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Online Classes for Boys' Educators

IBSC partners with One Schoolhouse to bring the exciting world of global online learning to all of our members. Together we offer professional development opportunities that allow boys’ school educators and administrators to get familiar with new teaching paradigms and explore those with a cohort of fellow boys’ school educators. The flexible schedule allows you to delve into the innovative coursework on your own time, whenever it's most convenient for you.

Building Leadership in Schools for Boys

17 July – 11 August 2017

In this global online course, gain an overview of the theory and practice of leadership in the school environment. Current and aspiring leaders across the school spectrum — from educators to those in school operations, explore and apply models and frameworks for personal and team leadership. Accept the challenge to review and evaluate your own personal leadership skills and styles, as well as those of a leadership team within your school. Get equipped with the skills to identify your leadership strengths and build a professional learning plan for development. Throughout this course, pay special attention to the unique mission, expertise, and culture of boys’ schools in relation to the challenges and opportunities for effective leadership. Visit Building Leadership for additional details and to register.

Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys

17 July – 11 August 2017

Experienced teachers, continue your professional growth on the journey to becoming a master teacher in a boys’ school. Boost your expertise in best practices for teaching boys and creating an optimal learning environment for them. Gain guidance on essential elements of mastery teaching for boys, including: Foundational Relationships, Cultivating Professional Character, Building Classroom Climate, Conducting Intentionally Thoughtful Practice, Cultivating Situational Judgment, and Action Planning. Connect and collaborate with fellow aspiring master teachers through a variety of interactive media, including short videos and discussion boards. Visit Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys for additional details and to register.

Single-Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to Boys' Schools

17 July – 11 August 2017

Connect and collaborate with other teachers to explore best practice and research in boys' classrooms in this online course created specifically for teachers newly hired at boys' schools. Learn from panels of school heads, alumni, experienced teachers, and new teachers from around the globe. Discover ways to create a collaborative student-centered learning space, including how technology can help achieve your goals. Ultimately, you'll gain a sharper understanding of what it means to work in a boys' school and how you can cultivate a classroom atmosphere and curriculum that maximize how boys learn. Plus, you'll develop a personal network of peers worldwide to rely on long after the course concludes. Visit Single-Gender Education for additional details and to register.

Boys' Global Inspiration Network

January–July 2017 (Registration is closed for this event.)
Watch for the next session of BGIN in January 2018.

Today, educators faced a series of complicated challenges, issues, and dilemmas: global citizenship, health and wellness, classroom innovation, student and faculty leadership, student agency, assessment strategies, best practices for teaching boys, and more. What if we could connect boys’ school educators from around the globe to develop shared understandings about some of these key themes and issues? The goal of the Boys’ Global Inspiration Network is to create spaces for conversations and connections to wrestle with key questions and challenges of our time from a boys’ school and a global perspective . The Network is fueled by the belief that boys’ schools are at their best when they work together to tackle complex challenges – boys’ school educators inspiring each other. Visit Boys' Global Inspiration Network for additional details.

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