In the IB PYP program, students, teachers, and parents are viewed as partners in promoting the spirit of inquiry and working together to continually improve teaching and learning toward a common goal. NCIS, as an IB World School, provides every student with the highest quality of education aimed at fostering an international mindset. On October 14, 2023, NCIS invited teachers from the WES group’s Changsha WES Academy Ms. Serena Homeroom Teacher, Ms. Lina Head of Library, and Ms. Winnie School Nurse Supervisor to give professional training to all of our staff.
All NCIS staff learn continuously and enhance their professionalism. The main contents of this training include Home-School Collaboration to Build Communities of Learners, common infectious diseases in schools, the content of morning and afternoon checkups, and the function and activity of the library.
Home-School Collaboration to Build Communities of Learners
First, Ms. Serena shared videos and examples of daily classroom management, classroom activities, and home-school communication. Then, she divided all teachers into different groups by class and asked them to write down keywords on classroom management and activities and home-school communication, and we all explored how to build an excellent community of learners – which requires the joint efforts of students, parents, and schools.
Functions of the IB School Library
Ms. Lina said, “The library in IB school is NOT ONLY LIBRARY”. The library plays the role of a “hub” in the implementation of the IB program, in addition to providing the books needed to carry out the inquiry course. We have created a nice library environment with different reading areas where children can read quietly and independently, or enjoy reading with their teachers and friends.
Prevention of Common Infectious Diseases in Schools and Requirements for Morning and Lunchtime Checks
First, Ms. Winnie explained to us the prevention and control of commonly seen school infectious diseases in schools. Then, the measures and methods of daily preventive disinfection were introduced. Finally, she explained the key points of morning and lunchtime inspection, the discussion, and measures for emergency handling situations.
This concludes the training for all NCIS staff. The training took the form of flexible and diverse group activities, which provided a stage for different insights to be pondered. Teachers with different cultural, educational, and work backgrounds explored deeply, reflected promptly, and iterated during the training. The rich and solid training was rewarding and fruitful for all.
NCIS’s mission is to cultivate lifelong learners with an international mindset. As the keynote of NCIS, the internationalized teaching team is the soul of our teaching. Later on, our training will be more in-depth into teaching, gathering professional strength for every teacher, and injecting NCIS energy.