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Community Learning Exchanges: A Road Map to Equity within International School


Educators within international school contexts are proponents of equity and believe that they listen to and advocate for the local teaching assistants, aides, and staff. However, issues of power, organizational structures, and lack of sociocultural knowledge and awareness create divides between the foreign teachers and the local teachers in international school settings. This workshop examins ways international schools can take charge of an equity agenda by creating networked innovation communities that are grounded in a paradigm of hope. Tosca's research indicated that tensions exist between local and foreign hired teachers that are grounded in equity issues and the use of promising practices such as Community Learning Exchanges and Networked Innovation Communities may work to mitigate these tensions.

Participants will learn to use appreciative inquiry to create stronger relationships of equity between teachers within international school contexts and come away with resources to enact change within their contexts.

Saturday & Sunday - 8:30 - 4:00PM

Coffee/Tea and lunch will be provided.

Full hotel, travel and visa information can be found here.

Ticket prices are in USD. Local bank transfer in RMB can be arranged. For more information about this or anything else please contact Angela Ke.

Tosca Killoran has been teaching in the IB international community in Asia and Europe since 2000. Tosca acts as an EDTech consultant to international schools as well as a presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions. As a doctoral student, Tosca’s published research focuses on innovation in education. She co-founded ED-ucation Publishing, founded TEDxYouth@BIS, and TEDxYouth@NIST in order to give a voice to #youthchangemakers. She is an Amazon bestseller author of children’s books, a website designer and app creative director. Her passion is character education, service learning and providing opportunities for learning communities to grow. At her last job Tosca was the Makerspace and Design Thinking Coordinator at NIST International School. Now as the Director of LEVEL5 she is eager to share those experiences with you!



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Event Details

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 8:30am - Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Pricing Info: 
$290 – $340
Booking Phone Number: 
Booking online
Place Name (Optional): 
Shekou International School (SIS)
Average: 4 (29 votes)

Shekou International School (SIS) was the first international school established in Shenzhen and is celebrating 30 years of educating children from around the world this year. With nearly 1,000 students representing almost 40 different countries including the US, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, France and Germany, SIS has a lot to celebrate. SIS is ranked in the top 15% of all IB Diploma Programmes worldwide and is recognized as a leader in the region. Apple has named SIS an Apple Distinguished School for its internationally recognized program of learning innovation. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership. Read more »

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
Jing Shan Villas, Nan Hai Road, Shekou, Shenzhen
Place Phone: 
+86 755-26693669
call us: +86-755-3395-5850