About Chapters International
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About Chapters International
About Chapters International

Upcoming In-Person & Online Workshops

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).

Holly Clark

Online Workshop: The AI Infused Classroom: Teaching and Learning in a World of AI

- Holly Clark

30th September, 7th, 14th, 28th October 2023

Understanding Artificial Intelligence: In this session, we delve into the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence, demystifying its concepts and exploring its potential applications in the educational setting. This session will include information on addressing threats and potential problems.

Kathy Collins In Person tag

A teaching tension may arise when we strive to be well-planned and aligned with colleagues, yet we also want to customize instruction for our own students and infuse our units of study with a spirit of inquiry and the potential for discovery.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Online Workshop: Designing and Leading Learner-Centered Classrooms

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th October 2023

An increasing number of teachers and schools are moving away from test-driven and teacher-centered approaches to instruction, seeking instead to create classrooms in which decisions are made based on learner strengths, interests, and needs rather than on strict “coverage” mandates and pacing guides and in which the aim is to maximize the academic/intellectual, affective, and social development of each learner.

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.

Guy Claxton Kath Murdoch In Person tag

Across the world, there continues to be a growing interest in approaches to teaching and learning that not only help students develop important understandings and skills, but equips them with the dispositions necessary for a life of learning and active citizenship.

Jessica Vance

Nurturing A Culture Of Inquiry-Based Assessment

- Jessica Vance

14th, 21st, 28th October & 4th November 2023

How do we assess our learners while maintaining student agency and a mindset centered around the heart of inquiry? How do we strengthen critical thinking while slowing down for more mindful moments for ourselves and for our students?

Kath Murdoch

Personal Inquiry In The K-6 Classroom

- Kath Murdoch

17th & 24th October, 7th & 14th November 2023

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.

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In Person Workshop: Assessment for Learning

- Dylan Wiliam

20th & 21st October 2023, Doha

There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day formative assessment is the most cost-effective ways to improve student learning.

Carl Anderson

Online Workshop: Differentiating Writing Instruction K-8

- Carl Anderson

21st, 28th October & 4th, 11th November 2023

It’s not a secret: the children in your classroom differ in many ways from each other as writers: Some of them love to write, while others avoid writing. Some have been writing for years, while some haven’t had much opportunity to write in school. Some students have a deeper knowledge than others of the craft of writing. Some move confidently through the stages of the writing process, while some need help with doing so.

Dylan Wiliam In Person tag

In Person Workshop: Assessment for Learning

- Dylan Wiliam

25th & 26th October 2023, Bangkok

There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day formative assessment is the most cost-effective ways to improve student learning.

Jason Ablin

Veteran educator and author, Jason Ablin, brings critical approaches and tools to principals, teacher supervisors, mentors and coaches that will empower them to bring gender equity and fairness to their schools.

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In Person Workshop: Philosophical Thinking in the MS/HS Classroom

- Kimberly L. Mitchell

28th & 29th October 2023, Suzhou China

Thinking through some of life’s biggest questions is one of the hallmarks of an inquiry-based classroom. How do you make time for flexible and expansive thinking with an already packed curriculum? What routines can you use to deepen student inquiry while also teaching new concepts?

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Developing Inquiry Fluency (In Mandarin)

- Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

28th & 29th October 2023, Suzhou China

The definition of Inquiry Fluency entails learners' ability to discern and apply the appropriate strategies in a sequential and scaffolded manner throughout their inquiry journey at each stage of the inquiry cycle.

Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

International schools face a watershed moment as the demography continues to change to the point where most students are multilingual learners. This workshop is the first step towards making the often-heard mantra of every teacher is a language teacher more of a reality.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Formative Assessment In A Differentiated Classroom: An Online Workshop

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd November 2023

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.

Hannah Schneewind Jennifer Scoggin

Online Workshop: Cultivating Independent Reading: Connecting Engagement, Reading Identity and Conferring

- Hannah Schneewind & Dr. Jennifer Scoggin

2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th November 2023

Highlighting the power of independent reading combined with impactful conferring, Jen and Hannah demonstrate how centering a student’s reading identity leads to relevant instructional opportunities and increased student growth.

Tricia Friedman

Online Workshop: Centering Equity in the Era of Generative AI

- Tricia Friedman

2nd, 9th, 16th November 2023

Generative AI tools like ChatGPT have quickly asked us to reimagine assessment practice, policies, and what our priorities are for digital literacy. As we continue to consider how these tools will continue to influence learning we must center equity and inclusion in our conversations.

