Professional Learning for International Educators

Professional Learning International partners with presenters and workshop leaders in the field of education to bring the best professional development opportunities from around the globe to international school educators. Where possible we partner with schools to achieve the best rates for both the host school and international teachers in the region.

Professional Learning International was founded in 2014 by two experienced international school teachers with a goal of making professional learning opportunities more affordable and accessible for international educators and schools.

As we continue to expand our services, Professional Learning International is in the midst of creating a range of  resources that can be utilized by administrators, Department Heads and team leaders to further assist in professional development within schools.

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2018 Dr. H Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois A. Lanning Certification Institute for Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Trainers and Presenters

This institute provides the opportunity for you to become a qualified Concept-Based presenter and trainer.  Once certified, you will have permission to use Dr. H. Lynn Erickson’s and Dr. Lois Lanning’s copyright training materials. This seven-day summer institute will deepen your knowledge and understanding of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction.   You will learn to guide other educators in understanding the principles and practices of Concept-Based Instruction, including the process of unit design and evaluation.  You will develop your presentation skills to clearly articulate key components of the Concept-Based model to different audiences.

Looking for new direction in your career as an educator? Don’t miss this opportunity!

Click here for more information and registration.

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Upcoming Workshops

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Alistair Bryce Clegg

Biography

After teaching in a number of schools in the United Kingdom, Alistair became Headteacher of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire where he spent 10 happy years. Towards the end of this time, he established a consultancy career specializing in the education of children in the Early Years and left Headship […]

Guy Claxton

Biography

Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist specialising in the expandability of our mental powers. He is the author of many books including Hare Brain Tortoise Mind, Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning, and Intelligence in the Flesh. Guy’s bestseller What’s the Point of School? was highly praised by Harvard Professor Howard Gardner, Sir Ken […]

Kathy Collins

Biography

Kathy Collins presents at workshops and works in schools all over the world to support teachers in developing high-quality, effective literacy instruction in the early childhood settings and elementary school grades. She is the co-author, along with Janine Bempechat of Not This But That: No More Mindless Homework (Heinemann, 2017). She also co-authored, with Matt Glover, […]

Kristine Mraz

Biography

Kristine Mraz is co-author (with Alison Porceli and Cheryl Tyler) of Purposeful Play, the book that helps you make play a powerful part of your teaching. Her previous title A Mindset for Learning, co-authored with Christine Hertz, provides practical and powerful strategies for cultivating optimism, flexibility, and empathy alongside traditional academic skills. She is also co-author […]

Jeff Utecht

Biography

Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant, educator and author. He holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Technology as well as his administrative certification through Washington State. He was the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Grant called the Technology Leadership Program. This marked the beginning of his […]

Sarah Gilmore

Biography

Sarah Gilmore, PGDE Prim, MA Ed (Leadership & Management), is an experienced Primary educator who has taught for 10 years in Europe and Asia after qualifying as a teacher in the UK. Having spent the majority of her career working with the PYP, Sarah is passionate about inquiry-based, transdisciplinary learning. Since moving into her current […]

David French

Biography

David French is an avid maker and creator in the classroom and at home. No project is too big to tackle and he is always on the lookout for something new to build.  David has led robotics clubs and supported students participation in the ‘Hour of Code’.  David adopts an interdisciplinary approach to his use […]

Rachel French

Biography

Rachel French, MA Ed. is an experienced international educator, having worked in schools in South America, Africa, Europe and Oceania.  She is a certified Independent Consultant, Presenter and Trainer with Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning.  She is the Director of Professional Learning International (PLI) founded to support international schools to access leading professional development.  Rachel French is also […]

Ron Ritchhart

Biography

Ron Ritchhart has been a researcher at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education since 1994. His research focuses on understanding how to develop, nurture, and sustain thoughtful learning environments for both students and teachers. His interest in “cultures of thinking” has lead him to conduct research in such areas as intellectual character, mindfulness, thinking dispositions, teaching for understanding, creativity in teaching, and the development of communities of practice.

Dr. Lynn Erickson

Biography

Lynn is an internationally recognized presenter/consultant in the areas of concept-based curriculum design, and teaching for deep understanding. She was a consultant to the International Baccalaureate Organization for the development of the Middle Years Programme—the Next Chapter. Lynn is the author of four best-selling books…

Cathryn Berger Kaye

Biography

Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., CBK Associates, author and international educator, travels over 200 days annually throughout the United States and globally providing professional learning programs, conference keynotes, in-depth institutes, custom-designed curricula, and onsite assistance to schools.

Dr. Lois Lanning

Biography

Lois Lanning, Ph.D. is an independent education consultant. She was a classroom teacher, K-12 reading consultant, special education teacher, elementary school principal, district curriculum director, adjunct professor, and finally, an assistant superintendent of schools for the last 12 years of her career in public schools.

Dr. Lynn Erickson

Biography

Lynn is an internationally recognized presenter/consultant in the areas of concept-based curriculum design, and teaching for deep understanding. She was a consultant to the International Baccalaureate Organization for the development of the Middle Years Programme—the Next Chapter. Lynn is the author of four best-selling books…

Kelvin Sparks

Biography

Kelvin has forty years of experience in teaching and leadership roles in national and international schools. He has always worked hard to ensure that the experiences that teachers plan are inherently worthy of a student’s engagement. He has found that a playful approach, which correlates strongly with creativity, also engenders motivation and ownership of learning.

Dr. Jo Fahey

Biography

Dr. Jo Fahey has over thirty years experience as a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer and workshop leader. Jo currently alternates between the university sector, teaching in schools and working as an independent consultant by leading professional learning

Rachel French

Biography

Rachel French is an experienced international educator, having worked in schools in South America, Africa, Europe and Australasia. She is currently working as a PYP and ICT Coordinator at Frankfurt International School….

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