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By Qatar Foundation Press Office
“Afghan Dreamers” were flown to Qatar amid Afghanistan crisis to continue their study of robotics ..more
By Marko Mädge
As The Bavarian International School (BIS) celebrates 30 years, it focuses on its future with a vision of equity, diversity, and inclusion. ..more
By Johnny Schwerk
Despite the obvious challenges of participating in a conference online, the Lincoln Community School delegates showed great resilience and courage in the debates. ..more
By Anne Keeling
The international student pathway to higher education has been severely tested during COVID-19. This reports to better understand how the world’s universities are moving forward in the light of these challenges, ..more
By Emma Chittleburgh
Alsama Education Institute brings light back into the classroom and a new curriculum inspired by the Lebanese electricity crisis. ..more
By Huiney Xu and Ben Fishman
During prolonged periods of quarantine,it’s important to keep in mind healthy ways to manage anxiety and keep connected. ..more
By National Association of Secondary School Principals
Three International School educators have been selected for the 2021 National Distinguished Principals Award for Secondary Schools. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
Today marked one year on from the devastating August 4th Beirut port explosion. ..more
+ 2021
The U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools
Daniel A. Kerr, David Callaway, and Veronica Kaypaghian, were selected as the three International School educators for the 2021 National Distinguished Principals Award. ..more
By Bridget McNamer
The Sidecar Summit, a gathering of adventurous women leaders in preK-12 education. ..more
International School of Beijing
An International School of Beijing (ISB) teacher’s debut children’s book makes great summer reading for families. ..more
Anne Keeling
What skillsets are essential to today’s international school teachers? These and many more questions were addressed at the Edruptors Conference which was hosted online by ISC Research in July. ..more
By Anuradha Monga
In this year’s retreat, CAMP and TAISI introduced mediation as an approach to resolving disputes. This was aimed to be part of a larger effort to steer international schools towards mediation. ..more
By Jaleea Price
A small group of International School Bangkok (ISB) students were guided by professors as they literally connected their embodied knowledge to the laboratory testing capabilities of motion analysis. ..more
By Jill Alali
Fairgreen International School is the first school in Dubai to introduce a revolutionary, data-driven system of movement screening and remediation to promote optimal physical wellbeing for its students. ..more
By Suzanne Laong and Liam Hammer
Sharing the various approaches in Tenby Schools Johor has adapted to the COVID crisis and thrived as a school community. ..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 Ryan Hopkins-Wilcox
21 years into the 21st century, we still are having discussions about how to teach 21st-century skills and dispositions. Among educators who are ready to explore the ideas of creativity, passion, identity, collaboration, and self-directed learning a new version of school can emerge. ..more
By Jeffrey Gibbs
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 Marina Gijzen
At Lincoln Community School, elementary school teachers and leaders learned from their emergency online experience that there might be a more effective way to provide a student-centered approach to online learning. ..more
By Sally Robertson
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 Alistair Goold
In his Action Research Project, Alistair Goold examined the role that restorative justice practices can play for international families in transition, using his own family as a case study as they moved during the Covid-19 pandemic and faced a perfect storm of challenges. ..more
By Alexandra Bates
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
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 Libby Sievert
With Schutz American School nearing its centennial celebration, the design team launched a collective process aimed at re-imagining campus. The visual art building got an extraordinary makeover in the most challenging of conditions. ..more
By Alec Aspinwall
In a chapter book created with the help of international school counselors, teachers, principals, and heads of school, Grade 5 twins Patrick and Patricia (aka X-Pats) leave their home country and start new adventures abroad at an international school. ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
Students at Utahloy International School Guangzhou (UISG), in Guangzhou, China decided to focus on staff and student wellbeing to mark Teacher Appreciation Week and organized five days of fun and fundraising. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
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
Ikigai SISU School, located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is the first SISU school to open in a global franchise model designed to create world-class K-12 international schools, born of a collaboration between International Schools Services and Lumo Education. ..more
By Irem Noyaner
Organized for the 7th time this year and attended by more than 1,400 students to date, the Hisar Coding Summit offers courses and workshops in a variety of fields, such as artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and application, and game development—all taught by students. ..more
