PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND COLLABORATION TIME (PGCT)
Professional Growth and Collaboration Time is run for 2 ¼ hours every Wednesday afternoon and can be run in one of three ways:
ON-SITE TEACHER WORKSHOPS AND LEARNING INSTITUTES
We also offer Weekend Workshops every month. These are free of charge to AISJ staff but are also open to non-AISJ staff for a registration fee of USD 435 for AISA member schools and USD 460 for non-AISA member schools. Details of our current Weekend Workshops calendar can be found here.
All teachers at AISJ work with teaching and learning coaches. Coaches are not supervisors or evaluators; their role is to support teachers with:
Any staff member, teacher, teaching-partner or Principal who wishes to work with a T&L coach may book time with the coach directly.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ORGANIZATION WORKSHOPS
Teachers required to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) may be asked to attend IBDP workshops. Costs for IBDP workshops will not be deducted from the Personal Professional Development allowance for teachers.
Further study is supported and highly encouraged at AISJ.
Study Loans: Teachers may request a study loan through the Human Resources Manager for approved courses.
Course Credits: Staff members who have earned post graduate credits may be eligible to apply for a salary review and band change. Please consult with the Director of Teaching and Learning to ensure that the course/course work can be credited.
AISJ hosts external consultants at various times throughout the school year in an effort to meet school-wide and/or divisional goals. consultants may work in classrooms, meet with teachers during planning times, offer sessions during Professional Growth and Collaboration Time and lead weekend workshops. the cost of consultants is funded by the school. Please see the workshops and conferences page for further details on which consultants are working with us.
|Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts – A Continuation||26 October 3:30PM - 28 October 12:00PM||Tania Lattanzio|
|Service Learning 101||9 November 3:30PM - 11 November 12:00PM||Tara Barton|
|Adaptive Schools||28 November 9:00AM - 1 December 4:00PM||Dorren Merola|
|Instructional Agility||25 January 3:30PM - 27 January 12:00PM||Tom Schimmer|
|Personalised Learning Symposium||15 February 2019 2:30PM - 17 February 2:00PM||Tim Stuart, Sasha Heckman, Jane Pollock, Mat Glover and Chantelle Love|
|WIDA: Scaffolding Learning Through Language||6 April 2019 8:30AM - 7 April 4:30PM||WIDA|
OTHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Teachers may apply to attend professional development held outside of school which may include: