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Sunday, 26 May 2024

Videos for Change - Where Social Action & Storytelling Intersect

Videos for Change is a worldwide community of young people creating original, short-form video content on issues that matter most to them - global citizens championing diverse viewpoints that animate our collective future. One idea. One Video. One minute at a time. This gallery showcases examples produced by participating International school students. FIND OUT MORE

A Portrait of Global Perspectives


Building blocks, playdough, crayons, and stickers-as soon as a child develops motor skills, we ask them to communicate through art.

Art provides a unique insight into student voice, allowing us to reflect on the human condition by seeing the world through the lens of the student. Art asks both the creator and the viewer to be vulnerable and open to empathy, new experiences, ideas, and viewpoints. It encourages analytical, as well as creative thinking, and inspires conversations about the world around us, our perceptions, reflections, change, and beauty.

By showcasing student artwork from around the world, we have the opportunity to connect our international school community through a portrait of global perspectives. We invite students of all ages and experiences to participate in this visual network by sharing their voice through art.

To contribute student artwork to A Portrait of Global Perspectives, please contact [email protected].

What does inclusion mean to you?


Over the past few years, international educator and TIE editorial committee member, Doline Ndorimana has opened honest and vulnerable conversations with the students and colleagues she has encountered regarding what inclusion means based on different life experiences. Here are some answers that international school students and educators gave when asked the question - What does inclusion mean to you?

To find out more read this TIE article- What Does Inclusion Mean to You?.

Co-Constructing a Personalized Class Through Student Agency


Co-Constructing a Personalized Class Through Student Agency
By Jerome Lingo
Jun 2024
Having student voices heavily involved in the curriculum planning have changed not only the landscape of education but, more importantly, their motivation…

Keeping Kids Safe Through Whole School Activism


Keeping Kids Safe Through Whole School Activism
By Veronica McDaniel and Hermine Morrell
May 2024
We hope others will join in our movement to confront human trafficking through student activism…

Promoting Understanding and Unity Through Neurodivergent Friendly Activities


Promoting Understanding and Unity Through Neurodivergent Friendly Activities
By Sander van der Velden, Grade 11
May 2024
A bilingual concert that demonstrated accessibility practices was collaboratively organized at UNIS Hanoi…

Peace


Peace
By Kiros, student
Apr 2024
Peace is not simply tolerating other people and their cultures. I believe that peace is entirely a result of unity. Unity is simply oneness or wholeness…


Peace


Peace
By Sarah Zoungrana, student
May 2024
Let's all respect our cultures, share our cultures, expand our cultures, and try to learn from other cultures because they are also a source of joy…

Listen to Nature


Listen to Nature
By international school students, Switzerland
May 2024
We thought that it was an accessible way to get people to start preserving nature…


