Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Så meget at lære ... So much to learn.....

Selv om jeg har arbejdet med International Baccaulerete i mange år, var alle min I.B. kenskaber og træninger som en skoleinspektør. En Koordinators job er meget forskelligt fra jobbet som en "IB Hoved af Skole", så det er nødvendigt at jeg modtager træning som en IB Koordinator. Som jeg skriver vores omfattende ansøgning for at blive Danmarks næste IB Gymnasium, der er så mange ting at jeg har brug at lære og kender for at stige vores muligheder at modtage godkendelse fra begge IBO og den Dansk Ministeret af Uddannelse.

Although I have worked with International Baccalaurete for many years, all of my IB knowledge and training has been as a school principal. A Coordinator´s job is very different from that of an "IB Head of School", so it is necessary that I receive training as an IB Coordinator. As I write our comprehensive application to become Denmark´s next IB Gymnasium, there are so many things that I need to learn and know in order to increase our chances of receiving approval from both the IBO and the Danish Ministry of Education.

Min sidste træning var i 2007, da Shelly og jeg tog til Houston sammen... HUSKER DU VORES EVENTYR?! Tryk her for en påmindelse (på engelsk...undskyld!). Jeg har søgt efter en "Ny Koordinator Træning" tæt på Danmark som jeg kan deltage i.... og jeg har fundet en. De gode nyheder er, at IB vil holde en konference for ny koordinators i uge 7..... når det er skolens vinterferie, så jeg ikke gå glip af skoledage. Og de "dårlige" nyheder er, at IB vil holde en konference for ny koordinators i uge 7 (13, 14, & 15 Februar) i Paris. (Undskyld Nettie, men konferencen er hos Disneyland Paris...) Nå, Albert vil spørge Farfar og Farmor om han kan overnatte med dem siden Mads og jeg besluttede at han vil rejse med mig fordi han har besøgt mange byer i Europe, men ikke Paris! Jeg har været til Paris to gang, så Mads kan besøge byen imens jeg arbejder! Jeg håber kun at denne IB træning ikke omfatter en ambulance --kun information som vil hjælpe mig i mit nyt job!

My last IB Training was in 2007 when Shelly and I went to Houston together....DO YOU REMEMBER OUR ADVENTURE?! Click here for a reminder. (sorry, but it is in English!) I looked for a "New Coordinator Training" close to Denmark in which I could participated and I found one. The good news is that IB has a conference for new coordinators during week 7...when the schools in Denmark are closed for winter break, so I can go and not miss any classes. And the "bad" news (LOL) is, that IB has a conference for new coordinators during week 7 (Feb 13-15) in Paris! (Sorry, Nettie, but the conference is at Paris Disney Resort!) So Albert will ask Farfar and Farmor if he can sleep over at their house since Mads and I decided he would go with me to Paris because it is one of the few places in Europe that he has never been! I have been to Paris twice before so Mads can visit the city´s sights while I work! I just hope that this IB Training does not include an ambulance...only good information that will help me with my new job!

10 comments:

LadyFi said...

Oooh.. can I come to? As Mads' nanny?

Amy said...

Hey hey! Sorry I've been A-Wall lately...been busy with work and hubby gone now so little time to myself. Getting ready to go now, but chomping breakfast while I read blogs...hahaha...

PARIS??? COOL! Bet Paris is a little cooler then Houston..but you have been there before and don't sound too impressed? Hopes Mads likes it- and Disney Paris, I'd love to hear about that, is it worth it to go there and so on...can't wait to hear all about the trip!!

Hope the job is otherwise going great!!

NotQuiteDanish said...

Glad to hear two days on the job and you're already right into it! Isn't that the good thing about being in Europe - meetings and conferences can be anywhere!

Rachel said...

Denne opgave er mere perfekt for dig & Mad. Jeg er glad alt er ved at arbejde ud for dig i dit nye hjem.

Jeg er glad at Albert urkæde formodede ud hvor han vil være, men hvad om Emmitt? :-)

(Here's the English, since I'm still practicing my Dansk:
This job is more perfect for you & Mads. I'm glad everything is working out for you in your new home.

I'm glad that Albert figured out where he will be, but what about Emmitt? Is he lucky to go to Paris... )

Ellen and Sharon said...

Oh, Wow! You are really lucky to have such support for your endeavors. Good luck as you begin your new job. It sounds like lots of fun.

American in Norway said...

You lucky..LUCKY girl! I love Paris... You have to fill me in on this job...

Nichole said...

So, Valentines day in Paris? That will be amazing :)

I hope Mads loves Paris. I know we talked before about how much you wanted to share the city with him and I am so glad you will actually get to do that! yay for Paris being a short flight away.

Tara said...

I want to be an IB coordinator too then!

We were only in Paris for a few days and I want to go back and spend some more time... we can only go so fast with all the kids.

Locate some good restaurants before you go. We ate some yucky stuff there... :)

SH said...

Better be sure there is a ghetto hospital close by the conference area and you better pack your own Tupperware. Also, call ahead to make sure the concierge can run down to the 7-11 for a phone charger.

Love you.

nettielouise said...

Oh...I am SOOOOOO jealous!!! You must take pictures of the resort for me and any cute French men you see in Paris. Tell Mads, it is research for Nettie! You know about my weakness for French men and Disney! To go to Euro Disney...it is the best of both worlds!