By Robert van der Eyken
Students at Academia Cotopaxi's school newspaper asked Director Robert van der Eyken to contribute an article on what has been learned over the past year. In this powerful reflection, he submits that 2021 offers an opportunity to apply lessons learned to future challenges. ..more
By Wyatt Franz
Things are changing daily in Myanmar for the author and his family. Navigating this amount of flux and uncertainty can feel overwhelming. Focusing on what is, Wyatt lets us walk in his shoes. ..more
By Mrs. Jean Candol-Piscioneri
Despite uncertainty, and constant changes in our daily or weekly schedule, science lab activities at Seoul International School continue to be implemented effectively through flexible thinking and focusing on the possibilities rather than limitations. ..more
American School of Bahrain (ASB), the newest addition to Esol Education’s global family of schools, is situated on an expansive 60,000 square meter, state-of-the-art campus. Located in Riffa, ASB is home to one of the most advanced learning environments on the island ..more
By Kelly Owens
Service learning, according to Kelly Owens, is problematic in that it reinforces the “savior” mentality among students at international schools. A different approach, community-based engagement, shows them the importance of working together for the betterment of all. ..more
By David Willows
A year ago, a team at the International School of Brussels embarked upon a quest to unlearn Advancement. Dismantling such an established part of the school’s administration was bound to be a challenge. A year and a pandemic later, here are 5 ways in which their work has changed. ..more
By Anne Keeling, ISC Research
ISC Research, which tracks the world’s international schools, has released a new report of research into how the wellbeing of students and staff at international schools has been affected by COVID-19. ..more
By ACS Press Office
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 Wyatt Franz
Listening to nature can bring us to the present moment in times of turmoil. Wyatt Franz would know. He has been teaching through the pandemic and now a coup in Myanmar. ..more
By Adelina Holmes
Initially when leading trainings, Adelina Holmes was giving fast lectures and expecting participants to absorb the information she was "gifting" to them—a common mistake. Everything shifted when she started designing her workshops in the same way she planned a class. ..more
By David Willows
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 Richard Bampfylde
The nearly 150-year-old British Quaker school in Mount Lebanon raised over US$130,000 since August 2020 from 175 donors to support school families with tuition fee payments and for those directly affected by August 4th explosion. ..more
David L. Di Maria Associate Vice Provost for International Education, University of Maryland
Associate Vice Provost for International Education at the University of Maryland feels that President Biden’s rollbacks on former President Trump’s travel restrictions signal new opportunities for international students. ..more
Finlay Morriss
Online learning platform Mangahigh has launched its Maths Challenge competition in partnership with COBIS to help improve attainment, as well as support schools and students who are currently learning remotely. ..more
By Lisa Perskie & the UNAtions Team
School of the Nations has found that it is possible both to sustain and strengthen its service projects and connections with its sister schools online thanks to friendship, collaboration, and empathy. The trust developed prior to the pandemic helped tremendously. ..more
By Angela Beach
Dalian American International School Elementary in Dalian, China takes distance learning beyond the screen by offering student toolkits to enhance instruction and add a personal touch—a weekly-refreshed bag of physical supplements to online learning. ..more
By Jill Alali
Commencing in the 2021-2022 academic year, Fairgreen students will be able to embrace an international network of experts in sustainability by choosing tracks in Nature Conservation, Sustainable Hospitality, Sustainable Fashion and more. ..more
By ACS Press Office
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
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 Anne Keeling, ISC Research
The International School Awards 2021 were live streamed Monday, 18 January to schools around the world. The International School of the Year 2021 was awarded to Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea. ..more
By Sharon Canadine
The student population at Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala City has been steadily growing over the past 40 years. Thanks to a recent expansion project, the school now covers 15.5 acres and includes state-of-the-art facilities. ..more
By Sophie Baillie
Impington Village College, located on the outskirts of Cambridge in the U.K., has been awarded Foundation level for the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. ..more
By Justin Sheehan
Unable to travel out of province due to the global pandemic, students and teachers at Dalian American International School developed a partnership with regional corporations in order to bring online learning opportunities to children in local communities. ..more
By Mick Amundson-Geisel
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 Christopher Niem
