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    • • My background & my school’s library• Types of international schools• IB pedagogy & practice• Professional & personal advantages• How to find overseas jobs• Things to consider• A few warnings• Questions???
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/caitlinator/3121199491/lightbox/
    • • Department of Defense (DoDs)• “International” Schools – American, British, French, German curriculum w/ local population• “Truly” International Schools – International Baccalaureate and/or a national curriculum – Students of multiple nationalities
    • • Primary Years Programme (PYP) 3 – 12 years• Middle Years Programme (MYP) 11 – 16 years• Diploma Programme (DP) 16 – 19 years
    • ”Focuses on the development of thewhole child as an inquirer, both in theclassroom and in the world outside”
    • “Encourages students to embrace and understand the connections betweentraditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers”
    • “An academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond”
    • • Assessing the needs of a diverse population – Foreign language section – Evaluating for pro-Western bias – Navigating cultural sensitivities
    • • Travel!• Teaching Calendar
    • • Every school is unique!!!• Housing/Allowance• Shipping/Settlement/Flights• Health insurance• Children’s tuition• Retirement• Bonuses• Other perks
    • • The International Educator• University of Northern Iowa• International School Services• Search Associates
    • • Recruitment Season (December – February)• Before the fair: – Register (I suggest doing this before October) – Complete application – Solicit Recommendations – ask for home phone #s – Research schools & their curriculum framework – (Contact Schools?)
    • • Timeline• Some (un)usual practices• Be ready to make a decision
    • • School’s Mission/Vision• Accreditation• Administration• Ask for contact info of current teachers• International Schools Review
    • • City vs. rural• Connectedness to the rest of the world• “Developed” vs. “developing”• Health Care• Size of the school• Culture of the teaching staff
    • • Prepare for Culture Shock • In your new home • And when you return• Teaching overseas is ADDICTING!
    • • Farin Mendis• Matthew Mendis• Jacob Johnson of AISB• http://mapsof.net/map/maryland-flag-map• http://www.studentorg.umd.edu/nscs/• http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/• http://hughsonhealthcoaching.com/my-training-1-0• http://bostoncatholicinsider.wordpress.com• http://www.isa.nl/09/homepage/homepage.html• http://www.aisb.ro/• http://www.ischool.umd.edu/
    • http://www.ibo.org/Hurd, J. (2011). A World of Possibilities. School Library Journal, 57(11), 46-49.