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InSites Webinar Series: Exclusively For International Schools (Free)

Design Thinking: More Than A Homepage | May 20 & May 22

Your website needs to be more than just an eye-catching homepage — it needs to provide users with a complete understanding of who you are as a brand and school. From color palettes to news modules, every element of your website needs to be carefully thought-out and placed for maximum impact. Join us to learn how design treatments share your school’s mission, spirit and essence, and define your value proposition.

Hosted by Angelo Otterbein

Please join Finalsite for 30 minute webinars exclusively for international schools. We have sessions set up for both Europe, Middle East and Africa times as well as Asia and there is no charge for these events. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Debbie Eisenach.(debbie.eisenach@finalsite.com)

Register here:

Online Moodle Conference – Thursday 28th May – Monday 1st June

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With around six weeks to go, iMoot 2015 is set to be the biggest online Moodle conference for the 6th year running. Check out the huge list of presentations so far!
Join us, and hundreds of other participants to celebrate using Moodle and educating the world!5am Thursday 28th May 2015 to 9am Monday 1st June 2015 (GMT +8)


Keele University (UK) Postgraduate Programmes for International School Teachers in Asia UPDATE

Keele University (UK) now offer the following part-time, semi-distance learning programmes to international school teachers in Asia​-to start August 2015:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi) – for teachers seeking international certification
MA Education (International) – for teachers/administrators seeking an advanced qualification in international education
MBA Education (International) – for teachers/administrators seeking an advanced management/leadership qualification
​EdD (International) – for teachers/administrators seeking a Doctorate in Education (PhD)​

Keele has been delivering such programmes for international schoolteachers/administrators since 2010 and is now the leading global provider.

As you will see from the attached leaflets, all​ programmes are fully taught, assessed, validated and designed by Keele University, UK.

For more information please contact me at s.m.whitehead@keele.ac.uk
Best regards

(Dr) Stephen M. Whitehead
International Programme Coordinator
School of Public Policy and Professional Practice
Keele University (UK)



PGCEI Leaflet 2015 final

MBAEdi Leaflet 2015

MA Leaflet 2015 final

Keele’s MBA on YouTube.com

Keele’s PGCEi on youtube.com

Keele University (Staffordshire), UK, was established in 1949 as the first new British university of the 20th Century. It has a high quality, distinctive academic programme consisting of over 500 dual honours degrees. It is one of the top research universities in the United Kingdom. In 2012 the THES ranked Keele in the World’s Top 100 Best New Universities (under 50). In 2013 the THES ranked Keele in the World’s Top 350 Universities. The 2014 National Student Survey placed Keele Number 1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction. www.keele.ac.uk

Open evening – MA in SEN & Inclusion and PG Cert Primary Computing, 30th March 2015, 6 – 7.30pm

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Dear Colleagues

Please see the attached flyer regarding our upcoming open evening in collaboration with Northampton University (UK) for the MA in SEN & Inclusion and a new PG Cert in Primary Computing on Monday 30th March, 6 – 7:30pm.

If you are interested in either program, this is a great opportunity to meet the lecturers and discuss the details and expectations in person. In addition, teachers currently studying with Northampton as well as teachers who have finished their MA who are happy to answer any questions will be present. We will also have details of our upcoming module in Autism for October 2015.

MA Open House March 2015

Free Online AfL course with Dylan William

Free Online AfL course with Dylan William

Dylan William is running a free online 6 week course on Assessment for Learning in the STEM subjects, in partnership with the Univeristy of Leeds. You can register using the link below:


It starts on the 13th April.

This is one example of the many STEM related courses available on FutureLearn which is the UK hub for MOOCs (most of which are free) – in the science and maths section alone everything from a history of Ebola to the discovery of the Higgs Boson. There may be courses suitable for students, for instance.

Personalised Learning – CPD Report

Brew Your Own CPD

Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere.

That’s great for students but what about teachers? Where’s the personalized learning, the carefully constructed playlists, the pitch-perfect material that fits their grade level and subject needs and interests?

It’s all coming.

A new era of personalized professional development is sweeping into schools. We’ve created this guide to capture the extraordinary changes in PD tools and in the cycle of learning. We look here at tools that support how teachers engage with colleagues; that help teachers learn or find support for implementing fresh strategies and approaches; and that measure how that learning impacts practice in the classroom.

Even better: some teachers and schools are beginning to combine tools to brew their own personalized professional development. Some might choose a combination of Twitter, video libraries of best practice, and a social network for badging. For others, a path to personalized PD might involve in-person coaching and online courses, combined with video feedback tools.

Looking for recipes? Check out our field reports, tool box and analysis. And please share what you’re doing by weighing in at the bottom of the guide. We want to hear from you. Whatever the concoction, teachers should accept no less than personalized and empowered PD.

A Free CPD Report to view:

ASCL – Information about National Curriculum Levels – and Webinar 18th June 2014

Dear Colleagues

Many of you have expressed interest and questions regarding the National Curriculum Levels. Attached is a summary from a recent Panel Debate hosted with ASCL that you may find of interest.

There is a webinar on the 18th June, where Andrew Thraves (Director of Education) will present the latest policy update and how this will impact international schools. (Details and request for a recording to be sent are available on the link below)


Life after A Levels ASCL panel debate_June 2014