Trusted Professional Learning Courses for International School Teachers
Why Register for Courses on IES' Professional Learning Marketplace?
At IES, we are committed to helping teachers, schools, and students during this challenging time. By working with our professional learning providers, you will gain practical takeaways to meet your professional development needs. You will also find a depth and range in key online teacher training categories. Our online professional learning specialists understand what works for teachers and what doesn’t, which helps create a deeper understanding.
We look forward to helping you reach your professional learning goals to improve the the quality of your teaching, and ultimately, positively impact your students’ learning experiences!
How Will My School Benefit?
Schools will find multiple ways to learn effectively with the IES marketplace. Our Online Teacher Training allows you to maximize the benefits of your budgeted allocation for staff and teacher professional development. You will find online courses that fit your specific needs and staff will gain skills that are essential for anyone who wants to work in team situations.
Schools around the world have transitioned to remote learning by adopting best practices and listening to proficient leaders in the field of online professional development. Find out what you can learn from them too!
Why register for courses on IES Professional Learning Marketplace?
At IES we are committed to helping teachers, schools, and students during this challenging time. Everyone who participates with our professional learning providers will find practical takeaways that meet their professional development needs. You will find a depth and range in key online teacher training categories. The online courses for our teaching community will enable a deeper understanding from our online professional learning specialists who have learned what works and what does not. We look forward in helping you reach your professional learning goals, so that the quality of your teaching improves and consequently you have a positive impact on your students learning experiences.
What will be benefits for schools?
Schools will find multiple ways to learn effectively at the IES marketplace. We have Online Teacher Training that will allow you to maximize the benefit of the budgeted allocation for your staff and teacher professional development. You will find online courses, that fit your specific context, and especially find skills that are essential for anyone who wants to work with others within a team situation. Teaching and leading online may well feel lonely, but you are not alone.
Schools around the world have transitioned to remote learning by adopting best practice and listening to proficient leaders in the field of online professional development. What can you learn from them?
Throughout the training course, Henry invited professionals such as a foreign teacher, a parent, and an operations director to share their customer service encounters with the school's staff members. He also meticulously put all of us in groups to ensure diversity and encourage in-depth sharing. Henry also created case studies for us to role-play and practice the techniques. The case studies helped us to see challenges from the perspectives of colleagues in various departments. The whole training has given me two biggest inspirations: first, providing legendary service is teamwork.
I can honestly say it has been an amazing learning experience that I’m so glad I took. The readings and videos made things very clear to understand and the high expectations of case study tasks ensured I put new knowledge and strategies into practise. My students are delighted that their home language is being celebrated and used more in the classroom and I can see the improvement in their English language as a result. Thank you for such a positive experience.
Kyle worked closely with 24 members of our staff through a pbl immersive program. As a result of his work, our students have examined the intersection between space and music, our outdoor leadership coordinator re-designed our service trips to include project based learning activities rooted to reach the SDG goals. Even educators that didn’t take the program have gotten wind and are looking to integrate more projects in their units. Working with Kyle was a dream come true. He comes with that kind of energy that re-ignites dormant passions. That paired with his deep understanding of PBL theoretically and practically through his many years of experience, and the plethora of schools he’s partnered with; provide foundation and motivation for our teachers to thrive in developing pbl units. His program is perfect for schools that are re-envisioning education for the future where learning isn’t dictated from the top down, but from student inquiry; and where departments don’t work in silos, but work collaboratively. <p class="LC20lb DKV0Md"> </p>
Kyle was very organized and thoughtful in his delivery, had a very strong knowledge in the area, and was very supportive for those who are new to project-based learning, or already had a very good knowledge of the approach. Kyle had excellent follow up, checked in with us and answered all our questions. And now our teachers have the confidence to try this approach in their classrooms, and this is having a great impact on learning here at BCIS. <p class="LC20lb DKV0Md"></p>
In June 2020, as we completed three months of pandemic-induced remote teaching, we anticipated needing to start the following school year virtually as well. We were looking for a professional development experience that would help our teachers build a shared set of beliefs and strategies connected to distance learning, while not overwhelming them. We chose the four-part “Effective Instructional Strategies for Online Classrooms” webinar for our entire faculty, and the team at VHS helped tailor this course to our particular schedule and context. The presentations were informative, and the readings and online discussions were effective in generating good discussion. Thank you VHS!
Ole Bernard (OB) Sealey
We used VHS learning to help coordinate our distance learning plan. We had a series of teacher “champions” take the 4 week courses and another group of “advocates” follow the webinar series. These teachers grew as practitioners and were able to put student and teacher voice into our plan. Each champion presented a section of their course and essential agreements around best practices within our school context were established. VHS were extremely helpful and flexible and this PD was exceptional value for money. <p class="LC20lb DKV0Md"></p>
It was truly astounding how positive the feedback was…, even from some of our most skeptical members of staff! Everyone gained a huge amount of knowledge and understanding… Not only were teachers upskilled, but there was also a sense of renewed motivation and energy for literacy teaching… It is nearly two years on, and we are still drawing on this energy! Administrators were equally impressed with the work and on a personal note, as Leader of Literacy, Erin’s coaching was some of the best PD I have ever had.