Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development

At SCIS, we place a high value on providing continuous professional development opportunities for our teachers to further their learning journeys. We encourage and support professional development that is ongoing, relevant to daily practice and enhances lifelong learning. 

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

International School Leadership Certificate Program

at SCIS Hongqiao
Oct. 25-26 & 27, 2019

Foundations of Inclusive Leadership Workshop

at SCIS Pudong
Nov. 16-17, 2019

International Inclusive Leadership Program Cohort

at SCIS & HIS
Nov. 2019 – 2021

Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership

at SCIS & HIS
Nov. 2019 – 2021

Math Specialist in International Schools Program

at SCIS Pudong
2019 – 2021

Swimming in the Deep End: What does it take?

at SCIS Pudong
Jan. 17-18 2020

MTSS & RTLi in International Schools Workshop

at HIS
Mar. 14-15, 2020

AASA Women in Leadership Workshop

at SCIS Pudong
May. 16-17 2020

International School Leadership Certificate Program

October 25-26 & 27, 2019 at SCIS Hongqiao

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The International School Leadership Certificate represents the culmination of many years of experience in providing professional development in Ontario and around the world. It builds on the strengths of the Ontario certification program, our international work to date, and our vision for the future.

Workshop Facilitator

bob-jackson  Bob Jackson has over 20 years of expertise in school leadership and has been an elementary school principal in various school settings. He was a valued instructor for the Principal’s Qualification Program at the University of Western Ontario and has authored a number of articles for the OPC Register magazine, an award-winning professional publication for Ontario’s school leaders.

Workshop Facilitator

bob-jackson

Bob Jackson has over 20 years of expertise in school leadership and has been an elementary school principal in various school settings. He was a valued instructor for the Principal’s Qualification Program at the University of Western Ontario and has authored a number of articles for the OPC Register magazine, an award-winning professional publication for Ontario’s school leaders.

How it works

Program Structure and Certificate Requirements

The certificate program is designed to provide a comprehensive set of modules leading to the acquisition of the International School Leadership Certificate.

Modules
Certificate Level 1

Module 1:      Principal Leadership for School Improvement
Module 2:      Characteristics of Effective Schools and Systems
Module 3:      Building Relationships and Developing People
Module 4:      Setting Goals and Expectations Using Data Informed Decision Making
Module 5:      Leading Improvement in Classroom Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Module 6:      Instructional Leadership Project Proposal Development: The Application of Theory to Practice
+ Leadership Project

Read about International School Leadership at http://internationalschoolleadership.com/

Details

ISL Module 1 – Leadership for School Improvement
Onsite SCIS Main Campus

Friday, October 25th, 2019 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • examine practices of an effective school leader for 21st-century teaching and learning using international
    leadership frameworks and research

  • explore the role of personal reflection, emotional and cultural intelligence

 

ISL Module 2 – Characteristics of Effective Schools and Systems
Blended Delivery 

Onsite: Saturday, October 27th, 2019 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online: Three hours between October 28 and November 11

  • review the effective school research

  • identify characteristics of effective schools that support 21st-century teaching and learning

  • explore the characteristics of effective schools and systems

  • apply new knowledge to the development of a leadership plan that identifies a problem of practice, goals, context, leadership, applicable literature and a process for assessing the success

Location:

Shanghai Community International School
Hongqiao Campus
1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning
Shanghai, China 200051

Fee

Registration Fee, Program and Online Materials: $800 CAD
Single Module Registration: $400 CAD
For questions or additional information, contact Kevin Haggith at khaggith@scis-china.org

Inclusive Leadership Workshop

November 16-17, 2019 at SCIS Pudong

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The International Inclusive Leadership Workshop prepares leaders, general educators, learning support educators, counselors, and other school personnel to lead teams in the design and delivery of effective accommodations, modifications, and interventions within general education settings. This is a collaborative session, working with other educators. We encourage 2+ participants per school.

This 2-day workshop can also satisfy the requirements of the first course (of 5 total) in the International Inclusive Leadership Program Cohort.

Workshop space is limited, and priority seats will be given to participants who sign up for the full inclusive Leadership Program. Workshop-only registration will be confirmed in August.

Participants can learn more and join the Cohort here. Joining will automatically enroll them in the workshop.

Participants can also join the workshop only and make a decision later to join the Cohort (if space is available).

More information can be found here

Workshop Facilitator

Lee Ann Jung Bio Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D., is the founder of Lead Inclusion, Clinical Professor at San Diego State University, and a consultant to schools worldwide. She provides support to schools in the areas of inclusion, standards-based learning, and grading, designing individualized goals and interdisciplinary supports, and measuring progress. 

