Sunday, July 11, 2010

New photos from Bishop Wilson School - England

Our kindergarten students received new pictures and an alphabet book from their friends in England. An alphabet book was made especially for our children to help them learn more about letters. In addition to an English flag and photos of the diplay they have made out of our children's cards. Thank you Mrs. Carole for sharing us your wonderful photos and activities . Have a nice summer vacation . Awaiting new activities for next year.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Strategic Leadersip for ICT Workshop

A three day workshop organized by the British Council was given to 20 principals from the private and the public sectors in WBCC. The purpose of the workshop was to provide school principals with informed professional judgement, and to equip them with the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to implement an ICT vision. What we targeted was that principals write and afterwards implement a strategic plan that aknowledges the undeniable potential that technology has to enhance and extend learning and assist in administration, hoping that they have a positive attitude towards managing change. Special thanks goes to Mayssa Dawi , the project manager & my cotrainer Mrs Samia Abu Hamad. To Father Jean Paul Bassil,Father Wadih alSukayyem, Father Fadi ALmir, Dr Anwar Kawtharani, Dr Jean Claude Saab, Sister Pascale, Mr Naja Khalil , Mrs Lalyla Daw, Mr Ahmad Attieh, Mr Tarek Harmouch, Mr Talal Durgham, Mr Ibrahim Khalil, Mr Hassan Abbass, Mrs Aida Ghandour, Mrs SihamAdulhadi,Mrs Shadia Mansour,and Mrs Iman Mehio;to all of you I say you were important pieces of our SLICT puzzle and each of you enriched our three days in his/her own special way. Thank you ALL :)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

ICT in Education

ICT education sessions organized by the British Council took place at our school on July 1st, 5th, and 7th.Mrs. Grace Talj from the British Council and Miss Rawaa Shehab were the trainers. Twenty – five participants from different Makassed schools attended the sessions. The sessions provided training on using the different advanced computer skills in their classrooms.Teacher practiced on skills like hide and reveal and hot spotting in power point, drop down list and check box in word, creating an interactive worksheet in excel, making a video using photo story, creating wikis and blogs. The last day ended with a show-and- tell session in which teachers made presentations about the work that was completed in the previous sessions. Special thanks goes to the British Council for organizing ICT sessions and keeping teachers ahead with the latest ICT skills.