We ensure that teachers have a leading voice in the policies that impact their students and profession. Being much farther away from my formative education, the fact that some educators still remain inside my consciousness to this day as I continue to grow in this profession as I try to emulate the impact they made on me supports their classification as such.
These efforts started with a pilot program that addressed the educational needs in the country of one of the youngest IGS Chapters: Argentina. This includes developing a school action plan specific to an educator’s school site and classroom or area of expertise.
SimpleK12 offers a community as the main professional development solution. Programs are offered for educators in all grade levels, with specific workshops in STEM, early learner education, and the engineering design process. Bottom line: Edutopia may be one of the best free resources available to teachers, but the resources are very limited.
The school community has increasingly been seen as resisting an alienating modern society by operating with values shared by schools, families, and the larger community. Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
Our free, online conferences could not exist without the support of our education cheerleaders. With over 14 years of international teaching experience, Keri-Lee Beasley is currently the Director of Digital Learning at GEMS World Academy Switzerland, an international baccalaureate world school in Etoy, Vaud, Switzerland.