As the saying goes, “think big, start small”. Our Google rollout began quite a few years ago in 2008. We started small, introducing Google apps and creating policies for responsible use of gmail accounts as well as promoting digital citizenship and online safety among staff and students.
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In a collaboration between the MakerSpace and the English classroom we created a Design Thinking challenge that required students to think deeply about their reading and find ways to represent elements of fiction in their original album cover creation.
While the past 18 months have certainly provided a series of challenges, the pandemic has also challenged us as a school to be creative and design new structures to meet the evolving needs of our students.
This new way of teaching and learning began, not because of the pandemic, but in spite of it. The school launched Project-based learning as the innovative approach to education that ensured our students are active participants in their own learning with the teacher as the project designer, facilitator and guide.
There is something strangely powerful about a letter, it touches the heart in a closer way than
an article or essay. The reader can sometimes feel like it’s written just for her from a dear
friend, almost like a hot cappuccino shared by comadres wrapped up snug in warm sweaters
while a cool Fall breeze rushes around them
The middle school classroom is a place where students truly begin to think for themselves
and grow their own unique sense of self. Because of this, we feel it is incredibly important to not
only teach content, but to incorporate socio-emotional learning within lessons.
Little did I know that back-to-back WhatsApp messages during the evening of March 10, 2020 would be the beginning of the end of normalcy. All schools would be closing on Wednesday and the airport would be closing on Thursday morning. Not only did I need a plan for classes but I also need to find a way to insure the safe travel of a student group and 2 faculty members back from Washington DC.
Some educators say the cup is half empty. Some say it is half full. It’s good to help students realize we
can be thankful to just have a cup. How can this be done coming off of a pandemic? Students are
behind. Teachers are exhausted.
When you listen, students will share their dreams, hopes, and passions with you. the
High School at the American School of Guatemala (also lovingly known as CAG), we did just
that: we listened.
At LIA Preschool we focus weekly on a different social and emotional theme. This is an important part of our curriculum and also helps students learn how to manage their emotions, especially now that we are back on campus.
“This year, I love math!” explained a fifth-grader at American Nicaraguan School. “I never really liked math before.”
As the sun sets in Bogota, Colombia on a clear October evening, the band and choir students at CNG anxiously warm-up and prepare for their first concert since March 2020! The concert is outside and everyone is socially distant...
This proposal is intended to provide the HS community with a physical time and space to connect with each other, by having the SSS DAY:
Makerspaces respond to the Constructionism learning theory, which shares constructivism’s definition of learning as “building knowledge” and adds to this the idea that this happens especially in a context where the learners are engaged in designing, making and tinkering solutions to real world problems.
Returning to face-to-face classes in our school, after more than a year of virtual classes, has been an important step in supporting our students in their growth and development and allowing them to gradually transition back to being physically at school again.
One of the things that teachers missed during this time away from students at San Roberto
International School was having the opportunity to share the magic of books and stories in person.
Every student has something special within that lets them move ahead in school and life. Implementing meaningful interactions between families and teachers is the heart of what happens every day in the Escuela Maternal Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Empowering teachers as leaders is foundational to the success of student learning and collective efficacy. At the Elementary School at ASFM, grade level and content area leaders meet weekly to discuss issues and solve problems together.
Our theme this academic year, “EXCELerate - Change the Game '', has truly inspired us to give pride of place to “student and parent voice” and to collaborative learning between students, parents and faculty.
At the American Nicaraguan School, we define learning as the agency to honor your curiosity and engage in the rigor of authentic and complex problems, working together to find solutions in an inclusive and collaborative community. We believe that when we have agency and rigor, our learning transcends time and space, taking us out into a future we create together.
Since the first meeting that we had with our staff, we focused on their wellbeing. We created a space where the teachers were able to share all their worries about returning to campus. This space helped teachers to share their feelings and make action plans so they could feel safer
¡Pandemia a la vista! Llegó inesperadamente, nos llevó a nuestras casas y nos quedamos
encerrados. Todas las actividades que realizábamos fuera de nuestros hogares se volvieron parte de nuestros espacios personales