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:

Amplifying Inquiry in Reading & Writing Workshop

at SCIS Hongqiao
Sept. 21-23 2019

Balanced Literacy Practices in the Chinese Classroom

at SCIS Hongqiao
Sept. 21-22 2019

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

MTSS & RTLi in International Schools Workshop

at HIS
Mar. 14-15 2020

Amplifying Inquiry in Reading & Writing Workshop

September 21-23, 2019 at SCIS Hongqiao

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a highly practical training workshop for teachers on how to boost inquiry in your K-5 reading and writing workshop classrooms. Leave with clear takeaways on:

    • the essentials of reading and writing instruction in K-5
    • planning for inquiry-rich minilessons, word study, small groups and conferences
    • how reading and writing workshops serve as a cornerstone to the Enhanced PYP
    • two ways to establish reading and writing units of study in your PYP school
    • and ways to honor the mother tongue across your balanced literacy work with international school students

Have an extra day? Benefit from joining Erin and Tonya as they teach in real PYP reading/writing workshop classrooms with real international school students. You’ll participate in their data-based planning process and leave with a clear picture of what kid-centered, impactful, inquiry-rich workshop instruction looks like, sounds like, and feels like. (Limited to 20 participants.)

Download the Amplifying Inquiry in Reading & Writing Flyer for more information.

Workshop Facilitators

Erin Kent Bio Picture Erin Kent consults with international schools around the world. She helps teachers and administrators grow customized approaches to K-10 balanced literacy that fit an international school’s unique context. Erin taught literacy for many years in urban, independent, and international schools before becoming a literacy coach and then P-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction where she led a team of 13 instructional coaches and advised K-12 administrators on establishing data-based educational initiatives. Erin has spoken many times at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City and at international conferences on Readers/ Writers Workshop methodology, literacy coaching, curriculum development, and literacy leadership.
Tonya Gilchrist Reading & Writing Workshop Facilitator Tonya Gilchrist is an internationally experienced educator, presenter, instructional coach, and curriculum specialist. She currently serves as a Literacy Coach and MYP Language and Literature teacher at Tokyo International School in Japan. Tonya earned her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Hong Kong University. She also holds an IB Certificate in Leadership Practice and an IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research. She specializes in helping schools around the world amplify inquiry across Readers and Writers Workshops. She also works with schools to support them in effectively utilizing the workshop model in host country languages.
Faiza Martin Faiza (Fay) Martin has worked as an IB classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach and PYP Coordinator in England, UAE, and currently in India at the American School of Bombay, where she is meshing the roles of literacy coach and PYP Coordinator into a brand new role of Transdisciplinary Coach and Coordinator (PYP). Fay has extensive experience in curriculum development, in particular, unpacking standards and benchmarks to create tailored reading and writing units that fit the context of international schools, as well as enhance the units of inquiry. She is passionate about helping students find their reading and writing identities at a young age and hold on to these identities throughout their lives. Fay has coached and guided groups of educators on creating standards-based units of study, assessments that align with benchmarks and include student voice, tailored units of study that integrate into units of inquiry and maximise student choice and agency, and ways to collect and respond to diagnostic and formative data.

Workshop Facilitators

Erin Kent Bio Picture Erin Kent consults with international schools around the world. She helps teachers and administrators grow customized approaches to K-10 balanced literacy that fit an international school’s unique context. Erin taught literacy for many years in urban, independent, and international schools before becoming a literacy coach and then P-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction where she led a team of 13 instructional coaches and advised K-12 administrators on establishing data-based educational initiatives. Erin has spoken many times at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City and at international conferences on Readers/ Writers Workshop methodology, literacy coaching, curriculum development, and literacy leadership.
Tonya Gilchrist Reading & Writing Workshop Facilitator Tonya Gilchrist is an internationally experienced educator, presenter, instructional coach, and curriculum specialist. She currently serves as a Literacy Coach and MYP Language and Literature teacher at Tokyo International School in Japan. Tonya earned her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Hong Kong University. She also holds an IB Certificate in Leadership Practice and an IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research. She specializes in helping schools around the world amplify inquiry across Readers and Writers Workshops. She also works with schools to support them in effectively utilizing the workshop model in host country languages.
Faiza Martin Faiza (Fay) Martin has worked as an IB classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach and PYP Coordinator in England, UAE, and currently in India at the American School of Bombay, where she is meshing the roles of literacy coach and PYP Coordinator into a brand new role of Transdisciplinary Coach and Coordinator (PYP). Fay has extensive experience in curriculum development, in particular unpacking standards and benchmarks to create tailored reading and writing units that fit the context of international schools, as well as enhance the units of inquiry. She is passionate about helping students find their reading and writing identities at a young age and hold on to these identities throughout their lives. Fay has coached and guided groups of educators on creating standards-based units of study, assessments that align with benchmarks and include student voice, tailored units of study that integrate into units of inquiry and maximise student choice and agency, and ways to collect and respond to diagnostic and formative data.

