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Personalized Learning through the Passion Project


ISB has made a commitment to personalized learning as one of our Strategic Initiatives.   Personalized Learning is offering a variety of student opportunities and resources that fosters students’ learning, allowing them to design learning experiences…

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Thinking PD and Learning 2.017 in Shanghai Next Year


We have been busy confirming all of the ISB professional learning for next year.  All dates are posted on the calendar on this page. We have a lot going on next year to support you…

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Multiple-Choice can be a Solid Choice


With a move to standards based assessments, there is often a perception that everything must have a rubric and that multiple-choice questions are a big no-no.  This is a misconception.  Selected response questions are very…

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The Power of Feedback; Reflections from a Paddle Board Yogi


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School/High School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator Like most teachers, I consider myself a life-long learner.  Typically, my learning and growth centers around the field of education, so when an opportunity…

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OneDay 2017


At ISB, OneDay is a day in which middle school students can design their learning.  OneDay gives students the time to follow their passions and individually personalize their learning for the day.  Teachers facilitated the…

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Learning to Learn with a MakerSpace


I found this great blog post about MakerSpaces. Please have a read and write your comments below. Making, Maker Centred Learning and STEAM fit neatly alongside Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) for many schools. Commonly this…

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Design@ISB


 Why is design an essential part of a school’s curriculum? The most important benefits of Design classes and/or units in the curriculum are: complex thinking, development of technical skills, analysis of media and products around…

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Five Myths of Standards-Based Grading


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School/High School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator Assessment Consultant, Tom Schimmer helps us address common misinterpretations that sometimes get in the way of sound assessment practices This week we welcomed assessment…

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Upcoming Ed Tech PD


This entry is cross-posted on the Ed Tech blog. As teachers in China, we’re lucky to be working in a region with amazing professional development opportunities, particularly related to educational technology. Here is a (probably…

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Inquire into This


Why? How come? What if? If you have children or teach or have spent any time around young children, then you know that these are some of their favorite words. Kids love asking questions. It…

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