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Education Newsletter January 2020

 

L'hiver est là et apporte avec lui des pentes enneigées par temps ensoleillé. Les jours s'allongent et à l'Ecolint, nous sommes toujours aussi occupés avec des projets passionnants. 
 

AIE Conference at Ecolint

The fall term passed so quickly it is almost hard to remember that in October LGB hosted the Alliance for International Education Conference “Rethinking International Education - Values and Relevance.” Conference keynote addresses included our own Conrad Hughes who spoke eloquently on the Universal Learning Programme. It was gratifying to see how much the work of Ecolint, on all our campuses, is appreciated and respected by colleagues in international education across the globe. 

Ecolint 10th Annual Inclusive Education Conference

En octobre, l'Ecolint a également accueilli la Conférence annuelle sur l'inclusion, dont la journée était consacrée à l'anxiété liée aux mathématiques, sous la direction de Judy Hornigold. Voici un lien vers des ressources précieuses disponibles sur son site “Maths - Pas de problème !” Un grand merci à Jodi Bilek pour tout son travail dans l'organisation de ce précieux événement annuel qui démontre notre engagement envers l'inclusion. 

CIS Self-study process

In November we welcomed the CIS/MSA preparatory team visit. The team’s response was overwhelmingly positive. We should be proud of the work that is taking place across the Foundation to improve student learning, the core focus of Ecolint’s strategic plan. 

L'équipe d'évaluation préparatoire a fait l'éloge de l'engagement de l'école concernant sa réflexion sérieuse sur la pédagogie et de l'attention que nous portons au bien-être des élèves, entre autres points forts. Nous pouvons être fiers des louanges que nous avons reçus. Tout aussi importants sont les domaines à développer, parmi lesquels nombreux sont ceux que nous avons nous-mêmes signalés, ce qui est tout à fait naturel pour une institution mature cherchant à faire toujours mieux ("better than our previous best"). 

We are busy people in busy schools with many wonderful projects underway, all focused on student experience and learning. The self-study process will help us to clarify and better articulate our purpose as a Foundation with shared values. I look forward to working with you and invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to work with your colleagues on one of the self-study committees which will begin work in February. To sit on one of the committees, please contact karen.taylor@ecolint.ch). 

News from the PGCE

This year’s extraordinary cohort of PGCE International students recently returned from a week at Durham University’s Reflective Practice Conference. It was an intense week of seminar group discussion on a series of keynote lectures calling on students to explore the meaning of student success in learning. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who contribute to the PGCE curriculum and who serve as mentors. It is a privilege to engage with these students in rich exchanges on classroom practice. If you are interested in working with us as we develop the next generation of international educators, please contact Tanya Day-Clark (tanya.dayclark@ecolint.ch). And take a look at the latest video promoting the programme (Linkedin / Facebook and Youtube). Spread the news!!  

Research Journal 2019

Voici le lien vers une nouvelle édition du Journal de recherche/Research Journal de l’Institut!

Save-the-date(s) - More information coming soon!

March 16th                   ULP Summit
March 20-21                 SGIS
June 2nd                      AGEP Pedagogical Day 
June 27-28                   RIPE 

Annexe VI progress reports

Information regarding applications for Annex VI will be shared with staff in the spring.

Nations Secondary, The Power of Food: Enhancing Interdisciplinary Learning (Bianca Fresacher and Fiona Davison)
Nations Secondary, Careers Related Programme and BTEC (Zena Lawton, Julian Parry, Fabien Bruttin, Ellena Mart, Alex Juniper)
Nations Secondary, Bringing the Virtual World to the Classroom (David Shaw, Stéphane Bocken)