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Professional Development

BCIS honors the concept of teacher as learner. The school believes that it is the responsibility of every teacher to keep abreast of international trends and research in education and to grow as a professional by proactively seeking to improve their expertise in learning and teaching. The school supports teachers in this endeavor. Similarly, the school supports the professional development of non-teaching staff. Three professional development committees for teachers, teacher assistants, and administrative staff, respectively, have been established to plan and implement professional development programmes that best meet their needs.

As BCIS is an IB World School, much of the professional development is focused on our IB programmes - the PYP, MYP and DP. Our teachers attend workshops, conferences, job-a-likes and training throughout the Asia Pacific region. We also welcome IB trainers into school to work with groups of teachers. See www.ibo.org for more information.

Members of our community are also IB workshop leaders and examiners and, as such, visit other schools in the region. This in turn provides a great opportunity for their own professional learning.

Staff members also attend other workshops and training opportunities that support our curriculum and philosophy. Examples include Inquiry workshops, First Steps Reading/Numeracy, ESL in the Mainstream, and Chinese curriculum development.

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BCIS is accredited by the CIS (Council of International Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), which demonstrates that the school meets demanding international standards in all the areas of philosophy and objectives, curriculum, governance and management, staff, student support services, resources, and student and community life.Visit www.cois.org and www.acswasc.org for more information.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IBO currently works with 2,771 schools in 138 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 763,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.Visit www.ibo.org for more information.

We live by a spirit of inspiring others, achieving ones goals and creating a better world.

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