“Our long-term goal is to be able to influence the culture of school food in Hong Kong, and in other areas of Asia as well. Once parents and children can see the benefits of healthy, sustainable food, we really believe that it can become a movement for positive change.” ..more
By Adam Rugnetta
International educator and author Adam Rugnetta, like many of our readers, is experiencing Covid-19 abroad. After nearly a year in the hot spot of Milan, Italy Adam looks for silver linings. Check out his latest comic. ..more
By Dr. Tiffani Betts Razavi
Critical thinking skills are cited as one of the key strengths of the International Baccalaureate, vital to the core mission of IB programs. Recent research has found that students of the program have significantly greater critical thinking skills than their non-IB peers. ..more
By ACS Press Office
ACS International School Hillingdon has become the first school in Europe to offer the Global Citizens Diploma (GCD), a qualification that acknowledges all of the exceptional citizenship and service-related activities students undertake to become global citizens.  ..more
By Graham Watts
With the rapid shift to online professional learning, the international school community experienced a plethora of new opportunities to innovate, engage, and learn at the annual conference of the Association of International Schools in Africa. ..more
By Jane Segre
Walking through the corridors of the American School of Milan, whether on campus through our virtual classrooms, the positive atmosphere is palpable. Teachers are discovering that Covid-related adjustments have forged a stronger sense of community among students. ..more
By Chip Barder
No individual or group within our international schools has been spared from the challenges brought on by the pandemic, including the School Board. Those responsible for school governance have been attempting to navigate new and troubling territory. ..more
By Tory Potter, Eric Semler, Dawn De Koker, and Ben Fishman
Having a strong, positive partnership between school administrators and counselors is critical in supporting student success. Concordia International School Shanghai has taken intentional steps to strengthen this partnership and shares the key elements of its model here. ..more
By Veenaa Agrawal
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 Elijah Petersen
Teachers will try almost anything for their students, including, it turns out, teaching remotely with no internet. When Algeria’s Baccalaureate exams prompted an internet blackout during the week of September 13, staff at American International School of Algiers got creative. ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty, TIE blogger
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
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 Xianxuan Xu
Recently there has been a call for teachers to teach disciplinary literacy—literacy skills specialized to individual subject matter, especially in middle and high schools, since experts from different disciplines approach their respective texts quite differently. ..more
By Eric Semler
What can you learn about leadership and leading during a crisis from the mud and mayhem of a reality show featuring incredibly dangerous roads? A lot, it turns out, if you've ever felt that leading a school can be a treacherous endeavor. ..more
By Diana Shanaa
Cairo American College has weathered a couple of storms since the start of 2020. From covid-related challenges to actual weather events, facing these difficulties together has reinforced the community's sense that it is able to rise to any challenge. ..more
By the Office of Overseas Schools
Congratulations to Melissa M Schaub, elementary principal of the American International School of Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria, and to Daniel R. Todd, elementary principal of International School of Uganda, who were selected for the 2020 National Distinguished Principals Award. ..more
By Lisa Martin
Disrupted Model United Nations seasons, cancelled conferences, and tens of thousands of disappointed delegates around the world have been grappling with the impact of the pandemic... and innovating like crazy, leading to program growth and increased engagement. ..more
By Adam Bradford
Students struggle to work independently on developing lab ideas and carrying them out. @Home Experiments are designed to complement the IB biology curriculum by giving them memorable, safe, practical experiments to try at home. ..more
By Anne Keeling, ISC Research
A new report published by ISC Research and Next Frontier Inclusion describes inclusion practices and trends within the world’s international schools market. A total of 207 international schools from 69 countries were surveyed; students with learning needs are present in most. ..more
By Robbie Jefferiss
Here in Singapore, we do an exercise with our Grade 11 students, asking them to visualize their future lives at age 30. COVID-19 rendered the exercise more fraught than usual. Flexibility of thinking may be one of the greatest strengths we can impart to our students at this time. ..more
By George Pickford
The successful project for student-athletes at International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools, supporting their dual career aspirations, has been approved to now applies to both IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP) students. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
The explosion in early August that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut left over 200 residents dead, 6,000 injured, and 350,000 homeless. This tragedy compounded existing social, political, economic, and health crises. Brummana High School Students stepped up. ..more
