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AERO’s 20th Annual Summer Institute 23-28 June 2024 in Virginia

June 23 - June 28

AERO 2024 Annoucement Letter


Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the AERO’s 20th annual Summer Institute, which will be held during the week of June 23‐28, 2024, at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. The AERO Summer Institute is supported by the Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS). The purpose of the institute is to provide teachers and administrators in overseas schools with the skills and knowledge needed to develop and implement standards‐based K‐12 curricula. The work will be based on the validated standards developed by Project AERO (www.projectaero.org) and the “Guidance for 2022‐23”, also available on the Project AERO website.

Six of the workshops (Math K‐5, Math 6‐10, English/ Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and World Language) will focus on developing an accelerated curriculum based on “critical elements”; creating assessment strategies; and identifying appropriate resources to support implementation. For these workshops, priority acceptance will be given to school teams in a subject area who are working in schools that have adopted and implemented the AERO Standards Framework and have experience in the “Understanding by Design (UBD)” approach to curriculum development.

One additional workshop will be offered: Academic Leaders. This workshop is intended for Heads of Schools, Principals, and Curriculum Coordinators who are responsible for planning or implementing an American standards‐based curriculum. The foci of the workshop will be how to support the implementation of an accelerated curriculum; identify “critical elements”; design assessments; and review the role of the academic leader in the current environment. The number of spaces available in each workshop are limited and preference will be given to school teams participating in in the same subject area. To register for AERO’s Summer Institute, please click on the following link to submit your application.

All workshops will be conducted face‐to‐face from 8:30a.m.‐4:00p.m. EST, Monday, June 26‐Friday, June 30. The opening session will be at 6:00p.m. on Sunday, June 25. Participants are expected to participate each day from Monday through Friday. Certificates will be awarded only to those completing each day’s session. There is no cost to participate in the 2024 AERO Summer Institute.

Please ask each applicant to review the program and to complete the online registration form. Registrations must be received by the Office of Overseas Schools by March 4, 2024. Participants will be informed of their selection during mid to late March. The AERO Summer Institute has been designed by educational practitioners for other educators. We hope that it meets the needs of your faculties and schools and assists you in improving the educational opportunities and curriculum of your school.


Mark Ulfers                                                      Beatrice H. Cameron
Director                                                             Consultant
Office of Overseas Schools                    American Education Reaches Out
U.S. Department of State

AERO 2024 Annoucement Letter


June 23
June 28
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