Institutes, Cohorts, and other PD

This section delves into the various professional development (PD) opportunities within educational institutes, focusing on the formation of cohorts and other collaborative structures.






International Literacy Coach Cohort (ILLC)

Launching Fall 2024
Led by Dr. Monica Medina and Shannon Hobbs-Beckley, the ILCC is the original literacy coach training program designed specifically for teacher leaders in international schools. This comprehensive, cohort-based program meets in person, studying the most recent research and trends in literacy instruction, curriculum design, adult learning, instructional coaching and leadership development.

Are you ready to apply? Would you like more information? Contact Monica!

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EARCOS Teacher Leader Institute 2024-2025

Professional Growth and Development for Teacher Leaders to Support Sustainable Change in International Schools

The success of any international school is highly dependent on the strength of its teacher leaders. This year long, hybrid, job-embedded professional learning experience will equip teacher leaders with skills to lead within their departments/grade levels and their schools. Through engagement within their own communities of practice, participants will embark on a journey to contribute to the growth and success of their school. Specifically, teacher leaders will identify an opportunity for growth in their school, hone professional skills to develop and lead a comprehensive approach to addressing the school growth opportunity identified through action research or program evaluation, implement an action/evaluation plan, reflect on successes, and prepare for next steps. Thus, this program is designed to directly benefit both individual teacher leader participants and their schools with tangible professional learning and school growth projects. Individuals are welcome and we invite school teams to participate. Grounded in what we know makes an effective teacher leader within an international school setting and what we know about effective professional learning, the following roadmap describes the journey for individual professional growth and for building capacity within international schools.

Institute Leaders
Leslie Grant, Ph.D. & James Stronge, Ph.D.

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Peer Learning Communities with EARCOS

PeerSphere is proud to launch a new partnership with EARCOS. Together, we are set to elevate professional development opportunities for middle leaders across East Asia in the 2024/25 school year.

We have selected 5 of our 60+ communities that we think will be of most interest to middle leaders at EARCOS schools. These communities are intended for anyone who wants to collaborate and solve meaningful problems related to their role. Click below to find out more.

As a PeerSphere member you will also to get access to:

  • 60+ Communities across a broad range of job roles and themes
  • Interactive virtual Community Live Sessions
  • Peer Coaching program
  • Monthly Peer to Peer events in cities around Asia
  • Conferences for TAs & Non-Teaching Staff
  • Inter-community webinars and virtual networking events
If that’s not all, EARCOS members enjoy a 10% discount!

Finally, we offer a School Pass, which provides unlimited memberships for your school at a phenomenal price tailored to your needs. Reach out to to learn more about our School Pass.

Free Taster Sessions in May:
Want to experience a PeerSphere live session for free? We’re running 4 Taster Sessions between May 13-16 and we’d love to see you there! Not only will you get a sneak peek of what our 90-minute live sessions are like but we guarantee that you will connect and learn with your peers too! Click here ( to find out more.

Find out how to join an EARCOS Middle Leaders community using the website link below:


DEIB Executive Leadership Cohort #3: East Asia/Pacific Region (2024-25)

Dear all,

I am delighted to extend an invitation to join the upcoming DEIB Executive Leadership Cohort #3—a dynamic and interactive hybrid learning opportunity tailored to strengthen Inclusive Leadership capacities for heads of schools and senior administrators in international schools within the East Asia/Pacific Region to foster Belonging during the 2024-25 academic year.

Program deliverables include:

  • 2.5 days onsite DEIB capacity building hosted at VERSO International School, in Bangkok on October 28-30, 2024
  • 6 online case study strategy sessions (75 minutes per session): 3 sessions per semester
  • Ongoing curated DEIB resources: articles, podcasts, rubrics, instructional practices, policies, protocols, etc.
  • East Asia /Pacific- specific DEIB data & strategy
  • Personal Intercultural Development Inventory™ (IDI) metric
  • Exclusive secure online Portal
  • Case Study Reference Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
Learn more and register before April 22nd HERE. Have a question about the program? Contact us here.

All the best,
Dr. Derrick Gay

Please register before April 22, 2024.