2019 – 2020 Japan SENIA Board Members

Nicola Sutcliffe - Co-Chair
Nicola Sutcliffe – Co-Chair (St. Mary’s International School)

We are pleased to introduce the new Board Members of our SENIA Chapter in Japan.

If you wish to contact us:

Stay tuned for updates and information of upcoming events in Japan and the region.


Jenny Shirota – Co-Chair (Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan)


Reid Pierce – PD and Conference Coordinator (Nagoya International School)

Ivy Maeda – PD and Conference  Coordinator (International School of the Sacred Heart)

Sarah Pearlz – Local Network Coordinator (Nagoya international School)
Erin Power – Local Network Coordinator (American School in Japan)
Srishti Vaswani – Advisor (Yokohama International School) 
Ron Shumsky – Advisor
Virginia Zamora – Web/Social Media Coordinator (Yokohama International School)


Understanding Diverse Learning Needs

International School Bangkok is pleased to be hosting Understanding Diverse Learning Needs  presented by Dr. Keith Collins, Ryan Ruhl, Beth Sauers & Kate Kersey on November 3-4, 2018.
This workshop is for all PK – 8 educators and provides educational research and practical strategies to support learners with challenges such as executive functioning, sensory integration, language and those needing support with social and emotional skills.
Please share with your faculty and registration is available using the link above.

Emotional Coaching – A Neurological Approach to Self-Regulation with Jacob Humes

Saigon South International School is thrilled to announce the EARCOS Weekend Workshop on Emotional Coaching – A Neurological Approach to Self-Regulation with Jacob Humes, October 6 – 7, 2018.
Detailed information found at this link and on the attached flyer.
Registration closes September 21, 2018.

Visible Learning: Developing Assessment Capable Learners and Mindframes for Impact.

The International School Yangon is pleased to present Visible Learning: Developing Assessment Capable Learners and Mindframes for Impact.
This professional learning weekend (facilitated by Gilbert Halcrow) will deliver John Hattie’s groundbreaking Visible Learning work and research honing in on developing assessment capable learners and developing teacher mindframes – both significantly impacting learning.
For more information, please refer to the attached information sheet. Those interested in registering can do so via this link.

Seed and Spark Summit 

An educational conference focusing  on creative education In collaboration with organisations such as Reggio Children, Harvard Project Zero and Finland University will be held in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam on the 11th and 12th October. The Seed and Spark Summit is now open for registration.

Furthermore I  am also pleased to inform you that in partnership with Reggio Children, we will have a major exhibition and Atelier established for the year at the  Embassy Education campus nearby. Before and after the conference, Claudia Giudici, President of Reggio Children, will be on site for discussions and questions.

I do hope you will be able to join us in what will be a most exciting and informative conference. There will be much for participants to take back to schools

Please click on the link for details about the speakers and how to register. Seed and Spark Summit

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at: [email protected] or [email protected]u.vn.

Unpacking Inclusion. If inclusion is the goal…how do we get there?

Workshop Title: Unpacking Inclusion. If inclusion is the goal…how do we get there?
Location & Date: Suzhou Singapore International School, China. January 19-20 2019.
SSIS is inviting you to join us for a weekend workshop to explore the many facets of inclusion in an international context, to create a strategy for inclusion in your school. As a particular focus, participants will be introduced to an Inclusion Continuum that empowers staff to develop inclusive practices, and consider a philosophy that incorporates the diverse academic, social/emotional, and learning needs of students.
After initial introduction to the topic, participants are then offered the opportunity to engage in two pathways; an administrative pathway and a practitioner pathway.
Administrators will engage with policy writing, explore models for inclusion and allocation of resources, consider use of data to inform decision making and examine access to external service providers.
Practitioners will explore strategies to support all learners in the classroom, identify common barriers to learning, develop inclusive assessment practices and effective planning that allows for equitable and meaningful access to the curriculum.
For more details see our flier here.