About Chapters International
About Chapters International
About Chapters International
About Chapters International

Upcoming Workshops

Kath Murdoch

Critical to the success of any journey of inquiry is the degree to which the learner is able to both access information and process and communicate ideas. As we inquire, most of the information we encounter is in the form of some kind of text.

Dr. Lisa Lande

This one-day session on Teacher Voice includes has been designed to guide participants through an exploration of teacher voice and how it can be leveraged to amplify success in schools.

Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

Online Workshop: Play-Based Additional Language Classroom in Early Years (In Mandarin)

- Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

21st & 22nd May 2022
线上工作坊: 在玩中习得语言: 低小及幼儿园 (世界语) (讲座使用语言: 普通话)

Implementing play-based language learning with children: From potential to practice. This particular workshop will inquiry with educators in the area of implementing play-based learning in additional language classroom from K-2 from potential to practice.

Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

Online Workshop: Literacy Text and Inquiry: Additional Language (In Mandarin)

- Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

28th & 29th May 2022
线上工作坊: 文本与探究: 世界语 (讲座使用语言:普通话)

The integration of literacy text into student inquiry is an indicator of a good practice in an inquiry-based additional language classroom. For example, a story book as part of a unit of inquiry with a particular social studies emphasis to support student’s conceptual understanding of the unit of inquiry.

Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

Online Workshop: Differentiation Institute (In Mandarin)

- Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th June 2022
线上工作坊: 差异化教学 (讲座使用语言: 普通话)

This particular differentiation institute strives to balance clarifying the strategies and providing enough thinking time for educators to take actions for their immediate implication.

Dr Russell Quaglia Dr Lisa Lande

The Power of Voice in Schools Learning Institute is designed to offer participants an engaging experience exploring Student Voice & Aspirations within the course of an intensive four days of in-person learning.

Jim Knight

Unpacking the Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

- Jim Knight

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August 2022

For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his new book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research in seven success factors that need be a part of any successful coaching program.

Mark Church

The Power of Making Thinking Visible Online Workshop

- Mark Church

10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August 2022

Over the last decade there has been in explosion of interest in how teachers can best build a culture of thinking in their classrooms, nurture students as powerful thinkers and learners, and make thinking visible. These goals are more important in times of disrupted learning than ever.

Anne Van Dam

Listening Intentionally - Documenting Learning in the Early Years

- Anne Van Dam

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th September 2022

This online workshop explores the variety of ways early childhood educators document young children’s learning. A growing body of research points at the importance of documenting, monitoring and interpreting learning as it supports our intention to plan in response to children evolving understanding and questions.

Kath Murdoch

In the true spirit of inquiry Kath has been working hard to develop an online workshop that will ensure teachers continue to have access to practical, professional learning that deepens understanding for classroom and online inquiry.

An Online Workshop - Leading for Inquiry

- Kimberly L. Mitchell, Dan Fouts & Dr. Steven G. Fouts

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September 2022

How do we recognize, model, and support inquiry schoolwide? Inquiry-based classrooms require teachers to step back and engage students in active and deep questioning.

Jim Knight

Unpacking the Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

- Jim Knight

13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd September 2022

For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his new book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research in seven success factors that need be a part of any successful coaching program.

Tricia Friedman

A Collaborative Approach to Co-Constructing LGBTQ+ Inclusion

- Tricia Friedman

13th, 20th, 27th September 2022

This online workshop series explores strategies, resources, and protocols to authentically examine what it means to be an LGBTQ+ inclusive learning organization. This workshop series will invite us to rethink our communication practices in order to build communities where advocacy work can thrive.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Differentiating Instruction: An Online Hands-On Workshop

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

14th, 21st, 28th September & 5th October 2022

The goal of the four-session workshop is to guide teachers in planning differentiated instruction in their classes for a unit in progress or a unit that will be coming up shortly.

Jay McTighe

Based on his 20+ years of experience with the Understanding by Design® framework and newer ideas described in, Leading Modern Learning, 2nd ed. (Solution Tree and ASCD, 2019).

Susan Harris Mackay Matt Karlsen

Story Workshop: Engaging Play And The Arts For Meaning-Making

- Susan Harris Mackay & Matt Karlsen

28th September & 5th, 12th, 19th October 2022

TThis series, designed for educators working with children ages 3-8, explores the theory and practice of Story Workshop - a playful approach to literacy that prioritizes opportunities for making meaning, sharing stories, play, and the arts.

