Welcome back to a new school year!

Although the 2012 -2013 school year is just beginning, we know that you are already making plans for the school year. Therefore, we would like to let you know about some exciting staff development programs that will be offered next summer, as well as two other important programs that our office supports. Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or would like to request a scholarship for any of the summer institutes.

College Board Workshops - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

June 16 -17, 2013 New College Counselor Workshop
For counselors new to college counseling.

June 17 -20, 2013 International Admissions Workshop
For college guidance counselors in American/international schools.

AAIE Summer Institute - NOVA Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

June 24 – 28, 2013

  • Track 1: Translating Brain Research into Effective Language and Literacy Instruction
    Presented by Dr. Virginia Rojas
  • Track 2: Reach and Teach All Students: How to Address Diverse Educational Needs
    Presented by Dr. Yvonne Bui
  • Track 3: Meeting the Social and emotional Needs of Students in International Schools
    Presented by Dr. Pamela Ward

Foresight Education Program Workshop - Washington, D.C.

June 23 – 27, 2013

This workshop is for teachers in overseas schools who are committed to incorporating "foresight education" into the school program. It includes an introduction to future studies, work of international futurists, and real world applications of future studies in government, business and NGOs.

National Distinguished Principals Program

Through this progrqm, each year two outstanding elementary and/or middle school principals (K-8) from Department of State-assisted overseas schools are selected and honored for the critical role they play in educating children. Nomination packets are sent out in January.

MathCounts Program

MATHCOUNTS is an enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through fun and challenging math programs, which culminates with a national competition for four eligible students. Information on how your school can participate is sent out in October.

Information on other summer institutes and programs sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools can be found at: http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/.


David Cramer
Regional Education Officer for Africa

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