Workshop by  Anne van Dam – PYP consultant

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We are pleased to announce the from the 9th to the 13th of October, Anne Van Dam will be returning to AISB to work with the PYP faculty. On Wednesday morning (11th October) at 8:10 in the community room, she will be offering a parent workshop. During this time, she will address questions such as:

  • In which ways can the school and parents support student perspectives, interests and theories?
  • How can we involve children in decisions that affect them?
  • What is learner agency? How do students benefit from this?

Please sign up here if you would like to join us. This session is open to all PYP parents.

Anne ‘s biography: Education has been a passion of hers for more than 20 years. She has worked alongside children and educators in schools in Rotterdam, Shanghai, Singapore and Switzerland. Since 2000, she has taken on various positions in schools, combining teaching with leadership responsibilities. She has been an IB trainer since 2005, sharing her passion for young children with educators in IB schools in South East Asia. She oined EtonHouse International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centered on young children’s competencies in making meaning and building relationships. At EtonHouse, she combined teaching with the responsibilities of the PYP coordinator. In June 2008, she became the Director of this school. In August 2011, she  moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern. At ISZL, She has developed, in partnership with teachers and other school leaders, a vision for the early years programme at the school. This direction places a strong emphasis on relationships, play, learning environments (both inside and outside) and on making teaching and learning visible to others. A recent move back to the Netherlands has given her the opportunity to work with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. She still work for the IB as a workshop leader and workshop developer and also visit schools as an independent educational consultant.

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