Global collaborative learning leading to action within school : Edify

There are two important aspects of global collaborative learning leading to action within schools. The first of these is “why collaborate globally?” Research shows that global collaboration learning is inquiry-based and shared with others beyond the classroom (such as family and friends). It also supports digital literacy, as well as many other kinds of literacy. As students learn beyond the textbook, they develop multi modal communication skills and real world experience by working in virtual teams. Through global collaboration, students adopt an active participatory approach where they are fully engaged with their activities. This fosters increased engagement, diminishes classroom disruption, and empowers learners.

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Positive outcomes from learning online with others at a distance include:

  • Enhanced cultural understanding and willingness to collaborate with others on building knowledge
  • Decreased ethnocentricity, and increased tolerance and empathy for others
  • Enhanced global competencies, new global skills, broader perspectives
  • Technology that can be used for more than ‘social casual interactions’ and can lead to productivity
  • Personal actions that have an impact and can make a difference

The second aspect  is “How can we enable online global collaboration?” This is a vital question that schools and individual educators continue to grapple with. There are three key areas to consider:

  • Personal enablers – These include: Development of a strong Personal Learning Network (PLN) to be able to connect with others beyond the immediate school and build trusting relationships with others; understanding of a set of tools that support online global collaboration (such as Edmodo) and realising that school-based systems usually do not allow direct collaborative interaction outside the campus; and professional learning in global learning design and project development.
  • Situational enablers – These refer to factors more outside of teacher control such as a flexible and collaborative approach to curriculum development within the school; supportive administration and school community; and school technology infrastructure that allows for access to online tools for communication and collaboration.
  • Global project structure and organisation – A successful collaborative global project relies on effective communication between teachers, clear organisation and workflow agreement; empathy building activities between students develops trust and provides a pathway for ongoing collaboration; and carefully chosen digital tools support the expected learning outcomes.

When starting to plan for online global collaboration in your learning environment, make sure communication is open between you and your school community, and between you and potential global partners. Teacher “mindset”—although perhaps a nebulous concept—is another vital enabler.

Be willing to take risks, be prepared to “fail forward”—knowing that the second and third global collaboration will continue to build skills and competencies for positive outcomes. Above all, avoid the “fear factor” and make sure you jump into online collaboration.

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IB PYP Primary Years Programmes for Kindergarten

The schools follow the CBSE order of the day which gave a pink slip be integrated by all of the International Baccalaureate IB PYP Primary Years Programmes from Kindergarten to Grade V. The oddity of our schools on a large scale lies in this blended concern of endowment the exceptional of Indian cheerful using the marvelous of the International Methodologies. The MDN Edify Schools ditto the internationally acknowledged convention of a 12:1 student trainer ratio to optimize the information process.

Regular trade trips are ripe based on our 3C Curriculum to bolster children recognize the Inquiry Module in progress. Throughout the learning practice, both the students and teachers are actively deep in thought in assessing the student’s progress. Students invariably confirm their enjoy trade and attend on their own learning process. Teachers vow the students in assessing their own employment by providing considered opinion criteria’s. Students withstand all the reckoning steps on the Pre-Assessment, Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment.

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Parent physical education instructor meetings are held regularly everywhere the teachers prove through march to a different drummer mediums at which point the students back to the salt mines and act in the sector and at which point the students have progressed completely a time life and the parents too laid at one feet their perspective.

Students am a source of strength what they act their best field collectively in a student’s portfolio. This helps the students self-assess their shuck and jive and learning. The portfolio is shared aside students by the whole of their parents in a Student-Led Conference. This negotiation allows the students to dance an wise role in record keeping their made up for lost time to their parents. The students furthermore deliver – up an Exhibition in which they showcase their Inquiry Module which also shows the ensue they would yield and it direct the complete issues too.

The subjects are not compartmentalized and the business offers a seamless union of classroom activities by all of other consequential Life-skills unavoidable for students to show as leaders in the genuine world. Equal power is if to developing the cognitive and psychomotor skills of students. Differentiated and child dead set on teaching methods threw in one lot with the facilitators and students by letting them brought pressure to bear up on away from like the rock of gibralter bookish habit, to augment the amazing continuation outside the campus. Instead of for tied full by flea in ear provided in the classroom, the students of Edify Schools are allowed to gat to the bottom of their man or woman of learning facilities, by as and doing furnishings themselves.

