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The ECIS HUB is a partnership between WAB and ECIS to foster teacher professional development in the Asia region.
To keep up with students need to learn to be successful in the future, teachers need to continuously be developing new skills and knowledge that will allow them to serve their students' changing needs. WAB is proud to partner with ECIS to support this learning for all teachers in the region.
CANversation: Olli-Pekka Heinonen
Director General of the International Baccalaureate
May 17, 2022
This CANverstation is for the international school communities to hear from Olli-Pekka Heinonen, the new Director General of the International Baccalaureate. Olli-Pekka Heinonen became the 8th Director General of the International Baccalaureate in 2021 and will join Kam Chohan, ECIS Executive Director, to discuss his best hopes for the future of the IB.
Jeff Bradley, Director of NEASC (our Leadership 2022 Conference partners), will be also join this CANversation to discuss the new joint IB and NEASC protocol. We are delighted to also welcome Armand Douce (Educator, Advisor, Author, & Speaker) who will facilitate this panel.
A New Student-led Service Program is Coming to ECIS!
CHANGE though Partnerships is a new endeavor being created by ECIS and ISL London as a student-led program and conference aiming to help service learning evolve into two-way partnerships. The goal is to both foster relationships between your school and partner organizations so that those we serve are valued in a two-way partnership. Furthermore, we aim to provide authentic student leadership opportunities within the CHANGE program and though their service at your school.
Our first conference will aim to accomplish these objectives as we are now forming a Steering Committee comprised of students that will help us prepare to train students how to form and maintain service partnerships.
Furthermore, we aim to bring many organizations to the conference to help form partnerships with schools; some examples include refugee schools. We expect to have a day-long conference event on 15 October 2022, held via Zoom and in local hubs where schools can get together, covering time zones from Asia though Europe.
We are in the early stages of this program, and we look forward to hearing from you to involve your students in the planning and the conference. More information will be provided very soon.
Continued Commitment and Child Protection Trainings
Child protection courses offered by ECIS in partnership with ICMEC are a foundation for many schools around the globe. ECIS offers a China Specific Course in Mandarin.
IPGCE with Tes
ECIS is proud partners with Tes Institute and offers their International Teacher Training and Development. ECIS Members can take advantage of a 5% discount on this university-certified international teacher qualification.
More Middle Leaders Courses
ESCS's MLCs have grown in depth and balance. They now offer 8 options for courses, 4 of which are required for certification. ECIC facilitators Helen Morgan, Nancy Squicciarini, Teresa Belisle, Jimena Zalba and Jim Ellis will be seeking continual improvement by visiting each other’s’ courses, and sharing best practice. Next school year, Nunana Nyomi will add another course to the smorgasbord. By offering more courses, we will extend the opportunity for participants to reach certification within a year. Flexible timing will provide for better accessibility for colleagues in Asia.
ECIS Courses and Certification
ECIS supports thousands of international educators and leaders throughout the world. Have a look at the range of courses, all designed to add value to your professional development and benefit WAB's learning community
ECIS is commitment to promoting diversity, equity , inclusion and justice. A cohort of educators work together exploring learning together, creating community, and building a sense of belonging in our schools towards actionable strategy. LEARN MORE
ECIS Insightful Magazine
ECIS is always interested to hear from educators. Visit Insightful to learn more about how you can share your ideas and experiences with the world.
Developing Global Awareness and Commitment to Equity and Justice
ECIS is re-writing its Global Perspectives online course to reflect its and its member schools' commitment to DEIJ, as well as the ever-changing world in which we live. The new course will feature identity, cultural influences and biases and intercultural sensitivities, and engaging with diversity and embracing inclusion will all be features of the new course. The course will be designed for staff, students, and families transitioning to new schools and cultural settings It will be suitable for transition and mentoring program as well as classroom teaching. READ MORE
After the release of the WAB Alumni Survey results, a Class of 2012 software engineer reflects.
The report is the result of a preparatory visit from a global accreditation organiztion.