Conferences & Institutes
One of the main goals of the Tri-Association is to support the schools in the region with their efforts and commitment to school improvement and staff development.
Several conferences are held throughout the year for this purpose:
The Annual Educator's Conference
This is our biggest event, which is held once a year, usually during the month of October. The Annual Educator's Conference is organized around current themes based on educational research and best practices in the field. This conference rotates within the three regional areas that comprise the Tri-Association.
The Latin American Administrators' Conference
This conference is held in Atlanta, usually following the Thanksgiving holiday, and it is organized by AdvancED, and supported by the two Regional Associations, AASSA ( The Association of American Schools in South America), and the Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia-Caribbean and Mexico (Tri-Association).
These are highly specialized programs focusing on a specific area, and leading to special certification, and or graduate credit. In 2011-12, the Tri-Association sponsored a cohort in Special Education through Kennesaw University. In 2012-13, a three-part Institute Program focusing on Balanced Literacy, using the Reader's & Writer's Workshop, will be offered.
Global Issues Network (GIN)
The Tri-Association will hold its first GIN student conference in San Jose, Costa Rica on April 19-22, 2013. Global Issues Networks (GINs) are successfully connecting students as they research and seek sustainable solutions to global issues around the world. GINs are currently operating in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America, and we hope to provide opportunities for students in the Tri-Association Schools to become involved in this opportunity to foster leadership and global responsibility.
All of the above programs are sponsored by the Tri-Association Membership, the ongoing support of the Office of Overseas Schools, and our Corporate and Associate Sponsors, and other Professional Organizations.