David William Stutz

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Staff Development Instruction

Professional Development

  • ASB Unplugged Conference (Mumbai, India 2008, 2010): our one-to-one laptop school hosts this conference every two years, exploring and expanding the limits of best practice in technology-rich school environments.
  • AERO Standards (Mumbai, India 2009): math department-level work aligning assessment with curriculum in conjunction with the Department of Overseas School's Erma Anderson.
  • NESA Conference (Cairo, Egypt, April 2009): various workshops addressing international education, mathematics, and brain function.
  • Assessment by Design - Damien Cooper (Mumbai, India 2008)
  • 6+1 Traits writing Fred Wolff (Mumbai, India 2007)
  • Principals' Training Center (Miami, FL, June 2006): Leadership and Group Dynamics. Professional training for international administrators, focused on exploring essential leadership skills and team processes. Topics included situational leadership, group dynamics, and crisis/conflict management.
  • Middle Years Program (Belgrade, Serbia, 2003-2006): School Authorization. Ongoing training by IBO facilitators as our school prepared for simultaneous application to become PYP, MYP, and DP authorized.
  • CEESA Conference (Zagreb, Croatia, March 2005): various workshops including school security, mathematics enrichment, and technology integration.
  • Middle Years Program (Marrakech, Morocco, September, 2003): Mathematics. Four day training in implementation of the mathematics program in an new MYP school.
  • Advanced Placement (St. Paul, MN, summer 2001, 2002): AP Psychology. Training and summer conference.
  • Middle Years Program (San Pedro Sula, Honduras, January, 2001): Introduction to the courses, philosophy, and assessment of the MYP. Affiliated with the International Baccalaureate, the MYP provides a rigorous academic preparation for students aged 11-16.
  • Kenosha Unified School District Inservices
    • Dimensions of Learning Overview (Fall, 1999)
    • Teaching Our Most Challenging (Fall, 1999)
  • Connected Classroom (Chicago, IL, 1999, 2000): Conference for technology and curriculum integration. Educators and experts demonstrated how to integrate online resources and technologies into classroom instruction. Included practical presentations from classroom teachers, resources, and keynote speakers. 
  • Chiwaukee Academy (Kenosha, WI, 1998): Authentic Assessment in the Classroom. Designing and integrating authentic assessments as an alternative to traditional testing procedures. Using hands-on activities to accommodate students' differing needs. Constructing rubrics to clearly illustrate students' achievements and challenges.
  • True Colors (Ann Arbor, MI, 1997): Resource materials and products supporting a human relations model and tool that incorporates simple techniques developed from research on motivational characteristics intrinsic to each individual. Techniques  based on the work of Dr. Carl Jung, Isabel Briggs-Meyers, David Keirsey and Don Lowry.
  • Learning Styles (Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1993): A comprehensive approach to the diagnosis of an individual's learning style. Responds to the individualized needs of students by addressing positive interaction with students' immediate environment, emotionality, sociological needs, and physical needs, best affording students the opportunity to achieve at their potential.