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SIS Teachers Are Learners

SIS Teachers Are LearnersThe two most influential factors effecting successful learning in school are the quality of teaching and support for learning at home.  SIS teachers are highly qualified but as in any profession, continuous learning is a key to continuous success.  For this reason the school commits time and money to providing professional development opportunities for SIS teachers, all of whom are lifelong learners.

The teaching faculty concentrated on Technology for Learning last Thursday afternoon and all day on Friday.  A third of the teachers also gave up their Saturday to continue pursuing new skills that support connecting students with other students in the classroom, between classrooms and around the world.

Kim Cofino from Yokohama International School is a leader in technology for learning in international schools and 21st Century Learning in the Asia region.  She worked alongside SIS teacher contributors to present a wide variety of learning opportunities.

On Thursday after school, teachers circulated through six stations where colleagues presented ways that they use information technology for such purposes as elementary school creative writing or high school data gathering.  All day Friday and much of Saturday  sessions were about using technology tools in our regular program and how to connect our classes globally.

All of these workshops were built on the foundation of best practice that leads to meaningful student learning at SIS.

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis



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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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