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ExpatTalk2020: Learning to be Game Changers: The School of the Future


Like a “fast-forward” to the needs of the future, the COVID-19 pandemic shows us how strongly education is impacted when drastic changes are required. A school can adapt to meet the challenge, or fail, to the detriment of our children.


In this ExpatTalk Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School of Bavarian International School (BIS) will sit down with current BIS student Zara Ilijas and BIS parent Miyako Yanaihara to talk about the idea of the “school of the future, right now.”


"In this new reality, how does a school need to organize itself? Why is it important to distinguish distance learning from homeschooling?"


What can you expect?

Those who join us for this talk will gain authentic and personal insights into the world of an international school like BIS and its advantages, particularly at this point in our global history. Why are personalized education, innovative learning, holistic development and an international mindset essential elements of preparing students for a new world of life and work? What is the magic formula for developing future Game Changers? And why is an international school much more than just a school?


About Chrissie Sorenson 


Chrissie Sorenson


Dr. Chrissie Sorenson is the Head of School and Executive Board of the Bavarian International School (BIS) since 2014. The school, with campuses in Haimhausen as well as Munich-Schwabing, has 1,150 students from 61 nations.


The product of an international family herself, Dr. Sorenson (American) has an accomplished career in education. She founded the International School of Monterey, in California and headed the Dresden International School in Germany. In an honorary capacity, she is President of the Academy for International School Heads (AISH) and Board Member of the Rotary Club of Munich-Königsplatz.


A committed and passionate swimmer, Dr. Sorenson is also the coach of the BIS Lions Swim Team. She is a mother of three, speaks German fluently, and lives by the motto, "Where there is a will, there is a way!”




This ExpatTalk is part of the online ExpatTalks2020: Servus Munich! event on 5 December.


Sign up for this Talk and others HERE.


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Date: 22 May 2019

Time: 18h30 to 21h30



Free (registration required)

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