By Lauren Mehrbach, Chris Beingessner and Chris Raymaakers
Reimagining school during the pandemic is a global re-creation. Students disembarked the buses at Singapore American School, excited for their first full day of in-person school since March. In many ways it resembled the start of the 2019-20 school year. But it wasn't. ..more
By Anne Keeling, ISC Research
Technology played a vital role in supporting the continuation of student learning in schools during covid-19, according to a new report by ISC Research, focused on understanding the use of technology during campus closures and its impact on international schools. ..more
By Heidi Dyck Hilty
Racism in international schools sounds like a misquote. There can’t be racism in international schools; it goes against everything we’re supposed to believe in, against everything we say we promote. And yet... ..more
By Michelle Collin
"You will forever be remarkable people," stated Mr. Smith, Head of Shekou International School. "Partly because you graduated in a remarkable year, but mainly because you are who you are well before the pandemic hit us." ..more
By Nafisa Mustafa, Age 10
"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
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
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
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 Rahaf Ala’aldin Yousef Mishael, Grade 8
We needed to grow smarter and more productive and thus created a new routine for our days, to keep us busy, healthy, and happy. We have uncovered new hobbies and tried to find ways to calm ourselves down during breakdowns and stressful moments. ..more
By Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher
Racism is still alive in international education. Schools rationalize the terrible practice of excluding teachers and leaders of color by citing parent expectations, visa laws, and a dozen other weak excuses. Are there enough people of color or teachers representing diverse cultures serving as role models and mentors to our students? ..more
By Betsy Grabb Suits
Six weeks ago, I caught one of the last flights out of Laos where all schools closed due to the Coronavirus 19. My mom had been in the hospital during this pandemic and was home under Hospice Care. I didn’t think I would make it back in time to see her again. ..more
By Juliette Harik
The American School of Doha, in collaboration with the ASD National Honor Society (NHS), has pledged to make education available to children in the Machakos county of Kenya. ASD officially announces the Alfardan Group as the Sponsor Premier of the Machakos Education Center. ..more
By Denise Wee
Bloomberg reports Hong Kong’s international schools are bracing for an exodus of families from the city, with some warning they may have to shut for good after the government suspended classes to prevent the spread of coronavirus. ..more
+ 2019
By Elisa Rainford
ACS Doha, one of Qatar’s leading international schools, has announced a partnership with Al Jaber Group to build a brand new, state-of-the-art student campus in Doha. The new school will have a capacity of 2,470 students and will open in August 2020. ..more
+ 2018
By Sally Richmond and Ming Jin
At Beijing City International School, we believe that we are all lifelong learners and can always learn, grow, and improve in our profession. Concretely, how can we maintain ongoing learning opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants that are conveniently offered onsite and that are both accessible and cost effective? Here are some of the ideas we've come up with to date. ..more
By Dale Plotzki
A new Google Innovator project called ‘#EdPins’ is gearing up for back-to-school season. Created by Canadian international educator Dale Plotzki, #EdPins is a new way for schools and teachers to connect online by repurposing Google Maps entries of schools. ..more
+ 2017
By Janelle Eastridge, Lauren Sandoval, & Janine Stegall
“Should I use a factual or a conceptual question?” When a seventh-grade student asked this question in her English class, we knew that she was starting to think about ways to approach a problem using a common language. This example illustrates a shift in learning taking place at the International Community School of Abidjan (ICSA) in Côte d’Ivoire. ..more
By Chloe McMath
This week more than 66,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from around the world have received their results from the May 2017 examination session. ..more
By Elena Van Lare
As part of International School Yangon's strategic goal to develop and implement plans to ensure quality, purpose-built facilities that support the curriculum, co-curriculum, security, safety, and health needs of ISY students, the school has recently undergone a campus expansion and facilities renovation. ..more
By Kaitlyn Chantry, The Conversation
On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump’s administration revoked protections allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their chosen gender identity. This reversal further divides those who contend that these decisions should remain in the hands of individual states and those who believe gender identity should be federally protected as a civil right. ..more
+ 2016
By Gwen R. Cario
Lily Frautschi, a member of The Awty International School’s choir Awty Singers, was chosen to perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio through a competitive process held across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. ..more
