We were delighted to welcome our schools from Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam to our first ICA Regional Event at British Vietnamese International School, Ho Chi Minh last Friday and Saturday! This professional development event marked the return of our face-to-face events, which we know that all our subscriber schools have missed over the past couple of years.
During the two-day event multiple workshops were held on the first and second level of our three curricula (IEYC, IPC and IMYC). After an impressive Learning Walk around BVISHCMC led by our host school’s Deputy Head of Primary, Mr. Darragh Shanahan and the school’s IPC journey shared by Ms. Ruth Bowler, our Head of the ICA, Ms. Sarah Blackmore gave a warm welcome and introduction to our attendees. Then our teachers and school leaders split into their training groups, where each team received workshops on their chosen curriculum of either the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) or The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) with each session focusing on how to implement or embed the key knowledge, develop the concept and increase understanding.
The workshops were spread out over two days with 6 training sessions taking place in total for each curriculum. Our participants also enjoyed breaks after each session including a lovely afternoon tea to allow for participants to have a chance to exchange ideas and discuss their workshops with teaching peers.
At the end of the event, we received some wonderful feedback from the first set of trainees. Our school leaders and teachers stated that they felt they were heading back to their respective schools with new insight on how to deliver our international curriculums but also practical ways to make an impact in the classroom. Finally, our teachers commented on how they feel as a part of our ICA family that the event was a great way to make fellow curriculum friends, and create professional links with schools in their region.
View upcoming ICA professional development events, which will be hosted in Malaysia and Nepal.