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Educational Research as Professional Development: 15 February

Educational Research as Professional Development: 15 February

Speakers: Steve and Thy Carber

Not only does educational research provide clues into how students best learn, but it can be leveraged to incorporate teacher professional development, goal setting, and school PR. Participants will leave with a lighthearted and non-stressful review of educational research ideas, as well as an invitation to reflect on possible future research topics. Discussion topics include linking research to teacher professional development, goal setting, and school PR.

Speaker Steven Carber has been training international school teachers for almost two decades, in the context of several higher-education degree programs for the international education community. He is the author of three books on international education, all published by John Catt. Additionally, he has published three IB inquiry-box curriculum guides for Hodder/Hatchette. A veteran international school teacher, Dr. Carber has also filled varied consulting roles such as Dubai inspection visiting team work for CfBT/Education Development Trust.

Speaker Thy Carber, MA is currently working as an instructional coach at American School of Madrid and as an adjunct instructor at Endicott College, USA. Her educational interests are action research, innovative practice and curriculum development. She holds a Master in International Educational Development from Columbia University, USA. Her working experiences include working as a teacher training coordinator for the Brussels based Flemish Association named VVOB, teaching various graduate technology, research methods and curriculum courses at Endicott College, and working as a curriculum specialist at a STEAM PBL K-12 private school in Texas. They are visiting scholars at LAS for the second time in February 2024. Host Christian Orlic is a social studies and science teacher and a school administrator currently pursuing an additional Masters degree at Harvard. He was a visiting scholar in 2022-2023.