Kath Murdoch

Inquiry as an approach to teaching and learning has long been regarded as a powerful way not only to engage students in their learning, but to challenge them to think more deeply and apply skills and understandings to new contexts.

Kath Murdoch

Inquiry as an approach to teaching and learning has long been regarded as a powerful way not only to engage students in their learning, but to challenge them to think more deeply and apply skills and understandings to new contexts.

Jay McTighe

Jay will present ideas from his recent book, Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects (ASCD, 2020). This session will examine the characteristics of quality performance tasks and explorea set of practical and proven tools for the development of performance tasks to engage students in meaningful learning.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Student engagement skyrockets when learning opportunities are connected with issues that directly affect student’s lives. There is a legitimate and timely fascination in school with phenomena-based learning.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Formative Assessment In A Differentiated Classroom: An Online Workshop

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th October 2022

While there is a great deal of conversation in schools about formative assessment, it is relatively rare to see it implemented in classrooms as it ought to be if the goal is to improve teaching and learning.

Dr. Towanda Harris

Fostering Voice, Choice, and Agency in any Literacy Classroom

- Dr. Towanda Harris

8th, 15th & 22nd October 2022

In this workshop, participants will explore strategies and practices that help create equitable spaces and instructional decisions that place students at the center of the learning. We will identify ways to create spaces inclusive of multiple perspectives and experiences while asking the right questions that engage the learner and center their experiences.

Jim Knight

When it comes to improving instruction, teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators have literally hundreds of options. But what teaching practices are the few that show the greatest potential to improve student learning and engagement? Researchers at the Impact Research Lab have been exploring this question for the past decade.

Jay McTighe

Teaching for Deeper Learning

- Jay McTighe

11th, 18th, 25th October 2022

In this interactive webinar, renowned educator author, Jay McTighe, will address important questions as they explore ideas from the award-winning book, Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making (ASCD, 2020).

Dr. Steven G. Fouts Dan Fouts

Unlocking the Power of Inquiry through Conversations for Middle and High School Educators

- Dr. Steven G. Fouts & Dan Fouts

11th, 18th, 25th October & 1st November 2022

In this online workshop, teachers and instructional leaders will learn a universally designed, three-step protocol for classroom conversations that is useful in building essential questions and fostering more reflective classrooms.

Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

One of the most effective language-in-education programs is ‘immersion,’ a program or method of learning in a second language by being taught almost entirely in that language. Its opposite ‘submersion’ refers to a program or method where by language learners are left to ‘sink or swim.’

Kath Murdoch

Personal Inquiry in the K-6 Classroom

- Kath Murdoch

13th, 27th October & 8th, 22nd November 2022

There has been growing interest in ‘personalised learning’ for many years now. Increasingly, schools are making arrangements to provide more opportunities for learners to learn to be self-directed and to have their needs and interests met through the curriculum.

James Anderson

An Online Workshop: Learnership - The Skills of Learning

- James Anderson

13th, 20th October & 3rd, 10th November 2022

Learnership is the skill of learning. Developing it helps learners get more out of every learning situation. It accelerates student achievement, energises classrooms, and helps reduce teacher stress as students become more active learners and take on increased responsibility for learning.

Ivy Yan Steve Sostak

FUTURE TRENDS & MEDIA LITERACY - Outcome: Humane Technology Interactive experience: Practice futures thinking for teaching & learning; Key concepts & questions for interpreting & creating media.

Kath Murdoch

Critical to the success of any journey of inquiry is the degree to which the learner is able to both access information and process and communicate ideas. As we inquire, most of the information we encounter is in the form of some kind of text.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

How can leaders directly improve the conditions for teaching and learning? We have a genuine opportunity to reconsider format decisions in our schools to address new challenges and open possibilities regarding the structural ecosystem.

Dylan Wiliam

Formative Assessment Online Course - Five 90 Minute Online Sessions

- Dylan Wiliam

22nd, 29th October, 5th, 12th & 19th November 2022

Embedding Formative Assessment - There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning.

Carl Anderson

Individualizer Writing Instruction By Conferring With Students Writers K-8

- Carl Anderson

22nd, 29th October & 5th, 12th November 2022

As a writing teacher, you know that your students are at different levels and have different needs. How can you provide just the right instruction that will help all of your students move forward as writers?

