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Shanghai skyline: Shanghai Tower
Shanghai skyline: Shanghai Tower

Nov 29, 2018

Attend these PD workshops at our Shanghai job fair 2018!

Join us at our Shanghai job fair and attend our popular professional development workshops, taking place on Friday 7 December 2018.

We've been working hard with our workshop leaders to put together a fresh and informative set of sessions. These workshops are a great way to get a better understanding of the attending schools and will give you a chance to showcase your skills and connect with other teachers. Attendees on all of our workshops receive a certificate of attendance.

Shanghai job fair

7-9 December 2018
Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, 500 Weihai Road, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200041

To book your place on any of the workshops, please email Vanessa Cumbers with your choices:

Friday 7 December 2018

10am - 11.30am

Developing teacher and student leadership: schools, classrooms and beyond

Delivered by: Olguita Vazquez, Principal, Qatar Leadership Academy, Qatar Foundation

Teacher and student leadership can be developed for the benefit of school communities and for the wider world. Identifying student leaders and offering them opportunities to lead is at the heart of student-centered instruction. Finding opportunities to lead as teachers will enhance the learning community we belong to, as well as our individual growth.

Suitable for: All educators

10am - 11.30am

Things you might not want to do in an interview

Delivered by: Bryan Manditsch, Principal, International School of Vietnam

To highlight some obvious (and maybe not so obvious) pitfalls in an interview for an international post. Looking at a range of possible mistakes in an interview, with the chance to discuss why some might not be mistakes after all.

Suitable for: All educators

1pm - 2.30pm

Being a changemaker – UWC values for teachers

Delivered by: Pelham Lindfield Roberts, Principal, United World College Changshu; Kokming Lee, Dean of Studies, United World College Changshu

This interactive workshop will start with a brief introduction of UWC values and mission and link this to the need to promote/cultivate changemakers or agents of positive change in our student body. Participants will explore the question 'who is a changemaker?'. We will then look at these characteristics, how to start being a changemaker and how to support others in doing this.

Suitable for: All educators

1pm - 2.30pm

Educational improvement through policy development

Delivered by: John Birchall, Education Director, Dipont Education

This session explores both 'imposed policies' and 'evolved policies', and how best to develop them with key examples and aspects to consider. We will look at some of the most important policy areas in schools such as: staff evaluation, child protection, health and safety, teaching and learning, homework and school ethos.

Suitable for: All educators

3pm - 4.30pm

How to create international mindedness in schools

Delivered by: Doruk Gurkan, Senior School Assistant Principal, Shanghai Singapore International School

International mindedness can be idealistic and pragmatic at the same time. The purpose of this session is consider what we can do as educators to promote pragmatic idealism in our schools. The presenter personally believes in international mindedness and tries to live by it.

Suitable for: All educators

3pm - 4.30pm

Active learning in the primary classroom

Delivered by: Eve Sun, Jade Song, Nuala Ni Chonlain, Viki Calendino, Primary Academic Quality Management Team, Dipont Education

This session will demonstrate how active learning can be incorporated into regular lessons and examine various forms of active learning. We will explore different models for classroom set-up, activities for individuals and groups, questioning techniques and use of other strategies to encourage active learning.

Suitable for: Primary educators 


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