Greenfield Community School (GCS) a Taaleem School in Dubai Hosted The

Andy Vasily, a renowned educator and speaker will conduct a workshop entitled "Deepening our Practice" to be hosted by the Greenfield Community School (GCS). The main goal of the programme is to help teachers improve their instructional practice.

Greenfield Community School (GCS) hosted a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Physical Education (PE) Workshop with the theme "Deepening your Practice", April 5 and 6, 2014. This was a 2 day personal inquiry based workshop featuring different PE Trans disciplinary Skills focused on the IB Learner Profile perspective.

Andy Vasily has been a very passionate PE teacher for the past 12 years. Travelling to different countries observing different cultures working hard in identifying what good teaching is all about. He has come up with the L.I.F.E model; the 4 cornerstones of success in teaching: Learn to embrace mistakes, I am responsible for my learning/goals/responses to others, Find out what inspires and motivates you and surround yourself with it, Educating ourselves requires an understanding that we need to know more.

"My main goal of the Workshop is to share what I do and share successful strategies that have worked for me in my teachings and assessments over the years. All teachers are unique, they all come from unique situations, so the idea is to take the concepts that resonate with them and bring them back to their personal programme in order to develop new strategies that will improve their instructional practice." Said Andy Vasily.

The GCS Approach to Learning (ATL) also promotes a very holistic education, emphasizing on intellectual, personal, emotional and responsible social growth through all areas of knowledge. "We believe that these life skills are highly valued. We work hard to partner with different individuals and organizations to promote this authentic, looking at real life issues and learning from that, approach. Physical Education has a very important role in shaping an individual's mental and physical health and plays a major role in demonstrating what is core to the IB learning experience" said Angela Hollington Principal at Greenfield Community School.

About Greenfield Community School:

Greenfield Community School (GCS) provides a high quality, creative and challenging international education based on the International Baccalaureate Philosophy. We foster within each student, staff member and community member an enduring passion for learning and empowering each individual to become a caring global citizen. Our philosophy - Where vision lives, children flourish, and learning is at the heart of our community. www.gcschool.ae

About International Baccalaureate Organization

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. www.ibo.org

About Taaleem

Taaleem, which means education in Arabic, has been establishing, operating and managing early childhood, primary and secondary schools since its inception in 2004.Taaleem seeks to raise the regional educational standards through the committed development of individual student's talents and passions, which is in turn facilitated and supported by the recruitment of top international educators and the implementation of international education policies, operations and global best practice.

With quality at the forefront of Taaleem's offering, each project is tailored to answer the specific educational requirements of a wide range of families by offering top international curricula including British, American, the International Baccalaureate, International Primary Curriculum and their proprietary custom early childhood programme. www.taaleem.ae

For more information, please contact:
Ghina Frangie Aoun, Public Relations & Marketing Officer, Greenfield Community School
Tel: +971 4 885 6600 Ext. 215 Fax: +971 4 885 6611
E-mail: Marketing@gcschool.ae
Website: www.gcschool.ae

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