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While the shift to virtual learning was abrupt for some, educators in international schools will constantly be faced with new situations and need to be adept at navigating on-campus, virtual, or blended learning environments.

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During the 2020 school break, we hosted a professional development virtual learning series that featured a mixture of presentation, group work, and individual exploration. See below for Padlet resources, webinar recordings, and international educator-compiled resources.

ISS Deep Dive Sessions into Virtual Learning

Deep Dive 1: PK-12 Science Educators

July 1, 2020

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Deep Dive 2: PK-12 Social Studies Educators

July 8, 2020

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Deep Dive 3: PK-12 Math Educators

July 15, 2020

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Deep Dive 4: PK-12 English Language Arts Educators

July 22, 2020

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Deep Dive 7: Early Years Educators

August 12, 2020

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Deep Dive 5: PK-12 World Language & EAL/ESL Educators

July 29, 2020

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Deep Dive 6: PK-12 Specialist (Art, Music, PE) Educators

August 5, 2020

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Educators Supporting Educators: Transitions to Online Learning Webinar Series

Legal Liability and Risk Management

May 26, 2020

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Online Instructional Practices for English & Social Studies

May 20, 2020

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School Operation Practices in the New Normal

May 19, 2020

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Back to School Practices in the New Normal Webinar

May 12, 2020

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Online Instructional Practices for Math & Science Webinar

May 13, 2020

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Continuing Online Engagement Webinar

Managing School Finances and Other Resources in Times of Crisis Webinar

Grading and Reporting Webinar

April 29, 2020
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Inclusive Learning Webinar

April 22, 2020
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Assessment Webinar

April 15, 2020
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Secondary Counselors Webinar

April 8, 2020
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Specialists Webinar

April 1, 2020
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Early Years Webinar

March 25, 2020
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Additional Virtual Learning Resources

Policies & Guidelines

Online Learning Policy – Sample online learning guidelines for a K-12 School, Riffa Views International School

Crisis Management – Not sure where to start? A matrix school risk and response to closure, International School of Brussels

Parent Guidelines – Sample online learning guidelines for the parent community, Riffa Views International School

ICMEC child protection guidance for online instruction – International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

International Best Practices for Online Learning – A wealth of policy documents shared by schools around the world

Online Pedagogies

Student Autonomy – Help students pursue their own passions and projects

Pedagogical Strategies – 15 tips for educators when working online, Global Online Academy

Portrait of Online Learning in the Early Years – Sample activities and scheduling for the EY, Rachael MacMillan

Library Guide – Beth Rohrbeck

MicroPD for Educators – Riffa Views International School

Formative Assessment in Distance Learning – Andrew Miller

Using Thinking Routines in Distance Learning – Ron Ritchhart

Grace is Greater Than Grades

Community Wellness

Wellness Checklist – Strategies and personal check-ins with both students and staff, Sonya terBorg

Tips for Healthy Tech Use at Home – Guidelines to manage screen-time and personal health at home, Western Academy of Beijing

Reading Tips for Parents – Some simple questions to assist parents with reading with their child, Laura Benson

Indoor Activities for Children – Some prompts to battle boredom at home

IT Operations

Support Portal – A great example of how to maintain ongoing communication and support, Nansha College Prepatory Academy

Gathering Distant Learning Data – A guide for surveying students, parents, & teachers, Jordan G Benedict

Tools and Platforms

Want More Flexibility? – Check out this list of useful tools for creating online learning experiences, Edward Bruce

Tools for HS/MS Learning – A bank of resources for secondary students, Tanya LeClair

Online Learning Flipboard – Links to articles for educators and parents for online learning, Dana Watts


Educator Temporary School Closure for Online Learning – Administrated by Kirsten Durward

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Looking for Specific Help? – The team at Global Online Academy is available to help with specific strategies for online learning during extended closures, Global Online Academy

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