Presentation on theme: "Go Global How Working Abroad Can Transform Lives, Starting with Your Own NAIS Annual Conference – Chicago – 2009 Jeffrey Bradley, Educators ’ Collaborative."— Presentation transcript:
Go Global How Working Abroad Can Transform Lives, Starting with Your Own NAIS Annual Conference – Chicago – 2009 Jeffrey Bradley, Educators ’ Collaborative Peter Curran, Fountain Valley School ( CO ) Judith Glickman, Educators ’ Collaborative Jim Maggart, Educators ’ Collaborative
International Schools Worldwide ( February, 2009) 5,173 English – medium international schools 2,081,763 Enrolled students Source : ISC Research
Percentage Distribution of Newly Established English - medium International Schools by Region ( January - May 2008)
According to The International Educator, 900+ K -12 overseas American, Anglo - American, British and international schools worldwide employ about 35,000 professionals and serve about 350,000 students.
There are more than teaching vacancies abroad each year. 5,000
Types of International Schools Private, Non - Profit Schools Company Schools United Nations sponsored Schools Proprietary Schools National Schools
Department of Defense Dependents Schools DOD operates about 200 schools mainly in Europe, Great Britain, Mediterranean area, Japan and Korea Teachers must have American training and certification
State Department - Affiliated Schools Nearly 200 American overseas schools are recognized by the U. S. State Department ’ s Office of Overseas Schools Teachers must have American training and certification
Curriculum in International Schools International Baccalaureate ( IB ) Advanced Placement ( AP ) Local National Curriculum British Curriculum
Compensation Salary Taxes Housing Transportation and Home Leave
Some Essential Questions to Ask Yourself How will this move benefit my spouse or significant other, my children, our family dynamics, our extended family ? How will I / we build community ? How will we capitalize on our location ? What are the ups and downs we can expect ? How and when do I repatriate ?
Curran ’ s Considerations How did I get overseas and how did it affect my career path ? How could your stage of life impact the quality and length of your experience ? What are typical responsibilities and duties ? What cultural differences might I face with students and parents ?
What to do next How to leave Sabbatical, Leave, Exchange, Fresh Start How to get hired Direct application vs. agencies Hiring fairs Timing
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educate : v. t., from L. educatus, pp. of educare " bring up, rear, educate," which is related to educere " to bring out of," from ex - " out of " + ducere " to lead ".
“ If he were allowed contact with foreigners,
he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself,
and that most of what he had been told about them