Parent Education at ISB


ISB Learns - Parent Education

ISB talks about how we are Different by Design, but what makes an ISB education uniquely valuable to prepare your children for the future?

We would say it is the planning and intentionality of the choices we make as a school, the program we offer and how we create the learning experiences for your children.

We offer a series of events throughout the school year for parents who are interested in learning more about the program we offer, our approach to learning and how they can better support children at home. During these times you will learn from a variety of experts from both inside and outside of the school. There will also be the opportunity for discussion and questions.

Upcoming Parent Workshops

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Visiting Experts

Visiting Experts

Tanya Crossman ISB Learns Series
Tanya Crossman - Third Culture Kids

Tanya Crossman is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on Third Culture Kids and issues facing cross-cultural families. She is the author of Misunderstood: The Impacts of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century, which articulates the experiences of young people growing up cross-culturally. Tanya is passionate about coming alongside cross-cultural families with information, encouragement, and support. Tanya lived in China for over ten years from 2004-2012 and recently returned to Beijing. 

Emily DeLiddo ISB Learns Series
Emily DeLiddo - Balanced Literacy

Emily DeLiddo was a senior staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) at Columbia University for close to twelve years. She travels to schools nationally and internationally modeling lessons and leading study groups around balanced literacy. 

Nyssa Brown ISB Learns Series
Nyssa Brown - Global Music

Nyssa Brown is an elementary music teacher at the American School of the Hague in the Netherlands with K-9 vocal/choral music experience in the U.S., and abroad while presenting at local, regional, national, and international conferences on topics that include global music, 21st Century Skills in the music classroom, technology integration, curriculum/assessment writing, and professional learning. Nyssa was one of ten finalist for the 2004 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and received a prestigious Milken Educator Award in 2004. Passionate about teaching in a global context, Nyssa taught at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India and in both Namibia and South Africa, through a fellowship offered by the Eastman School of Music's Umculo: The Kimberly Project.

Dr. José Medina ISB Learns Series
Dr. José Medina - SIOP, Dual Language

Dr. José Medina is the Chief Educational Advocate at Educational Solutions, a consulting company that serves to create educational access for all students, their families, and the communities they live in. With a specific focus on meeting the needs of emergent bilingual students and language learners, he provides a broad range of support to educational entities throughout the United States and internationally. 

Jennifer Chang-Wathall ISB Learns Series
Jennifer Chang-Wathall - Integrated Math

Jennifer Chang-Wathall is an independent educational consultant, author and part-time instructor for the University of Hong Kong. With over 25 years of experience in the education field, Jennifer has worked in several international schools including South Island School, Hong Kong and The United Nations International School, New York and Island School, Hong Kong. 

Amy Burke and Kevin Hawkins ISB Learns Series
Amy Burke & Kevin Hawkings - Mindfulness

Co-founders of MindWell, supporting educational communities to foster wellbeing through mindfulness and social emotional learning (SEL), Amy Burke and Kevin Hawkings work internationally as teacher trainers and providing workshops and retreats for educators, students, and parents with a focus on self-care, and stress management. 

Paul Anderson ISB Learn Series
Paul Anderson - NGSS

Paul Anderson is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT, USA. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTub science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. in 2012 Paul was selected by YourTube as one of team YouTube Edu Gurus. Paul's specialties include the Next Generation Science Standards, educational technology, the flipped classroom, and effective classroom design. 

Matt Glover ISB Learns Series
Matt Glover - Writing Workshop

Matt Glover is a full-time educational consultant and co-author, with Kathy Collins, of I Am Reading. He is the author of the Heinemann title Engaging Young Writers, co-author with Mary Alice berry of Projecting Possibilities for Writers, and co-author with Katie Wood Ray of Already Ready and Watch Katie and Matt ... Sit Down and Teach Up, a video enhanced ebook that combines video and text to examine conferring with young writers. A nationally known literacy consultant, Matt is a frequent presenter at conferences and in school districts on topics related to nurturing writers and supporting children's intellectual growth and development. 

Marie Alcock ISB Learns Series
Marie Alcock - Integrated Curriculum

Marie Alcock is the president of Learning Systems Associates, providing support for school organizations embracing curriculum change, from the first inquiry to advanced applications. Marie serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment design. She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate. Marie has been working with schools to improve student motivation and literacy development through digital tools and game design. 

Kendall Zoller, EdD ISB Learns Series
Kendall Zoller, EdD - Adaptive Schools

Kendall Zoller, EdD, is an author, educator, researcher, and international presenter in communicative intelligence, presentation and facilitation skills, leadership, and adaptive schools. Kendall has authored over three dozen reviewed book chapters and journal articles on topics of communication, community, and leadership for educators and law enforcement. He is also a contributing author to sections of the Adaptive Schools Source Book. His work on leadership and presentation skills takes him to schools, districts, universities, state agencies, and corporations around the world.