• 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???
• 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
• 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.