In line with its commitment to raise education standards around the world, SABIS® holds an annual PPP Summer Academy for teachers from SABIS® public-private partnership (PPP) schools in Kurdistan. This year, 24 teachers from Fakhir Mergasori International School, Sarwaran International School, Sardam International School, Kalar International School, Suleimaniah International School, Soran International School, and Zakho International School traveled to Lebanon to attend the training from July 3 to 22, 2017.
Over the 3-week training, lower and upper school teachers of English, math, and science participated in extensive training in the delivery of the SABIS® curriculum as well as on the use of the SABIS Point System® for the effective delivery of academic material. This year’s training also focused on teaching the new SAT and its requirements to teachers in Fakhir Mergasori International School, Sarwaran International School, and Sardam International School. In addition to subject content, the training also focused on the development of attendees’ English language skills.
During their stay in Lebanon, participants had the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of their host country. The program culminated with an award ceremony in which participants were recognized for their participation in the summer academy.
The PPP Summer Academy is one of the many services that SABIS® offers to teachers in PPP schools in Kurdistan. Throughout the academic year, PPP schools and staff receive ongoing support from SABIS® and benefit from SABIS® proprietary academic and IT tools and material. Ultimately, the goal is to contribute to teacher capacity building in Kurdistan as a means to help shape the future of the region.