April 24-25, 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
ACE Visitor Training
Location: ECIS 2019 Annual Leadership Conference
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (9:00 - 16:00)
Workshop Leader: Jeff Bradley, Director, NEASC Commission on International Education
A two-day workshop for any educator interested in serving as an Accreditation Visitor.
Please note attendance is required for both days.
Day 1: ACE Learning Overview and Understanding
The first day of this two-day workshop presents the case for the ACE Learning accreditation protocol, explaining why (and how) hundreds of schools worldwide are using ACE to promote a laser-sharp focus on teaching and learning as the essence of accreditation. After an introduction to the gatekeeper Foundation Standards, participants will then explore the structure of the 10 Learning Principles and how these interrelated Principles find expression – and promote the kind of learning we all strive for – in schools around the world.
Day 2: ACE Learning Practice and Proficiency
While the first workshop day focuses on understanding of ACE and the 10 Learning Principles, Day 2 will help schools and visitors manage the challenges and opportunities of ACE, offering practice across the range of work in observing, evidence-gathering, reporting, writing and evaluating. We will also consider case studies, on-site visit logistics, the role of the Chair/Team Leader, and the structure of CIS- and IB-synchronized visits. Participants will gain a deep understanding of ACE and be eligible to take the next step toward serving as approved NEASC/CIE accreditation visitors.