Scholastics International is dedicated to promoting best practice and educational excellence in international schools, with a special focus on Europe and the Middle East region. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Scholastics International provides expertise informed by decades of experience in international education. Education is the key to a brighter future, and our mission is to help you achieve the best results for your organisation, students and teachers.
International schools have special requirements and face specific challenges due to the global nature of both their teaching staff and student body. Understanding that these challenges represent great opportunity is the foundation for successful scholastic development. Scholastics International provides expertise designed to meet your school’s specific requirements and improve scholastic results. Regular workshops with experts in the field reinforce this objective and provide a superb opportunity to exchange experiences with others who share our common goal.
Helping you achieve educational excellence.
A wide range of professional consultancy services designed to provide international schools with expertise and solutions for a first-rate education.
- School start-ups
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Workshops & strategies aimed at the implementation & development of the IB diploma program and in AP and A-level courses.
- IB Syllabi
- Technology in education
- Subject-specific special events
- AP and A-level workshops
Review courses to refine and develop students’ subject understanding and study skills in preparation for the IB, AP and A-level exams.
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Teaching Mathematics at International Schools
February 23 – 25, 2018
Location: Vienna University – Math Faculty, Vienna, Austria
Theme: Latest developments in teaching mathematics at international schools.
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Dr. Ibrahim Wazir has more than 30 years of teaching experience, both as a Mathematics teacher at the American International School and as Mathematics Professor at Webster University Vienna (Teacher of the Year 1993, Kemper Excellence in Teaching Award 2014). He served as Mathematics Department Head at both institutions for more than 20 year, developed an outstanding IB program, and taught mathematics with a focus on problem-solving. Dr. Wazir served as IB Chief Examiner for Further Math, 1999 – 2005 and Deputy Chief Examiner, Math/HL, 1995-1999. He participated in three cycles of curriculum development (1990–1992, and 1996–2005), and was involved in introducing GDCs to the IB as well as to the international schools in Europe and the Middle East. In addition, he wrote items for the ACT and read examinations for the College Board’s AP Calculus Exams.
Starting in 1990, Dr. Wazir is a distinguished and widely respected workshop leader for numerous IB Mathematics workshops for new and experienced teachers in Amman, Bratislava, Cairo, Denver, Warsaw, Budapest, New York, Vienna, Latvia, Geneva, Gdansk, Lubliyana, Barcelona, Athens, Tokyo, Singapore, Osaka, Chang Mai, and Kuala Lumpur. He has held workshops and talks about Technology in Teaching Mathematics, among others, across the globe for the past 20 years, including ICTCM and NCTM. Parallel to his work for schools, he also teaches statistics, college algebra, and discrete mathematics at Webster University in Vienna.
Dr. Wazir is founder and first editor of The Centroid, the ECIS Math Committee’s newsletter. He is also founder and chairman of the International Schools Math Teachers Foundation (ISMTF). His recent publications include co-authoring IB SL and HL mathematics textbooks (Pearson), as well as three of the Options booklets accompanying the HL book published online 2010 and 2012. Most recently, in 2015 he published a booklet for Casio that accompanies their calculators entitled “Solving IB-type Exam Questions Using Casio’s fx-CG20”. His previous publications include an article on “The Critical Points of Polynomial Families”, published in The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, Sept. 1996, and 6 case studies for Statistics for Business and Economics (book and website), Anderson et al, and published by Thomson, 2007.