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By Aindra Nwe Ni Aung, Grade 5
17-Jan-24
A student at the International School Yangon sends a global message using poetry as their tool… ..more
By Sander van der Velden, Grade 11
13-Mar-24
UNIS Hanoi’s staging of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime encouraged student advocacy and community collaboration… ..more
By an international school student, USA
27-Mar-24
I wanted to shed light on two major events of 2020: the Covid pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement… ..more
By Rama, Grade 12 student
13-Mar-24
Discrimination and bias everywhere. If it’s not race, it’s gender, or nationality, or religion, or wealth, or physical and mental ability… ..more
By Azzah Abrar Dar, Grade 9
28-Feb-24
A Grade 9 student shares a poem about damaging the earth… ..more
By international school students, Australia
28-Feb-24
My brother is driving in the video, and we wanted to explore that just one distraction can be fatal... ..more
By Yolanda Su Wai Htet, Grade 5
14-Feb-24
A student at the International School Yangon sends a global message using poetry as their tool… ..more
By Fitia, Grade 10
14-Feb-24
Each piece of student work is evidence that education for Peace is a powerful tool to develop self-awareness, poetic appreciation, and critical thinking… ..more
By an international school student, USA
31-Jan-24
Ever since I was little, I always noticed how women are thought of as less than men… ..more
By Ménès Adisso, Grade 11
17-Jan-24
Each piece of student work is evidence that education for Peace is a powerful tool to develop self-awareness, poetic appreciation, and critical thinking… ..more
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By Jane Park, Grade 12, and Jim Gerhard
08-Nov-23
A salute to the host country teachers who make our schools thrive and survive… ..more
By Kokushubira Joanita Mercy, Grade 12
22-Nov-23
Each piece of student work is evidence that education for Peace is a powerful tool to develop self-awareness, poetic appreciation, and critical thinking… ..more
By international school students, Morocco
19-Jul-23
Transgender issues are not well-known and discussed, and we wanted to create a video that could help raise awareness… ..more
By Lotus Das-Hyland, Grade 11 student
21-Jun-23
Every day we make the choice to love, as students and as teachers, to love those around us, and to love ourselves… ..more
By an international school student, United States of America
08-Nov-23
Food waste is such a huge yet greatly overlooked issue that everyone directly contributes to… ..more
By Marta Folch
21-Jun-23
Students created an app to connect socially concerned youth with local volunteer opportunities… ..more
By Daryl Oware, Grade 12
25-Oct-23
Each piece of student work is evidence that education for Peace is a powerful tool to develop self-awareness, poetic appreciation, and critical thinking… ..more
By Daniel Cruz, Alannah William, Grade 10, Safia Ben Halim, Grade 11, and Mayz El Abiedi, Grade 11
25-Oct-23
Students need hands-on learning with real-world projects that not only highlight global issues but also drive them to find solutions for change… ..more
By international school student, Australia
11-Oct-23
People suffering from homelessness have their own individual story, just like every other one of us… ..more
By Dr. Jaime Brianna Pustis
10-May-23
A look into how one school uses student voice as an innovative opportunity to create meaningful and impactful change… ..more
By Voices Around The World 2023
21-Jun-23
Students around the world came together as one voice to sing an anthem about hope and peace… ..more
By Ryan Persaud
21-Jun-23
Any initiative or change that we may be trying to move forward is going to take buy-in and a collaborative effort… ..more
By David Rojas, Grade 10
15-Mar-23
In this series, students share poems that explore their experiences as multi-locals whose many moves have imprinted on their identities… ..more
By international school student, Canada
13-Sep-23
Passing climate legislation is difficult in a polarized political era but is the fate of humanity not worth the challenge… ..more
By Kate Doxey
16-Aug-23
I couldn’t help but begin to attach my self-esteem to how well I was playing that week. I was a child… ..more
By Doline Ndorimana
19-Jul-23
Doline Ndorimana has opened honest and vulnerable conversations regarding what inclusion means based on different life experiences… ..more
Jackie Rakochy
21-Jun-23
Grade 5 students delved into their passions, uncovering ways to create positive change in areas ranging from environmental conservation to social justice… ..more
By Aster Aronsson, Grade 10
07-Jun-23
In this series, students share poems that explore their experiences as multi-locals whose many moves have imprinted on their identities… ..more
By Tilda Arsovski, Grade 10, and Amaya Sevilla Manso de Zúñiga, Grade 10
10-May-23
In this series, students share poems that explore their experiences as multi-locals whose many moves have imprinted on their identities… ..more
Dr. Jaime Brianna Pustis
07-Jun-23
School leaders serve their communities by developing a positive school culture that nourishes, creates space for, and supports student voice… ..more
