2022 Internationals Network Summer Institute

Welcome to the webpage for the 2022 Internationals Network Summer Institute: NYC.  You can find all up-to-date information about the event here.This year’s institute will be held in person.

As always, the Internationals Network Summer Institute is structured to deepen our knowledge of the Internationals Approach and strengthen effective practices for instructing and supporting multilingual learners. Both new and returning staff are encouraged to join us!

For educators and staff who are new to the Internationals Network, the two days will be full of opportunities to experience and acclimate to the approach applied across our network schools. 

For returning educators and staff, we will have two days of thinking deeply about project-based learning, sustained inquiry, SEL, and fostering rich conversation in our classrooms.

DATE & TIME

Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26. 

LOCATION

English Language Learners and International Support Preparatory Academy (ELLIS)
99 Terrace View Ave
New York, NY 10463
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

AUGUST 25 & 26

Thurs, Aug 25

Fri, Aug 26

Thursday, Aug 26

AM Workshops.  10:00a-12:00a

Experiencing the Internationals Approach
This workshop is a useful introduction to the Internationals Approach as it puts participants in the shoes of their students, and helps them gain first hand knowledge of the benefits of teaching using the techniques from Internationals.
This workshop is for educators and staff new to the Internationals Model.  
Sustained Inquiry, Student Voice and Choice, and Social Justice in PBL

This new workshop digs deep into key elements of strong projects – sustained inquiry and student voice and choice – with a lens into how these criteria foster explorations of social justice and support students in exercising agency and autonomy. We’ll read, we’ll share, and we’ll work together so that all participants feel more confident in strengthening these elements of project-based learning.

This workshop is for returning educators and staff.

PM Session.  1:00p-3:00p

The Core Principles of the Internationals Approach

This workshop allows participants to explore the Core Principles of the Internationals approach: Heterogeneity and Collaboration, Experiential Learning, Language and Content Integration, Localized Autonomy, and One Learning Model for All. Participants should walk away with an idea of how these principles are applied in schools across the network.

This workshop is for educators and staff new to the Internationals Model.  

Building Authentic Relationships with a Trauma-informed Lens

In this workshop from our partners at Ramapo for Children, we’ll build and strengthen our understanding of the crucial role relationships play in learning. We will identify both obstacles and possibilities for building trust and connection in our classrooms, schools and communities and identify the critical considerations in creating caring educational environments.

This workshop is for returning educators and staff.

Friday, Aug 26

AM Sessions.  9:30a-11:30a 

Language and Content Integration Part 1

This workshop supports all teachers in becoming language teachers, regardless of the content they teach. This enables students to develop discipline-specific language in all content areas while deepening their knowledge of content, which is crucial in preparing students for post secondary success.

This workshop is for educators and staff new to the Internationals Model.

Experiencing Conversation And Discussion Strategies Part 1

This new workshop is responsive to the resounding message from schools and teachers that student discussion has proven more difficult post-remote learning, and it will draw on two sources: 1) a vast array of resources and schema for fostering constructive conversation, and 2) activities that frontload and prioritize experiencing the discussion activities firsthand. This full day workshop is an opportunity to think critically and deeply about conversation strategies and how they might fit into our plans in the coming school year. The session will deliberately establish connections with the workshop on day one to highlight and rehearse how meaningful conversation is central to sustained inquiry and student voice and choice.

This workshop is for returning educators and staff.

Midday Session.  11:40a-12:10p

Student Panel

What resources are available for educators to help planning instruction for MLLs? In this midday session, participants will explore the new Internationals Resource Bank, an interactive resource that contains numerous strategies, promising practice share videos, planning tools, resource guides, and sample projects created by educators from across our national network. As well, participants will have the opportunity to provide valuable input about the future of this network-wide resource.

All attendees are welcome.

PM Session.  1:00p-3:00p

Language and Content Integration Part 2

Oral language is a bridge to literacy, and the best way for students to authentically use language is through collaboration. The afternoon session will help teachers think through how collaborative structures can help students practice target language in an authentic way.

This workshop is for educators and staff new to the Internationals Model.

Experiencing Conversation And Discussion Strategies Part 2

Part 2 of of our full-day session.

This workshop is for returning educators and staff.