Embedding data-led decisions in the strategic planning cycle: COBIS21 link article
While schools understand that data should inform strategic planning, they often get their timing wrong or rely on unreliable anecdotal evidence. Ashley Kirk and Doris Suchet of ISC Research have advice.
Learning for an interconnected world: COBIS21 conference link article
Andreas Schleicher takes an in-depth look at the measurement of ‘Global Competence’ in PISA 2018. As he argues at the COBIS21 conference, the associated concepts and skills should be at the core of any modern curriculum.
Phys Ed teachers respond to Covid-19 as a global community
PE and sport in schools has been profoundly affected by the pandemic. Phil Mathe hates the constraints, but describes how PE teachers around the world have come together like never before to find solutions for their students.
The impact of Covid-19 on school design
The prolonged closures of schools in 2020 has been shocking. How should new schools be designed to prevent a future calamity on this scale? Andy Homden considers the phoenix of school design that could rise from the ashes of Covid-19.
New reports highlight inclusion and edtech practice in international schools
At a time of such profound and rapid change, it is vital to keep up with emerging trends in order to plan effectively. Diane Glass of ISC Research looks at two important studies that are hot off the press.
The Common Ground Collaborative (CGC)
After such a rich and successful international career in education, most people would be reflecting on a job well done. Not Kevin Bartlett. With a nod to Simon Sinek, he starts with ‘Why?’ he and a group of other like-minded educators founded the CGC.
Study reveals both optimism and caution in K-12 sector amid pandemic
In May 2020, Colliers International conducted a major market sentiment survey in the UAE. What do parents, school leaders and operators see in the future for one of the world’s most important international education hubs? Mansoor Ahmed reports.
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.
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 should at the heart of all we do.
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.