By Chris, Grade 9 student, and Jeremy, Grade 10 student
07-Jun-23
Students at Western Academy of Beijing are driving efforts to make the school and surrounding community more sustainable… ..more
By Students at United World College of South East Asia
26-Apr-23
Students discuss the educational and global impact of mandatory service projects… ..more
Student Artwork, United World College of South East Asia
12-Apr-23
Art provides a unique insight into student voice, allowing us to reflect on the human condition by seeing the world through the lens of the student... ..more
By Chiara Böcker (Grade 12), Sneha Choubey (Grade 9), Anea Boye Eldor (Grade 12), Ivy Fang (Grade 12), Rachel Fields (Grade 12), and Oyinlola Osinoiki (Grade12)
29-Mar-23
Students push for systemic change… ..more
By Nehir Johnson, Grade 10
12-Apr-23
In this series, students share poems that explore their experiences as multi-locals whose many moves have imprinted on their identities… ..more
Dr. Jaime Brianna Pustis
29-Mar-23
Developing and engaging student voice in schools is an incredible opportunity for students to drive the change they need in a rapidly evolving world… ..more
By Scott Jamieson and Sophia, Grade 10
15-Mar-23
A student shares how she has an impact on her community through a personal project teaching wellness to underprivileged children in her area… ..more
By Sean Pettis
18-Jan-23
Students can share their ideas for protecting the environment through National Geographic’s Slingshot Challenge and Videos for Change... ..more
By Leigh Anne Toler
21-Jun-23
In this Pearl, Leigh Anne reminds us that “we don’t work for adults. We work for kids…” ..more
By Ahaan Chakrabarty, Year 12
01-Mar-23
A student's experience learning through journalism... ..more
By Charlotte Bolina, Grade 9
01-Feb-23
In this episode, we’re walked through the life of Whitney Little, a teacher who left her hometown to live new experiences and regretted nothing... ..more
By Irina Luzanova and Noah Beaumont
18-Jan-23
Rocks are painted to inform and advertise, to provoke thought, to beautify, and simply because it’s fun… ..more
+ 2022
By Connor Rule, Grade 12
12-Oct-22
I wanted to focus on something close to my heart, raising awareness of colorblindness so learning can be inclusive and adjusted to suit individual needs… ..more
By Nanjing International School
07-Dec-22
A student delivers an inspirational speech about life with cerebral palsy… ..more
By Chris Clark
23-Nov-22
Two students and their vice principal discuss how Day 9 has led to impactful and innovative projects, leadership opportunities, and deep learning… ..more
By Inês Rosa, Grade 11 student
09-Nov-22
It can be hard to ask for help in new situations and the best way to feel safe is by learning how to cope with the hardest moments and how to enjoy the best ones… ..more
By Nanjing International School
26-Oct-22
Join students, Kirsten and Kalei, as they discuss their Non-Straight/Straight Alliance project… ..more
By Scott Jamieson and Nantume
28-Sep-22
A student’s perspective on issues and actions related to the wellbeing of girls… ..more
By Elle Spencer, Grade 11
28-Sep-22
How do we embrace our own learning challenges and turn them into strengths… ..more
By Suhana Singh Madian, Grade 12
14-Sep-22
When gender equality and breaking the glass ceiling are at the forefront of society, why are we holding on to outdated gendered terms and norms… ..more
By Holly Erwin
17-Aug-22
A student uses an innovative strategy to raise awareness in her school community about important social issues... ..more
By Timothy Thomas
13-Jul-22
At Munich International School (MIS), we created a media studio to enable students to create podcasts, video presentations, and other forms of audio and video media communication... ..more
By Ayako Catherine Nozue and Hoi Ching (Cathy) Ng
22-Jun-22
Teachers and students at Utahloy International School Guangzhou celebrate diversity and inclusivity by dressing in rainbow colors... ..more
By Joanna Lippert, Grade 12
22-Jun-22
In order for the LGBTQ+ community to be properly integrated into society, we need to normalize talking about their issues, especially in schools... ..more
Student Artwork, Bavarian International School
08-Jun-22
Art provides a unique insight into student voice, allowing us to reflect on the human condition by seeing the world through the lens of the student... ..more
By Michelle Collin
25-May-22
RefugArt combines art and philanthropy to raise awareness of the plight of refugees through an annual student-led event... ..more
By Héloïse, year 13
11-May-22
As a student of color, I would like you to listen to me. As I grow into adulthood…I want you to make my education a safe space… ..more
By Cassie Cooke and Alysha Heller
27-Apr-22
Students from Zurich International School in Switzerland harness the power of short-form video storytelling to build awareness and inspire action towards the future they want. ..more
By Ahaan Chakrabarty, Year 11
30-Mar-22
If students are assisted in overcoming financial obstacles, they can accomplish miracles. Every school is booming with dreams, they just need the funds to turn them into reality. ..more
By Mira Chan, Grade 10
30-Mar-22
Despite two years of interruptions, a school council empowers youth to remain passionate and committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ..more
