How Does Our Staff Continue to Learn?
The entire Primary School faculty attend an in school IB workshop called Transdisciplinary Learning in the PYP. Several Middle School Teachers attend the Regional MYP Workshops in Yokohama.
Columbia Teachers College
TIS hosts trainers from Columbia Teachers College New York for five days to train our teachers in the latest development and practices in the Columbia University ‘Readers & Writers Workshop’ approach to literacy.
The Primary School faculty who teach mathematics attend an in school workshop about developing conceptual understanding in the mathematics classroom. The consultant is Dr Pam Wells. Pam is a USA professor and teacher trainer working with undergraduates in her day job. She is an expert in the Common Core and associated pedagogy.
Inquiry expert Kath Murdoch will facilitates an EARCOS Weekend Workshop at TIS designed to nurture ‘learning to learn’ skills in the inquiry teaching & learning context.
Language Workshop & Consultancy
Language pedagogy expert Greg Duncan facilitates a two day workshop for the Japanese Team on best practice language learning for language acquisition. Greg also consults with the TIS Curriculum Team for one full day.