Alice Jungclaus

Online Workshop: Global Belonging for Inquiry Practitioners

- Alice Jungclaus

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November 2023

How can we use Appreciative Inquiry to successfully create experiences that promote a deep sense of belonging in schools? How do interconnectedness, empathy and shared responsibility foster a sense of belonging for ourselves, for students and for the wider learning community?

Jason Ablin

Veteran educator and author, Jason Ablin, brings critical approaches and tools to principals, teacher supervisors, mentors and coaches that will empower them to bring gender equity and fairness to their schools.

Anne Van Dam

This online workshop explores how early childhood educators can support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills through play and adult initiated focused learning engagements. By acknowledging young learners as active meaning makers, we recognize they bring experiences, understandings and curiosities to our schools that draw on many different symbolic modalities.

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The Asian Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

- Jim Knight

15th - 19th November 2023, South Korea

The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is a focused and intensive professional development opportunity based on 20+ years of research. It provides a big-picture view of instructional coaching and includes an exhaustive learning opportunity covering five coaching areas presented in Jim Knight’s bestselling books and research.

Damian Cooper

In most classrooms I visit, teachers and students have in their hands the most powerful assessment tools for improving student learning that I have seen in more than 40 years as an educator: tablets and Smartphones.

Kath Murdoch In Person tag

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.

Jim Knight

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.

Kath Murdoch In Person tag

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.

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In-Person Workshop: Teaching and Learning through Inquiry for K-8 Teachers

- Kath Murdoch

25th & 26th November 2023, Hồ Chí Minh City

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.

Mark Church In Person tag

When Thinking Becomes Routine: The Power of Making Thinking Visible

- Mark Church

25th & 26th November 2023, Shenzhen China

Over the last decade there has been an explosion of interest in how teachers can best build a culture of thinking in their classrooms, nurture students as powerful thinkers and learners, and foster student engagement.

Carl Anderson Dan Feigelson In Person tag

Individual conferences are the most powerful teaching we do with young readers and writers. These 1:1 meetings with children are not just our best opportunity to target literacy instruction to individual strengths and needs, but also to teach student ownership of learning.

Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

The time has come to rethink past policies and practices so that all school leaders and teachers develop responsive mindsets and actions. First and foremost is a call for EAL specialists to shift from ‘fixers of learners’ TO ‘collaborators, consultants, and coaches’ in order to build and sustain an advocacy ecosystem where multilingual learners benefit from all teachers as language teachers.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Creating "Everybody Classrooms": When Inclusion Means Everyone

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

10th, 17th, 24th & 31st January 2024

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.”

Jason Ablin

Solving the Gender Equation in Our Schools

- Jason Ablin

10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January 2024

In this interactive webinar, educator and author, Jason Ablin, will help educators and school leaders see the ways gender shows up explicitly and implicitly throughout our students’ experiences in K-12 education. Educators examine language patterns built into daily parlance which come to define students’ experiences of gender expectations.

Carl Anderson Matt Glover

Increase the Level of Student Engagement in Your Writing Workshop!

- Carl Anderson & Matt Glover

13th & 20th January 2024

Student engagement is critical to learning. We know that when students are engaged, it has a huge impact on whether students retain and reapply what they learn in the future. However, all too often, students aren’t that engaged in writing, and write mostly out of compliance, or don’t write that much at all.

Dr Gholdy Muhammad In Person tag

The professional development included in this description will provide interactive and foundational experiences of culturally and historically responsive education to teachers and leaders. The session will blend history, theory, and practical/engaging approaches for understanding and implementing CHRE instructional practices.

Mark Church

What is mathematical understanding and how does it develop? What types of thinking moves help students both retain what they learn and transfer it to new and unfamiliar mathematical contexts? When students make their thinking visible routinely, what insights can educators glean in order to plan further instructional moves and create ongoing mathematics learning opportunities.

Kailyn Fullerton

Online Workshop: Social-Emotional Learning for Educators

- Kailyn Fullerton

17th, 24th, 31st January, 7th February 2024

As educators, we know that developing social-emotional competencies is beneficial for our students. However, did you know that it is equally supportive for us? Actually, leading SEL researchers and organizations all advise that before incorporating SEL in the classroom, educators, leaders and other adults in the lives of youth would benefit from deepening their own SEL practices and understanding.

