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ISA Briefing (new schools)


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Briefing presentation for schools interested in applying for the International School Award (2011-12)

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ISA Briefing (new schools)

  1. 1. International School Award (ISA) -guidance for new schools-
  2. 2. <ul><li>Benchmarking scheme that recognises schools for their exemplary work in bringing an international dimension and global education in the curriculum, and innovation in classroom transaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality international experience for every teacher and every student </li></ul>What is ISA?
  3. 3. <ul><li>accreditation for three years </li></ul><ul><li>trophy for the school & certificates for the ISA team </li></ul><ul><li>use of ISA logo as a kitemark on school stationery </li></ul>The Award
  4. 4. <ul><li>provides a framework for international work throughout the school year </li></ul><ul><li>involves whole-school participation and is completely inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>encourages disciplined way of documenting work </li></ul><ul><li>supports school’s efforts rather than inspect each activity </li></ul><ul><li>can be used as a positive media/ PR tool </li></ul><ul><li>facilitates links with schools, organisations and individuals around the world </li></ul>ISA is a unique accreditation scheme that
  5. 5. <ul><li>structured framework for entire year’s activity </li></ul><ul><li>blueprint that spells out a clear plan of activities with duration, subject areas & classes involved </li></ul><ul><li>delineates responsibility of teachers for different activities </li></ul><ul><li>also spells out evaluation methods to determine the impact of the activity </li></ul>Action Plan
  6. 6. <ul><li>curriculum-based activities spread over the academic year </li></ul><ul><li>mix of independent activities & collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>range of classes & subjects </li></ul><ul><li>expected outcome & evaluation of every activity </li></ul>Essential aspects of the Action Plan
  7. 7. <ul><li>Projects/ activities with overseas schools </li></ul><ul><li>Online international projects </li></ul><ul><li>Community links and personal contacts </li></ul><ul><li>International activities within the school </li></ul>Bringing international dimension
  8. 8. A good Action Plan Mix 80 % 10% 10% Joint project/ activity with an overseas school Online international projects International activities within school
  9. 9. Applying for ISA 2011-12 <ul><li>Registration fee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All independent, privately managed and funded schools have to pay a one time registration fee of Rs.15,000 to participate in ISA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deadline for applying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interested schools should complete the nomination form and return it to the local British Council office along with the registration fee (payable by cheque or demand draft drawn in favour of ‘British Council Division’) by 18 March 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ISA Action Plan should be submitted to the local British Council office by 11 April 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>January 2011 Application Opens </li></ul><ul><li>Feb - Mar 2011 Briefing Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>11 April 2011 Deadline for submission of Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>30 April 2011 Assessment of Action Plans completed </li></ul><ul><li>Oct - Nov 2011 Mid Year Review Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>28 February 2012 Deadlines for submission of Dossier </li></ul><ul><li>March 2012 Assessment of Dossiers </li></ul><ul><li>April 2012 Announcement of results </li></ul>Timetable
  11. 11. Support and Information <ul><li>Email us at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the your local British Council office </li></ul>