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Viswanathan Anand Stuns Magnus Carlsen In Rapid Chess tournament : Edify

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand stunned World No 1 Magnus Carlsen in the ninth round to win the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh on Thursday, 28 December.

Relieved after claiming his first rapid world title since 2003, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand said he entered the tournament in a “pessimistic” frame of mind, but managed to surprise himself and the world with an unbeaten campaign.

The 48-year-old, who had been drawing flak from critics for a string of sub-par performances in the recent past, hit back in style – by winning the World Rapid title in Riyadh on Thursday, 28 December.

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Winning the match against the reigning champion in 34 moves, the Indian chess grandmaster remained unbeaten in the tournament. He came back strongly to bag the top position on a tiebreak after a three-way tie with Russians Vladimir Fedoseev and Ian Nepomniachtchi at 10.5 points from a possible 15.

The Chennai ace then defeated Fedoseev 2-0 in a two-game tiebreak to win the trophy.

Anand said he had had a particularly tough year coming into the event in Riyadh.

“…especially the London (Chess Classic) tournament was a big disappointment. It is not that I had high expectations of London, but still I expected to do well. But to finish in last place was a heavy blow.

Anand said he felt good on the first day of the tournament as he played well, and it reminded him of his glory days.

He described the win against Norway’s world champion Magnus Carlsen as the crucial moment in the tournament.

“The crucial moment was the win against Magnus Carlsen as he had come back after a defeat against Bu Xiangzhi. He seemed to be in great form, as always. He has this amazing ability to win games on demand where he is just able to pull together these long streak (of wins). So at that moment, I must admit, I felt he was a favourite for the final few rounds,” Anand said.

“But, we had a very intense game, an intense Nimzo Indian. It is nice beating a player who is so dominant in the blitz and rapid rating lists. To beat him was a real accomplishment,” the Indian Grand Master added.

Anand also said that towards the end, he got worried that he might not even secure a podium finish, but a series of unexpected twists and turns on the final day helped him land the top prize.

“…the first three rounds ended in draws. I felt that I had lost the plot a little bit, and in fact, I was worried that I might not even be on the podium anymore.

“I mean there were so many unexpected twists and turns.

Magnus lost. Nepo (Ian Nepomniachtchi) had won his. A lot happened. But once the tiebreak started and I got a big advantage in the tiebreak game, then I started to feel the wind was behind me,” he said.

“It is so unexpected because I wasn’t even planning to come to this tournament, which was announced late. The most amazing feeling of all is to have the title of world champion again. I am so happy that I can’t describe it in words,” he added.

His wife Aruna was delighted after the victory and said, “I was just very happy… almost wanted to be there when he did the fist pump.”

Meanwhile, his erstwhile rival, Russian great Garry Kasparov, hailed his triumph on Twitter.

 

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National & International exchange program : Edify

Starting and operating a school successfully is a herculean and complicated task that requires a team of experienced professionals who have had direct experience with all of the elements of school formation, and operations.

Edvisor is a complete consultancy service – INSPIRING NEW AND EXISTING INSTITUTES TO SUCCEED. We specialize in Establishing, Developing, Managing, Operating and enabling growth for Schools coupled with Teacher Development, Assessment, ICT Management Solutions, Quality review & Control.

Edvisor is dedicated to provide customized turn key solutions to help independent schools to excel and stay up breast with the latest in schooling systems around the globe.

