Dr. H. Lynn Erickson | Author and Educator
"Angeline Aow is an international educator, an IB Primary Years Programme expert and workshop leader, and a Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction trainer/presenter. It was my pleasure to work with Angeline at the Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning Concept-Based Certification Institute in Wiesbaden, Germany in July 2016. Angeline became fully certified to be a Concept-Based Trainer and Presenter by participating in an intense week of training, and by passing a written assessment and a performance assessment with high marks. Angeline is certified by Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning, the developers of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction. She can provide consulting services to any schools that wish to learn about, or implement Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction. She is an Independent Consultant. Best wishes as you share your expertise, Angeline. Lynn Erickson"
Jennifer Chang-Wathall | Author and Consultant
“I had the pleasure of meeting Angeline Aow in July 2016 when she attended the Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction certification institute. During group discussions I was immediately impressed with Angeline’s valuable contributions and insights. It is evident that Angeline is an experienced educator and dynamic workshop leader who is able to engage an audience through her clear communication and programme knowledge. Angeline brings enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge to her presentations and I would highly recommend her services as a professional development facilitator.”
Angela Steinmann | Primary Principal, Western Academy of Beijing, China | PYP workshop leader
“As a fellow PYP workshop leader, I have appreciated Angeline's deep knowledge of curriculum and her willingness to collaborate. She is one who thinks outside the box when presenting, to maximise the learning for teachers. She prepares very thoroughly before every workshop, ensuring a wide range of varied tasks backed up by relevant articles. Angeline strikes that perfect balance between shifting her students to another level theoretically, whilst also providing them with a toolbox of strategies teachers can take away and use immediately. Teachers who have Angeline as a presenter are very fortunate indeed.”
Rachel French | Director of Professional Learning International | Author, Educator and Consultant
“Angeline Aow stood out as a strong presenter at the 2016 'Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning Concept-Based Certification Institute for Trainers and Presenters’ . She quickly internalised new material and made connections to her vast experience as a PYP practitioner and workshop leader. Angeline is dedicated to her own professional growth and it is evident that she truly believes in the importance of a well articulate and balanced Concept-Based Curriculum. She clearly has the skills and depth of understanding to support schools working on curriculum development. Angeline has a clear communication style, she is a confident, engaging and well a prepared presenter. I would highly recommend Angeline's services as an educational consultant or workshop leader.”
IS Mainfranken | Feb 2017 | Schweinfurt, Germany
“Thank you for everything. Your feedback was incredibly helpful. I feel more confident in what our program can look like. I look forward to taking the steps necessary to grow our units into being more concept based. I appreciate your help and support. It was really helpful to hear that you could tell how hard we have been working and that each step is part of a longer, ongoing journey.” Cassi Stefan, grade 4 homeroom teacher
IB PYP Workshop Participant Survey Results
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The Exhibition | Feb 2017 | Warwick, UK
"Angeline was well prepared and knowledgeable about all aspects of the exhibition. She used pre-workshop survey information to guide groupings and structure the workshop discussions. The ordering of the learning experiences and the use of mini exhibitions helped to consolidate the learning and obtain a better sense of the students experiences. She was approacheable and open to questioning and provided expertise and additional information when requested or relevant. I left with a sense of confidence that what she had imparted on to us I would be able to take and use to support my students as they experience the exhibition."
Concept-based Learning in the PYP | Oct 2017 | Berlin, Germany
"A real passion and knowledge of concept based curriculum. Enthusiasm and guidance."
"The sessions flowed from one to another so all were equally useful. There was a balance of hands on activities and providing information."
"The planning sessions were relevant and meant we can use directly in the classroom."
Written Curriculum | Oct 2011 | Turin, Italy
“Angeline was very knowledgable about the written curriculum and shared her knowledge and experience with the staff in a clear manner. She was very organised and provided plenty of opportunity for the staff to challenge their current understandings of the written curriculum. She was supportive and approachable. Very quick on her feet. Able to listen, analyse and give relevant guidance with ease and clarity.”
Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom | Nov 2011 | Malta
“Angeline was an enthusiastic leader and delivered the workshop with a smile and humour (and some dancing too!). She was clearly passionate about the PYP and in ensuring the philosophy of the programme was appreciated by all. She led some engaging tasks and activities and loved to drop bomb-shell questions into the group to make us think broader and deeper about the discussion.”
“Excellent - very knowledgeable and up to date with everything. Able to argue points well, yet consider alternative opinions. Very professional.”
Written Curriculum | Mar 2011 | Berlin, Germany
“Very knowledgeable, and was able to convey her information in a way that we could both understand and relate to. Excellent instructor highly knowledgeable, great range of techniques, good pace of activities. Organized, informative, enthusiastic, challenging in her activities/questions”
“Angeline was very knowledgeable about the material and everything flowed. There were clear connections between the days and I felt like her organization really help tie the days together.”
“Angeline is clearly very knowledgeable. She fostered an environment which encouraged discussion and allowed for a variety of questions and dialog.”
“Angeline was very engaged, helpful, encouraging, knowledgeable, critical in very positive way and she brought me in my thinking further. I really liked the calm, organized atmosphere that her personality lent to the workshop. I also felt that she was very knowledgeable about the topics and had thoughtful, practical answers to every question that came up from us participants. I also appreciated all the opportunities to take home or access all the information that was covered.”
“Approachable, enthusiastic, easy to work with, explained things clearly. Wanted everyone to do well.”
“Being that she is a PYP coordinator, it was helpful to have someone who could relate to the challenges of communicating the Scope and Sequence to staff.”
Arts in the PYP | Jun 2012 | Zürich, Switzerland
“She had excellent experience as leader of the workshop, being a music specialist as well as a PYP Coordinator in her school. This brought relevance to the course, especially when we required examples of certain practices or documentation in our struggles with planners or PYP terminology.”
“She had a gentle yet firm style of delivery and was very good at time keeping when we became embroiled in lengthy discussions (as often happened in our interesting and diverse group). Her personal experience as an arts teacher as well as the PYP coordinator allowed her to provide us with very good examples, and to reflect on our learning. She has a clear and thorough knowledge about the program. She allowed the group to inquire and develop their understanding of the PYP engaging us with a variety of active learning methods, but at the same time being "in charge".”
“It was clear Angeline knew her material and had a good level of experience to give practical examples from a musical perspective as well as a classroom teacher. She was clearly someone who would help you out with developing ideas and was open to suggestions too. Understanding the need for Arts teachers to get together and share ideas was excellent. Encouraged an environment where we felt safe to share anything.”
“Very knowledgeable and allowed for feedback and discussion, addressing perspectives and questions respectfully and with an open mind.”