ISS and CGC Join Forces in Support of Learning
Two leading educational nonprofits sign agreement to promote shared principles and a common learning language at international schools
Princeton, NJ, USA (January 17, 2019) – International Schools Services (ISS) and The Common Ground Collaborative (CGC) have just signed an agreement to improve the quality of learning and school leadership in international schools.
The agreement will give access to the CGC Learning Ecosystem to all ISS-managed and governed schools. The Ecosystem provides tools and samples for a school to define, design, deliver and demonstrate all aspects of learning, leading, teaching and assessing. The Ecosystem also provides approaches to other key aspects of school leadership, including mission design, governance, strategic planning and job definitions and descriptions.
“CGC is an ideas generator: we create them, we connect them, we share them,” says Kevin Bartlett, Co-Director of CGC. “Working with ISS, the process of sharing good ideas will become more effective and efficient, with more students, teachers and schools benefitting.”
Liz Duffy, President of ISS says, “CGC builds learning cultures that involve all learning stakeholders in an authentic process of co-creation. That is something we value deeply at ISS. We believe the CGC frameworks will provide a valuable addition to the ISS toolkit for existing schools and school start-ups.”
CGC and ISS will also work together and with CGC and CGC/ISS schools to continue to co-create and develop the CGC Learning Ecosystem and associated products and workshops. School educators who are interested in learning more about the Common Ground Collaborative can participate in a CGC Pre-Conference on February 3rd in San Francisco at the annual AAIE Conference. This will be led by Kevin Bartlett from the CGC, along with Emily Cave, Michael Boots, Mike Johnston, Mike Martell, Jeremy Moore and Ben Calsbeek, all leaders in CGC schools and/or CGC/ISS schools. Registration details about the pre-conference workshop can be found at aaie.org.
From June 28-30, 2019, ISS will host the second CGC Leadership Summit, focused on solving the “content dilemma” in curriculum design. All CGC and ISS/CGC schools will be invited to participate.