A good school has capable teachers who instruct their students. A better school has capable teachers who also seek out opportunities to learn more. The best schools have all this and an administrative
A good school has capable teachers who instruct their students. A better school has capable teachers who also seek out opportunities to learn more. The best schools have all this and an administrative team that supports it. PKU Tongwen Jinzhou International Division is such a school with all three.
Mr. David Bowen, the principal of the school, enrolled four teachers in professional development courses, each lasting almost two months. These teachers devoted a portion of their Spring holiday to deepen their understanding of how to prepare their students to perform their best in their Cambridge exams and boost their awareness of the most recent updates and revisions to these exams.
The sciences are core subjects that strengthen a student’s application to studies abroad. Mr. Raveendra Tripathi focused on Chemistry while Mr. Guo Yang targeted Physics. Mr. Guo saw this as “a wonderful chance to exchange ideas,” and can now “work more efficiently.” Mr. Tripathi brought back, “assessment strategies for active learning.”
As English is the anchor of all international learning, the International Division sent two teachers, Mr. Keith Barger and Ms. Yan Bo. Ms. Yan was impressed by strategies that, “imbed exam skills into class activities which in turn inspires active learning.” Mr. Barger identified the “misdirection built within the exam that can lead students to wrong responses.”
All four teachers share a desire to help their students achieve maximum scores on Cambridge exams. They also have gratitude for the opportunity the school gave them to grow in their teaching. Mr. Bowen sees his staff as being, “incredibly well-qualified, enthusiastic and talented,” and noted that these teachers have not only received certificates for their work, but more importantly have, “developed useful contacts with the exam board, other schools and teachers within the Cambridge International community which will help the International Division develop better resources for future courses.”
To join in these future courses, reserve your spot now for the 2020-21 school year with the International Division at PKU Tongwen Jinzhou, the only Cambridge approved program in Liao Xi.