ISS News

Learning by Doing

Recently I visited the International School of Dongguan (ISD), an ISS-managed school in southern China. While at ISD I attended a presentation by Andy, a senior, describing how he invented and was in the process of patenting a scuba diving device that will allow divers to more easily signal when they are in distress.

It was inspiring to hear Andy describe his project in both Mandarin and English (his second and third languages as he grew up speaking Cantonese). As noteworthy as his linguistic skills were, Andy’s insights on both the design process and the value of an international school were even more impressive.

Read Liz's article

 

Holiday Book Drive

For the past several years, ISS School Supply and Barnes and Noble have collaborated to provide international schools with hundreds of classroom and library books.

Read about this collaboration

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Professional Learning

How do we kill our Killer Assumptions

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Over the last year I have been working on my doctoral participatory action research project grounded in creating greater equity within international schools. That journey has made me take a hard look at realities versus assumptions that teachers and leaders hold in cross-cultural contexts.

 

School News

Bringing World-Renowned Leaders to Bahrain

Riffa Views International School hosted prominent leaders in professional learning at a specialty conference: Near East/South Asia (NESA) 2017 Fall Training Institute.

Read about this exciting event

TAS Students Win Grand Prize at iGEM Championship

Taipei American School's International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team won the High School Grand Prize at the 2017 iGEM Championship.

Learn more about their project

Students at American School of Bombay Celebrate India

At the “Incredible India" event, students came together as a community to learn, appreciate, and celebrate the beauty and heritage of their school's host country.

Check out the event recap

Le Jardin Academy High School Service Learning Trip

Over the summer six Le Jardin Academy students and Head of School spent three weeks in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Students engaged in service learning, teaching English to children of the Tswana tribe.

Read about their experience
 

Share your school stories with the ISS Community!

Is your school celebrating a special milestone or anniversary? Are your students jumping into exciting community outreach? Do you have photos from a recent class trip or school event you're proud of? Submit your article online!

Global Recruitment

Thanks for an amazing Atlanta IRC!

From December 3-5, the Grand Hyatt Buckhead buzzed with 250+ educators and international school recruiters making dreams come true. Watch the highlights of our Atlanta 2017 IRC!

 
 

Teacher Feature: Scott and Susanne Herrington

After sixteen years at the American School of Dubai and eight years at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, Scott and Susanne Herrington's family just repatriated home to Canada this year.
 
Read Their Story

Teacher Feature: Mary Rossi

Mary is a passionate first grade teacher headed to Dubai! She shares her tips for those trying to follow their own dreams in international education.




 

ISS Communities

We love our ISS online community! Thanks for opening up your world to us through social media. Here are some highlights from this month.

Jump in on twitter at #ISSedu to share with our community. And in case you didn't know, we're also on instagram!

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Video Highlight

Webinar: Administrators Abroad

In case you missed the Global Recruitment Team's webinar on November 30, check out the video! Join Beth, Dave, Brad and Ashley for a look at international school administration.

Check out all of our events and conferences | 2018/19 conference dates: Atlanta, GA, USA (December 9-11, 2018)  •   Bangkok, Thailand (January 4-7, 2019)  •   San Francisco, CA, USA (February 7-10, 2019) |