Staff Development Instruction
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.
Standards (Mumbai, India 2009): math
department-level work aligning assessment with curriculum in conjunction
with the Department of Overseas School's Erma Anderson.
(Cairo, Egypt, April 2009): various workshops addressing international
education, mathematics, and brain function.
by Design - Damien Cooper (Mumbai, India 2008)
writing – Fred Wolff (Mumbai, India 2007)
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.
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.
Conference (Zagreb, Croatia, March 2005): various workshops including
school security, mathematics enrichment, and technology integration.
Years Program (Marrakech, Morocco, September,
2003): Mathematics. Four day training in implementation of the
mathematics program in an new MYP school.
Placement (St. Paul, MN, summer 2001, 2002): AP Psychology.
Training and summer conference.
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.
Unified School District Inservices
Dimensions of Learning Overview (Fall, 1999)
Teaching Our Most Challenging (Fall, 1999)
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
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
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.
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.