November 2017


Carlene Hamley and Kasey Burns at ECIS

Aligning Learning for Students, Faculty, Staff …and Parents

Liz Duffy, ISS President

Shekou International School (SIS) has long been committed to challenging, authentic, and personalized student learning. Located in Shenzhen, China, this ISS School is also a 21st Century Learning and Apple Distinguished School. SIS has an inquiry-based curriculum and pedagogical approach designed to nurture each child’s curiosity, and intentionally designed classrooms to facilitate daily exploration.

Several years ago, under the direction of Carlene Hamley (Director of Learning) and Kasey Burns (Director of the Early Childhood Center) the School adopted a similar approach to faculty and staff learning. Rather than rely on visiting experts, they identified the strengths and expertise of faculty and staff, as well as their learning needs, and organized a schedule of workshops that leveraged the School’s internal resources and addressed their particular learning priorities.

Read Liz's Full Article

School News

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Shekou International School Hosts First Edtech Summit in China!


The focus of the two day Edtech summit was 'create, connect and learn'. Attendees were involved in empowering hands-on breakout sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, and fun activities including a high-energy demo slam.

Read about this exciting event!



Congratulations UNIS Hanoi

The 2017/18 academic year marks the School’s 30th year in operation, 20 years as the first IB school in Asia and the Head of School’s 10th year at the helm of UNIS Hanoi.

Read about the celebration!

Celebrating 50 Years at the International School of Uganda!


Another exciting anniversary! ISU opened its doors to 11 students in 1967 and 50 years later, the school is attended by more than 540 students from over 60 nations.

Congratulations on this milestone!


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.


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