director of Learning and Design, Global Online Academy
    • Michael Nachbar, Executive Director, Global Online Academy

Featured Topics:

      • Interviewing at a Distance: Admission, University Counseling & Hiring
      • Virtual Events: Tools, Tips & Best Practices
      • Communicating Your Value Proposition During a Crisis
      • How to Explain Online Learning
      • Enrolment Contracts
      • Managing a Remote Team
      • Make a Videos on Your Phone - Register Now
  • Differentiating Online Lessons - WHAT: Review online lessons for special education and teaching multilingual learners. Discuss ways in which you could differentiate your own lessons for the online environment for your students to ensure that each and every one of them learns, develops, and grows. WHEN: JUNE 2 (9:00pm EDT), JUNE 4 (8:00am EDT), JUNE 6 (11:00am EDT). Register now
  • Mastering Digital Technologies - WHAT: Students are digital natives and adapt to new technologies very easily. Teachers need to upgrade their skills to become technology certified educators who can curate and use technology tools appropriately to deepen learning experiences. WHEN: JUNE 1 (TBC EDT), JUNE 3 (TBC EDT), JUNE 5 (TBC EDT). Register now
  • Online IEPs - WHAT: Discuss with other teacher candidates and special educators how you would break down an IEP and redesign it for online learning. What are the considerations to keep in mind while redesigning and communicating the IEP cycle to all the stakeholders? WHEN: JUNE 9 (TBC EDT), JUNE 11 (TBC EDT), JUNE 13 (TBC EDT). Register now
  • Ethical Considerations in Online Early Childhood Education. WHAT: What kind of ethical dilemmas have you faced from moving early childhood education into an online setting? How do you monitor and manage the learning and behaviors of young students? Discuss and share ideas, strategies and resources with early childhood educators and experts. WHEN: JUNE 15 (TBC EDT), JUNE 17 (TBC EDT), JUNE 19 (TBC EDT). Register now.
  • Resources & Technology to Assist Language Learners. WHAT: What kind of resources and technology tools can you use to assist language learners? Discuss ideas, create a tool kit and share resources that you can use to address specific language skills in helping language learners gain language proficiency in an online environment. WHEN: JUNE 23 (TBC EDT), JUNE 25 (TBC EDT), JUNE 27 (TBC EDT). Register now.
  • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: CREATIVITY & VALUES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. June 24th 2020 @ 12 am - Learn more

Great Teaching Webinars On th GO!

    • Anxiety Awareness - a free, 3-part webinar series!
    • Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Boost Student Voice Using Technology Independent Reading - Re-Energizing the Reading Culture in Your Classroom
    • Teen Mental Health - Caring for the Mental Health of Your Students
    • Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Steps to Improve Your Focus and Peace of MinD
    • Partnering with Parents that Challenge Us
    • The Teen Scene
    • Fireproof: Building Teacher Resilience to Decrease Burnout
    • Trauma-Informed Teaching
    • Inspiring Ideas to Help Students with ADHD Succeed


PAST WEBINARS


March


April - Click the title to gain access

April is World Autism Awareness Month


  • May


    Resource and Support

    • Amazon books and audio (free/limited). All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
    • Time for Kids Launches Free Digital Library - All educators can sign up to receive these companion resources through the TIME for Kids weekly newsletter: timeforkids.com/newsletter.

    Note: You will need a VPN for some or all of the resources listed above. These suggested webinars have been curated to provide and extended perspective to enhance knowledge and further understanding.

    Continuous Improvement - Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)

    Continuous Improvement

    Continuous improvement is what it sounds like. It is a method or system of continuously seeking to make changes and improvements in any system. In education, continuous improvement is used as a means of constantly seeking to make schools and programs better. It is meant to be ongoing and generally follows a cycle. Through the process of continuous improvement, schools and districts are able to:

    • Identify needs or problems
    • Develop strategies of change
    • Implement those strategies
    • Make decisions about ongoing and
    • long-lasting improvement.

    What is PDSA?

    PDSA, or Plan-Do-Study-Act, is an iterative, four-stage problem-solving model used for improving a process or carrying out change.

    ImgWhen using the PDSA cycle, it's important to include students; they can provide feedback about what works and what doesn't.

    In applying PDSA, ask yourself three questions:

    1. What are we trying to accomplish?
    2. How will we know that a change is an improvement?
    3. What changes can we make that will result in an improvement?

    Stage 1: Plan

    Consider an area of focus with your students - knowledge of the problem or opportunity for improvement. Consider the strengths each student brings—look for engaged, forward-thinking attitude.

    Working with your students, identify roles and responsibilities, set timelines, and establish an agreed upon meeting schedule.

    B. Draft an Aim Statement

    An aim statement is an explicit description of your class desired outcomes, which are expressed in a measurable and time-specific way.

    • What are we trying to accomplish?

    An aim statement should take into account the following concerns:

      1. What are we trying to accomplish?
      2. How will we know that a change is an improvement?
      3. What change can we make that will result in improvement?

    C. Describe Current Context and Process

    Brainstorm

    Examine your current process. Start by asking the team these basic questions:

    • What are we doing now?
    • How do we do it?
    • What are the major steps in the process?
    • Who is involved?
    • What do they do?
    • What is done well?
    • What could be done better?

    Note: You might have already answered the last two questions if you have performed a SWOT analysis.

    A SWOT analysis provides programs and organizations with a clear, easy-to-read map of internal and external factors that may help or harm a project, by listing and organizing a project's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. SWOT can clearly show a program its chances for success, given present environmental factors.

