By Brian Horvath
The Colegio Internacional de Caracas is proud to have hosted the Venezuelan and North American Schools (VANAS) Teachers Conference from November 14-15, 2019. The annual event is a long-standing professional development event actively supported by AASSA and hosted by a rotation of schools each year.
This year, schools from across Venezuela joined together to offer 30 different sessions of teacher-led professional development across a wide range of topics, from instruction and leadership to post-capitalism and cognitive therapy. Additionally, a pre-conference and extended sessions time with keynotes provided opportunities uncommon to schools in the country.
In addition to formal presentations, teachers had time for good food, collegiality across grade levels and disciplines. The VANAS event was a great way to celebrate the efforts of educators in this region.