APP has hosted two English conferences to date. The most recent, Engaging Teachers to Engage Learners was a two-day conference featuring both English and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) sessions. APP faculty and invited speakers present various workshops and lectures. The conferences are open to all teachers in the region.
Every fall, APP faculty members visit various local high schools to meet with English teachers from around the city and sit in on classes. This initiative started as a way to introduce ourselves to the community, see where our future students are coming from, and form a relationship with other educators. Local English teachers are welcome to observe our APP Faculty as well, in order to develop their own teaching methods. Our APP Outreach Committee organizes tea gatherings for our faculty to meet with local teachers for professional development and community building.
Partnerships with Other Universities and Institutions
APP has partnered with the American Corner at Sulaimani University in reaching out to our local community. APP teachers give seminars, lead discussions, and engage with students and faculty at various events set up by the American Corner throughout the year.
For more information on American Corners: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/irc.
A strong commitment to a liberal arts based education drives the mission of AUIS. APP teachers volunteer to host teacher training workshops in the community for local educator. The workshops focus on reinvigorating teaching techniques by incorporating a student-centered methodology, technology and skills-based learning.
Partnership with the U.S. Embassy Baghdad
APP has partnered with the U.S. Embassy Baghdad to offer the Access program to high school students around the city.