Workshop Facilitator

Lee Ann Jung Bio

Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D., is the founder of Lead Inclusion, Clinical Professor at San Diego State University, and a consultant to schools worldwide.

Details

The two-day workshop can be taken for graduate credit from San Diego State University. You can learn more about that option here.

Time:

November 16-17, 2019
8:00 – 4:00 pm

Location:

Shanghai Community International School
Pudong Campus
198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu, Pudong
Shanghai, China 201318

Fee

$300 USD

International Inclusive Leadership Program

November 2019 - 2021
The International Inclusive Leadership Program is a 5-course program through San Diego State University that prepares leaders, general educators, learning support educators, counselors, and other school personnel to lead teams in the design and delivery of effective accommodations, modifications, and interventions within general education settings. Participants can choose to complete the courses for professional learning only or for university credit.

Shanghai/Hangzhou Cohort

Course Residency
1. Foundations of Inclusive Leadership Nov 16-17, 2019 @SCIS
2. MTSS & RTLi in International Schools Mar 14-15, 2020 @HIS
3. Goal Setting, Intervention & Progress Nov 14-15, 2020 @SCIS
4. Teaming with Families Mar 13-14, 2020 @HIS
5. Guided Project on Leading Inclusion Nov 13-14, 2021 @SCIS

How it Works

The International Inclusive Leadership Program is delivered in a cohort model and is hosted by an international school. One course is offered each semester for a total of five semesters. Once each semester, all participants travel to the host school, usually over a weekend, for 15 hours of engaging, interactive on-site learning. The remaining 30 hours of instruction for each course is delivered online through video, readings, and online discussion. Completion of all five courses leads to a digital badge in International Inclusive Leadership.

Graduate Credit

Participants can choose to take the courses for graduate credit from San Diego State University. Enrolling is simple and does not require GRE scores for acceptance. Each course is 3 graduate credits, and the full program is 15 graduate credits. 

Participants in the Inclusive Leadership Program also have the option to matriculate into a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. The master’s degree requirements include 30 credits, 15 of which are completed in the Inclusive Leadership Program. To complete the Master of Arts option, you must first apply to the program . Applications for the MA program are only taken in the fall semester for admission the following fall. To ensure all courses from the Inclusive Leadership Program transfer into the degree program, you should apply for admission into the master’s program as soon as you enter the inclusive leadership program if you think there is any possibility that you would want to pursue the MA degree.

The additional 15 credits for participants wishing to complete the master’s program are delivered online. For these courses, you join participants from cohorts around the world to expand your lens and make new connections.

Fees

The base fee for participation in the coursework is $750 USD per course. Tuition for graduate credit is an additional $390 USD ($1140 total) per course for the five courses in this program.

Tuition for the additional five, online courses to receive a master’s degree are at SDSU’s usual rate (approximately $1794 per course as of Spring 2019).

For questions or additional information, contact Lee Ann Jung at jung@leadinclusion.org

Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership

November 2019 - 2021

Participants in the International Inclusive Leadership Program have the option to matriculate into a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership through Lead Inclusion and San Diego State University. The master’s degree requirements include 30 credits, 15 of which are completed in the Inclusive Leadership Program. To complete the Master of Arts option, you must first apply to the program.

Shanghai/Hangzhou Cohort

Course Residency
1. Foundations of Inclusive Leadership Nov 16-17, 2019 @SCIS
2. MTSS & RTLi in International Schools Mar 14-15, 2020 @HIS
3. Goal Setting, Intervention & Progress Nov 14-15, 2020 @SCIS
4. Teaming with Families Mar 13-14, 2020 @HIS
5. Guided Project on Leading Inclusion Nov 13-14, 2021 @SCIS
Courses 6-10 are taken entirely online through San Diego State University.

How it Works

The Master’s Program in Educational Leadership through San Diego State University includes 10 courses. The MA includes the International Inclusive Leadership courses (1-5) and also includes 5 additional courses (6-10) taken entirely online from San Diego State University.

Graduate Credit / Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership

Participants have the option to matriculate into a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership through Lead Inclusion and San Diego State University. The master’s degree requirements include 30 credits, 15 of which are completed in the Inclusive Leadership Program. To complete the Master of Arts option, you must first apply to the program .

