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ISS Will Open Second LEVEL 5 in 2018/19


Located at Riffa Views International School, LEVEL 5, Bahrain will be an agile space for educators, students and the wider community to unleash their personal creativity and explore innovative practices.


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Events January 26, 2018 »
Events Level 5
February 2 - 3, 2018 »

February 5 - 7, 2018
New York, NY

Events New York, NY
February 8 - 11, 2018 »
Events Level 5
February 10 - 11, 2018 »
Events Level 5
March 2 - 3, 2018 »
Events March 17, 2018 »
Events Princeton, NJ
June 17 - 19, 2018 »
  • Shekou International School: Why use a school hashtag?

  • NCPA Science Experiment

  • Nansha College Preparatory Academy Jazz Band

  • What Happens at Level 5

  • Yangon International School: Annual Help Portrait Event

  • Vision International School, Qatar

  • Cayman International School

  • International Schools Services: Creating Quality Connections

  • Yangon International School: Kindergarten 100th Day Service Learning Project

  • Graffiti & Street Art 2017 at Level 5

  • ISS Warehouse Team Presents: Life of a Box

  • International School of Dongguan's Outdoor Learning Environment

  • American School Foundation of Monterrey

  • Shekou International School: Deep Dive Into Learning Innovation

  • What is Level 5?

  • Student Centered Learning at International School of Aruba

  • The American School Foundation of Guadalajara, A.C.

  • Riffa Views International School

  • American School of Warsaw Design Center

Career Services

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Killer Assumptions

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

NewsLinks: Fall 2017

Check out the first edition of the completely digital NewsLinks! We’re very excited to share these stories with our community.

Don’t Dis my Ability

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Creating change when change is hard

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Parent Partnerships in Creativity

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Getting out of our Teaching Comfort Zones

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Leading Successful Change in Schools

John Burns, ISS Chief Innovation Officer

Making Pictures with Purpose

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Six ways to spark change in a traditional school

John Burns, ISS Chief Innovation Officer

Announcing New Level 5 Director Tosca Killoran

We're excited to share that John Burns will still be with ISS as our Chief Innovation Officer.

Global educator experience

Gina Lappé: Ready to teach, learn, and hike in South Korea »

"We both feel like that there are just too many exciting adventures available all over the world to stay in one place."

Brenda Faz: Finding her Professional Dream in Brazil »

Korea, Thailand, Dubai, Myanmar and now Brazil -- Brenda Faz is ready for a new adventure and a new continent!

Meet Adriana James: Bringing Energy and Enthusiam to her Passion for Education »

With unmatched enthusiam, Adriana James' relays her experience at a San Francisco IRC that ultimately led her to her current position in Mexico City. 

Melissa Leach: Colorado to The Cayman Islands »

Melissa is a behavior interventionist who grew up overseas, and is now following the call back abroad

Mary Rossi: Living her dream in Dubai »

Mary Rossi shares her motivation for becoming an educator in Dubai, as well as helpful tips for those trying to follow their own dreams in international education.  

Scott and Susanne Herrington: Canada, the Middle East, and Back »

The Herringtons share their thoughts on the international journey, raising kids abroad, and being back in Canada after 24 years in the Middle East

Chante Greene, Part 2: We're in China! »

From playdates to pandas, the Greene family is enjoying their new chapter in China

John Godwin: Reflections on an International Career »

When you've been an educator for 44 years, you have some great stories to reflect on. John Godwin definitely does!

Melissa and Frank Shaffer: Why stay put in one place? »

Melissa and Frank love adventure, teaching, and their pets. They are bringing all of those to Pakistan this school year!

Alejandra: 7 years, 4 international schools, and ready for more »

China, India, South Korea: Alejandra has touched classrooms around the world, and she's ready for more!

Matthew Davis: Following his dreams to Europe »

Meet Matthew Davis, a teacher who traveled to Europe, fell in love, and is headed to teach in Albania now!

Chante Greene: A Life Changed »

Chante Greene had two dreams: to teach, and to travel the world. This February at our San Francisco job fair, she set out on a new adventure.

Peter Hennigar: An Apple Distinguished Educator »

Shekou International School (an ISS School) teacher Peter Hennigar has been accepted into the Apple Distinguished Educator program!

Cecil Mack: Fostering creativity and critical thinking in China »

Meet Cecil Mack, Technology Integration Specialist at the International School of Dongguan (China).