By Timur, Grade 9
13-Apr-22
I hope that after reading my story of realization many students and teachers will be able to put themselves in my shoes and, perhaps, this will help them understand that they are not alone in their feelings. ..more
By Héloïse Hughes, year 13
13-Apr-22
A student’s contribution to an online affinity group tackles how a lack of teacher diversity can affect students. ..more
By Conrad Hughes
02-Mar-22
Conrad outlines some of the issues facing students at the end of high school. Join a discussion with 17-year-old students Meghana and Laeticia. ..more
By Anna, Year 12
16-Feb-22
In the spirit of listening and elevating student voices, Anna asks to be heard, to highlight the importance of a positive mindset, and to understand that teachers play an important role in a student’s adolescence. ..more
By Lou-Anne, year 11
02-Feb-22
A year 11 student from Utahloy International School, China shares her creative voice through cartoons to "make the current affairs in school more accessible and interesting for students." ..more
+ 2021
By Michaela Johnson, Grade 12
08-Dec-21
In this video, Michaela Johnson, a Grade 12 student at The International School of Zug and Luzern, speaks on her experiences with racism in life and school. ..more
By ACS Press Office
24-Nov-21
Students of all ages from ACS International School Egham have been “showing racism the red card” through a series of anti-racism awareness and fundraising activities. ..more
By Mealea Mang, Age 15
24-Nov-21
In this video, Mealea shares her perspective on the conventional classroom, establishing healthy classroom relationships, student ownership, and embracing flaws. ..more
By Sandrine Wessels, Grade 12
10-Nov-21
Grade 12 student at The International School of Zug and Luzern, speaks on the topic of depression and the experiences of students and teens struggling with mental health. ..more
By Students at the International School of Luxembourg
10-Nov-21
When incidents of racism and anti-Semitism happened in their school, the students at the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) took matters in their own hands. ..more
By Talon Podcasts
10-Nov-21
In this episode, fifth grade students talk about the need to rename Columbus Day in the Americas and propose three ideas for change. ..more
By CMRubinWorld
10-Nov-21
The Planet Classroom Network’s YouTube Channel will stream a stunning collection of shorts and features from some of the most talented and up-and-coming indie and youth filmmakers worldwide. ..more
By Sofia Alvazzi and Roberta Afonso Jugdar, Grade 10
27-Oct-21
The YCP is a virtual project aimed to connect youth with changemakers from around the world who are focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in order to inspire action.  ..more
By Grade 5 Students
13-Oct-21
In the spirit of amplifying student voice, two fifth grade students from Chile write letters sharing ideas for improving their educational experience. ..more
By Ahaan Chakrabarty, Year 11
29-Sep-21
Ahaan Chakrabarty discusses the global issues that we face right now and the importance of addressing them to achieve greater peace and good. ..more
Doline Ndorimana
01-Sep-21
In the spirit of listening and elevating student voices, TIE is creating a “Dear Teacher” series to designate a space to have these voices heard. ..more
By International School of Luxembourg (ISL)
15-Sep-21
Students at ISL realize that racism and racial discrimination is still very much alive and engage in a frank and open discussion on race relations within their school. ..more
By Dana Shpak
04-Aug-21
Grade 12 student, Dana: "Moving to a new place and learning a new language helped me become the best version of myself." ..more
If you are a student aged 12-16, working on a project to make our world sustainable, we want to hear about it! The #YoungGreenLeaders Award.   ..more
By Alec Roisko
22-Jun-21
This short story was produced by Alec Roisko at Frankfurt International School’s Writing & Art Symposium, where authors and artists worked with students on a bilingual interschool publishing project. ..more
By Hamsini Sivakumar
08-Jun-21
This short story was produced by Hamsini Sivakumar at Frankfurt International School’s Writing & Art Symposium, where authors and artists worked with students on a bilingual interschool publishing project. ..more
By Jeffrey Gibbs
08-Jun-21
Yasmin Erkohen, an eleventh grader and second year writing consultant for Hisar Writing Center has won the MENAWCA's annual award for providing exemplary service to students through innovative tutoring techniques and the quality of her tutoring work. ..more
By Anna Rose Sugarman
08-Jun-21
Feedback is most powerful when it comes from the student and is directed toward the teacher. Have yours had any voice in the trajectory of their learning? I have started to ask students what they consider to be the best ways for them to learn. ..more
By Sally Robertson
08-Jun-21
80 students from 10 schools in 9 countries on 4 continents collaborated to produce 60 stories in Hear It Out – A memoir of an extraordinary year, a performance project that celebrates real life stories and creates a significant piece of collective oral history. ..more
By Alexandra Bates
