ASA hosts an AISA Professional Learning Institute

October 16, 2019

This year, ASA had the privilege of hosting a Professional Learning Institute offered by the Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA). After October break, ASA teachers gathered for a two-day professional development workshop, and were joined by an experienced consultant, Tania Lattanzio, as well as colleagues from Ethiopia and Lesotho.

What is an AISA Professional Learning Institute? “These focused, high-impact institutes, facilitated by leading international experts, are based on our members needs and address the unique qualities of teaching and learning in an international school setting. Each PLI will take a thematic focus and explore it in depth in order to provide a deep learning experience, powerful enough for participants to go back to their school and implement what they have learnt” (Source: AISA website).

Together, participants focused on ‘Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts’. This workshop is designed to assist educators in making the shift from a content-based to a conceptual curriculum. As part of the workshop, participants analyzed and developed  their own units in a way that would involve students in learning and engage their curiosity.

In order to ensure that its team has the best knowledge and resources to meet the needs of its students, ASA provides a variety of professional development opportunities to its staff, including participation in AISA learning events. Want to join our team? Click here to view our current job openings.