Welcome to ISM's Professional Learning Website
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS (CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE 2016-17 LIST)
| Matt Glover Weekend Workshop - November 12-13, 2016|
ISM, together with EARCOS, will be hosting its first weekend workshop with educational consultant Matt Glover on November 12-13, 2016.
The workshop's topic will be "Writing Essentials in Pre-School to Grade 6 Classrooms.”
During this two day workshop, participants will explore beliefs and practices that nurture young writers in inquiry-based classrooms. Over the two days, authentic writing samples and video clips will be used to see and practice strategies for supporting writers in Preschool through Grade 6 classrooms. Read More >>
|Steve Leinwand Weekend Workshop - January 21-22, 2017|
ISM will be hosting a weekend workshop with Math Educator and consultant, Mr. Steve Leinwand, on January 21-22, 2017. Kindly stay tuned for more updates.
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and has over 35 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. He currently serves as mathematics expert on a wide range of AIR projects that turn around schools, improve adult education, evaluate programs, develop assessments and provide technical assistance. Some of Leinwand’s work at AIR has included serving as leadership and change instigator in AIR’s school turnaround project; serving as Implementation Task Leader for the IES Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study; co-authoring “What the United States Can Learn from Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States”; and co-authoring a comparison of the 2007 Grade 3 assessments administered in Hong Kong and in Massachusetts. Read More >>
| Paul Andersen - January 28-29, 2017|
ISM will be hosting a weekend workshop with Science Educator and consultant, Mr. Paul Andersen, on January 28-29, 2017. Kindly stay tuned for more updates.
Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. In 2012 Paul was selected by YouTube as one of ten YouTube Edu Gurus. Read More >>
UPCOMING LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR PARENTS (CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE 2016-17 LIST)
We are very pleased to announce that ISM will be hosting its first Parent Workshop with Michelle Garcia Winner on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:45 AM to 9:15 AM at the Little Theater to talk about the relevance of social thinking in and out of the classroom. Read more
We are very pleased to announce that ISM will be hosting a Parent Coffee Session with Gini Rojas on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Little Theater to talk about the third culture kid from a linguistic perspective, the importance of mother tongue and giving parents permission to teach their own language. Read more
What is professional learning?
For educators, professional learning is continuous and deliberate growth in the knowledge, skills and understandings, and dispositions; all of which are strongly correlated with improving learning in children and adolescents.
International School Manila believes that:
- The primary goals of an effective professional learning program are improved student learning through improved teaching and assessment strategies for each teacher.
- All teachers should seek professional learning opportunities, regardless of their skill level.
- Effective professional learning is a 'job-embedded commitment that teachers make in order to further the purposes of the profession while addressing their own particular needs to support student learning.
- Professional learning is a career-long process which allows teachers to continually improve their teaching to match the needs of the students
- Professional learning is more effective when driven by a teacher's personal goals that are linked to student needs and institutional priorities
- The budget for professional learning should be driven by the particular teachers that year, rather than by a fixed percentage range
- Professional learning and the appraisal process are closely aligned