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 for all 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.
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.
Teacher, writer and social activist, Ger Graus is also a successful businessman and Global Director of Education for KidZania. He thinks that young people can imagine their future with confidence – if they know how. ITM’s Andy Homden caught up with him recently on-line.
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.
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.
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.
Do schools really need another teacher recruitment solution?
As recruitment has become even more challenging and time-consuming, we think ‘Yes, quite possibly!’ Beth Owen, CEO and co-founder of Searchality, explains the thinking behind her new platform, how it is designed to be different and how it saves people time.
Extending our Duty of Care
Although new technology in schools has undoubtedly enhanced teaching and learning, Matt Harris thinks we tend to neglect our duty of care when it comes to all things digital. The answer? Digital Citizenship integratration across the whole school.
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.
Dawn of the Makerspace era?
Despite widespread concerns over declining library usage, the impact of instant access technology and budgetary constraints, Uma Shankar Singh believes libraries are of vital importance and are set to remain exciting and innovative areas in school.