February 8 was a busy day for IC teachers on both campuses as they attended workshops and meetings, and worked on curriculum writing in a day-long In-Service. A variety of activities were planned for each level of the college.
Led by PYP Coordinator Alexandra Khawaja and Preschool Director Lina Mouchantaf, Pre- and Elementary teachers at Ain Aar spent the day sharing and finalizing the Self-Study report and plan of action for PYP Evaluation Visit. They finalized the collection of evidence and updated all Plans Of Inquiry as well as units outside the POI.
Pre- and Elementary teachers at Ras Beirut spent the day visiting a variety of museums around the city, including Wonders of the Sea, the Sursock Museum, Planet Discovery, the Archeological Museum and Natural History Museum at AUB. Teachers were given a choice of two tasks including Visible thinking routines, using a favorite artwork in teaching and learning, creating a movie/photo journey of the day using an app on their cellphones, developing creative questions…
Middle School teachers from both campuses attended a Multimedia presentation by Mimosa Arawi, and one Atlas Rubicon by Connie Hadba including requirements necessary for informative curriculum units. Teachers worked online with Atlas.
Teachers of the Grade 9/Brevet classes met with Secondary teachers of the Grade 10 t for coordination meetings to facilitate the transition between middle and secondary. Teachers of other levels met in departments to work on IT integration and media literacy.
Selected teachers from the Science Department attended a workshop dealing with the Lebanese Official Exams.
Teachers at the Secondary School worked on curriculum units in Atlas. IB teachers attended day-long sessions dedicated to the gathering of evidence and action plans for the IBDP Authorization Self-Study report. Instructors met with TPE Coordinator Souheil Zarifeh as they reviewed and planned presentations. Secondary School Chemistry, Physics and Biology teachers attended an extensive workshop dealing with the Lebanese Official Exams. During this workshop teachers looked at the characteristics of the official exam, test items and the skills being addressed by the exam.