Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bahrain Google Summit

Don't miss #nesachat on Jan 16!

#nesachat Twitter Tuesdays  
 Tuesday, January 16 2018
10:00 – 11:00 AM Arabian Standard Time (GMT+3)

This Week's Topic: Dynamic Duo - the librarian and the technology integrationist

Kelly Donaldson
MS/HS Librarian
American International School Riyadh
Andrew White
Tech Integration Coach
American International School Riyadh
Jessica Levitt
American Community School Amman

Q1. What are some of the ways that the TI and TL work together in your school?
Q2. The learning work is how new ideas/initiatives are rolled out at school. What role do the TI and TL take in the learning work at your school?
Q3. What roles do the TL and TI play in curriculum planning?
Q4. What are ways that the TL and TI could collaborate to promote and support academic honesty with teachers and students?
Q5. How does the implementation of a makerspace which are now in many of our schools add opportunities and challenges for TI's and TL's?
Q6. How does the implementation of a makerspace which are now in many of our schools add opportunities and challenges for TI's and TL's?
Q7. What are some ways that the Tl and TL could collaborate to support information literacy?

What is a Twitter Chat??

  • A conversation about a specified topic
  • A way to connect with educators in the region
  • A way to share ideas and resources

How Do I Participate?
  • Choose a tool (we recommend TweetChatNurph or TweetDeck)
  • Login in with your Twitter account
  • Tweet away - ask questions, answer questions connect and reflect
  • Remember to include #nesachat in each of your comments (if you are using Tweetchat or Nurph, these apps automatically add the #)

We Need You!
Interested in hosting a chat?  We welcome members from the NESA region to guest moderate.  
Please email Bridget Doogan ( with your topic and possible questions and we'll get you on the schedule.  
Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)
Gravias 6, Aghia Paraskevi, 153 42, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 600-9821

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Global Student Voice Film Festival

Global Student Voice Film Festival

Event Details

EdTechTeam is excited to share an amazing opportunity for your students! The new nonprofit has just launched the Global Student Voice Film Festival! This is an English-language film competition open globally to students ages 5-18. Students are invited to create a film no longer than 2 minutes responding to the prompt “In Another’s Shoes”.
Winners will be honored at a live film screening celebration at ISTE 2018 in Chicago, IL USA on Monday, June 25, 2018. Travel scholarships and registration support will be available for both students and their adult sponsors.
Submissions are open now with two due dates.
  • If students would like to get feedback on their films before final submission, they must submit by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59pm US Pacific Time.
  • All final submissions are due by Monday, April 9, 2018.
For more information including festival guidelines, submission rules and filmmaking learning resources, please visit the official website:
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested!
©2017 EdTechTeam

Monday, December 4, 2017

Check out NESA WTI and SEC 2018

SEC 2018 Registration now open!
Take advantage of Early Bird registration! Ends February 20.
Who: Educators of all grade levels, subjects and disciplines
What: Keynotes, specialist workshops and multi-day offerings | Teacher-presented workshops | General Interest sessions | Social Events: Welcome Reception and Gala Evening | Professional Learning & Growth!
When: SEC is March 30-April 1, 2018
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Athens, Greece
We'll see you in March!

Don't miss out on WTI 2018 early-bird registration!
Ends December 20
Venue: The American International School of Muscat, Oman

Institute Topics:
  • The Power of "Co": Co-Planning, Co-Teaching, Collaboration
  • Rubrics for Student Learning
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Cultures of Thinking
  • National Arts Education Standards
  • Communities of Practice
  • ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview
  • Shifting the Culture of the Math Classroom
We'll see you in January!
Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)
Gravias 6 | Aghia Paraskevi 153 42 | Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 600-9821

Saturday, December 2, 2017

DEMS Grade 3 Celebrates Information Writing

By Megan Coleman, DEMS Grade 3

Grade 3 DEMS learners worked hard on becoming fluent in Google Slides whilst going through the writing process as an expository expert writer. They brainstormed, drafted, revised/edited and published! They chose their own topic to teach others, and shared their work via Google Slides published presentations with all grade 3, and SeeSaw. Well done writers!

The Grade 3 Team 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Reader's Workshop - A beginning

By Cabbie Rein, KG teacher at ISG Jubail

After attending the Reader's Workshop (RW) session in Bahrain at the end of last academic year, one of my thoughts was how I was going to get kindergartners to sit still AND begin reading. Although I have taught reading to kindergartners before, I have never been exposed to RW. It was new to both my students and I. The first three weeks of this academic year was spent following mostly Responsive classroom routines and activities with lots of Shared Reading and Read-Alouds, interspersed with fun writing prompts. This set the tone (and excitement) about learning to read. The first week of October we launched Readers Workshop and boom, they got it! We practice together and celebrate good reading behaviors each and every day. My class came up with the idea that we were going to climb a mountain of books to build stamina in reading to self and so we have a picture to remind us of how well we are doing. The students love partner reading where they read a book together and share a favorite part with the rest of the class. It took me all of 10 minutes to string the video clips and photos together to make this short video. I used an app on my iPhone called Shadow Puppet. It's free if you only use 10 pictures/clips per video - check it out, it really is easy!