ACTION PLAN FOR ISA APRIL 2012 REASONS FOR APPLYING FOR ISA I The nternational School Award (ISA )is an Accreditation scheme for Curriculum-based International work in schools. The scheme provides Recognition of a Learning experience in which a Global Dimension is embedded. • Support the existing curriculum and will make our students truly global. • Enhance the language and ICT skills of students and mentors. • Add to the school Prestige and Image International Policy International Policy to be appended with the Dossier should reflect the International Dimension feature of school policies and planning. International Co- ordinator /Committee • Clear role and a written job Description • To be appended at the time of Submission of Dossier of evidence. (or an International Committee with a clear role.) Curriculum-Based Activity • Reflect the International Work already going on • Is your International Work part of the Regular Teaching and Learning Process in school? • Does an International Dimension feature in your Curriculum Planning? Curriculum-Based Activity • What International Activities are planned for the school year which your Action Plan will cover? • Are events such as International Days or Pupil visits related to the Curriculum? • Do International Teacher visits Result in Curriculum Activities involving others in School? Range of Year Groups Involved • Which Teachers and Pupils are involved in existing or Planned International Activity? • Does your School’s International Work involve Pupils of different ages? • If International Activity is concentrated in one or two year groups, which other Pupils could become involved as part of the Action Plan? Range of Subject Areas Covered • Does your International work involve Teachers and Pupils from a range of subject areas? • If International Activity is concentrated in one or two Curriculum areas, can you widen the scope? Year-Round Activity • Is Your International Work a Feature of your School throughout the year? “Things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on!” • If Activities Culminate in Events held in the Summer Term, can you show Planning work with Pupils in your Action Plan? Are Activities Evaluated? • • • Do you analyse the Success of the international activities in your school? What Outcomes are you seeking for each activity; what will have changed when the Activity is completed? Do you record the Pupils' International Experiences in records of Achievement, a School Magazine, a Display of work, the School Prospectus, or in another way? • What will be the Evaluation Method for each Activity? (e.g. Pupil Questionnaires, Pupil Interviews, Pupil group Discussions, Assessment of Pupils’ Work, Staff Questionnaires, Staff Interviews/Discussions, Parent Questionnaires, Parent Interviews / Discussions ) ? Collaborative Work with Partner Schools in Other Countries • Do You have Established Partnerships • Do you have contingency plans with Schools in Other Countries? if a partnership experiences difficulties or if funding fails to • If so, What joint work is Planned? materialise? • Are joint activities linked to the curriculum in your school? • If not, how will you find partners and what joint work is feasible within the limited timescale of the action plan (eg a teacher visit to plan a later pupil to pupil project)? Safe Learning and Collaborating Platforms for Teachers and Students schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/ www.facetofaithonline.org www.epals.com ACTION PLAN • Include a range of international activities in and across your school • This international work to be undertaken as part of the regular teaching and learning processes in your school • Pupils from majority of the year groups to be engaged in curriculum-based international activity “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow” • Should continue throughout the year • Should be across majority of subjects undertaken at school • Have collaborative project with an international partner school from UK or anywhere else • Include methods of evaluation ACTION PLAN FOR INTERNATIONAL WORK APRIL 2012 – FEBRUARY 2013 Curriculum activity A minimum of 7 activities Refer to the Guidance Note for the desired mix of activities Teacher Responsible Subjects Participants Period Name and title of the teacher responsible for each activity Include all subject areas involved Include no. of pupils & their classes and the countries being covered Month & duration of activity Evaluation Methods Refer to the Guidance Note for ideas Learning Outcome Refer to the Guidance Note for ideas Curriculum Activity Curriculum Activity Minimum Seven Activities Teacher Responsible Name and title of the teacher responsible for each activity Subjects Include all subject areas involved Participants Include no. of pupils & their classes and the countries being covered Period Duration of activity Learning Outcome Evaluation Methods Refer to the Guidance Note for ideas Sample Action Plan Curriculum activity A minimum of 7 activities Refer to the Guidance Note for the desired mix of activities Title: 1.My Global Friends Brief description: Enactment of the folk tales from various countries depicting their rich culture, traditions and societal system & also appreciate the moral behind them. The children will learn about the geographical location on the globe and some aspects of culture of these countries viz a viz India. Learn the way people greet each other in different countries. Students will be involved in making of props (for eg. Colouring & pasting). Parental involvement will be invited for selection & making of costumes. Teacher responsible Name and title of the teacher responsible for each activity Shama Kapoor (In charge) Preeti R. (Co-In charge) Sarika A. Neha T. Punam K. Sonali B. Dipika P. Neha V. Shailja C. Nidhi D. Suchitra N. Kajal K. Ashita M. Subjects Include all subject areas involved General Awareness Language ICT Art & Craft Performing Arts Participants Period Include no. of pupils & Month & their classes and the duration of countries being activity covered Pre-Primary students & staff Wales India Russia China MayOctober 2011 Evaluation methods Refer to the Guidance Note for ideas Learning Outcome Refer to the Guidance Note for ideas Presentation of Folk Tales in assembly Records of invites and circulars for Interschool meet. Response sheetvisiting teachers & invitees. Blogs on Connecting Classrooms &/or F2F E-newsletter & You tube links clippings of uploaded videos School magazine report. School to become a more fun - filled place for tiny tots. Strengthening of the homeschool bond. Creative skills of students & mentors further enhanced & showcased. Enhanced awareness of World & culture of some of the nations. Language development, better motor skills & also development of interpersonal skills. Students will learn the making of props (for eg. Colouring & pasting) Better parental involvement as they will be involved in selection & making of costumes. Dossier Contents Section 1 • About the school • Experience of the ISA Coordinator • Approved action plan • International Policy • International Coordinator Job Description Section 3 Evidence of activities as per the action plan • Activities One- Seven- Names – Please add further sections depending on the number of activities presented. Refer to the dossier guidance while compiling evidence. Section 4 Section 2 • Completed Activity Summary Sheet • Supplementary Activities Section 5 • Future Plans Nita Arora British Council School Ambassador Principal Sri Venkateshwar International School, Sector-18, Dwarka, New Delhi-75 [email protected] [email protected] Visit schoolsonline blog(nita arora) for exchanging your ISA experiences ISA Journey May it EMPOWER you, your colleagues and the young global citizens further!