25-May-21
A graduating senior at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Lima, Peru offers a beautiful reflection on her first day at the new school, capturing the anxiety and trepidation that so many international students experience in transitioning but also the enriching experiences of growth in community. ..more
By Ranjana Harlalka
25-May-21
Students at Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti school in Guwahati, India have been working with enthusiasm, hope, and determination on meaningful creative projects throughout the pandemic, sometimes in collaboration with students around the world. ..more
In a global competition launched by Book Creator and Planet Classroom, youth aged 11-18 were asked to create a one-page storybook, including a cover illustration, and to read it aloud. Over 480 stories poured in. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
27-Apr-21
Students from twenty schools representing six countries across three continents participated in this 5th edition of BHSMUN, demonstrating key skills necessary for a balanced Middle-East region and to lead through very challenging times towards a bright future. ..more
By Ahaan Chakrabarty
30-Mar-21
For his Grade 10 IB Middle Years Programme Personal Project, Ahaan Chakrabarty decided to build a solar power bank that his fellow students would use at school to charge their phones. In the era of COVID-19, staying charged up and connected is all the more critical. ..more
By Justin Connors '21
15-Mar-21
Justin is a Senior at the Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel devoting his senior project to examining the means by which foreign students might receive better support at school by taking into account their pedagogical conditioning. ..more
By ACS Press Office
15-Mar-21
As schools across the U.K. return to on-site teaching and learning, ACS International Schools' parents, teachers, and students share their thoughts and feelings on the return to the classroom.  ..more
By David Willows
16-Feb-21
Has Covid-19 already started to mold and influence the ways in which today’s generation of students will choose the right school for their children? David Willows decided to test this idea on the school-aged people in his own family. ..more
By CMRubinWorld
19-Jan-21
The Planet Classroom Network has launched its programming schedule with 28 cultural organizations committed to global programming. Young people from around the world played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, & producing the network’s vision & programming.   ..more
By ACS Press Office
02-Feb-21
Open to all interested in building a better, more sustainable future, "The world needs global citizens" will be hosted by ACS International School Hillingdon on Tuesday 9 February and will feature a number of speakers who will share perspectives on the global challenges before us. ..more
By Ben Fishman and Josh Lange
19-Jan-21
Concordia International School Shanghai has forged a partnership that allows international school students and staff to work together with local Chinese in community development efforts, mainly through education and health projects in rural parts of the country ..more
By Mick Amundson-Geisel
06-Jan-21
The Myanmar International School Counselors Association (MISCA) has allowed its members to stay connected professionally and offer mutual support. But it has also empowered students to pursue their personal and educational goals. ..more
+ 2020
By Veenaa Agrawal
11-Nov-20
The Little Library, a student project spearheaded by Veenaa Agrawal of Lincoln Community School (Accra), is making a big impact on local students in her Abelemkpe community as access to learning resources grows even more limited due to the pandemic.  ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty, TIE blogger
24-Oct-20
In the era of Covid-19, IB students at Utahloy International School Guangzhou have found a way to pursue service-learning opportunities remotely. Yes, we must practice social distancing, they understand; but this is no time to distance ourselves from social causes. ..more
By Diana Shanaa
24-Oct-20
Cairo American College Senior Abdullah Shamsi was chosen by the United Nations Department of Global Communications to be one of eight youth speakers at the UN International Day of Peace, held virtually on 17 September. ..more
By Sena Chang
03-Sep-20
The abrupt change in pedagogy at The American School in Japan (ASIJ) brought on by the pandemic has sparked many conversations about the effectiveness and value of digital learning. Three middle schoolers shared their views with ASIJ student Sena Chang. ..more
By Nafisa Mustafa, Age 10
15-Jul-20
"Throughout this learning experience, I have missed many things, but the biggest one is socializing. Being there in the physical classroom with the teacher was better and easier, for some inexplicable reason." ..more
By Jazz Victoria Griffiths, Grade 8
18-Jun-20
Without a doubt, this remote learning experience has brought both positives and negatives. At times I’ve been tearing out my hair, whereas at other moments I’m basking in a state of Zen that I’d never possessed while engaged in standard schooling. ..more
By Jinho Yoon, Grade 11
18-Jun-20
