Immerse.

Inquire.

Inspire.

The Deloris A. Spear Center for Excellence in Teaching at The International School aims to serve as the hub for educational innovation and professional learning in the Pacific Northwest. Located in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon, the Center hosts workshops and conferences with world-renowned educators to support not only our own TIS community but also international educators from the Portland area and beyond. In addition to hosting conferences and workshops, the Center provides opportunities for educators from TIS and outside to come together and share best practices in international education, as well as work to develop a network of highly skilled educators who are invested in international education.

Past Collaborations

Upcoming Events

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Crafting Inquiry: PDX 2020

August 17 & 18, 2020

For the first time ever, Kath Murdoch, Kimberly Mitchell, and Stephanie Harvey will be coming together to share their love of inquiry in Portland, Oregon! Please join us as we discuss how to beautifully craft inquiry-based elementary and early childhood classrooms. More…

Past Events

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The Global Collaborative and Lynn Cuccaro

May 17-18 & August 21-22, 2019

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The Learning Square and Anne van Dam

May 17-18, 2019

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Responsive Classroom

August 20-22 & October 12, 2018
January 22, 2019

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Playworks

August 20, 2018

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IB PYP

October 13-15, 2017