By Teresa Cantú
Necessary Arts is a nonprofit whose goal is to develop global citizenship through the arts. Teresa Cantú shares her experience volunteering with the organization along with her thoughts on outreach, learning, and leadership. ..more
+ 2015
By Amy Atkinson
The Mekong River International Schools Association is a group of eight schools devoted to creating collaborative learning activities for their students in sports, leadership, and the arts. This year's Arts Exchange was held at Saigon South International School. ..more
By Linda Duevel
One of the outcomes announced at this year’s AAIE conference was the name of our new Executive Director, Yolanda Murphy Barrena. She was chosen following a search that attracted sixty-two candidates from throughout the international education constellation. ..more
By Francey Hakes, Bruce Mills, and Patricia Handly
A fundamental responsibility of all schools is to safeguard students. Doing this successfully requires a firm commitment from school leaders and all other school stakeholders. One threat that all schools face, regardless of location or size, is that of the sexual predator. ..more
By Christiana Perakis and Steve Medeiros
The Institute for Innovation and Creativity at the American Community Schools of Athens has just hosted the 10th Annual Conference on Learning Differences and Innovation Summit, under the theme “What if? Teaching and Learning at the Edge of Possibility.” ..more
By Waheed Sarfraz Malik
With private education a growing business in the Middle East, investors and developers are designing and building bigger and better school buildings. While many innovative school designs have emerged over the past decade, some basic guidelines are helpful. ..more
By Steve Charbonneau
Why should school boards adopt a process to have their own effectiveness appraised? The board is meant to evaluate the school head’s effectiveness, for as CEO of the school the head must be held accountable for his or her leadership in that most critical position. ..more
By Jared Kuruzovich
In late January and early February 2015, NIST International School was visited by three noted academics as part of the fifth ASEAN event series Bridges - Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace. ..more
By Edward Doherty
Last year, the American International School-Chennai hosted an artist residency program that brought seven artists to campus to construct several monumental figures -- four horses and one elephant. ..more
By Josefino Rivera, Jr.
Arguments against Twitter range from the limitations imposed by 140 characters to suppressing actual social interaction and even to promoting the death of languages. While there may be some validity in these arguments, ultimately Twitter does have a place in an educational setting. ..more
By Kathleen Jasper
A mass exodus is happening in K-12 education. Research shows that 50 percent of new teachers leave the job before year five. According to a study conducted by Alliance for Excellent Education, teacher turnover costs the US $2.2 billion annually. ..more
By William Scarborough
Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Business Operations at Singapore American School William Scarborough describes risk-assessment initiatives taken by SAS to better ensure the school's financial stability in the event of a disaster. ..more
By David J. Condon
The Canadian Academy in Japan has initiated an International School Storytelling Project intended to collect and disseminate stories from international school community members around the world. ..more
As we enter into the heavy recruiting season we want to make sure you are being seen as a valued candidate. Confidential letters of recommendation are among the top criteria school heads use when reviewing a candidate's resume. ..more
+ 2014
By James Swetz
Melanie Swetz, Head of English at Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School in Erzurum, Turkey, was awarded a Norman Mailer Fellowship for her poetry. ..more
By David Toze
David Toze, Superintendent of the International School of Manila, provides an update on outreach efforts following the devastating typhoon that hit the Central Philippines last November. ..more
by Jane Shartzer, PTC Coordinator
Dennis Rodman of NBA fame makes an impromptu visit to the PTC’s final session held in Miami in July 2014, surprising participants and coordinator Jane Shartzer alike. ..more
By John Chandler
For over 50 years, The American School of Kinshasa in the Democratic Rep. of Congo has offered an American-based curriculum to a group of talented K-12 students from all over the world. ..more
By Amy Wesley
Asier Calbet, a Grade 11 student at Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main (ISF) in Frankfurt, Germany, achieved a milestone that many only dream of—he published his first book. ..more
By Katharine Fowle
Reader’s workshop is an extended period of time each day when students participate in authentic reading experiences, practicing skills and strategies that help them develop as readers. ..more
By Johnson Jacob
Before adopting a new platform, the IT department at the American International School of Bucharest evaluated a number of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms, comparing two of the world’s leading SaaS platform providers: Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365 for Education. ..more
By Meadow Hilley
