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YCYW L&PD Newsletter, August 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings and warm wishes to all our staff members, both new and familiar faces!

As we embark on a new school year, we are excited to share our training and professional development opportunities tailored just for you. We're thrilled to present the following array of resources and experiences that await you.

Key Updates in a Nutshell

Join PD Monday! Connect and Learn

Discover PD Mondays, where staff from our entire organization can unite each Monday afternoon for enriching professional growth. Connect, learn, and broaden your horizons alongside colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

PD Mondays allow you to delve into relevant topics and themes related to areas of pedagogy, curriculum, leadership and personal development. Utilsiing a range of learning modes, these webinar-based sessions provide opportunities to hear from YCYW experts and external speakers, ideate and create with colleagues, and reflect on your practice.

With a spectrum of themes and topics available, there is something for everyone. Explore the latest offerings and register on the PD portal:

If you'd like to share your passion through hosting a PD Monday—contact us at


Online PD Courses, Learn at Your Own Pace

Hard to find time to attend webinars and would love to learn at your own pace? Our PD website would be your to-go place!

Our PD website offers a self-paced study of bilingual courses that are crafted to support personalized growth areas for our staff. We collaborate with selected vendors and YCYW specialists to provide research-backed learning opportunities that align with organizational goals and individual learning priorities.

Each course is designed with adult learning principles in mind, prioritizing application and reflection to ensure meaningful learning experiences. We have a wide range of courses available so you are sure to find something of interest to you.

We have an increasing array of courses available, regardless of whether you are in the classroom or not! Our YCYW skills-based courses are designed to amplify your communication prowess, teamwork finesse, and customer service brilliance. As vital pillars of our organization, these skills contribute significantly to our collective success.

New to the course catalogue in 2023 are:

More personal development courses are coming soon. Stay tuned!

If you would like to be part of the team that create our online courses, or have suggestions for the types of courses you would like to see be developed, contact us at

Find out more:


Peer Learning Communities, Grow Alongside Peers

Exciting opportunities for professional development await you through ACAMIS and PeerSphere’s Peer Learning Communities for this academic year. These communities provide a fantastic platform to connect, learn, and grow alongside peers from International and Bilingual schools from across the region. The concept of the learning community promotes facilitated and structured social learning that aims to develop individual and collective growth.

With an impressive array of 40 communities centered around themes and topics requested by schools like ours, there is a wealth of opportunities to explore and something for everyone, regardless of your role.

Discover the full catalogue of available communities onPeerSphere's website.

YCYW has secured an exclusive rate of just $145 USD per person per community and as such, we request that divisions and schools register as a group directly rather than making individual registrations through the website. Please connect withyour PD Coordinator or Division Head to express your interest.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact us at


That's a wrap for issue 1 of the Learning and Professional Development newsletter 2023!

Our Learning and Professional Development Team aim to foster an inclusive learning culture that nurtures professional growth through personalized approaches. In this new academic year, our team will continue to support your professional development. We are: Margaret So, Claire Peet, Selina Chan, and ShashaXie.

If you need any further support or have a question, feel free to reach out to The Learning and Professional Development Division at any time through our email:


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