The Future

 

Online chat

An underused resource for building school admissions?

Online chat does not seem to be commonly used by international schools. admissions teams. ITM asked an industry expert, Kaitlyn Shipp to explain how a ‘live’ chat feature can be used by a school admissions team to grow student admissions.

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Raising aspirations

Claiming a place in the ‘new normal’

Whatever else changes in education after the lockdown, according to Ger Graus, Global Director of Education for KidZania, widening horizons and raising aspirations must become an integral part of the ‘new normal’. Social mobility for all at the heart of all we do.

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Pressing on

How to create a great school website with WordPress

Developing your old website, let alone creating a new one can be a daunting and potentially expensive prospect. Mike Khorev suggests that understanding the basics puts a school in control of the process, while minimizing costs.

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Voices around the world

Collaborative music recording project for children around the world

Laurie Lewin has been organising the international charity music project Voices Around the World since 2011. Over 7,000 students took part last year. He’s hoping for even more schools to join in when Voices Around the World launch their new song for 2020! Here Laurie tells us what is happening now and what’s in store for the future.

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China ready

Know how – partner – contract

Becoming interested in the possibility of starting a school with an overseas partner  is one thing. Being ready for a project is quite another. Mark Schaub looks at what this might mean in China.

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Right blend

The international teaching shortage and blended learning

With the growing global demand for an international style of education surging, on-line curriculum specialist Paul Daniell sees blended learning as a vital way of providing affordable, high quality teaching in the growing number of international schools.

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PODtime

Online solution to a common problem for international schools

Concerned about various pressures on staff and students, Deira International School (DIS) in Dubai had been looking for a learning platform to support Year 10 and 11 (G9 & 10) GCSE and IGCSE students.  Linda Parsons, electronic learning coordinator and science teacher at DIS explains the solutions the school found.

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Chinese mountain

Working with a partner in China

China hand, Mark Schaub looks at the educational scene in China, suggesting that the opportunity it presents to overseas schools and universities is real – but that it requires careful planning. 

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Virtually connected

The link

Tertiary level Virtual Classrooms are really taking off, but can Virtual Classes connecting teachers and learners in different parts of the world have an impact on secondary learning? A recent project linking a team in New York with teachers and their classes in Andhra Pradesh established some principles for good practice.

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The Future of Skills

 Being human and the importance of the Liberal Arts

Owen Henkel, Director of the  Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF) shares key, and perhaps surprising, insights from his team’s report “Future of Skills: Employment in 2030”.

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Winning formula

 The British School, New Delhi

What makes a school not just outstanding, but also award winning? Vanita Uppal OBE, Director of The British School, New Delhi, (TBS) which was recognised in 2018 as the British International School of the Year, places digital technology, independent learning and community values at the heart of her school’s approach.

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