Education Across Frontiers is an organization dedicated to the professional learning of teachers and school leaders around the world. We believe that student learning in the classroom is greatly enhanced when educators pursue their own learning and action research. To this end, Education Across Frontiers Sdn. Bhd. offers a variety of professional development learning opportunities specifically designed for the international educator. Most of the professional development opportunities offered by Education Across Frontiers are available for graduate credit through State University of New York at Buffalo.

Staff Development Center

Cognitive Coaching Training in Prague - October 2019

Please consider joining us at the International School of Prague in October 2019 for the Cognitive Coaching 1 and 2 foundations courses.

In June and July 2020, Education Across Frontiers will offer courses at the International School in Genoa, Italy, for educators who want to hone their skills as educational leaders - leaders of adult learning in the area of differentiation in mathematics and assessment.

Our June/July 2020 brochure with all the details is now available!

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  • This workshop was one of the best that I have attended. Bill and Ochan did an excellent job of presenting the material in a way that made it accessible and meaningful..

    Lisa O'Brien, Saigon South International School, Vietnam
  • Bill and Ochan have on two occasions collaborated with the International School of Duesseldorf to provide whole day professional development courses for all of the staff. Their sessions were described by staff members as "inspirational", "engaging", and "full of practical ideas". Many of their suggestions were put straight into use the following Monday morning and continue to be used regularly throughout the school.

    Laura Maly-Schmidt, Middle Years Programme Coordinator , The International School of Dusseldorf
  • Bill and Ochan's style of presentation is one that flows freely between the two presenters, while involving the audience every step of the way. The effects of the workshop are still very noticeable in our classrooms today. Since then I have had many calls for the Powells to return and look forward to the day when they can again enrich my school with their exceptional knowledge and gripping style.

    Chris Muller, Director, American International School of Lusaka, Zambia
  • I recommend these two highly skilled professionals without reservation. They have extensive international background, knowledge on a variety of topics relevant to current best practice and excellent presentation and facilitation skills.

    Diana Reinsmoen, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, American School of Dubai
  • Bill and Ochan bring a unique personal style to their work that connects with teachers. It is close and personal. Working in tandem, the presentations move rapidly, engage the participants and model the differentiated design that we are looking for when seeking their help.

    Paige Geiger Lower School Principal , Graded School São Paulo, Brazil 

  • For two days, Bill & Ochan worked with the entire secondary school, (seventy teachers) on developing our understanding of differentiation. This was a productive time for our teachers and we now have a common language where referring to the four keys of differentiation. By highlighting the seven norms of collaboration, Bill & Ochan’s visit was invaluable to our staff as we now have frameworks and a shared language to continue to make significant improvements to our teaching and learning practices.

    Nicole Schimdt, Vice principal, New International School of Thailand, Bangkok
  • The teachers who attended the workshop at our school left feeling inspired, many of them went away to do further reading and research on some of the material discussed during the workshop. Many were able to utilize their new ideas to transform planning and teaching practices immediately, sharing their new understandings with colleagues. I know that many teachers at that workshop, including myself, will look forward to future opportunities to work with Bill and Ochan.

    Helen Saunders PYP Coordinator, St. John’s International School, Waterloo, Belgium
  • Bill and Ochan Powell’s Cognitive Coaching workshops provided teachers at our school with valuable tools for supporting colleagues to clarify and solve problems with dignity and self-direction. The workshops were highly interactive, and had a strong research base in the cognitive and behavioural sciences. Bill and Ochan were adept at creating an empathetic and friendly learning environment. We look forward to welcoming them back soon.

    Deborah Cook Primary School Vice-Principal (Curriculum) , United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

List of Services

  • Our Mission
  • Consultancies (special education audits)
  • Staff Development Center (SDC)
  • School Board Governance Training
  • Workshops and graduate level courses in school leadership
  • Cognitive Coaching Foundation Course (8 days)
  • Workshops and institutes in teacher emotional intelligence
  • Workshops and graduate level courses in differentiated instruction and assessment in the differentiated classroom.
  • Thinking Collaborative Conference April 2014 - Kuala Lumpur


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