ASB offers ongoing Professional Learning opportunities for teachers to intentionally teach 21st Century Skills. Our programs and courses assist our faculty in developing new skills that are at the forefront of educational research and innovation.
The most important Professional Learning comes from our "experts" in the building at ASB.
- Our teachers delve into different pedagogues from project-based learning to visible thinking.
- They explore gamification of the curriculum to using online technologies as instructional tools.
- Our teachers collaborate to learn more about instructional practices and enrich their tool kits.
- We provide a place for teachers to highlight their interests and techniques so that other teachers know who to talk to when they have a question about a new way to approach teaching and learning.
We have an everyday expectation of collaboration and learning from colleagues. Our established structures and partnerships support individuals’ continued learning and growth.
We partner with higher education institutions to provide online and face-to-face degrees and courses. These include:
- Certificate programs
- Internship programs
We have worked with Boston University, SUNY Buffalo, and the University of Northern Iowa.
Professional Development In Action
Each day, our teachers meet to plan together, either in subject area or grade level teams. They work with instructional coaches to develop diagnostic assessments using data about students. Coaches also support teachers in finding instructional approaches that best meet the children's needs.
Educational Technology coaches help find programs and new applications that will deepen student learning. Our Academic Support and English as an Additional Language Coaches also empower the students. They consult with the classroom teachers to share intuitive ways for supporting the students.
Conferences and Events
ASB organizes and hosts several educational conferences and events to enhance Professional Learning for our community. Faculty, staff, and educators from international schools across the world, India, and Mumbai participate in them.
In addition to on-site conferences, our campuses and teams host several learning events every year. These include IB Diploma and PYP Conferences, and Fountas and Pinnell training. We also organize the highly select international Google Apps for Education Summits. We are currently running our annual Teacher Training Program (TTP) virtually for local teachers in our partner NGOs.