Reflections on what I’ve learned from the first month of a new program
Sep27

Reflections on what I’ve learned from the first month of a new program

By Corey Topf, Innovation Academy Coordinator, The American School of Lima, Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt Twitter: @cvtopf LESSON #1: Content still matters in the age of Google, but there’s a twist. We all know the guy that pulls out his iPhone and asks, “Why are we teaching content when students can get everything they need to know right here?” At first it seems to make sense. We say to ourselves, “Yeah. Why do I need to know so many...

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Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt Declared a Model Healthy School by the Peruvian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education
Sep27

Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt Declared a Model Healthy School by the Peruvian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education

By Cynthia Sturner (Peruvian Program Director) & Mary Nakada (Communications Director), Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Colegio Roosevelt was recognized by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education as a “Model Healthy School” for all the healthy and environmentally-conscious practices implemented over the years: healthy kiosks and nutritious lunches, filtered water stations,...

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PLCs in a Learning Community
Sep27

PLCs in a Learning Community

Author Unknown, International School of Curitiba, Brazil Democracy must begin at home, and its home is the neighborly community. —John Dewey For the past year and a half at ISC, a group of teachers representing Biology, English, History, Technology, Art and Integrated Sciences, has been participating in a dynamic and effective new strategy for enriching their professional development and learning: a PLC or Professional Learning...

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Professional Development Sense
Sep27

Professional Development Sense

By Emily Cave, Literacy Coach, Colegio International Puerto La Cruz (CIPLC) Collaboration, idea gathering, brainstorming, problem solving, and networking can and should exist in every professional development opportunity or conference for teachers. At Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz (CIPLC), we have dedicated our efforts in this direction. To start, CIPLC staff conducted an “unconference.” Using the Edcamp approach, participants...

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American International School of Kingston Jamaica
Sep27

American International School of Kingston Jamaica

Author Unknown, American International School of Kingston, Jamaica Boasting 400 250-watt solar panels, covering 7,000 square feet, in addition to five Schneider-Electric 20-kilowatt grid-tie inverters, AISK has become the first school in Jamaica with a system of this magnitude. Project Manager Paul Stockhausen says it will greatly reduce the school’s carbon footprint and save it approximately 48 per cent of current electricity...

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