Joe Schmidt Nichelle Pinkney

Classroom Conversations for Stronger Communities

- Joe Schmidt & Nichelle Pinkney

22nd, 29th October & 5th November 2022

Are you (or the educators you support) equipped to engage in discourse around relevant topics of the day, even those that some consider contentious? This series will combine research based best practices and years of classroom and supervisor experience in laying out a "how to" guide that supports student engagement in the classroom.

Jim Knight

Life-Giving Leadership

- Jim Knight

24th October & 3rd, 14th & 21st November 2022

This workshop led by Jim Knight is created for anyone who is in a position of leadership, whether in an administrative role, a teaching role, or a role that lies somewhere in between. Attendees of this workshop will benefit by learning how to effect change within their respective environments.

Jay McTighe

A good essential question serves as a doorway for engaging student inquiry, helps teachers in “uncover” the big ideas of the curriculum, and lead students to deeper understanding. In this session, we will examine key ideas from the best-selling book, Essential Questions: Opening Doorways to Student Understanding (McTighe and Wiggins, 2013).

Susan Harris Mackay Matt Karlsen

Story Workshop: Engaging Play And The Arts For Meaning-Making

- Susan Harris Mackay & Matt Karlsen

29th October & 5th, 12th, 19th November 2022

TThis series, designed for educators working with children ages 3-8, explores the theory and practice of Story Workshop - a playful approach to literacy that prioritizes opportunities for making meaning, sharing stories, play, and the arts.

Jay McTighe

nternationally-renowned author and consultant, Jay McTighe, will share ideas from his most recent book, Assessing Learning in the Classroom – By Design (Teachers College Press, 2021). He will present five underlying assessment principles and examine a set of fundamental questions about the What?, Why? and How? of effective assessment.

Julie Stern

Concept-Driven Learning That Transfers

- Julie Stern

5th, 12th, 19th November 2022

Make learning authentic and relevant. Empower your students for a changing world. Join Julie Stern, author of books in the Concept-Based book series, the Visible Learning series with John Hattie, and her latest book, Learning That Transfers: Designing Curriculum for A Changing World.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

How can we create a living breathing curriculum responsive to the learners in our care? How can support a culture of collaboration between teachers to develop a pathway of engaging learning experiences both vertically and across the school year? Mapping is curricular collaboration.

Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

Deficit-thinking paradigms of the past perceived English learners’ lack of English proficiency as a problem in need of fixing with one of the resultant treatments being the enforcement of English - only policies and practices.

Steve Sostak Ivy Yan

This unique weekend experience, co-facilitated by Steve and Ivy of Inspire Citizens and Grade 7-12 Frankfurt International School (FIS) Student Changemakers, invites educators to explore, experience, learn from, and participate in our 2022-23 Changemakers Conference learning and design journey.

Anne Van Dam

This workshop explores the role of learning spaces and materials in young children’s learning. The learning environment is viewed as the values and ideas that shape the interactions and learning within a school. Spaces are part of the learning environment and reflect the community’s ideas and values about learning.

Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Leading and Coaching a Culture of Thinking

- Dr. Ron Ritchhart

11th November 2022, Baar, Switzerland

A key principle of the Worldwide Cultures of Thinking Project is that for classrooms to be cultures of thinking for students, schools must be cultures of thinking for teachers. Achieving this goal often demands that schools shift and change the types of conversations they must better focus them on issues of teaching and learning than on issues of schooling.

Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Cultures of Thinking in Action: An Inquiry into 10 Guiding Mindsets

- Dr. Ron Ritchhart

12th & 13th November 2022, Baar, Switzerland

During times of change, it is important to lean into our values. Doing so helps us to remain grounded and true to our vision of what a quality education looks and feels like… even as we are buffeted by the unknown forces of change and thrust into new modes of instructional delivery.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Creating Everybody Classrooms: When Inclusion Means Everyone

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

10th, 17th, 24th & 31st January 2023

When we think of “inclusion,” that most often refers to general education classrooms that make provisions to include a few learners with special needs. In those instances, it’s easy for think of the classroom as composed largely of “regular” or “normal” students who are joined by learners who aren’t “regular” or “normal.”