The American Community School of Amman is helping Mercy Corps respond to the influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan, and TIE heeded the call. ..more
Are you in the process of relocating internationally to a place that is less traveled, or way off the beaten path? You could star in a new national cable network show on American families living abroad. ..more
By Amy Wesley
The goals were lofty and the peak was high, but a determined group reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised funds to benefit cancer patients. ..more
By Allana Rumble
Taking a leadership role in environmentally sustainable innovation, an international school in Peru transforms both its campus and its community. ..more
By Ben Sheridan
Kindergarteners in Japan and Indonesia leverage technology to write a collaborative, chapter-post-by-chapter-post story. ..more
By Christa F. Eleftherakis
When you cannot bring an audience to the performance, then you bring the performance to the audience. ..more
By Alison McNulty
How to get all faculty to buy into their role as language teachers as well as subject content teachers? Professional development sessions could be the answer. ..more
By Mike Johnson
Uncertainty is everywhere in Venezuela at the moment. How does it affect our students? How, in the midst of this chaos, can they focus? Sometimes it's a question of tuning it out. ..more
By Emma Silva
United Nations International School in Vietnam enlists Harvard professor to help develop capacity for “generative governance,” and invites others to share in the opportunity. ..more
By Darryl Anderson
Imagine a middle school where the curriculum involves designing airplanes, catapults, remote-control cars, Rube Goldberg machines, and water rockets. ..more
By Ciara Johnson
Tarsus American College students, teachers, and staff worked hard to clean up the local beach in Karaduvar, on Turkey’s southern coast. The result? One hundred bags of trash, and some top-notch local hospitality. ..more
By Vanessa Sanyang
Students at Banjul American Embassy School, Gambia get transported back in time to the 1700s along the Northwest Coast of North America. ..more
By Julia Martinez
One Dubai international school sets out to implement a new AP program focusing on inquiry, research, and writing skills crucial for college and career success. ..more
By Kristen Lowman
An upper school library undergoes a comprehensive, information-age metamorphosis. Kristen Lowman has the story. ..more
By Michael Johnson
How can we best address recently identified issues with regard to on- and off-campus child protection? A child protection team, and balanced teams of vetted chaperones, are a good start. ..more
By Alex Lancia
Africa beckons! Join the International Community School of Addis Ababa for a learning safari in Ethiopia. ..more
By Carey Halula, Wes Henderson, and Michael Lambert
By sharing their skills with their classmates, students in one Shanghai school learn the fine art of capacity building. Locker cleaning, movie editing, sushi making... You name it! ..more
By Bambi Betts
AISH Executive Director Bambi Betts and a coalition of international education leaders spearhead a renewed focus on child protection in international schools. ..more
By Alex Hunt, Daria Jashechkina, and Alex Meuret
Middle schoolers in Zagreb, Croatia, harness the power of crowd-funding to bolster a deserving partner in Nepal's Kopila Valley. ..more
By Paul Poore
Sometimes our colleagues are not who we think they are; in the wake of sexual misconduct by fellow staff members, we realize we may have unintentionally failed to protect our students. So what are international schools to do? ..more
By Shannon O’Dwyer
Beijing BISS International School’s elementary students embrace green screen technology, with dazzling pedagogical results. ..more
By Simon Gauci
In his geography unit, one social studies teacher consented to his students' use of MineCraft... And in the wake of an "outstanding" project outcome, some reconsiderations were arguably in order. ..more
By Tamatha Bibbo and Roberto d’Erizans
Does training, or for that matter, most of the professional development (PD) we as educators participate in each year, have any effect on student learning? Is PD really worth the time we dedicate to it? ..more
By Kate Ferrier
As one Beijing international school learned in the course of hosting sculptor Ann Weber, artists in residence can deliver a cornucopia of educational outcomes. ..more
By Peter Carlson
Every year, KIS International School in Bangkok, Thailand offers a scholarship to a deserving young refugee. And as KIS teacher Peter Carlson observes, there are numerous benefits to supporting genuine socioeconomic diversity. ..more
By Lana Ghandour
In a "South-South" cultural exchange program between Ghana and Colombia, families from an Accra international school saw an opportunity to help. ..more
By Thomas Williamson
Students from Kaohsiung American School, Taiwan Skype their way into a recent discovery of early hominid bones in South Africa, led by The University of the Witwatersrand and National Geographic. ..more
By Bryan Wawzenek
One of Sudan’s “lost boys” challenged the M’KIS community to change the world with him. And they did, raising US$10,000 to build wells in South Sudan. ..more
By Bonnie Billak
As a teacher, can you help your English language learners while also helping your other students communicate with them? This, according to Bonnie Bilak, is the key to a productive learning environment. ..more
By Terry Maguire
