ManageBac User Group Conference Hong Kong: Recap

Hong Kong Academy

33 Wai Man Road
Sai Kung, N.T
Website: http://hkacademy.edu.hk/how-get-here
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Lisa Nicholson

Cornerstone Educational Consulting

I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and my California teaching credential over 30 years ago. Since then I have been involved with k–adult education in suburban schools, private schools, charter schools, inner city public schools, U.S. Department of Defense schools overseas, international schools and in my current role as an international education consultant.

For the past twenty years I have worked with both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years (IBMYP) and Diploma (DP) programmes, both in and out of the classroom as a teacher, coordinator and administrator.  I served as the MYP representative for the IB Board in California (CAWS) for many years, as well as serving as a member of the International Baccalaureate America’s Middle Years Schools Committee.  Currently, I work with the IBMYP global professional development department as a curriculum developer both for online courses and face to face courses, serve as a global workshop leader, act as an IB consultant to schools in the process of becoming an IBMYP school, and serve as a site and evaluation visitor. 

Although much of my work is with IB schools in all phases of implementation, I continue to work with inner city, charter and suburban school districts at both the district and site levels in the US and with international schools that offer other types of programs. Lately, much of this work is with teachers who are focusing on developing 21st century teaching practices that use an inquiry based methodology.

I am passionately committed to the idea that every school-aged person on this earth has the right to an education that prepares them for 21st century citizenship, helping make our world a better place.