International Association of Laboratory Schools       

                    "dedicated to the empowerment of university-affiliated and research-based pre k through 12 schools"

 Association      "dedicated to the empowerment of university-affiliated and research-based pre k-12 schools" 

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US Lab School Tour for International Colleagues

International Tour Group 

at the Carnegie Mellon University Children's School on April 21, 2015

International Tour Group 

at the University of Pittsburgh's Falk School on April 20, 2015



International Tour Group 

at Bank Street College on April 17, 2015


Representatives from Halifax Independent School (Canada), NOBO School (China) Tsinghua University International School (China), Carnegie Mellon University Children's School (USA), Falk School (USA), and Institute of Child Study Laboratory School (Canada)

International Tour Group 

at Columbia University

April 16, 2015


Representatives from Halifax Independent School (Canada), NOBO School (China) Tsinghua University International School (China), Carnegie Mellon University Children's School (USA), Falk School (USA), and Institute of Child Study Laboratory School (Canada)

Dewey: Then & Now (Pre-Conference Seminar, April 22, 2015)

2015 Annual IALS Conference (April 22-24, 2015)

The Freedom to Learn: Explorations in Academic Communities

Conference Highlights

•   Wednesday Afternoon Pre-Conference Seminar on Dewey: Then & Now 

  • Reception 5-7pm
  • 6pm - Keynote Speaker -  John B. King, U.S. Delegated Deputy Secretary of Education

•   Thursday Morning Tours of the U. Chicago Lab Schools (ECE & Primary or Secondary)

  • Lunch an Presentation by the International Tour Consortium

•   Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning & Friday Afternoon Conference Presentations

•   Thursday Early Evening Exhibit re: Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child

•   Friday Lunch & Keynote by Dr. Shirley Raines (http://www.shirleyraines.com)

Dedicated to Research, Leadership, and Educational Excellence

The International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) is an international association of pre-kindergarten through graduate laboratory and university affiliated schools engaged in practices of teacher training, curriculum development, research, professional development, and educational experimentation for the purpose of  supporting member’s schools and as a voice speaking for the improvement of learning for all children.

Traditionally laboratory schools' commitment has been to assist in preparing teachers while delivering quality instructional programs for children in the classroom. These schools are affiliated with a college or university for specific purposes that go beyond the scope of traditional public and private institutions. Over the years, the laboratory schools have changed to reflect the diverse needs of the teaching professional and have often led the way in improving the science and art of teaching.

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