Open Book

The Open Book is a curriculum leaders network designed to make public the great teaching and learning that happens in classrooms every day. Open Book is also a vehicle for sharing insights and questions with other international educators. We will be posting practical resources alongside compelling research and professional texts. By sharing our work with each other, we hope to enlighten and uplift teaching and learning at international schools. Together we are stronger and our students learn better!

ISS Global Educator: Laura Benson

Laura Benson, ISS Curriculum and Professional Development Director, brings over 43 years of teaching and leadership experience to her work. A well-cited scholar and researcher, Laura has published numerous articles in professional journals, and is the co-author of Standards and Assessment: The Core of Quality Instruction and Bearing Witness. A third culture child herself, living and learning in international schools fostered Laura’s passion for studying language learning, honoring all cultures, and fighting for social justice and education opportunities for children around the world. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, lingering in reading and writing, cooking, and expanding her love for architecture and design.

Articles And Resources

ISS Menu of Consulting and Support Services

Drawing from Your Well

Informing Your Literacy Instruction from Your Own Reading and Writing Habits

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Curriculum Mapping Resources

Learning Together Out in the Field: ISS School Site Visit Collaborations

The start of each school year means the launch of professional learning for teachers. Travel with Laura to ISS schools.

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ISS Open Book Blog and Padlets

ISS Online Curriculum, Learning, and Teaching Resources

Building Standards-Based Curriculum

Looking Back to Learn Forward

A few ways reflecting can deepen students’ learning and understanding

Published on CCIRA Professional Development Blog

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