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Posted by on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In the ICS journey of PLC and personalized learning in which all students learn at high levels, the ES DCI (Design, Creativity, Innovation) program is another exciting addition in Elementary School. The DCI program, as Mr. Ronen Cohen, a design-technology enthusiast and a “Lead Mentor” at the DCI proudly explains, is a space, in which students design and create in the spirit of innovation. The high spirit and inspiration is visible as the team of three educators plan for their sessions. “This... Read More
Solution Tree PLC at Work Institute to be hosted at ICS Addis
Posted by A boost to the ICS PLC journey on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Africa’s first ever PLC Institute is here. ICS Addis is hosting the PLC Institute Conference, organized by Solution Tree, for the first time in the continent. The event, part of the ICS venture to become a fully certified PLC Exemplar School, will be attended by some of the most prominent international leaders in education. “The event will not only bring world leaders in education to ICS but also will bring forward our own educators to share their experiences and ICS best practices with... Read More
Posted by Impacting the Lives of Early Childhood Learners on Friday, September 14, 2018
Right across the street next to the EC4 Gate of ICS Addis, there is a Nest, the Little Eagles’ Nest. It is a unique place where our youngest ones, the Early Childhood Learners, are nurtured in ways that shape their relationships with their friends, their environment and the outer world. From the first step into the Nest, one can feel the passion of the educators, believing in the young learners. “We strongly believe and project our firm trust in the children’s strength and worthiness,” explains... Read More
Posted by First week of school inside the Grade 4 Hub on Thursday, September 6, 2018
 A group of children quietly listening to instructions from their teacher in one corner, another group of kids thoughtfully following a read-aloud picture book, in another corner, yet another group drawing a creative inspiration; this is the new norm in the ICS Grade 4 Hub. The entire room projects a home and work environment. With 66 students, and 9 educators, the Hub is proving to be a quite productive and engaging learning environment for our grade 4 students. The grade 4 Hub space is... Read More
Posted by on Wednesday, August 29, 2018
 From the new colorful carpet to the new shelves and displays to the new home-like loft, the elementary school library has seen quite a lot of changes. With its fresh design,   the ES library is solid proof of where ICS is heading in terms of personalized learning and student agency.  The new child friendly shelves in the library make it acce​ssible for students to independently search for books they like and make the library all the more exciting place to   be for the children. With a new... Read More
Posted by on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
With new teachers joining ICS from across the globe and ICS continuing its exciting journey of personalizing learning, the start of the new school year has started full of energy and inspiration. At ICS, We believe that  all students can learn at high levels and we have developed our program to ensure this happens. “The first week was a time for the new teachers to settle into their homes, orientate themselves around Addis Ababa,  experience the ICS Way (to take care of yourself, each... Read More
Posted by on Monday, May 21, 2018
Middle school had a fantastic and insightful time with Mark Sampson and his family. The family is making a tour around Africa raising awareness about climate change and environmental protection. The Family who has been touring a number of nations in Africa and quite a few in Europe for five years has reached Addis and made a remarkable presentation about their journey and their experience here at ICS. Students had a question and answer time with Mr. Sampson, in which they gained a great deal of... Read More
Posted by on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Terry Fox Run event will be hosted here at ICS on Friday 13 October from 11:30 AM–12:30 PM.  This event is a partnership between ICS staff, the Canadian Embassy and the Mathiwos Wondu YeEthiopia Cancer Society here in Addis.   Terry Fox was a young Canadian back in 1980 who decided to run across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research.  He was a cancer patient himself who had lost a leg to cancer prior to his commitment to run across Canada.  He made it over 5000km before... Read More
Posted by on Friday, October 6, 2017
This event had two purposes. The first was to share the art making process with the younger students to show the differences and similarities of how artwork is created. Second, it was an opportunity for our grade 7 students  to fully understand and be able to describe the meaning in their work to 4 year olds. Here are some more photos from the critique.
Posted by on Monday, September 25, 2017
In commemoration of International Day of Peace, the Spanish Mother Tongue Group, in coordination with Dr. Monica Llamazares from UNICEF, organized a field trip to UNICEF and UNECA. The Spanish Mother Tongue Students, KG-6, talked about how children in Syria are not able to live their lives as others do; how young children around the world are not vaccinated because of conflict. Others mentioned that peace is necessary to think about better ways to grow and to develop fully. Children also were... Read More