Moving #beyondlaptops…

Tweet Last week was a busy one at YIS. We had our first Digital Citizenship Week, with tons of great learning and reflection opportunities for our middle school students (more to come on this later), two meetings (Tues night & all day Saturday) of our YIS COETAIL cohort, and our #beyondlaptops mini-conference. Needless to say,…

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Advice from an Expert: Dr. Mary Hayden on Measuring 1:1 Sucess

Tweet Last year, YIS implemented a¬†Visiting Scholars Program, which basically means that YIS is willing to host educational researchers looking to conduct research in an international school context. Naturally, our very first visiting scholar was Dr. Mary Hayden, the leading expert, author and researcher on international schools. (Can you tell I’m a big fan? I…

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Two Crises, Many Connections

Tweet It’s hard to believe that this is the second time we (my husband, Alex & I) have made the decision to leave our home due to external situations in under a year. The first time was during the protests in Bangkok, Thailand, where we happened to live right in the middle of the protest…

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COETAIL Comes to Japan!

Tweet I am very excited to announce that starting in September 2011, YIS will host the Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy program that Jeff, Dennis, Chad and I started at ISB two years ago. Our first COETAIL cohort at ISB was such a success that a second one was started almost immediately after;…

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Bridging the Gap

Tweet This has been a fantastic week of learning here in the YIS community. ¬†Actually, it was a pretty special week, because the learning took place on three different levels: within the school, within the wider local community and within our regional, global community. Our week ended with an annual conference we hold at YIS…

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