The IAA Library Team attended the Jordanian School Librarians Conference held at the Amman Baptist School on 4-5 November. IAA Libraries were integral in establishing and planning the annual bilingual conference. The theme was Librarians Helping Librarians: Collaborate & Innovate. Over 100 librarians and vendors participated in this year’s event. Renee Hobbs, from the University of Rhode Island and the Media Education Lab delivered the keynote address about Information Literacy.
Primary Counsellors Ms Maria Patino and Ms Sophie Hamam presented “Personal Body Safety” content to primary parents. IAA students are made aware of how to keep themselves safe and such efforts need the parents’ support which was the objective of yesterday’s morning session.
Our annual event, I'MUN is happening tomorrow. I'MUN is an educational simulation and academic activity in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations. This year's theme is Political Parallax, meaning the change that happens when looking at political and social changes from various points of view. Guest speakers this year are Robert Jenkins, Country Representative of UNICEF Jordan and Lex Takkenberg, Chief, Ethics Office at UNRWA Headquarters. Thank you sponsors for your support. @MarkaziaLexus @BankOfJordanOfficial @CareemJOR @theyousefafandi Stay tuned for more news! https://www.imunjo.com/
Last week, IAA Director Dr Hana Kanan attended the Council of International Schools (CIS) board meeting as Vice Chair in one of Segovia's remarkable archaeological sites at the IE University. The two-day meeting was productive in terms of setting a strategic plan for CIS. The CIS is a non-profit organisation in international education for the accreditation of schools and best practice development.
Dr Hana also met IAA alumni, currently studying at IE, listened to their positive feedback pertaining IE, their performance and well-being. She also met Jorge de la Calle, Director of Global Development & Internalisation at Gredos San Diego (GSD), where both discussed future plans on strengthening the partnership between IAA and GSD in terms of sports training for IAA students, sports coaches visiting IAA and a language exchange programme. GSD is a cooperative that manages six schools in Madrid based on a vision of fostering tolerance whilst instilling values based on respect for human dignity and promoting interest in Science and Humanity.
During the staff appreciation dinner earlier this month, IAA Chairman of The Board of Directors Prof. Mohammad Hamdan recognised Dr Hana's ongoing commitment to excellence during her ten-year stint at IAA as Director. This year, Dr Hana renewed yet another three-year contract at IAA, adding, "I look forward to another 10 years at IAA!" Dr Hana has held Directorships in other international schools in the UAE, Indonesia, and Qatar. She received her Doctor of Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and has degrees from Birzeit University and Jordan University, as well as holding the post of Vice chairman at the Council of International Schools.
IAA is proud to host its annual Model United Nations Conference, I'MUN 18 on October 18. This is an entirely student-run and organised initiative. Our student organising committee has logged in many months of hard work. This year's theme is "Political Parallax". Stay tuned for more information.