Details

Option 1: Two Days

Weekend Workshop:
Saturday, September 21 & Saturday, September 22

Option 2: Three Days 

Weekend Workshop:
Saturday, September 21 & Saturday, September 22

Classroom Lab Sites:
Monday, September 23 (limited to 20 participants)

Time:

September 21-23, 2019
8:30 – 3:00 pm

Location:

Shanghai Community International School
Hongqiao Campus
1661 Hongqiao Road, Changning
Shanghai, China 200051

Nearest Airport: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Nearest Metro: Line 10 Songyuan Exit #1

Accomodation

Fee

Two Days (September 21 & 22) : $300 USD

Three Days (September 21-23rd) : $400 USD

Balanced Literacy Practices in the Chinese Classroom

September 21-22, 2019 at SCIS Hongqiao

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The components of balanced literacy; reading workshop, writing workshop, read aloud, shared reading, shared and interactive writing, and word study, support children in becoming literate. Through direct instruction in skills and strategies, the building of a reading and writing community, and ample time for children to read and write while applying the skills and strategies that they are learning, children grow their understanding of literacy concepts. The components of balanced literacy can be applied to whole class instruction and in small groups of learners. During the two days of this workshop, we will explore how to utilize these components to bring joy to language classes and to better support children in learning to read, write, speak, and listen in Chinese.

Download the Balanced Literacy Practices in the Chinese Classroom Flyer for more information.

Workshop Facilitators

Amanda Jacob, Lower School Literacy Coordinator at Taipei American School, has been a teacher and literacy coach for over twenty years in the US, Haiti, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Taiwan. Raising her bilingual son in Taiwan piqued her interest in Chinese literacy learning. Amanda has spent the last four years working with the Mandarin department at TAS, studying ways to increase language learning through the structures she coaches into in homeroom classes. In addition to organizing and presenting at the annual Chinese Literacy Symposium, Amanda has presented at the Annual Coaching of Reading Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Caroline Hsu has been a Mandarin teacher and K-8 Mandarin Coordinator for 20 years. She facilitated the expansion of the Lower School Mandarin program at TAS from restructuring the program and creating new learning materials to organizing professional development for teachers. Caroline and Amanda share an enthusiasm for exploring ways to increase language learning in the Mandarin classrooms. During the annual Chinese Literacy Symposiums 2018 and 2019, Caroline and her team proudly shared how they have been using balanced literacy components to lift the level of Chinese language learning.

Workshop Facilitators

Amanda Jacob, Lower School Literacy Coordinator at Taipei American School, has been a teacher and literacy coach for over twenty years in the US, Haiti, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Taiwan. Raising her bilingual son in Taiwan piqued her interest in Chinese literacy learning. Amanda has spent the last four years working with the Mandarin department at TAS, studying ways to increase language learning through the structures she coaches into in homeroom classes. In addition to organizing and presenting at the annual Chinese Literacy Symposium, Amanda has presented at the Annual Coaching of Reading Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Caroline Hsu has been a Mandarin teacher and K-8 Mandarin Coordinator for 20 years. She facilitated the expansion of the Lower School Mandarin program at TAS from restructuring the program and creating new learning materials to organizing professional development for teachers. Caroline and Amanda share an enthusiasm for exploring ways to increase language learning in the Mandarin classrooms. During the annual Chinese Literacy Symposiums 2018 and 2019, Caroline and her team proudly shared how they have been using balanced literacy components to lift the level of Chinese language learning.

Details

Time:

September 21-22, 2019
8:30 – 3:00 pm

Location:

Shanghai Community International School
Hongqiao Campus
1661 Hongqiao Road, Changning
Shanghai, China 200051

Nearest Airport: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Nearest Metro: Line 10 Songyuan Exit #1

Accomodation

Fee

$300 USD (inclusive of coffee, snacks & lunch)

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 success

Location:

Shanghai Community International School
Hongqiao Campus
1661 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

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