    Gather More Detail

    Once the general structure is completed, these can be some more helpful questions to ask:

    • How long does the process currently take? Each step?
    • Is there variation in the way the process is currently completed?

    D. Describe the Problem

    Using the aim statement created in Step B, state your desired accomplishments, and use data and information to measure how your classroom meets/does not meet those accomplishments.

    For example: If your objective is to maximize your student's quality of work life, you might find evidence by surveying/reviewing your students on classroom stressors.

    Write a Problem Statement

    Write a problem statement to clearly summarize your team's consensus on the problem. You may find it helpful to prioritize problems, if your team has identified more than one, and/or include a justification of why you chose your problem(s).

    E. Identify Causes and Alternatives

    Analyze Causes

    For the problem in your problem statement, work to identify causes of the problem using tools such as control charts, fishbones, and work flow process maps (e.g., flowcharts, swim lane maps). The end of the cause analysis should summarize the cause analysis by describing and justifying the root causes.

    Examine your process, and ask:

    • Is this process efficient?
    • What is associated (including money, time, or other resources)?
    • Are we doing the right steps in the right way?
    • Does someone else do this same process in a different way?

    Develop Alternatives

    Try to mitigate your root causes by completing the statement,

    "If we do __________, then __________ will happen."

    Choose an alternative (or a few alternatives) that you believe will best help you reach your objective and maximize your resources.

    Develop an action plan, including necessary staff/resources and a timeline. Try to account for risks you might face as you implement your action plan.

    Stage 2: Do

    Start to implement your action plan. Be sure to collect data as you go, to help you evaluate your plan in Stage 3: Study. Your team might find it helpful to use a check sheet, flowchart, swim lane map, or run chart to capture data/occurrences as they happen or over time.

    Your class should also document problems, unexpected effects, and general observations.

    Stage 3: Study

    Using the aim statement drafted in Stage 1: Plan, and data gathered during Stage 2: Do, determine:

    • Did your plan result in an improvement? By how much/little?
    • Was the action worth the investment?
    • Do you see trends?
    • Were there unintended side effects?

    You can use a number of different tools to visually review and evaluate an improvement, like a Pareto chart, control chart, or run chart.

    Stage 4: Act

    Reflect on Plan and Outcomes

    • If your team you and your student success, standardize the improvement and begin to use it regularly. After some time, return to Stage 1: Plan and re-examine the process to learn where it can be further improved.
    • If you and your students believes a different approach would be more successful, return to Stage 1: Plan, and develop a new and different plan that might result in success.

    The PDSA cycle is ongoing, and education institutions become more efficient as they intuitively adopt PDSA into their core planning.

    Celebrate Improvements and Lessons Learned

    • Communicate accomplishments to stakeholders
    • Take steps to preserve your gains and sustain your accomplishments and momentum
    • Make long-term plans for additional improvements
    • Conduct iterative PDSA cycles when needed

    PDAS Resources

    If you’ve made it to this PDF, you are in the right place. The PDSA process/cycle was developed for scientists at Bell Laboratory. This model is researched based and has been proven to be one of the best strategies used by organizations to ensure continuous improvement. The resources below will provide additional clarity on the process of not only starting a PDSA but sustaining it.

    Presentations/Resources/Supports

    Presentations, resources, and supports provided below offer perspective on the PDSA process provided by Terri Iles.

    Videos

    The resources below are designed to provide various perspective on the PDSA process. These videos do not replace the theories, training or expectations presented by Terri Iles.

    Forms

    The resource below will guide you along the process and provide essential ideas as you craft your PDSA plans with your students for the 2019-2020 year.

    PDSA Quarterly Walkthrough 2019-2020

    Note: 3rd qtr. and the 4th qtr. PDSA will be differentiated in scope and reflect online/in school practices (for those grades transitioning back). PDSA will consider aspect pre and post online/In house practices which hinders any part of the instructional (online/In school) process. PDSA designs will address strategies of how those hindrances can be actualized and remediated through teacher and student collaborative PDSA design practices.

    • Qtr. I - 09/26/2019 to 10/11/2019
    • Qtr. II - 12/09/2019 to 12/20/2019
    • Qtr. III - 03/9/2020 to 03/20/2020
    • Qtr. IV - 05/11/2020 to 05/22/20

    Note: PDSA for Qtr. III has been blended with qtr. IV due to the Covid-19 pandemic. PDSA focus for qtr. IV will be on team/grade level PDSA design strategy to consider issues online and student transition back on campus.

    Atlas Academy

    What Is Atlas?

    Atlas is the curriculum planning software designed to meet our school’s needs. With Atlas, we can initiate, revamp, and continuously refine and improve our curriculum development process. Within Atlas, create structure for the curriculum process, document curriculum in custom built templates, generate reports analyzing the curriculum from standards alignment to scope and sequence, and review and revise curriculum in pursuit of student achievement.


    Atlas design features includes:
    • Collaboratively plan your curriculum using flexible unit planners
    • Robust and visual curriculum analytics powering a reflective curriculum review process
    • Manage Lessons, Service Learning and PBL aligned to your curriculum goals
    • Integrated assessment & reporting with customizable report cards
    • Improve school-to-home communication with students & parents


    Welcome to Atlas Support

    Atlas supports is the place to fins information, Tutorials, FAQs, and much more. Get started, and learn about navigating Atlas.

    Get to Know Atlas

    Understand and articulate the benefits of planning your curriculum in a collaborative and user-friendly environment. Great start for audience new Atlas users.


    Start building or revising your curriculum for the courses you teach!