On the morning of 17 March, four Korean students and I entered the desolate Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, India welcomed by the few that worked there with glances of suspicion and disgust. Leaving meant we would not be able to return to school, no matter how things evolved. ..more
By Azzah Abrar Dar, Age 10
18-Jun-20
This time pause has the power to teach me new things every day, Utilize every moment positively, keeping your gadgets at bay. Watching a movie together and these endless family chats, have the power to mellow down, even the nasty spoiled brats. ..more
By Thomas Ferrebee & Ernesto Carriazo
22-Apr-20
At Colegio Nueva Granada’s Writing Center in Bogotá, Colombia, students serve their peers in a space where the school’s core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, and caring are made manifest and academic rigor is cultivated in community. ..more
By Hovig Demirjian
22-Apr-20
Lebanon's economic and financial crisis brought thousands of young citizens and school-aged children into the streets to voice their anger and frustration. After much thought, I personally followed a group of my students, walking behind them as they chanted for justice, fairness, and economic equality. ..more
By Adam Carter
08-Apr-20
Why do we lock students out of educational conferences when it’s their education we are discussing and planning behind closed doors? Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) and OWN Academy recently set out to create a new model that includes students in the conversation. ..more
+ 2019
By Andrew Ranson
13-Nov-19
International schools everywhere are seeking ways to help their students live the core values of the mission statements that define school communities. Five years ago, in our work as coaches of the high school girls’ volleyball team, my colleague and I began an experiment. ..more
By Global (Ayechan, Haein, Hayman, Phaebe, and Stuti)
03-Dec-19
Members of International School Yangon’s Eco Schools Team led a protest on 20 September 2019, highlighting their main concerns about the school’s contribution to climate change and advocating for the elimination of single-use plastics on campus. ..more
By Kristen MacConnell
20-Jun-19
In hosting the AASSA Educator’s Conference, our Nido de Aguilas Theme Team imagined a wide variety of partnerships. Little did we know, one of the most powerful partnerships to yield transformational learning was right under our noses. ..more
By Jill Barshay and Sasha Aslanian
04-Sep-19
Georgia State is one of a growing number of schools that have turned to big data to help them identify students who might be struggling – or soon be struggling – academically. Critics question if predictive analytics at college invades privacy and reinforces racial inequities. ..more
By Anya L.
01-Feb-19
iGEM is a premier synthetic biology competition for high school and university students, where teams use biological parts to synthetically design a system and operate them in living cells. The TAS team won a gold medal and was also nominated for seven other awards. ..more
By Brigitte Deussen
01-Feb-19
Bavarian International School recently held its third “BeInSp!red Innovation Summit.” Experts from innovation consulting, science, technology and design, together with 240 BIS students, developed ideas on the subject “Design your ideal school of the future!” using the creativity technique known as “Design Thinking.” ..more
By Anna Seipelt Goco
03-Jan-19
International School Manila’s Beamcats team was given the opportunity to carry out its proposed experiment at the CERN physics lab in Geneva, Switzerland. The project aims to determine the viability of using pion therapy as an alternative method of cancer treatment. ..more
+ 2018
By Elizabeth Rossini and Maggie Hagen
19-Oct-18
In our role as educators, it is important to offer our students choice, though we often fail to provide authentic, alternative learning opportunities. Without choice, how do we nurture intrinsic motivation and authentic learning experiences? ..more
By Will Griffin
23-May-18
Seoul American Middle School 8th grader Alexander Daniel represented the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) as a finalist in the 2018 National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. ..more
By Rich Lehrer and Kristen MacConnell
14-Oct-18
A new generation of technology is emerging that allows students to create highly refined, professional, and effective products with the potential for actual impact in their communities and the world. ..more
By Maya and Patricio Saenz Flores
13-May-18
This year, the AISA Global Issues Service Summit was held at the International School of Kenya (ISK), from 18–20 January. Schools from all over Africa, and even one from Europe, joined us for three days filled with inspiration, excitement, enjoyment, and hard work. ..more
By Tamara Studniski
06-Dec-18
At Xiamen International School (XIS), Secondary Principal Peter Burnside led a discussion with teachers that resulted in an agreement: limiting phone use to academic purposes was worth a try. Burnside, an avid guitar player, had an idea: why not give them instruments? ..more
By Freddie Oomkens
03-Oct-18
