March 20th, International School of Basel 2014

This workshop is designed for those who wish to become visiting team members for NEASC Accreditation visits. This is also an ideal venue for those seeking information on the self-study process as well as for schools that are about to start a self-study.

The workshop will be presented by Richard Pacheco, Dean of Endicott College’s International M.Ed. programs. Rick is an experienced Accreditation Chair and is also a commission member of CAISA – The Commission on American and International Schools Abroad – the arm of NEASC that accredits schools around the world.

This will be a full-day interactive workshop with participants being put into the role of a member of a Visiting Team. At the conclusion of the workshop participants can submit applications to NEASC to be part of a Visiting Team, if they wish to register as a NEASC accreditation team visitor.

You are urged to register for this workshop as soon as possible because participation will be limited. Participants can register for this workshop on the following web page:

http://caisa.neasc.org /

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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