Learning at AIS-R
Welcome to another year of learning at the American International School-Riyadh!
To support professional learning, the Learning Office promotes conferences, workshops and institutes offered by NESA (Near East School Association), the US State Department, the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Wide World Online Learning, ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), and Columbia University’s Teachers College, as well as many other reputable, educational organizations for our faculty and staff. Our faculty shares their skills and knowledge as part of our in-house Professional Learning Program and within the different grade-level teams. This year we are launching AIS-R U. Teachers will have the option to self-select their job-embedded professional learning from 10 different courses offered by their colleagues. The Learning Office coordinates and supports all learning programs from Pre-Kindergarten to adult learning. We work cooperatively with all administrators and teachers to develop and align the curricular programs for our learners. Program improvement is ongoing and is based on current research related to best practices. New resources are acquired regularly, and the curriculum guides used as our main references are replaced on a cycle of a maximum of six years.
According to our mission, we want our students to be ". . . ethical global citizens with the skills and passion to think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn continuously.” This year we are undertaking an additional accreditation from CIS in Global Citizenship and Intercultural Competence and our first step is to define what global citizenship means here at AIS-R for our students, faculty and our community.
AIS-R has developed an Honor Code that not only upholds our student-focused mission, as we personally and purposely honor and promote respect for others, inclusiveness, individual differences, and appropriate behavior. In order to reinforce these beliefs, AIS-R has defined what it means to be an AIS-R Eagle: Ethical, Adaptable, Global, Learning, and Environmental. Coupled with the AIS-R Eagle Honor Code are the AIS-R Learning Principles. These principles guide learning and instruction in our classrooms and ensure we are meeting our students needs while maintaining a commitment to best practices as educators.
Welcome to AIS-R! We invite you to Learn With Us!
Director of Learning