    Browse your school's curriculum, and explore Atlas's reporting capabilities


    Leave notes, discuss units, and share reports with your colleagues


    Atlas Quarterly Artifacts/Expectations

    To guarantee consistency, clarity and minimize confusion using the Atlas unit planning platform. Quarterly checkpoints outlined below ensures unit planning artifacts are added to Atlas quarterly by participating teachers and audited by leaders. Department heads, grade leaders and coordinator will perform quarterly audits – assuring all expected unit planning artifacts are in Atlas at quarter-end.

    • Standards - Big Ideas (Standards Elements)
    • Enduring Understandings
    • Essential Question(s)
    • Learning Objectives
    • Essential Knowledge
    • Assessment Evidence

    Atlas Quarterly Audit/Expectations

    Coordinator, grade level leads and department head will work collaboratively with their assigned teacher to ensure unit planning artifacts are uploaded to Atlas. These quarterly unit planning audit will certify the following components exemplifies all unit plans.

    • Unit planning artifacts (see Lesson Planning Artifacts in Atlas Quarterly list above)
    • Standards match the lesson taught
    • The unit plans is coherent and complements targeted strategies to be taught/assessment and other stated artifacts
    • Unit planning audit will be continual (quarterly)


    Quarter I. Checks & Unit Plan Audit/Submission

    • General Teacher Notice - 9/10/19
    • First Teacher Check - 10/8/19
    • Second Teacher Check - 10/31/19
    • Administrator Rolling Quarter One Audit - 10/31/19 -11/19/19
    • Quarter I Ends - November 19/19

    Results: Qtr. I unit planning complete by November 19/19


    Quarter II. Checks & Unit Plan Audit/Submission

    • General Teacher Notice - 11/11/19
    • First Teacher Checkpoint - 12/9/19
    • Second Teacher Checkpoint - 12/31/19
    • Administrator Rolling Quarter Two Audit - 12/31/19 to 1/17/20
    • Quarter II Ends - January 17/20

    Results: Qtr. II unit planning updated by January 17/20


    Quarter III. Checks & Unit Plan Audit/Submission

    • General Teacher Notice - 02/18/20
    • First Teacher Check - 03/3/20
    • Second Teacher Check - 03/24/20
    • Administrator Rolling Quarter three Audit - 03/24/20 -04/17/20
    • Quarter III Ends - April 17/20

    Results: Qtr. III unit planning updated by April 17/20

    Notes: Lesson plan amended due to Covid-19. Teachers will update/add in the note section of Atlas per the unit taught the skills, and standards (objectives) covered.


    Quarter IV. Checks & Unit Plan Audit/Submission

    • General Teacher Notice - 04/20/20
    • First Teacher Checkpoint - 05/11/20
    • Second Teacher Checkpoint - 06/01/19
    • Administrator Rolling Quarter four Audit - 06/01/19 to 06/24/20
    • Quarter IV Ends - June 24/20

    Notes: Lesson plan amended due to Covid-19. Teachers will update/add in the note section of Atlas per the unit taught the skills, and standards (objectives) covered.


    Results: Qtr. IV unit planning updated by June 06/20


    Important Notice: Although unit plan audits are ongoing (performed every qtr.) Audit for qtr. III and IV are essential ensuring teachers have updated their unit plans from the two previous two qtr. The final unit planning audit will be completed based on the tentative outlined above. All teachers must update all unit planning artifacts prior to submitting their check out form to be signed. I will have designated time per grade to review your ATLAS sign out (posted 1/7/20).

    EARCOS Weekend PD Opportunities for 2019-2020

    NOTICE


    All EARCOS Professional Learning Weekends for 2019-2020 are suspended till further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sorry for the inconvenience.


    EARCOS PD Weekends for 2019-2020

    See listing of external professional learning opportunities below provided to our teacher and stakeholders by our educational partner EARCOS in support of our schoolwide growth strategy, teacher, stakeholders, and community improvement plans. Participants interested in taking part in any of the professional learning opportunities listed below will consult with their Sr. Directors or designee before submitting an external professional development application. The process mirrors all requirements and expectations outlined for external professional development.

    *There is a limited number of external PD spaces available. Consideration will be given to all applicants. Decisions made based on the school (ES, MS & HS) strategic plan, SMIC mission and vision and three year strategic plan.


    JULY

    July 30 to Aug 1
    School: Chiang Mai International School
    Title: Eureka Math Institute

    Consultant: Dakota Kondas
    Coordinator: Chris Capadona, ccapadona@cmis.ac.th


    SEPTEMBER

    Sept 5-8
    School: Stamford American International School
    Title: Adaptive Schools Foundational Seminar

    Consultant: Lynn Sawyer, Adaptive Schools
    Coordinator: Christie Powell, christie.powell@sais.edu.sg

    Sept 7-8
    School: Canadian International School Bangalore
    Title: Collaborative Co-Teaching in EAL

    Consultant: Dr. Virginia Rojas
    Coordinator: Chris Page, cpage@cisb.org.in

    Sept 15-16
    School: International School of Dongguan
    Title: Motivating and Engaging Young Adolescents

    Consultant: Jack Berckmeyer
    Coordinator: Kelly Kramer, kellykramer@i-s-d.org

    Sept 15-16
    School: Dulwich International High School Suzhou
    Title: ‘Communication skills that connect, engage and energise: building authentic presentation skills for assemblies, parent meetings and other large groups.’