In honour of the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) 50th anniversary this year, students from 153 countries, studying all four IB programmes came together and developed projects in an effort to tackle real-world problems in extraordinary ways. ..more
By Kelsey Giroux
02-May-18
Build, design, create. Passion projects. Tinker Time. 20% Time. iTime… These are no longer the exception but part of the modern teacher’s daily lexicon of desired outcomes. However, the question of how to best structure time for these pursuits persists. ..more
By Chris Clark
28-Nov-18
WAB's Grade 7 students engaged in a month-long experience designed to enhance individualized learning. “What we’re aiming for is to have an individualized and personalized program that allows all students access to a range of opportunities to support their learning styles and their ability.” ..more
By Karim Dakmak and Wenlong Shao
02-May-18
The Theory of Knowledge (ToK) presentation accounts for 33 percent of one’s overall IB ToK grade. Its significance is, however, much greater. We decided to partner up, having noted that we both focused our research on how personal knowledge is shaped by shared bodies of knowledge at various stages of knowledge production. ..more
Laurin Gschwenter (Grade 8), American International School Vienna
27-Sep-18
It’s a Friday afternoon. I have social studies class… boring. I’m supposed to do a task on zoomin. Instead, I take out my phone, stand up and sit someplace where my professor can’t notice me. Instantly, my other mate takes his phone out too... ..more
By Maciej Sudra and Denzil Mackrory
11-Jul-18
Hand Out is a project led by a group of ISK students who use 3D printing technologies to create mechanical prosthetic hands for individuals who need them in underprivileged communities. The club is part of a larger global network known as Enabling the Future (ENABLE). ..more
By Beckett Haight
19-Oct-18
International schools are quickly moving in the direction of ensuring broad support for students, wherever their needs may lie. Just because a student is in a college prep school or has been accepted to be full IB, doesn’t mean that staff won’t need to collaborate and co-plan. ..more
By Kevin Glass an Mike McCarthy
19-Jan-18
Kevin Glass of AIS and Mike McCarthy of CNN International want your school to join hundreds of others around the world in marking #myfreedomday, a global day of action to help end modern-day slavery. ..more
By Tara Russell Ethridge
03-Oct-18
Female students in a writing class at the Udhailiyah branch of the Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools decided to write a persuasive letter to Nike asking for some samples of their new Nike Pro sports hijab. It worked. ..more
By Chris Clark
19-Apr-18
Western Academy of Beijing’s (WAB) annual Global Issues Conference (GIC) aims to explore and raise awareness about challenges of our time. But this year was different. The focus was on inspiring action to make a difference in the world. ..more
By Jade Fulce
03-Oct-18
Five Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named among 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this year by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). ..more
By Jeff Johanson
04-Apr-18
Those of us who have spent years in education have inevitably come across bullying and have tried to address its causes and effects with varying degrees of success. The practice can take so many different forms. ..more
By Kelly McKay
11-Aug-18
Themed Theater is a strategy for educators. A theme is chosen, by the teacher and/or students, and a script is written based on the theme. At American International School – Riyadh, students chose to focus on the third-culture experience. ..more
By Kristen Lowman
23-Mar-18
The team from Taipei American School (TAS) won the High School Grand Prize at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Championship in Boston. Their project, NANOTRAP, focuses on developing an effective mechanism for removing nanoparticles from wastewater. ..more
By Linda Egan
08-Mar-18
GIN was founded 15 years ago at the International School of Luxembourg and has since become a global phenomenon with over 100,000 members spanning five continents. Its purpose is to empower young people to collaborate locally, regionally, and globally in order to create sustainable solutions for global issues. ..more
By Marcelo Calero
20-Jun-18
Six Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools were selected as 2017-18 state-level winners and honorable mentions in the eCYBERMISSION competition sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program. ..more
By Kathy Decker
20-Jun-18
I had been warned by friends having held this job of the many challenges involved in putting a school yearbook together. I’d been cautioned about the unfinished students pages, about the blurry, low-resolution photographs, about the nonstop work a month (or two) prior to printing... ..more
By Emma Harper
07-Jun-18
A small group of high school students at the American School of Milan (ASM) are gearing up for a special service trip to Puerto Rico. This is the third such trip organized by ASM math teacher Dovid Fein, who has been focused on providing students with volunteer opportunities abroad. ..more






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