Hello esteemed friends and colleagues from around our wonderful Tri-Association region! As the new Executive Director of our Association, I am thrilled with my new role and the ability to support all of you with your learning needs throughout the school year and into the future. I hope you are doing well with students now in most of your halls and classrooms. After such a long time with students and staff online, I am sure the lovely noise of students around the schools is a welcomed change...”
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The 2021-2022 school year is underway! As you return to this new year, whether, virtual, hybrid, or face to face, getting back to the classroom and reconnecting with students is always exciting. No doubt this school year will be filled with many ups and downs, and we wanted to use this update to remind you that Project AERO looks forward to partnering with you as you “accelerate” the learning for all students.
A group of teachers from Colegio Decroly Americano were enrolled into a cohort to learn about Artificial Intelligence. They created a set of Summer Challenges where students were able to choose options during the summer which included exploring AI.
Join us in welcoming a new school to the Tri-Association!
We would also like to give a warm welcome to the following new Heads of School from around our region.
Exploring the Power of Student Voice
Throughout my career I have engaged in many conversations with students. Many which have shifted my thinking over time. In most cases, I have found that students are very honest with me and grateful to have an adult authority listen to them.
The last year and a half has given us multiple obstacles and opportunities in our personal and professional lives. As educators, we have had to adjust our very definition of what teaching and learning looks like and where and how they happen. For our youngest students, the pandemic has had a profound effect on how they view and interact with the world around them. This clearly impacts their experiences with school and learning.
Of the many lessons learned during the pandemic, one of the most important has been to reach a deeper understanding of the crucial importance of constantly monitoring the emotional well-being of our staff, our students and their families.
While schools are closed, working remotely, or in a hybrid setting, a recent report compiled by UNICEF estimates that nearly 114 million students are currently out of school due to inequity in education provision. While some will still receive some education, this is not the case for millions of children pre-pandemic and, looking to the future, post-pandemic.
Building a hybrid model for learning in school has been like sprinting through a maze—and with the lights off. There are many different models out there which have emerged this past year and a half and many with success. These models adapt in response to the changing rules of each country regarding lockdowns or school closures and in some places students return in cohorts for varying periods of time.