Sara K Ahmed

Drawing from Sara's books, Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension and Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry (co-authored with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels), participants will spend time unpacking social comprehension principles: exploring personal identities, listening actively, being candid, becoming better informed, finding humanity in ourselves, and facing crisis together.

Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs

How can we streamline a bloated curriculum that piles relentless demands on teachers and students? This workshop will address not only the problem but a process for determining what to cut out, cut back, consolidate and create in your school setting K-12. But, there is more. It is insufficient to simply remove curriculum.

Yong Zhao In Person tag

We have not seen significant improvement in educational quality over the past several decades despite all the reform efforts, but we have seen a significant decline in students psychological and social wellbeing. We have experienced massive transformations in society through technology over the past few decades, but we have not seen major changes in how schools operate.

Clare Landrigan

Assessment is an integral part of instruction when it is used to find the stories of our readers and writers. This course will focus on using formative assessment throughout your instructional model. We will explore a step-by-step process that links formative assessment and instructional planning to create purposeful, responsive small group learning experiences for students.

Carl Anderson

Learn the Secret to Teaching Students How to Write Well: Teach with Mentor Texts

- Carl Anderson

13th, 20th, 27th February & 5th March 2024

Every writing teacher has this question: How do I teach my students to write well? The answer? Teach with mentor texts. To help students learn how to craft their writing in effective and beautiful ways, students need to see and study mentor texts in mini-lessons, small group lessons, and individual writing conferences in the writing workshop.

Fiona Zinn

In an article titled Pedagogical Documentation: Impossible Goal posts and Imaginary Enemies, Fiona Zinn writes about how the practice of pedagogical documentation can support the researching teacher through a collaborative process of analysis, interpretation and reflection.

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Getting Personal with Inquiry Learning (K-8)

- Kath Murdoch

24th & 25th February 2024, Dubai

There has been growing interest in 'personalized 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.

Mark Church

For a number of years, teachers around the world have popularized Making Thinking Visible practices - namely the use of thinking routines. Early childhood educators are no exception to this phenomenon, often showing keen interest in creating a culture of thinking for very young learners.

Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

Translanguaging: An Asset-Based Approach for Schooling Multilingual Learners

- Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 2024

Two past paradigms in EAL account for the historical practice of English-only policies and practices in schools: (1) it was believed that ‘more and only’ English was the quickest path to English-language acquisition and (2) deficit-thinking positioned students learning English as needing to be ‘fixed’ as quickly as possible with the solution being the enforcement of English-only policies and practices.

Clare Landrigan

A classroom library is the heart and soul of a classroom community. Books serve as an additional teacher in the room when we design this space to support our readers and writers. A classroom library makeover can make all the difference!

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In-Person Workshop: Teaching and Learning through Inquiry for K-8 Teachers

- Kath Murdoch

16th & 17th March 2024, Sofia, Bulgaria

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.

Mark Church In Person tag

The use of thinking routines and other Making Thinking Visible practices has gained popularity in classrooms throughout the world. A question that often comes up is “But how do I do this in mathematics?” To even begin to answer this question, we must first explore what the “this” actually is.

Anne Van Dam

Join us for an insightful online workshop that goes beyond the surface of learner agency. Throughout this transformative journey, participants will explore the profound connection between children's identities, rights, and the educational environments we shape for them.

Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

Effective collaboration requires us to embrace a new way of working to push past the traditional roles and responsibilities of content and language teachers of multilingual learners.

Kath Murdoch In Person tag

In the inquiry classroom, we aim to nurture learners who see themselves as capable, curious, resourceful individuals with a strong sense of agency. There is growing evidence of the importance of nurturing the kinds of dispositions and skills associated with agency.

Jim Knight In Person tag

The European Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

- Jim Knight

17th - 21st April 2024, Paris

The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is a focused and intensive professional development opportunity based on 20+ years of research. It provides a big-picture view of instructional coaching and includes an exhaustive learning opportunity covering five coaching areas presented in Jim Knight’s bestselling books and research.

Jay McTighe In Person tag

For twenty-five years, the award-wining Understanding by Design® framework has been used world-wide to develop effective and engaging curriculum. Join UbD co-author, Jay McTighe, to explore a set of key educational questions: What is understanding and how does it differ from “knowing”?