Community outreach is a hallmark of international schools; one school in Zambia recently hosted 250 teachers from 27 schools across the country. ..more
By Chris Starr
Formative assessment has a "rock star"—and he came to the International School of Luxembourg earlier this month to support that country's educational reform agenda. ..more
By Amanda Wood
For 23 years running, Colegio Americano de Torreón's art festival has been "an all-encompassing experience." CAT teacher Amanda Wood has the story. ..more
By Laurence Myers
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) becomes the first Eco-Schools Green Flag recipient in Malaysia, in recognition of its students' pioneering efforts in waste management, healthy living, and sustainable transportation. ..more
By Gisella Silva and Lola Sanchez-Carrion
To get to grips with poverty, students members of Colegio FDR's TECHO Club try to experience it for themselves: "We build with them, we eat with them, and we learn from them." ..more
By Dan Hovde
Queen Elizabeth visits Scotland’s only IB school, opens theater named after her in commemoration of Diamond Jubilee. ..more
By Arlene Q. Vermylen
Opened in 1975, Hong Kong International School's primary school site will give way this summer to a new, world-class facility to be completed for the 2017-2018 school year. ..more
By Roz Ezra
How one school's elementary gardening club made great strides in organic gardening: attention to soil, water supply, composting, and biological pest control. ..more
By Sarah Carpenter
One international school's innovative attempt to connect its learning and local community: team up with a local museum and enhance the visitor experience. ..more
By Pamela Pappas
The central hub of a US$40 million capital investment is now complete, and will support the ongoing creation of state-of-the-art facilities on ISK's 40-acre campus. ..more
By Paul Tarc
When I began my international school teaching in the early 1990s, I had little more than a slide show and a travel book on Ecuador as my “preparation” for international school teaching. ..more
By Daniel Lincoln
Jack Uldrich argues that what we really need to take on the future is... humility. Exit the grand, strategic planning, enter a culture of modest experiments. ..more
By Richard Pacheco
Endicott College to open new center in Bangkok this summer, following the establishment of international graduate study centers in Spain, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. ..more
By Liz Jheeta
The first international school in Shenzhen, China, Shekou International School (SIS) is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. ..more
By Nora Graham
How does an artist communicate significant aspects of his or her personal character through the art-making process? ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
The auction raised nearly US$10,000, which will immediately go to support the children attending the school. “Every dollar helps to support our little school,” said TIE CEO Forrest Broman. ..more
By Vicki Oman, TIE Staff Writer
In the course of its 8th annual Oasis Day, the Academy for International School Heads (AISH) puts four international experts on effective teaching practice and supervision to the test. ..more
48th Annual AAIE Conference, Boston, USA
Hundreds of international school heads, associations, and partners gathered in Boston for the 48th annual AAIE conference. ..more
By Lana Ghandour
Several of Ghana's soccer luminaries, including Abedi Pele, brought some star power to Lincoln Community School's family Picnic. ..more
By Jude Clapper, Matt Fagen, Rafael Garcia, and Leo Lopez
In Taipei American School’s upper school, it’s “STEAM,” not STEM, and art is "an essential part of STEAM, especially in the engineering process." ..more
The Children of Haiti Project
Four years ago, in February, international educators from around the world all came together and decided to take action in their own way. They chose an area they knew everything about: schooling. ..more
By Corey Topf
One international school in Peru's quest to address the fragmented nature of traditional high school learning, and empower its students to regain control. ..more
Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada kicked off its 26th annual TORF, or Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair, in the company of 66 international schools and over 265 candidates. ..more
By Megan Munsell
Warsaw school is granted IB Open World Schools status, joins the push to increase access to the IB Diploma Program. ..more
By Nora Graham
To celebrate their school's 50 years, IST students found inspiration in French artist JR and his TED Talk, “My Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out.” ..more
By Jeremy Willette
The American International School of Chennai took part in Dot Day, a planetary celebration of creativity and confidence. Make your mark, and challenge yourself to better it. ..more
By Jill Watson
On-site assessment summit allows school leaders from across the region to sharpen their standards-based assessment skills. ..more
By Beth Coyle and Colleen Coady
Staff members at the American Embassy School of New Delhi have been thinking outside the box about student council. The result? A focus on leadership, not popularity. ..more
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By Mary Miller
Every year, the International School of Latvia brings some joy to an otherwise sober group: young, long-term patients in Riga's University Hospital. ..more


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