Thursday March 19, 2015
Workshop Session 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

NEASC Accreditation Visiting Team Member
Training Workshop, 8th Edition

Institut International de Lancy | Avenue Eugène Lance 24 | Geneva, Switzerland (map)

(Preceding the SGIS Conference)

Workshop Leader: Richard Pacheco, NEASC/CIE Commission Member, Dean Endicott College

This day long workshop is designed for administrators and teachers who:

  • wish to become familiar with the 8th Edition NEASC Accreditation protocol, "Journey to Excellence in International Education"
  • wish to be considered for membership on a Visiting Team

Participants will develop an understanding of the accreditation process, become familiar with the Visiting Team Report format, and gain hands-on experience in writing report sections and conducting an effective visit to a school seeking accreditation.

Participation is limited to 25. There is no cost associated with attending the workshop.
Morning coffee and lunch will be available for purchase from the school canteen.

Newsflash

FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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