The single most important purpose of schools in our era is teaching students to learn how to learn."
- Dr. Tim Stuart, Head of School
In the fast-evolving world that we live in today, the nature and type of skills and knowledge needed to survive as individuals and in society is changing faster than ever, and nowhere is the fast-changing context of our world more evident than in the world of education. New realities in the world are changing the way students will be expected to perform in the future.
The International Community School of Addis Ababa is committed to ensure that all students learn and engage at the highest levels. Our goal is for you to see evidence of your child’s positive growth and academic excellence in age-appropriate ways through every course or subject taken at ICS. As children find high levels of challenge and support here, we believe they will master essential standards and will gain both competence and confidence as learners and people.
Blended Learning Approach
ICS is committed to ensure an engaging learning experience for all students. ICS employs a blended learning approach to deliver lessons, a seamless transitioning between online and on campus learning when needed. Blended learning provides a common approach to both online and in person modes of learning, thus ensuring a consistent quality of learning experiences for students. Blended learning is the combination of actively engaged learning online and actively engaged learning offline.
in person Mode:
Students actively engage in offline learning that is guided by the teacher/adults in the classroom and the actively engaged online learning is guided by "teacher curated" online resources for students to pursue on their own.
Students actively engage in online learning that is guided by the teacher/adults synchronously and the actively engaged offline learning is guided by "teacher curated" online resources/off-screen tasks.
ICS Definition of Learning
Learning is an ongoing process in which learners acquire, develop and apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential to thrive in, and contribute to, an ever-changing world.
Learning is optimized when it is:
meaningful, authentic, reflective, collaborative, conceptual, transdisciplinary, active, personalized
HERE's a video that shows how to support student inquiry.