Olympic Reading Challenge

Emily Cave, Literacy Coach, Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz (CIPLC) Elementary Students at Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz (CIPLC) are participating in a unique reading challenge. Students spent their first semester working on choosing “good-fit” books and becoming voracious readers. They have successfully met both goals and are ready for something more! Their second semester challenge is to broaden their horizons by reading...

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Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit

Author Unknown, ISM International Academy, Quito, Ecuador ISM is an International School located in the North of Quito forging a new generation of responsible, socially and environmental aware leaders. These leaders possess a lifelong entrepreneurial spirit and an attitude that has positive far reaching consequences for the future. ISM joined forces with Junior Achievement Worldwide back in 2005 to nurture an entrepreneurial spirit,...

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Kinder Students Serve the Community

Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito The kindergarten classes at Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador have been actively participating in community service and most recently participated in a project with a local Senior Citizen Center that benefits from regular support from the school’s students, teachers and parents. The center was built last year with funds raised by the Lower School students during a Walk-a-Thon. The...

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Educational Alchemy and a Golden Opportunity: Colegio Roosevelt Receives $50,000 USD Grant for Environmental Leadership from the Zayed Future Energy Prize

Allana Rumble, Environmental Systems and Society Teacher, Colegio Roosevelt, Lima Peru Alchemy (alkɪmi) – Definition – A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination (Oxford Dictionary)     Photo: Colegio Roosevelt representatives Valeria Wu (Gr. 8), Allana Rumble (Sustainability Manager) and Raquel Herrera (Gr. 12) receive a certificate of appreciation as finalists in the Zayed Future Energy...

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AP World History Students Recreate the Sistine Chapel

Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador   As an assessment of their understanding of the Renaissance, the Advanced Placement (AP) World History students at Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador created a new version of the Sistine Chapel´s ceiling. First, the class was split into two groups. The students researched Michelangelo’s techniques, materials, themes and the history behind this masterpiece in order to...

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