    Consultant: Kendall Zoller
    Coordinator: Richard Nunns, richard.nunns@dchigh-suzhou.cn

    Sept 14-15
    School: United Nations International School of Hanoi
    Title: Compass Education Level 1 Educator Empowerment Training: Thinking, Learning, and Acting for a Sustainable World

    Consultant: Compass Education
    Coordinator: Megan Brazil, esprincipal@unishanoi.org

    Sept 14-15
    School: International School of Kuala Lumpur
    Title: Standing on the Shoulders of Others: Using Mentor Text to Teach Writing Craft

    Consultant: Stevi Quate
    Coordinator: Praxia Apostle, papostle@iskl.edu.my

    Sept 14-15
    School: International School of Phnom Penh
    Title: Outdoor Learning Spaces: The benefits of getting students outdoors and learning

    Consultant: Kenny Peavy
    Coordinator: Elizabeth Ford, elizabethford@ispp.edu.kh

    Sept 21-22
    School: Seoul Foreign School
    Title: Performance towards Proficiency – Assessing Authentic Oral Communicative Skills

    Consultant: Dr. Susan YueHua Zhang
    Coordinator: Jenny YuHong Tang, jenny.tang@seoulforeign.org

    Sept 27-28
    School: Morrison Academy
    Title: Getting Classroom Assessment Right

    Consultant: Dr. Laura Link
    Coordinator: Missy Basnett, basnettm@mca.org.tw

    Sept 28-29
    School: Korea International School
    Title: Cognitive Coaching: Dare to Lead

    Consultant: Jolene Lockwood
    Coordinator: Liz Cho, liz.cho@kis.or.kr

    Sept 28-29
    School: Ruamrudee International School
    Title: Writer's Workshop

    Consultants: Anne Marie Chow and Scott Riley
    Coordinator: Tonya Parham, tonyap@rism.ac.th

    Sept 28-29
    School: Saigon South International School
    Title: PlayTime - Making and Coding for Educators

    Consultant: Evan Weinberg
    Coordinator: David Chadwell, dchadwell@ssis.edu.vn


    OCTOBER

    Oct 5-6
    School: American School in Taichung
    Title: Learning Targets, Feedback, and Proficiency Based Grading

    Consultant: Dr. Hannah Reeder
    Coordinator: Rachel Bishop, rbishop@ast.tc.edu.tw

    Oct 5-6
    School: Bandung Independent School
    Title: The Role of the Teacher in Student Well-Being

    Consultant: Dr. Christopher Liang
    Coordinator: Katie Stone, katherine.stone@bisedu.or.id

    Oct 5-6
    School: Saigon South International School
    Title: iPad Inspiration for Every Classroom - Technology by Design

    Consultant: Rebecca Jardin
    Coordinator: David Chadwell, dchadwell@ssis.edu.vn

    Oct 12-13
    School: Nagoya International School
    Title: Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Consultant: Lori Boll
    Coordinator: Chelsea Wilson Sword, csword@nis.ac.jp

    Oct 19-20
    School: Shenzhen Shekou International School
    Title: Every Teacher is a Language Teacher

    Consultant: Dr. Virginia Rojas
    Coordinator: Megan Kuemmerlin, mkuemmerlin@sis.org.cn

    Oct 26-27
    School: Shanghai SMIC Private School
    Title: Connecting Mathematics to the World Around Us

    Consultant: Ron Lancaster
    Coordinator: Dr. Emmanuel T. Vincent, emmanuel_vincent@smicschool.com


    NOVEMBER

    Nov 2-3
    School: Seisen International School
    Title: Teaching with ATL in mind ( Approaches to Learning)

    Consultant: Lance King
    Coordinator: Mat Brigham, mbrigham@seisen.com

    Nov 2-3
    Hong Kong International School
    Title: Designing an Assessment System to Measure Three Dimensional Science Learning
    (Elementary and Middle School Teachers)
    Consultant: Wendy Smith
    Coordinator: Don Drake, ddrake@hkis.edu.hk

    Nov 9-10
    School: Cebu International School
    Title: ATL Skills Program Design and Implementation

    Consultant: Lance King
    Coordinator: Aimee Underwood, earcosrep@cis.edu.ph

    Nov 9-10
    School: Surabaya Intercultural School
    Title: Assessment for Learning

    Consultant: Tania Lattanzio
    Coordinator: Rochelle Santiago, rsantiago@sis.sch.id

    Nov 16-17
    School: Concordia International School Hanoi
    Title: Developing the Design Mind

    Consultants: Kevin Jarrett and David Jakes
    Coordinator: Ian Sutherland, ian.sutherland@concordiahanoi.org

    Nov 16-17
    School: Osaka YMCA International School
    Title: Connecting Mathematics to the World Around Us

    Consultant: Ron Lancaster
    Coordinator: Marc Mesich, marc-mesich@oyis.org

    Nov 16-17
    School: IGB International School
    Title: Empowering Teachers to Become Life-Long Learners - Making Learning Visible, Meaningful, Sharable and Amplified

    Consultant: Silvia Tolisano
    Coordinator: Aga Chojnacka, aga.chojnacka@igbis.edu.my

    Nov. 16
    School: Korea International School
    Title: KORCOS International Educators' Conference 2019

    Consultant: Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes
    Coordinator: Liz Cho, liz.cho@kis.or.kr

    Nov 30-Dec 1
    School: International School Bangkok
    Title: Social and Emotional Learning for Teens: Why, What & How?

