22gigantes.com - Transform your school into a high-performing, student-centered PLC. Tailored specifically to international schools, this resource will guide you through every aspect of PLC implementation. The book’s contributors are all international-school educators with firsthand experience successfully reculturing their schools into PLCs. They offer real-world examples, strategies, and techniques to bring unparalleled professional growth to international teachers. Each chapter includes research-based recommendations for and authentic examples of systemic PLC implementation.BenefitsDefine the professional learning community process and understand how third culture kids can particularly benefit from PLCs.Shift from a teacher-focused school to a learning-focused culture.Understand the strengths and challenges of implementing PLCs in already high-performing schools.Learn to work in collaborative teams across grade levels, departments, and courses.Create a guaranteed, viable curriculum for the unique characteristics of international school students.ContentsIntroduction Making the Case for Professional Learning Communities in International Schools1 Building a PLC Culture in International Schools—A Superintendent’s Perspective2 Understanding the International School Student3 Understanding the International School Teacher4 Creating a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum in International Schools5 Creating a Learning-Focused International School6 Creating an Inclusive International School7 Harnessing the Potential of Singleton Teachers in International Schools8 Building a Progressive International School9 Learning from the Jakarta Intercultural School Story10 Transforming the Singapore American SchoolIndex
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With examples, resources, recommendations, and data, the contributors provide a roadmap for already high-performing schools that want to ensure that every student grows and achieves. --Deborah Welch, CEO, Academy for International School Heads; Former Director, American School of Doha and Deputy Head of Learning, International School BangkokIf you're serious about student learning, about improving your own teaching, about stabilizing your International School's promise and outcomes, then this book is for you. --Timothy P. Shuman, Regional Director for International Schools, Association of Christian Schools International From the Author The authors' hope is that this book will be read in the spirit that it was written.We wrote it with a desire to share our PLC journeys with our international school colleagues not because we believe that we have done it right but because we believe that there are lessons to learn from successes and failures. We offer this book in a spirit of humility, not arrogance, and with a spirit of collaboration, not isolation. About the Author Timothy S. Stuart, EdD, is executive director of strategic programs at the Singapore American School. In this role, he serves as the chief architect for research and development and supports strategic school reform. As the former high school principal of Singapore American School, he led his division through the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ implementation process, culminating in recognition as a PLC exemplar school. Dr. Stuart also served as the high school principal of Jakarta International School, where he helped introduce the PLC construct. JIS is now also recognized as a PLC exemplar school. Dr. Stuart has been an international and cross-cultural educator for 25 years, serving schools in Turkey, Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore, and on a Navajo reservation in the United States. An editor and a contributing author of several books, Dr. Stuart is coauthor of Children at Promise and Raising Children at Promise. He holds an EdD from Seattle Pacific University, an MEd from The College of New Jersey, and a BA from Wheaton College.
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