Teachers of The International School in Warsaw regularly implement various projects for students of particular grades. The projects are performed as part of the classes both in Polish and Canadian program. Our experiences in this field resulted in expansion of the space for content (both, the curricular and those beyond the curriculum) implemented as the projects. Therefore, in the school year 2017/2018, we decided to implement a series of global projects, dedicated to all students of grades 0-3 and 4-8.

Odyssey of the Mind

A friendly educational program implemented in the form of an international contest in which tens of thousands of students from all over the world take part each year. It teaches children creative and critical thinking, involving groups of participants in the process of creative problem-solving tasks – those that can be solved in many ways. The contest consists of two parts: the spontaneous problem and the long term problem.

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Science Project

  • broadening the knowledge on science
  • “hands-on” method of work
  • participation in experiments and research
  • acquisition of the specialized scientific vocabulary
  • preparation of the scientific debate

Integration-history project

The first of our ideas implemented in the school year 2017/2018, is the integration-history project. On September 27-29, 2017, the students of grades 4a and 4b, and on October 4-6, 2017, the students of grades 5 and 6, participated in the project in Golub Dobrzyń.

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National Geographic Explorer

The bilingual Polish-English popular science educational magazine of the level of difficulty which refers to the age group and abilities of the recipient. It promotes the development of memory, attention, concentration, reading comprehension and imagination. Children create challenges, elaborate on the topic referring to a particular article according to their own ideas and present it to the entire class.

eTwinning

The project promotes cooperation between schools in Europe through information and communication technologies (ICT). Teachers and their students learn from each other across borders. This includes communication, collaboration and projects between students of schools in Poland and Europe.

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The School is on BIRDS!

It is a nationwide educational project dedicated to nature and, in particular, to birds. The project includes classes, meetings, workshops, lectures and discussions, trips, contests and specific actions aimed at protection of nature.
The Night of Owls – participation in one such night in Poland – a nationwide educational event devoted to owls.

The Club of a Young Explorer

Children experiment together under the guidance of teachers, gaining knowledge independently. There are over 700 clubs in Poland and abroad. The coordinator of the program is the Copernicus Science Centre. Children absorb and understand new issues better as they learn cooperation, communication, initiative, responsibility, but also they build self-confidence.

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Theater project

It gives our students an opportunity to:

  • acquire theoretical knowledge on theatre, its origins and history,
  • learn about different types of theatres and their specific language,
  • gain knowledge on the specifics of work of people associated with theatre in a situation of direct contacts,
  • prepare individually a short improvised theatrical etudes,

The English Song Contest

  • to explore and deepen the linguistic and vocal skills and competences as well as English vocabulary of the students in grades 0-6
  • to become familiar with self-presentation and public speaking
  • to promote children’s talents
  • to stimulate creative activity
  • to improve practical vocal skills
  • to develop aesthetic expression and sensitivity
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The International Speaking Contest

  • to identify and improve linguistic skills, competences and English vocabulary of the primary schools students
  • to become familiar with self-presentation and public speeches
  • to promote talents of students and stimulate of creative activity
  • to practice and improve verbal and recitation abilities
  • to inspire young people to participate in culture actively
  • to develop expression and aesthetic sensitivity
  • integrate children from various schools and educational institutions.

Gotta Get Engineering

The program Gotta Get Engineering by the Katalyst Engineering Foundation is based on STEM/STEAM Education concept (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art&Design, and Mathematics) which combines school subjects during realization of one project. The workshops are based on research and project methods of work. The students become acquainted with the secrets of 3D printing (they design and carry out the process of three-dimensional printing).

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