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The heat of August did not stop the enthusiasm of HQIS teachers and coordinators.Our leadership team and teacher team completed a series of professional development sessions that took place on a daily basis for the whole month. The contents of the sessions were broad, ranging from The training was both online and offline so that our teachers and leadership had plenty of resource-sharing opportunities and channels of communication.
From the beginning of August,. It is worth to mention the new Teacher Attributes. Teachers have been divided into 3 groups, comparing the characteristics of the teacher Positive and Negative Behavior.
In addition, the leadership has set new targets for the 2020-2021 Academic Year, as well as an agenda to achieve these targets. They are:
1 - Campus Culture
a. Students and adults must care about each other
b. Students and adults must feel physically and mentally safe
c. Curiosity is the driving force of learning
d. The staff and the student groups of HQIS are inclusive
e. The school pursues common goals
2 - HQIS Three Pillars of Academic Excellence
The Three Pillars (Academic Rigor, 21st Century Skills, Living Environment) will be incorporated in our curriculum and in the daily teaching practices.
3 - School-Home Communication
HQIS will implement relevant regulations to guarantee effective and continuous communication with the families of our Community.
The Professional Development training sessions were particularly useful and stimulating for all of our teachers and educators.
What is the IB-PYP?
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), created by the International Baccalaureate Organization, is designed for children aged 3 – 12. This program nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. It is different from the traditional teaching methodologies, and it is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes around which learning is planned:
Who we are
Where we are in place and time
How we express ourselves
How the world works
How we organize ourselves
Sharing the planet
Why the IB-PYP is the right choice
Inquiry-based learning is the core of the IB-PYP
To let teachers better understand the fundament of the IB-PYP, our PYP Coordinator, Ms. Robin Long, made an experiment: our teachers, divided into groups, were required to write on a blank paper what they think inquiry-based learning is. Finally, each group of teachers got a unified definition. Curiosity is the“engine” of this process, and students actively discover information to support their investigations: raising problems is even more important than finding solutions.
The sessions were extremely useful for every participant. Our teachers improved their understanding of the PYP curriculum system, and the knowledge they gained will be put into practice during their daily activities at HQIS. Our teachers are devoted to education, and this year started with an explosion of enthusiasm!
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