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American International School of Johannesburg Symposium

Building a Collaborative Culture: Working Together for Student Success

American International School of Johannesburg
Feb 16—18, 2024

The purpose of this symposium is to enhance educators’ capacities through practical tools, inspiring ideas, and meaningful connections, with a focus on growing collaborative culture that heightens teacher effectiveness, improves student learning outcomes, and fosters positive environments. Join expert voices from across the spectrum of collaborative work in schools to gain a renewed sense of collective efficacy and inclusive community.

Amplify Learner Voice through Culturally Responsive Formative Assessment

Dr. Paul Bloomberg
Feb 16, 2024

Session 1: Core Concepts

Participants will explore the 6 core concepts of culturally responsive formative assessment and compare their current practice to determine next steps.

Session 2: Cultivate Learning Partnerships with Core Habits of Learning

Participants will learn how to strengthen learning partnerships, a key aspect of formative assessment, through the AISJ portrait of a learner. Educators will learn concrete formative assessment practices to cultivate dispositional learning through a cultural lens.

Session 3: Build a Culture of Critical Friends through Asset-Based Peer Assessment

Participants will learn practical strategies to refine current peer assessment practices through an asset-based cultural lens.

 

Session 1a - Leading Impact Teams: Cultivating an Inquiry Mindset

Dr. Paul Bloomberg
Feb 17, 2024

9:15 – 11:15 am SAST

Participants will learn and experience the Impact Team Collaborative Inquiry  Process (PLC) anchored in human centered design to ensure quality implementation of schoolwide and classroom goals that lead to advancing learner agency. Educators will explore empathetic methods as an approach to better understand and solve puzzles of practice to make progress on school goals.

Session 3a - Activating Student-Led Instructional Rounds to Actualize School Goals

Dr. Paul Bloomberg
Feb 17, 2024

2:15 – 4:15 pm SAST

Educators will learn the key drivers of student-led instructional rounds to refine feedback loops for school improvement. Educators will assess their current practice to determine their next steps.

Session 1b - Leading Impact Teams: Cultivating an Inquiry Mindset

Dr. Paul Bloomberg
Feb 18, 2024

9:15 – 11:00 am SAST

Participants will learn and experience the Impact Team Collaborative Inquiry  Process (PLC) anchored in human centered design to ensure quality implementation of schoolwide and classroom goals that lead to advancing learner agency. Educators will explore empathetic methods as an approach to better understand and solve puzzles of practice to make progress on school goals.

Session 3b - Activating Student-Led Instructional Rounds to Actualize School Goals

Dr. Paul Bloomberg

2:00 – 3:45 pm SAST

Educators will learn the key drivers of student-led instructional rounds to refine feedback loops for school improvement. Educators will assess their current practice to determine their next steps.

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