2020年6月14日

Quality International Education - Meet the Experts from ISS“高质国际教育领航者-国际学校服务组织专家见面会”活动圆满落幕

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June 14th, 2020, Zhengzhou - In an effort to introduce and promote international education and demonstrate the methodologies of inquiry-based learning to the parents and the children, Sias International School of Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou (“Sias International School”) hosted a 2-session event with the generous help from International Schools Services (ISS), and provided an opportunity to experience international education first hand. Executives from the ISS Asia-Pacific including Vice President Mr. Greg Smith, Senior Executive Leadership Mr. Robert Stearns, Director of School Development Ms. Carlene Hamley, and Director of Business and Finance Mr. Brent Wang attended this event as guest speakers. The Chairman of Sias International School, Dr. Shawn Chen, the Executive Director of Sias International School, Mr. Wayne Wang, and the Founding Head of Sias International School Ms. Elizabeth Martinez attended and participated in the event.

2020年6月14日,郑州郑东新区西亚斯外籍人员子女学校(以下简称“西亚斯外籍人员子女学校”)在体验中心举办了两场“高质国际教育领航者-国际学校服务组织专家见面会”活动。这次活动的目的是帮家长深入了解国际教育。通过我们精心设计的探究式学习的亲子活动,更全面和深入地了解学校的教学方式,让孩子们有机会探索更多跨学科的实践活动。出席活动的特邀专家分别是:国际学校服务组织副总裁格雷格·史密斯先生、国际学校服务组织高级行政管理顾问罗伯特·斯特恩斯先生、国际学校服务组织亚太区学校发展项目总监卡琳·哈姆雷女士以及国际学校服务组织亚太区商务总监王欣先生。一同参加此次活动的还有西亚斯外籍人员子女学校董事长陈肖纯博士、执行董事王伟先生以及创办校长伊丽莎白·马丁内斯女士。

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The Founding Head and the Sias team first greeted the parents and the children attending the event, introducing Sias International School, the founding faculty and the founding operations staff. Ms. Martinez acknowledged their efforts leading up to the beginning of the inaugural school year. 

首先,西亚斯外籍人员子女学校创办校长伊丽莎白·马丁内斯女士和学校工作人员对前来参加活动的家长和孩子们表示欢迎和感谢。在简单介绍了学校后,她还特别介绍了学校外籍教师团队以及中方团队,并对其付出表示了认可与肯定。

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Mr. Greg Smith then introduced the expert delegation and the ISS, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting international school startups. With over 60 years of history, 500+ partner schools and thousands of educators worldwide, ISS supports international schools on a global scale, providing teaching and learning resources, recruiting quality and experienced educators, providing career planning and professional development for faculties, assisting schools with finance and accounting and etc. 

随后,国际学校服务组织副总裁格雷格·史密斯先生介绍了随行专家和国际学校服务组织。国际学校服务组织是一所非盈利性组织,有60多年发展历史,与500多所国际学校以及数千名教育工作者合作,提供各种专业高质量的管理服务,其服务遍布世界各地。其中涵盖:帮助成立国际学校、提供教学和学习资源、招聘高质量和经验丰富的教育工作者、为学校的教职工提供专业的发展规划、协助处理学校的财务和会计事宜、协助学校的领导和管理事宜等。

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Mr. Robert Stearns and Ms. Carlene Hamley then took over and conducted a series of workshops showcasing the making of high-quality international education. Ms. Hamley proposed a few suggestions for effective parenting as they play an equally crucial role in education as school teachers, and Ms. Hamley recommended that parents should interact more with the children, encourage them and be there as they grow up. Mr. Robert Stearns then delivered the parents and the children a demonstration of inquiry-based learning, a core concept of international education. Through exploring the factors affecting the flight of a paper airplane on their own, tweaking and modifying their designs themselves and documenting the experiments, the parents and the children were able to experience inquiry-based learning first-hand and demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm during the process. 

接下来,罗伯特·斯特恩斯先生和卡琳·哈姆雷女士与家长和孩子们进行了关于优质国际学校、高标准国际教育的说明和一系列活动。首先,卡琳·哈姆雷女士介绍了如何定义一所高品质的国际学校。同时提出有关家庭教育的建议,父母是孩子的第一任老师,因此卡琳·哈姆雷女士建议增进亲子互动,陪伴孩子进步与成长。此外,罗伯特·斯特恩斯先生为家长和孩子们呈现了一堂生动的探究式学习公开课。课堂以“探究影响纸飞机飞行时长和距离的因素”为主题,指导家长和孩子们进行了相关活动。

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At the end of the event was a seminar specifically for parents who have registered for the Fall 2020 Semester, an opportunity for parents to discuss the development and the future of Sias International School face to face with the ISS experts.

最后,已经报名2020秋季学期的创办家庭参加了国际教育服务组织专家座谈会,与他们共同探讨学校发展及规划。

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The Sias founding team would like to thank you for your passion and enthusiasm for international education, and we thank you for your continuous interest and support. In the next feature, we will have a detailed look at the ISS experts’ suggestions. See you next time!

我们非常感谢参会家长的热情和对国际教育的热爱,也感恩一直以来关注并支持我校发展的家庭。如果您未能参与此次活动,我们会在下期和您详细分享专家们的建议。我们下期再见!