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                                                                                                                                                                                       April 2011

                       Calling all School Administrators, Board Members,
                       Business & Finance Managers and Development Officers!
                                                                    It's not too late to register for our April Conference, which takes place next week. If you don't want to miss …



                                                                    • 86 inspired presentations and keynotes

                                                                    • Information from 55 companies in the exhibition hall

                                                                    • Two cultural days plus a spouses' tour to experience the culture and ambience of Istanbul and to understand

                                                                    its history

                                                                    • Welcome reception in the delightful gardens of the Hilton

                                                                    • Gala dinner at the Adile Sultan Sarayi including boat across the Bosphorus

                                                                    • Finalsite University (13 April)


                                                                    … then sign up now for the ECIS Administrators' Conference taking place in Istanbul from 14 – 17 April! more>>




                       April Conference Speaker, Charlotte Danielson Delivers Fascinating Webinar
                       Earlier this week, Charlotte Danielson, who will be hosting several workshops at our April Conference, delivered an

                       overview of her acclaimed Framework for Teaching, from the ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite. To view this webinar,

                       visit the ASCD website.

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                       ECIS - Les Tapies Fellowship
                                                   Teachers at ECIS Member Schools are invited to apply for the ECIS - Les Tapies Fellowship. This scholarship, created by

                                                   the TASIS Foundation in memory of TASIS Schools founder Mary Crist Fleming, provides up to 50% of the cost of this 10-

                                                   day residential programme (17-27 July 2011) in France. IB Teachers may also use this opportunity to participate in the IB

                                                   Visual Arts Teacher Workshop. Jean Svihus of Stavanger International School, recipient of the fellowship in 2010,

                                                   strongly endorsed the experience saying, ‘The workshop at Les Tapies is one of the best workshops that I have participated

                       in. Everything about it is of the upmost quality: instructors, studios, art materials and books, location, restored stone buildings and surroundings, and all

                       the meals. What a privilege to be able to make art for 10 days and think about nothing else!'



                       For details see http://summer.tasis.com/page.cfm?p=270



                       WARNING TO OUR MEMBER SCHOOLS!
                                                            Several scams relating to non-existent teaching jobs at the International School of Stavanger have been circulating on

                                                            the Internet. They have included information taken from the school’s official website, which is www.isstavanger.no .

                                                            The school is making every effort to stop such scams, and is actively working with the authorities to prevent them.



                                                            The following are tips are adapted from the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation website, and are practical points to

                       help anyone avoid email scams:



                       • Be suspicious of emails that ask for personal or financial information.

                       • Avoid filling out forms in email messages.

                       • Log on to official websites instead of clicking on links embedded in an email.

                       • Contact the organization that is supposedly sending the email to verify if it is genuine.

                       • Be wary if you receive an email saying you won a lottery or have been awarded a grant, or, in this case, being offered an interview.

                       • Be cautious if you are asked to wire money.



                       Candidates should not use their valuable time in applying for jobs that are a part of a computer scam that has nothing to do with the International School

                       of Stavanger. (Taken from a web article written by Dr. Linda Duevel, Director, International School of Stavanger.)




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                       The Pulitzer Center Student Journalism Challenge – 8 April Deadline!
                                                                                                        On World Water Day last month, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

                                                                                                        and the Student News Action Network partnered to launch a

                                                                                                        student journalism competition, called the Pulitzer Center Student

                                                                                                        Journalism Challenge: Global Water. Help bring attention to the global

                       water crisis and possibly win an iPad 2 and mentoring from a Pulitzer Center journalist! Entry deadline is 8 April 2011. more>>




                       WaterAid's Latest News
                                                                           For more information on the global water crisis and what people around the world are doing to combat

                                                                           it, please read WaterAid's most recent newsletter.




                       DECS' Unlocking the World Programs
                       The Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS) is the South Australian Government's provider of public education, and it is recognised

                       as an innovative and forward-looking leader in the delivery and support of school education from primary through secondary schools. Amongst its

                       offerings are the outstanding Unlocking the World Programs, which successfully balance educational theory with sound – and practical –

                       classroom application. One notable Program is Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms (TESMC), which has been delivered in many

                       ECIS schools, and is highly regarded as having an explicit focus on integrating language and learning.




