Professional Learning Workshops


WIDA Institute

November 9-12







WIDAis a non-profit organization that collaborates with schools to support the advancement of academic language development and academic achievement for English Language Learners through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional learning.  SCIS is a member of WIDA’s International School Consortium (WISC), and we will be hosting a WIDA Institute in November. The WIDA Institute is a is an interactive, four-day opportunity for educators to gain an in-depth introduction to the WIDA English Language Development framework to help differentiate instruction for English language learners.  More information about the International Institutes can be found here.


Informing Planning, Learning and Inquiry Through Assessment

November 25-26

SCIS-HQ is excited to host an EARCOS Professional Learning Weekend with Tania Lattanzio.  Tania is a dynamic speaker who engages workshop participants by sharing best practices for inquiry-based classrooms.  Her time is spent with faculty developing thoughtful lessons that allow students to take ownership of their learning.  This workshop will focus on how to effectively assess students in order to plan to meet their needs. It will look at the difference between formative and summative assessment and give participants the opportunity to develop assessment strategies they can implement in their teaching. The workshop will examine all aspects of formative assessment and how to effectively use day to day formative assessments to meet the needs of students.


Presenter Details

Tania LATTANZIO is an experienced international educator and Director of Innovative Global Education. Previously she was a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate; she is now Director of Innovative Global Education. In her role as Director she works as an education consultant extensively in Asia Pacific and other parts of the world. This role involves developing and conducting professional development for teachers and leadership, modeling pedagogy in classrooms, developing and designing curriculum for schools and working intensively with teaching teams, through mentoring and coaching, to improve planning, teaching and assessment. A passionate educator, Tania works closely with educational institutions to specifically meet their needs in supporting school reform, making significant shifts in pedagogy and curriculum in both local and international settings.

Tania has co written a book, Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts, available through Hawker Brownlow Publishers.

M Ed (Curriculum and Administration), Grad Dip (Librarianship), Dip Ed


For further information, you can access the PLW website here.