Applications for the MA program are only taken in the fall semester for admission the following fall. To ensure all courses from the Inclusive Leadership Program transfer into the degree program, you should apply for admission into the master’s program as soon as you enter the inclusive leadership program if you think there is any possibility that you would want to pursue the MA degree.

The additional 15 credits for participants wishing to complete the master’s program are delivered online. For these courses, you join participants from cohorts around the world to expand your lens and make new connections.

Fees

The base fee for participation in the coursework is $750 USD per course. Tuition for graduate credit is an additional $390 USD ($1140 total) per course for the five courses in this program.

Tuition for the additional five, online courses to receive a master’s degree are at SDSU’s usual rate (approximately $1794 per course as of Spring 2019).

For questions or additional information, contact Lee Ann Jung at jung@leadinclusion.org

Mathematics Specialist in International Schools Program

2019 - 2020 at SCIS Pudong

Mathematics Specialist in International Schools Program

Presented by Erma Anderson

The Mathematics Specialist in International Schools (MSIS) is a two-year program for K-8 teachers. The program is a coherent sequence of five 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 five, three day, face-to-face institutes with a follow-up online component. Upon completion of the five institutes, participants will be awarded a Math specialist certificate from the Office of Overseas Schools AERO Project.

Workshop Facilitator

Erma Anderson is a former high school mathematics and physics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow of the United States Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for Improvement of Education. She was a consultant with the Council for Basic Education’s Schools Around the World Project, developing and implementing a protocol and series of professional development experiences that used student work to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. More recently she has been a consultant with international schools and the AERO Mathematics and Science project.

Workshop Facilitator


Erma Anderson is a former high school mathematics and physics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow of the United States Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAulliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for Improvement of Education. She was a consultant with the Council for Basic Education’s Schools Around the World Project, developing and implementing a protocol and series of professional development experiences that used student work to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. More recently she has been a consultant with international schools and the AERO Mathematics and Science project.

Institutes

Course Residency
1. Numbers & Operations Nov 29- Dec 1, 2019 @SCIS PD
2. Algebra & Functions Apr 10-12, 2020 @SCIS PD
3. Analysis of Teaching & Learning in the Mathematics Classroom May 15-17, 2020 @SCIS PD
4. Rational Numbers & Proportional Reasoning Oct 9-11, 2020 @SCIS PD
5. Geometry & Measurement Feb 12-14, 2021 @SCIS PD

Certification Requirements

  1. Attend and participate in the five face-to-face institutes during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
  2. participate in online discussions and complete coursework after face-to-face institutes.

Registration Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  2. A valid Education Teaching License.
  3. Currently employed teaching in an international school with a minimum of three years of international school teaching experience.
  4. Application Form (coming soon).
  5. A letter of interest expressing a two-year commitment to the project. (This does not constitute a two-year contractual commitment from the participant’s school).
  6. A letter of recommendation from a current school administrator.

Application Process

  1. Please submit this application form (coming soon), along with your letter of interest and letter of recommendation to Stephanie Ge at sge@scis-china.org by November 1, 2019.
  2. Stephanie will confirm participation by November 7 and provide further details on the institute logistics and housing options. There will also be a logistics website available for participants.
  3. The first payment ($600 USD) for course 1 will be due by November 1, 2019.
  4. Deadline for cancellation of First Course is up to Oct. 1, 2019. Participants may cancel with a 150USD cancellation fee. After October 1,  no money will be refunded for cancellation.

 

Details

Dates:
Course 1: November 29 – December 1, 2019
Course 2: April 10 – 12, 2020
Course 3: May 15 – 17, 2020
Course 4: October 9 – 11, 2020
Course 5: February 12 – 14, 2021

Learn more about the Mathematics Specialist in International Schools (MSIS) here

Location:
Shanghai Community International School
Pudong Campus
198 Hengqiao Road, Changning
Shanghai, China 200051

Telephone: 86-21-5812-988
Fax: 86-21-5812-9000

Accomodation

Nearby Hotel

Holiday Inn Shanghai Kangiao Pudong
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/shanghai/shgks/hoteldetail

Fees

The base fee for participation in the coursework is $600 USD per course (excluding transportation and accommodation).

Note:
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis
A minimum of fifteen participants is required, with a maximum of 25 participants.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.

For questions or additional information, contact Stephanie Ge at sge@scis-china.org

Swimming in the Deep End Workshop

January 17-18, 2020 at SCIS Pudong

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Swimming in the Deep End: What Does it Take?