                       The American School in London Launches The Learning Institute
                       Congratulations to The American School in London for the establishment of its new Learning Institute. The mission of the Institute is to inspire

                       excellence in teaching and learning through innovative, research-based professional development opportunities for educators worldwide. This

                       summer, four courses will be offered on a range of topical subjects. more>>




                       Columbia University is Accepting Applications for Klingenstein Heads Program
                       – 1 May Deadline!


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                       Every year, 20 Heads of Schools, from around the globe, immerse themselves in two weeks of intensive study and reflection among peers who

                       confront similar challenges, share common experiences and grow through discussion and research. The Program, which is taught by Teachers

                       College and Columbia University professors and guest speaker, is fully-funded, if you are chosen, so submit your application now! For more

                       information, please visit the website.




                       Welcome to our new members …
                                                                                              ExploreLearning & LearningA-Z more>>




                                                                                              Frank Crystal & Co of Florida Inc more>>




                                                                                              Interactive Data Partners more>>




                                                                                              Oxford Study Courses more>>




                                                                                              Qatar Leadership Academy more>>




                                                                                              Wide Angle Media more>>



                                                                                              Cambridge International School, UK more>>




                                                                                              International Community School, Amman, Jordan more>>




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                       Showing some Love for Expat Youth
                       Clements International recently announced its 3rd annual scholarship programme for expatriate students. This is a unique contest in which

                       participants create a video explaining their favourite thing about their host country and its culture. Clements will award a total of $10,000 to students

                       aged 12-18 of any nationality. Entry deadline is 13 May 2011 more>>



                       All ECIS Schools are Invited to Become SAT Test Centers
                       The College Board has launched an initiative to globally expand the SAT Test Center capacity. All ECIS Schools are invited. For more information, visit

                       the website.



                       Teachers International Consultancy Leads New Recruitment Developments
                       Teachers International Consultancy (TIC), a provider of specialist recruitment support for international schools for the past five years, has been

                       selected as the exclusive recruiter for the senior leadership team for the new Epsom College boarding school which will be opening in Kuala Lumpur

                       in September 2012. For great job opportunities, visit TIC's website.



                       Upcoming ECIS Certificate Programmes
                       Next week, for those who have completed SISG Modules 1-3, ECIS will be hosting a SISG Master Class, in Istanbul, a day before our April

                       Conference begins. It's not too late to sign up! Also, SISG Module 3 will take place in May, in London . For more information, please visit the

                       SISG website. July and August, we will be offering ITC Programmes in Cambridge and Atlanta . For more information, please visit the ITC website.



                       A Call for ECIS Committee Volunteers!
                       We are looking for teachers (including primary) of Humanities (Social Studies, Geography, History, Business Studies, Economics, Psychology, TOK ),

                       also teachers for the Environment Committee, Drama, English Language Arts, and Writing Committees. If you would like to volunteer, please

                       contact marylangford@ecis.org.



                       Become an ECIS Webinar Star!
                                                                                        In partnership with Finalsite, ECIS is looking for presenters to present an online ECIS

                                                                                        webinar. If you have something that will serve the ECIS community, and would like to

                                                                                        present an ECIS webinar, then please contact richardherbert@ecis.org for more

                       information. For more information on upcoming ECIS webinars please click here.



                       Why not advertise on the ECIS homepage?                                                                  Dates for your Diary FULL CALENDAR
                       Advertising blocks on the ECIS homepage are now available for 2011. Please see: www.ecis.org
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                       We offer a total of 15 image adverts that rotate on our homepage (these change each time the
                                                                                                                                                                          The ITC is designed to equip teachers with
                       screen is refreshed or reloaded) and with so many monthly visitors we can create wider exposure
                                                                                                                                                                          the global mind-set necessary for successful
                       for your school or organisation. Each image advert can link through to a URL or document of your
                                                                                                                                                                          teaching in the 21st century more>>
                       choice.


                                                                                                                                                                          The SISG is designed to provide professional
                       If you have not already booked your block for this year, please do so ASAP – the image spec is
                                                                                                                                                                          development for high performance board
                       263 x 70 pixels and it must be a static jpg or gif.
                                                                                                                                                                          members/trustees/governors/proprietors/

                       Each block costs £350 per quarter - these go quickly, so please book ahead contact Richard                                                         owners of international schools and school

                       Herbert for more information.                                                                                                                      heads more>>



                                                                                                                                                                          The International Leadership and

                                                                                                                                                                          Management Program is a school-based

                                                                                                                                                                          practitioner programme, designed to impact

                                                                                                                                                                          both directly and indirectly on improved

                                                                                                                                                                          student learning in your school more>>




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