INSPIRE: Most of us entered the profession because we were inspired
—by a great teacher, by our subject, by the responsibility to lead and empower our students. In AE
trainings we employ multi-media, visuals, provocations and authentic learning experiences to rekindle that
INFORM: Like every other profession, the knowledge base within education is vast,
complex and continually growing. At AE we see it as our responsibility to help teachers stay
informed of research about teaching and learning and other relevant fields so that they
are conversant in the wider discourse about effective teaching and learning.
INVOLVE: As the Chinese proverb states: “I see and I forget, I hear and
I understand, I do and I remember”. For long-term transfer
to practice to occur, teachers must be actively involved in the meaning-making and have
opportunities to apply and receive feedback on what they have learned in a training. To that end our
workshops are workshops in deed rather than just in name: teachers bring in real work, do real work
and design real solutions to challenges they face in their classrooms. Teachers leave with their practice
transformed not simply informed by what has been presented.