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February, 24th (Friday), 2017 - ISB Aesch campus.

International School Basel is hosting a workshop with renowned professor from University of Arizona Kathy G. Short, Director, Worlds of Words

Engaging Children in Critical Thinking through Dialogue

About the trainer

Kathy G. Short is a professor in Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona and works with teachers around the world on inquiry-based curriculum. Her research focuses on inquiry, global children’s and adolescent literature, dialogue, literature circles, and intercultural understanding. She has co-authored many books, including Teaching Globally: Reading the World through Literature, Critical Content Analysis of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers, Teacher Study Groups, and Learning Together through Inquiry. She is director of Worlds of Words, an initiative to build bridges across global cultures through children’s literature, and is a past President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY).

The Workshop

Engaging Children in Critical Thinking through Dialogue

Many students have learned to read and think on the surface. They add a comment to the discussion, taking their turn and saying just enough so the teacher moves on to someone else. The fast pace of school works against time for thoughtful contemplation. This workshop focuses on dialogue strategies that invite students to delve more deeply into experiences to identify the issues they consider significant and to think with others about these issues through dialogue. Our focus will be on dialogue around literature but the dialogue strategies we will explore can be used with any experience to more students from surface comments to critical dialogue.

Logistics

  • February 24, 2017: Friday
  • Time: 09.00-16.00
  • Fee: 60CHF (tuition and lunch included) payable once registration is confirmed.
  • Fee waived for Local Swiss schools.
  • Maximum 2 places per school
  • Location: ISB Aesch campus, Arlesheimerstrasse 7 4147 Aesch, Switzerland
  • Inquiries: Luz Maria Gutierrez Vittini, Teaching and Learning Director, ISB This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This workshop is open to participants from local primary schools in Basel (fee waived) and Primary Sections of International Schools in Switzerland and neighboring countries.
If your school is interested in sending staff to this workshop please register them following this link.

Registration Deadline: 3 February, 2017

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Friday, 3rd February 2017, 9:00-17:00

Hosted by:
International School of Zug and Luzern, Walterswil, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
www.iszl.ch

The theme of the job-alike at the International School of Zug and Luzern will be:

"Establishing EAL Child-Centred Approaches: Embracing Complexity"

The EAL departments at ISZL cordially invite you to attend this event.

There is no cost for this job-alike and lunch is included.

Registration closes January 15th, 2017.

For registration, please click here.

Please complete the form and click submit. Once your registration has been received we will send you a confirmation e-mail.

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail please contact Lorna Caputo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Haut Lac

Our next meeting is to be held on 28th January, 2017 at Haut Lac School.

It is to be in the form of a workshop, run by Margaret Shinde, who has run several excellent workshops over the years for our Elfs group.

The workshop will tackle some of the daily challenges we come across: Working with children with a variety of needs; working alongside colleagues and partnering with parents.

It will be very practical, rooted in practical experience and Margaret hopes to empower Early years’ teachers with more confidence in building up positive relationships with all those with whom we work.

The cost will be approx. 50 Sfr. (depending on numbers of participants) for the workshop which will be held from 10.30 am till 2pm including coffee, croissants and lunch.

Please let me know by email by Thursday, 12th January if you or any of your colleagues are interested in attending. (also stating the school you are from).

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Aiglon College

One Day Meeting 2017 - 3rd February, 2017 0900 – 1700 with possible workshop on Saturday 4th February (morning only)

Informal teachers meeting for idea sharing, collaboration and networking.

Aiglon College, Villars, Switzerland.

Dr. Zoe Badcock and Laura Hamilton are organizing this event after the success of a similar event held at ISZL last year. Participants are encouraged to bring along teaching ideas and resources that work and can be shared.  This is an opportunity for ESS teachers to meet face to face and share ideas.  Lunch will be provided. The workshop will be organized by a guest speaker on theme of sustainability.

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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November 25-27, 2016

Leysin American School in conjunction with Swiss Learning will be hosting an IB conference.

For further information please see the links below.

IB Information at our conference

Swiss Learning contact and registration details: Website: http://www.swisslearning.com/page/training/ib-workshops

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: +41 22 723 20 00 or +41 79 197 34 79

These workshop are organized in French by Swiss Learning in cooperation with the IB.

Upcoming events

The SGIS Annual Conference 2018

« Education à la Carte »

WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 9TH AND 10TH 2018
AT SWISS EDUCATION GROUP, CAUX CAMPUS, MONTREUX

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