    Consultant: Amy Smith
    Coordinator: Jennifer DeLashmutt , jenniferd@isb.ac.th

    Nov 30-Dec 1
    School: International School Bangkok
    Title: Creating The Learning Support Classroom of Tomorrow

    Consultant: Phil Bowman
    Coordinator: Jennifer DeLashmutt, jenniferd@isb.ac.th


    JANUARY

    Jan 11-12
    School: Osaka International School
    Title: Supporting Global Citizenship, Leadership and Sustainable Development Goals Integration

    Consultant: Justin Bedardon
    Coordinator: Ms Michelle Nicholl, mnicholl@soismail.jp

    Jan 11-12 - Shanghai
    Understanding by Design By Jay Mctighe
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 www.chaptersinternational.com

    Jan 18-19
    School: Yokohama International School
    Title: Learning Through Wellness
    Consultant: Energetic Education - Dale Sidebottom
    Coordinator: Susie Clifford, cliffords@yis.ac.jp

    Jan 18-19
    School: Brent International School Manila
    Title: Student Health and Wellbeing
    Consultant: Amy Lauren Smith
    Coordinator: John Whalley, jwhalley@brent.edu.ph

    Jan 18-19
    School: Tokyo International School
    Title: Fusing Reading & Writing Workshop in IB-Style School Settings
    Consultant: Christopher Frost
    Coordinator: Joey Kaufhold, joeyka@tokyois.com

    Jan 18-19
    School: Suzhou Singapore International School
    Title: How the Science of Learning can Inform the Art of Teaching

    Consultant: Ewen Bailey
    Coordinator: Ewen Bailey, ewenbailey@mail.ssis-suzhou.net


    FEBRUARY

    Feb 21-23
    SENIA CONFERENCE 2020
    | BEYOND INCLUSION
    International School Manila

    27th - 28th February 2020, Shanghai
    EAL Collaboration In CLIL Classrooms By Dr. Virginia P. Rojas
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com

    Feb 29 - Mar 1
    School: Shanghai American School
    Title: Visual and Performing Arts Summit

    Consultant: Nyssa Brown and Jeremy Holien
    Coordinator: Fay Leong, fay.leong@saschina.org

    29th February - 1st March 2020, Shanghai
    Bilingualism And Bilingual Education In International Schools By Dr. Virginia P. Rojas
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com

    Feb 15-16
    School: The American School in Japan
    Title: Planning to Engage and Empower Readers and Writers

    Consultant: Penny Kittle
    Coordinator: Ginny Prairie, vprairie@asij.ac.jp

    February 22-23
    School: International School of Phnom Penh
    Title: Inspire Citizens

    Consultants: Steve Sostak & Aaron Moniz of Inspire Citizens
    Coordinator: Elizabeth Ford, elizabethford@ispp.edu.kh

    Feb 29 - Mar 1
    School: KIS International School
    Title: Concept Based Mathematics: Teaching for Deep Understanding level 1 for Prek to 12 teachers

    Consultant: Jennifer Chang Wathall
    Coordinator: Alison Yang, alison@kis.ac.th


    MARCH

    March 7-8
    School: Xiamen International School
    Title: The Writing Workshop: Creating a Community of Writers

    Consultant: Laurie Ransom
    Coordinator: Laurie Ransom, Laurieransom@xischina.com.cn

    7th - 8th March 2020, Shanghai
    Concept-Based Mathematics By Jennifer Wathall
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com

    March 7-8
    School: Surabaya Intercultural School
    Title: Conceptual Based Learning

    Consultant: Tania Lattanzio
    Coordinator: Rochelle Santiago, rsantiago@sis.sch.id

    Mar 7-8
    Hong Kong International School
    Title: Connecting NGSS and the PYP Curriculum Framework (Elementary Teachers & PYP Coordinators)

    Consultant: Wendy Smith
    Coordinator: Don Drake, ddrake@hkis.edu.hk

    Mar 12-14
    United Nations International School - Hanoi

    EARCOS MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2020
    Theme: "Clear Vision for Student Success"
    Coordinator: Marc Vermeire, msprincipal@unishanoi.org OR Ms. Nhung, mspsecretary@unishanoi.org

    Mar 14-15
    School: Chadwick International School
    Title: Dare to Lead: Daring Classrooms

    Consultant: Jolene Lockwood
    Coordinator: Mirela Matesan, mmatesan@chadwickschool.org

    Mar 14-15
    School: Korea International School
    Title: Power of Music in the Elementary Years

    Consultant: Beth Nelson, Director, Orff Schulwerk Teacher Certification Course
    Coordinator: Liz Cho, liz.cho@kis.or.kr

    27th - 29th March 2020, Shanghai
    Building Your Mid-Level Leadership By Dr. Fran Prolman
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com

    28th - 29th March 2020, Shanghai
    Reading and Writing Through Inquiry (K-6) By Kathy Collins And Matt Glover
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com


    APRIL

    April 11-12
    School: Yokohama International School
    Title: Inclusive Classrooms

    Consultant: Matt Barker
    Coordinator: Susie Clifford, cliffords@yis.ac.jp

    18th - 19th April 2020, Beijing
    Creating a Culture of Thinking By Dr. Ron Ritchhart
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com

    April 23-24
    School: Alice Smith School
    Title: Catering for the needs of all learners in Math

    Consultant: Janet Smith
    Coordinator: Jaime Thistleton, jthistleton.jb@alice-smith.edu.my

    25th - 26th April 2020, Shanghai
    Teaching and Learning through Inquiry By Kath Murdoch
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com

    30th April - 3rd May 2020, Dalian China
    First Steps In Music By John Feierabend
    CHINA WORKSHOPS 2020 - www.chaptersinternational.com

    Please consult the EARCOS website for up to the minute news, changes & updates as events may shift.


