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Mathematics Specialists in International Schools Course 3

Workshop Overview

MSIS is a 2 year Mathematics Specialist program for K-8 teachers. The program is a coherent sequence of 5 Institutes designed to expand teachers' understanding of the Common Core Standards, how students learn that content, evidence of student understanding, and how to work with peers in a mentoring relationship.
The institutes are four three day face to face institutes. 

Upon completion of the five institutes, participants will be awarded a Math Specialist certificate from the Office of Overseas Schools AERO Project.

Certificate Requirement

  • Attend and participate in the five 3-day face-to-face institutes during the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 school years.

Registration Requirements and Process:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution;
  • A valid Education Teaching License;
  • Currently employed teaching in an international school for a minimum of 3 years;
  • A letter of interest expressing a 2 year commitment to the project;
  • A letter of recommendation from a current school administrator
  • Please email the letters of interest and recommendation to Su-Yen Chan at You will be notified within three days of submission.
  • Once approved please go ahead and register yourself or your team.
  • Registration is on first come first serve basis.

Course 3 (Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom)

The focus is on assessment of conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. Participants will examine current research related to mathematics assessment to direct and improve instructional practices. They will explore the way in which different assessment methods are aligned with specific learning targets and develop skills in creating specific clarifying and probing questions. A focus will be on the 4 criteria for assessing mathematics proficiency.

Information about logistics such as WIFI, location and weather can be found on the logistics tab above.

Workshop Details

WHEN: Friday, 6 to Sunday, 8 March 2020 (Course 3)
               (8:00am - 3:30pm)
               The remaining Courses will be held in ISKL in the 2020/2021 school year
WHERE: ISKL Ampang Hilir Campus (MPR 1)
FEES: USD600 per Course
FOCUS: All K-8 Mathematic Teachers in International Schools