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Professional Development

Learn more about BFIS professional development program for teachers in  this video with Kristine Tesoriero, BFIS Director of Learning 





We recognize the importance of active learning sustained throughout life – for our students, our staff and our teachers.

BFIS faculty  members are committed to continually improving their skills and the instructional strategies they use to reach our students, and our school is committed to supporting their growth.

In order to support a diverse faculty charged with implementing a wide-ranging educational program, our professional development approach consists of four main components:

1. In house workshops during our weekly Professional And Collaborative Time (PACT) and Professional Development (PD) Days.
2. Personal PD funds that our teachers can utilize to self-select in order to grow in their professional goals.
3. Cohort Model of Professional Development with other international schools in Spain and led by expert consultants throughout the world.
4. Job-embedded and ongoing training offered by our instructional leaders, including coaches and curriculum leaders. This also includes a comprehensive teacher evaluation system, using the Danielson Framework, which has been adopted by many schools around the world.


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