    Reach Out

    For more information about our professional learning seminars, workshops, and conferences or to sign up, please contact

    Dr. Emmanuel T. Vincent - In permanent beta - learning, growing, evolving
    Director of K-12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
    The SMIC Private School
    emmanuel_vincent@smicschool.com

    Elias Yi
    Assistant to K-12 PD/
    Curriculum Department
    The SMIC Private School
    Elias_Yi@smicschool.com

    SMIC Excellence In Teaching Award

    Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

    We would like to personally acknowledge Asta Fu, Kawai Liu and Lily Chang, a finalist for The SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award. Thank you for your time and patience. The argument outlined in your proposal is compelling and worth further exploration. It’s a testament to some of the awesome innovation you bring to the classroom, the SMIC community, and the wider community. Finalists will have an opportunity to leverage their proposal through the SMIC community during our In-House Expert Series, 5th Motivator Educator Conference, collaborate with Sr. Director and colleagues on strategies outlined in their proposal and submit their proposal for publication through EARCOS.

    Congratulations to Laurie Sullivan for being chosen as the 2019- 2020 SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award winners at The SMIC Private School. This award is an acknowledgment of the strategies you use in class to promote students and community growth in a professionally stimulating learning environment. Laurie’s name will be submitted as a potential presenter for the 18th Annual EARCOS Teachers' Conference 2020 in Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Thailand scheduled for March 26-28, 2020. This is a special opportunity to represent The SMIC Private School and present strategies focused on "Enjoying Classroom Management with “Love and Logic" at The SMIC Private School.

    We would like to thank Sr. Directors, K-12 principal and participants for their time. The SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award participants are truly teachers who make learning appealing, energetic and appropriate for students; and who set a standard of excellence for all educators. We are proud of the work they do every day, bringing the joy of exploration and learning to children at The SMIC Private School.


    Breaking News


    SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award

    Teaching is a noble profession that helps to educate future generations. At SMIC, there are many professional development opportunities for teachers to enhance their craft and contribute to the larger academic community. The SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award, intended to be an annual award, recognizes and rewards SMIC teachers who demonstrate instructional expertise, creativity and innovation in their classrooms; who make learning engaging, vibrant and relevant for students; and whose work and accomplishments set a standard of excellence for all teachers. Its purpose is to elevate the teaching profession, to motivate and inspire teachers, to allow teachers to share best educational practices with their peers, and to enhance the reputation of teachers at The SMIC Private School.

    Consideration will be given to all applicants. Initial and final decisions are a collaborative effort involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., PD & Curriculum Director, School Principal, and K-12 Principal). Decisions made based on the school (ES, MS & HS) strategic plan, SMIC mission and vision and three year strategic plan.

    EARCOS Teacher Leadership Conference Program

    Our partnership with EARCOS has allowed us to leverage many educational resources allowing teachers to teach at their optimum - broadening their perspective of the wider world in anticipation of the journey ahead.

    EARCOS Teacher Leadership Conference Program Objectives & Purposes

    • To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools.
    • To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education.
    • To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools.
    • To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools.
    • To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council.

    SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award/Teacher Leader Candidate

    A teacher who is an expert in their practices, exhibiting beyond average pedagogical aptitude in elevating student growth and success - inspiring and in sighting learning at all levels. If you are an educator at SMIC who has contributed to student growth through innovative practices, utilizing differentiated strategies in meeting students where they are, encouraging measurable mistakes while infusing above and beyond sustainable practices to further their educational journey, then this program speaks to you.


    SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award/Teacher Leader Candidate & Principal/Sr. Director

    We are pleased to announce a call for presenters for the 18th annual EARCOS Teachers' Conference (ETC2020) in Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Thailand scheduled for March 26-28, 2020. SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award/Teacher Leader Candidate will meet with their Principal/Sr. Director first to discuss conference specifics and how their proposal will enhance their current placement and a plan of leveraging the conference theme of "A Clear Vision for the Future," as applicable to their current placement, SMIC's mission, vision and strategic plans for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is the first phase of a two-phase process. All applicants who advance to phase two, their proposal will be sent to EARCOS for consideration and review. Decisions will be announced by Monday, December 9, 2019, which proposals were selected.

    Interested SMIC Excellence in Teaching Award/Teacher Leader Candidate will meet with their Principal/Sr. Director first to discuss conference specifics and how their proposal will enhance their current placement as well as a plan of leveraging the conference theme of "A Clear Vision for the Future," as applicable to their current placement, SMIC's mission, vision and strategic plans for the 2019-2020 academic year. All completed forms must be submitted to the EARCOS Teacher Representative Ana Rodriguez.


    Conference theme: "A Clear Vision for the Future."

    Participants proposal must align with the conference strands:

    • Science
    • Math
    • Social Studies/Humanities
    • Global Issues/Global Citizenship
    • Middle School
    • Service Learning
    • I.T., and
    • General Education Topics.

    Conference theme: "A Clear Vision for the Future."

    Please remember that all proposal is due to the EARCOS Teacher Representative Ana Rodriguez October 29th 9:00 am. Sorry, but late or incomplete proposals cannot be considered, as teacher workshop proposals will be selected immediately after the deadline. We will let you know by Monday, December 9, 2019, which proposals were selected (teachers to present workshops and/or facilitate a Job-Alike).


    Deadlines

    • October 29th, 9:00 am - Due for all SMIC Excellence In Teaching/Teacher Leaders Candidate Application Submitted to Teacher Rep
    • October 30th - 11/1 K-12 Principal/Principal/Sr. Director review form/conduct SMIC Excellence In Teaching/Teacher Leaders Candidate interviews
    • November 4th Teacher Leader Application sent to EARCOS
    • November 11th SMIC Excellence In Teaching Award recipient announced

    Forms


    Funding

    There is a limited number of spaces available for the EARCOS Teacher Leadership Conference. Consideration will be given to all applicants. Decisions will be based on the applicant’s plan of leveraging the conference theme of "A Clear Vision for the Future," the SMIC Private School External PD funding policy, the applicants' current placement, SMIC's mission, vision and school strategic plans for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a competitive opportunity. Reimbursement will mirror The SMIC Private School current reimbursement policy as outlined in the 2019-2020 faculty handbook/External PD policy.

    FAQ - Teachers Leadership Conference (ETC2020)

    • What are the benefits of participating in the EARCOS Teacher Conference

    The conference will provide a professionally stimulating and rewarding opportunity for networking and building camaraderie while extending a professional reach in the academic arena.

    • Who should be my first contact if I am interested in applying?

    Teacher Leaders will meet with their Principal/Sr. Director to discuss conference specifics and how their proposal will enhance their current placement and a plan of leveraging the conference theme of "A Clear Vision for the Future," as applicable to the SMIC Private School External 2019-2020 PD policy, applicants' current placement, SMIC's mission, vision and school strategic plans for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Who should I send my application to?

    Once your application is complete, send it to The Teacher Representative - Ana Rodriguez

    • Who will approve my application?

    Application will be reviewed by Sr. Director, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development, K-12 Principal and Teacher Representative

    • What expenses are covered by the school?

    Expenses covered will mirror the External PD funding policy for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

    • Who is in charge of booking accommodation and transportation?

    Once the teacher leader had been selected, booking accommodation and transportation will be completed by the teacher leaders and will mirror the External PD funding policy for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

    • May I first know how long will a workshop be?

    The presentation length are typically one hour with multiple session in the course of the conference.

    • The “Name of aide”

    Reference to the teacher representative - Ana Rodriguez

    • Lastly, I know I need to fill the form in and send it to Ana Rodriguez before October 29th, is there anything else?

    Once your application has been submitted, the wait begins with measurable notices along the way. All application decisions will be based on The SMIC Private School 2029-2020 external PD process, applicants' current placement and a plan of leveraging the conference theme of "A Clear Vision for the Future," as applicable to SMIC's mission, vision and school strategic plans for the 2019-2020 academic year. Once the first round of review is complete, selected proposal will be sent to EARCOS for the second round of review. A decision will be rendered in December.


    Proposal Submission

    Please submit all teacher workshop proposal form to EARCOS Teacher Representative Ana Rodriguez
    (Ana_Rodriguez@smicschool.com) no later than October 29th 9:00 am. Sorry, but late or incomplete proposals cannot be considered.

    Ana Rodriguez
    EARCOS Teacher Representative
    The SMIC Private School
    Ana_Rodriguez@smicschool.com

    In House Expert Educational Workshop Series (IHEES)

    Welcome Teachers and Leaders

    Thank you for your interest in being a presenter at The SMIC Private School In House Expert Educational Series (IHEES). The SMIC Private School In House Expert Educational Series is a series of professional development workshops for teacher and leaders throughout the school year intended to support and prove practical and sustainable pedagogical and leadership strategies geared towards seasoned, new and emerging teacher leaders and practitioners in positions of teaching and leadership.

    These sessions are facilitated by practicing teachers and leaders in all aspects of teaching and learning - inspiring participants to forge ahead, share challenges, approaches while modeling pathways for perpetual, and sustained prosperity. All Professional Development decisions are a collaborative effort involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., PD & Curriculum Directions, School Principal, K-12 Principal, and School Chancellor).

    Why Present

    • Amazing professional development opportunity.
    • Collaborate with experts in the field.
    • Presenters receive a special surprise.
    • Receive recognition for and feedback about your practice.
    • Expand your professional portfolio.
    • Be part of a dynamic community that has made The SMIC Private School’s In House Expert Educational Series the “must-attend” experience of the year.

    Program Goal

    • To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through creativities activities.
    • To advance the professional growth and welfare of educational staff member.
    • To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all staff.
    • To expand professional knowledge, training and gain new experiences.
    • To Improve work performance and strengthen professional relationships.

    Workshop Sampling

    • Multiple Intelligences
    • Leaders Leading Leaders Practices
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • Thinking Skills and Active Learning
    • Contemporary and Progressive Teaching, Counseling, and Advising Strategies
    • Using Technology to Improve Student and Organizational Outcomes
    • Readiness, Remediation, and ESL
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • Inclusion strategies and Best Practices
    • Leadership and Change Management
    • Important of Independent Work
    • Cooperative Learning
    • Using Experiential and Integrated design
    • Developing and using Creativity in learning
    • Using Music, Theater, Art, color, clay & sand effective learning
    • Language Development in Early Childhood/ Middle School
    • Behaviors - Disciplining in the classroom
    • Brain based learning & Study Skills
    • Interventions and Strategies
    • Understanding Activity Design and etc.

    2019-2020 Line-up


    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our schedule lineup has been augments with all forthcoming presentation migrated online. Stay tuned!


    • August - Behavior - Disciplining in the Classroom
    • September - Multiple Intelligences
    • October - Contemporary and Progressive Teaching, Counseling and Advising Strategies
    • November - Leadership and Change Management
    • December - Instructional Practices
    • *January - Instructional Growth Mindset - A wellness & Intercultural Work-Life Balance Conference
    • March - Leaders Leading Leaders
    • April - Inclusive Strategies nd Best Practices
    • May - Intervention and Strategies
    • June - Developing and Using Creativity in Learning

    *Line up schedule to change


    Call for Presenters Now Open:)

    The SMIC Private School In House Expert Educational Series Call for Presenters is open. Presenters are welcome to submit as many times as they like. Consideration will be given to all applicants. Decisions made based on the school (ES, CIC, MS & HS) SMIC mission and vision, and three-year strategic plan and proposal relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program. All Initial and final PD decisions are a collaborative effort involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., PD & Curriculum Directions, School Principal, K-12 Principal, and School Chancellor) Presenters will be contacted via email with next steps.

