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01 January 2022

Written by Muchindu Chizyuka - International School of Lusaka

Unpacking the International Curriculum Conference 2023: A Summary of the Inspiring Insights

I had the privilege of attending the International Curriculum Conference for 2023 (ICC23) in Ho Chi Minh City, organized by the International Curriculum Association. Despite the long journey from Zambia to Vietnam, the enriching experience made every mile worthwhile.

The conference united educators from around the globe, fostering a collaborative environment that encouraged the sharing of educational journeys. Informal networking sessions allowed for insightful discussions, motivating me to enhance my teaching practices. It was a platform where curriculum leaders, including myself, exchanged ideas and explored ways to optimize learning using ICA programs.

The keynote on Global Competency resonated with me, energizing my commitment to initiate projects at the International School of Lusaka. Additionally, leading a session on Learner Agency in the IMYC provided an opportunity to share insights and deepen my understanding of the topic.

The exceptional support from ICA staff during session preparation and execution was instrumental. Their encouragement empowers educators to share their expertise confidently. I was honored to contribute to a keynote alongside inspiring colleagues, thanks to the thoughtful session led by Sarah and the team.

Bringing home a wealth of knowledge, I am already sharing insights with my colleagues at the International School of Lusaka, where I've been teaching for thirteen years. Leading the IMYC for seven years, the conference has sparked fresh ideas to enhance learning experiences at ISL.

Celebrating sixty years of existence, ISL offers a diverse international education, embracing IB PYP, IMYC, IGCSE, and IB DP programs. With students and teachers from over 60 countries, ISL creates a rich intercultural learning environment. The school's commitment to developing globally competent students aligns seamlessly with the philosophy of the ICA.

In conclusion, the ICC23 was a transformative experience, fostering collaboration and innovation in education. I am excited about the positive impact these insights will have on the learning journey at the International School of Lusaka.

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