Center for Teaching & Learning
Welcome to Teaching and Learning at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ).
Our vision is to improve student learning by developing teacher practices through collaboration and professional development. The Teaching and Learning Center is staffed by the Director of Teaching and Learning, two Teaching and Learning Coaches, the Service Learning Coordinator, Director of Technology and the Teaching and Learning Administrator. The team works collaboratively with divisional principals to build, reinforce and assist faculty both within and outside the classroom through services tailored to meet individual and group needs
AISJ educates children from over 100 different nationalities and we are used to accommodating the diverse needs of expatriate students. We embrace diversity and differentiate to support student's individual learning needs.
The curriculum at AISJ is based on our school mission and vision for best practices in teaching and learning. It is framed and organized around standards and benchmarks that develop the understandings, knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for all students to be successful. Engaging, relevant, and challenging units of study are continuously renewed so that we reach all of our students and cater to their diverse needs. Teachers at AISJ translate the written curriculum into a challenging road map of inquiry-based learning. Differentiation strategies are used to further support students’ individual learning needs.
A nurturing learning environment, small class sizes, and a range of teaching strategies aim to provide optimal learning opportunities for all students.