    Submission Guidelines

    All proposals should include the following:

    • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion.
    • Conceptually strong foundation, well-written, with clearly stated outcomes and appropriately documented theory, research, and/or experience.
    • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter.


    In House Expert Proposal Forms

    SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL


    Reach Out

    For more information about our professional learning seminars, workshops, and conferences or to sign up, please contact

    Dr. Emmanuel T. Vincent - In permanent beta - learning, growing, evolving
    Director of K-12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
    The SMIC Private School
    emmanuel_vincent@smicschool.com

    Elias Yi
    Assistant to K-12 PD/
    Curriculum Department
    The SMIC Private School
    Elias_Yi@smicschool.com


    Disclaimer: IHEES reserves the right to make changes to proposed presentation titles and descriptions, to place sessions in alternative topic areas, and to encourage joint presentations if multiple proposals are submitted on similar topics.

    Zoom Help Center

    WELCOME TO ZOOM

    Zoom is a communication platform which facilitates communication between teachers, students and community helping to improve student outcomes with secure video communication services for hybrid classrooms, office hours, administrative meetings, and more.

    Capabilities of Zoom includes:

    • Enrich teaching and learning - Expand traditional classrooms with video communications to meet the needs of today’s students.
    • Maximize school resources - Utilize resources and hardware you already have to expand your capabilities and educational offerings.
    • Improve student learning outcomes - Increase student participation and learning retention with virtual and hybrid classrooms and micro-learning. (Zoom, 2020

    Let’s Go!


    Zoom Professional Development and Resources

    Are you a Zoom novice or expert and love to learn more about Zoom? Zoom experts host free and interactive live training webinars daily Monday-Friday, 10am and 2pm. Get up to speed in less than an hour. Login and select the time zone that fits best for you when registering for one of the live Zoom training webinars.


    UPCOMING ZOOM WEBINARS


    PAST WEBINARS

    • What is Happening!? Can Mindfulness-Based Wellbeing Really Help in a Global Crisis? April 16, 2020 9:00-10:30am US EST (check your time zone)
    • The Empowered Educator Virtual Event 2020
    • ISS - At the free April 15 webinar on assessment, explore how to offer students feedback and support their growth with online assessment practices and tools. Registration is open now at:
    • Amazon books and audio (free/limited). All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
    • Time for Kids Launches Free Digital Library - All educators can sign up to receive these companion resources through the TIME for Kids weekly newsletter: timeforkids.com/newsletter.

    FREE ONLINE RESOURCES

    Technology In The Classroom

    • The Smithsonian's Learning Lab
    • Google’s Arts & Culture
    • TEDed
    • Tech for Learners
    • Pre-K-2 Students Play and Learn Online - Education World

    LIVE TRAINING WEBINARS

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    • Blog: How to Use Zoom for Online Learning
    • Blog: Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom
    • Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom
    • Tips and Tricks for Teachers Educating on Zoom
    • Tips and Tricks for Administrators and Staff
    • Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning
    • Education Guide: Getting Started on Zoom
    • School Administrator's Guide: Rolling Out Zoom

    • California State Parks PORTS Program: Virtual field trips for all ages five days a week through the Home Learning Program
    • Khan Academy: Live online classes for ages 4-18
    • National WWII Museum: Online teaching resources & distance learning archive
    • Outschool: Live online classes for ages 3-18


    PRIVACY AND SECURITY - Keep your meetings and webinars secure:

    Seesaw

    How SeeSaw Works - Seesaw creates a powerful learning loop between students, teachers, and families

    • Students show learning - Students use built-in annotation tools to capture what they know in Seesaw’s digital portfolio
    • Teachers gain insights - Teachers deeply understand student thinking and progress — enabling them to teach better
    • Families connect - Families gain a window into their student’s learning and engage with school happenings

    Let’s go! - Here are two ways for teachers to get started


    Seesaw Training & PD - Join us for live trainings, watch a recording, or work through the slides at your own pace.


    Students Get Stared - These ready-to-play videos help your students master the Seesaw platform. Create your own playlist or use SeeSaw’s suggested order.


    Getting Families Connected - Educators who connect families within their first 28 days on Seesaw have the most success. We made everything you need to get every family connected.


    Set Up Remote Learning - Here is everything you need to create supportive home learning environments for students.


    Additional Resources


    Frequently Asked Question


    Unlock creative thinking for all students in any subject - Students explore a variety of powerful and intuitive tools (like draw+record, collage, video, and more!) to show what they know in the way that works best for them


    Engage families in conversation centered on student learning - Connect families to see student work and celebrate progress. Up to ten family members can stay in the loop using the Parent and Family app (iOS, Android) or on web


    Get inspiration and ideas for your classroom - Choose from thousands of engaging activities to use seamlessly within Seesaw. Search by grade level, subject, and keyword to find activities made by teachers like you

      PD On Demand


      Welcome to PD On Demand

      PD On-Demand webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a screen near you. Each webinar addresses timely and relevant topics like student engagement, classroom technology, and instructional strategies. Hey! Just because the PD has concluded doesn’t mean it’s over. Watch the archived presentation and download handouts from any location or any smart device. This is a great opportunity to refresh previously learned skills or build on current practices for the road ahead. Click the desired link and select watch now.


      Note: If this is your first time, you will have to register by entering the requested registration information to gain access. If you already have an ADCD account then proceed to watch your video.



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