A Two-day workshop for school leaders in all roles.
Presented by Jennifer Abrams

How do you build up your cognitive, social and psychological resources for successfully leading school initiatives?

Successful leaders need to be equipped to alleviate fears and mitigate resistance as much as possible when it comes to new initiatives – and be prepared to deal with pushback with understanding and optimism. Essential tools include ‘think before we speak’ skills, resistance management communication, and for the sake of your health, stress tolerance. This two-day workshop will provide support, fun, and many cognitive, social and psychological resources to help you communicate more effectively as you successfully roll out new school initiatives.

We’ll explore skills around planning and thinking before we speak, including awareness around polarity management and a clearer understanding of marketing and communication about initiatives; pre-empting issues by increasing our understanding of identity and culture, generational differences, adult learning assumptions, psychological safety, and developmental diversity; and how to respond to concerns with humane and specific language,

Outcomes:

  • Skills for better communications to colleagues around upcoming initiatives

  • Techniques to assure less frustration and more empathy in the face of resistance to those initiatives

  • Guidelines around expressing more humane and growth-producing responses to peer hesitation in the face of change

Workshop Facilitator

Formerly a high-school English teacher and a new teacher coach, Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations, and creating identity safe workplaces.

Jennifer’s publications include ‘Having Hard Conversations’, ‘The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community’ and ‘Hard Conversations Unpacked — the Whos, Whens and What Ifs’. Her upcoming book, out in 2019, is ‘Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives’.

Workshop Facilitator


Formerly a high-school English teacher and a new teacher coach, Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations, and creating identity safe workplaces.

Details

Time:

January 17-18, 2020
8:00 – 3:30 pm

Location:

Shanghai Community International School
Pudong Campus
198 Hengqiao Road, Changning
Shanghai, China 200051

Telephone: 86-21-5812-988
Fax: 86-21-5812-9000

Accomodation

Nearby Hotel

Holiday Inn Shanghai Kangiao Pudong
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/shanghai/shgks/hoteldetail

Fee

Two Days (Jan 17 – 18) : $350 USD

Sign-ups and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Spots are still available.

AASA Women in Leadership Workshop

May 16-17, 2020 at SCIS Pudong

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Women in Leadership Institute

Presented by Dr. Fran Prolman
The Learning Collaborative

Please join us for a practical, supportive and relationship building experience which expands your power as a female leader.  Expect energy, an expanded toolkit of “Women in Leadership” skills and a support system to count on as you move forward with your leadership.

Outcomes:

  • expand your strategies for addressing bias, barriers and stereotyping female leaders
  • hone your communication skills for addressing hostility, conflict, and misperception
  • study your problem of practice with thought leaders who share common challenges
  • analyze the attributes of psychological safety and trust, and how you intentionally build it with your administrators and school
  • strengthen your network of women leaders for support, critical friends and thought partners
  • harness your inner strength, self-reliance and self-care skills

Workshop Facilitator

The founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative, Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant, and keynote speaker.  She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results.

Workshop Facilitator


The founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative, Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant, and keynote speaker.  She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results.

Details

AGENDA:

Why do I choose leadership?
Analyzing “Women in Leadership” profiles
Honing your executive presence: The Power of Your Story
Preparing and sharing your vision statement and “Compelling Why”
Building your community of female networking and support

What skill sets do I need to be conscious and intentional about?
Building intentional trust
Creating psychological safety
Addressing stereotyping, bias and barriers

How do I reframe conflict as positive energy?
Navigating through confrontation, conflict, and hostility
Communicating with clarity
Addressing problems of practice

How do I train for a leadership marathon run?
Embracing conscious and intentional self-care
Expanding my resilience, self-reliance, and self-trust
Action planning and next steps

Time:

May 16-17, 2020
8:00 – 3:30 pm

Location:

Shanghai Community International School
Pudong Campus
198 Hengqiao Road, Changning
Shanghai, China 200051

Telephone: 86-21-5812-988
Fax: 86-21-5812-9000

Accomodation

Nearby Hotel

Holiday Inn Shanghai Kangiao Pudong
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/shanghai/shgks/hoteldetail

Fee

Two Days (May 16 – 17) : $300 USD

Sign-ups and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Spots are still available.

Hongqiao ECE Campus

2212 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200336
Tel: 86-21-6295-1222
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Hongqiao Campus

1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200051
Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Pudong Campus

198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu,
Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Hongqiao ECE Campus

2212 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200336
Tel: 86-21-6295-1222
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Hongqiao Campus

1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200051
Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Pudong Campus

198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu,
Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639