Salient Features

  • Experienced and highly motivated team members in all areas of school management and operations
  • Well tested and documented systems , policies and procedures
  • Strategic tie ups with agencies
  • Research and development team
  • School readiness checklist and audit procedures

 

School Management

  • School Standard Practices
  • Innovative Value- Addition Services
  • School Adult
  • Affiliation Guidance

Talent Management Services

  • Facilitator Enhancement Program
  • Employee Performance Management
  • Hierarchy Tree with roles and responsibilities

Progressive Curriculum

  • Curriculum Manuals
  • Content and Workbooks
  • 360 degree Assessment
  • Training support

Strategic Alliances

  • National & International exchange program for students & facilitators
  • Vocational Training alliances
  • Corporate alliances

Green Field Project Guidance

  • Site selection
  • Project feasibility report
  • Infrastructure guidance
  • Branding

Parent Partnership Program

  • Parent Communication Platform
  • Parent involvement ideas
  • Parent Clubs

IT Solution

  • Ediclick-ERP Solution

Student enrolment

  • Marketing strategy
  • Brand enhancement
  • Collateral designs
  • Student referral program

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Top IGCSE School Franchisee

ABOUT IGCSE

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognised qualification, offer by the world famous University of Cambridge .

IGCSE,formed in 1988, It develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving, team work, recall of knowledge, and initiative.. The IGCSE programme has worldwide status and credibility. In India, the course is delivered in over 200 schools .. It is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as being at par with CBSE, IGCSE, etc.

Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE. It incorporates the best in international education for students at this level. It develops in line with changing needs, and is regularly updated and extended. Cambridge IGCSE teachers can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts.

How does the IGCSE compare to other programmes like CBSE, IGCSE or the Middle Years Programme of the IB?

Like other modern programmes, IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Assessment is not limited to conventional written papers and they consist of a variety of tests e.g. oral and listening tests.

IGCSE is a balanced curriculum and a flexible course of study.

Most subjects offer a choice between core curriculum and extended curriculum. This gives students of all ability levels the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them and, thereby, the opportunity to score good grades.

The core curriculum is an overview of the subject and is suitable for students who are expected to achieve grades C to G.

Qualifications

CIE offers a wide range of  school programmes

Academic Qualifications

Upper Secondary
16-18yrs

Middle Secondary
14-16yrs

Lower Secondary
11-14yrs

Primary
5-11yrs

IGCSE as a Middle Year Programme in DRS

IGCSE a Middle school programme at DRSIS-An integrated curriculum from grade VI to VIII and IGCSE from Grade IX onwards

Serve as a link between IB PYP DP

Subject groups

Group 1Core Curriculum

English,

Mathematics

Science

Social Science

Group 2 Languages

Hindi

French

Group 3 Vocational Subjects

Information Technology

Art

Music

Physical Education

What are the benefits ?

IGCSE provides a foundation for higher level courses,

Good IGCSE grades count towards entry to universities and colleges around the world

IGCSE offers students a flexible course of study that gives them the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them

Study and examination at IGCSE provide a broad knowledge base and learning skills that provide excellent preparation for employment

Recognized by CBSE, IB, IGCSE and other State Boards

Facts figures

  • CIE is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds
  • CIE courses are offered by over 8000 institutions around the world
  • CIE is part of the world-renowned University of Cambridge
  • Each year we have around 1.5 million subject entries for Cambridge exams
  • CIE candidate ages range from 5 to over 70
  • CIE was the first board to develop IGCSE, which celebrated its 20th birthday in September 2005
  • We produce around 8 million question papers each year (2.7 million for the June session and 5.6 million for November)
  • Over 2 million scripts for general qualifications are marked by CIE each year
  • CIE holds more than 800 training days a year, providing over 8000 teachers from across the globe with the skills and knowledge they need to help their students succeed
  • More than 2,000 schools across the world, including more than 250 UK schools, teach Cambridge IGCSE
  • Cambridge IGCSE is taken in over 100 countries (there are 350,000 entries a year)
  • Cambridge International A and AS Levels are taken in over 100 countries (over 90,000 entries a year)
  • CIE is the biggest provider of O Levels in the world and we offer more than 50 International O Level subjects. Every year CIE has 610,000 entries for International O Level from 76 countries

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Educational tours Opportunity : Edify

Edify School educational tours provide valuable educational opportunities away from the classroom, textbooks and other tools which are used normally in school. Students on Educational Tours have the opportunity to learn while having fun and that too in a more informal environment.

During Educational Tours, the facilitators have a chance to have hands-on teaching and knowledge sharing time with the students, for example an outing to a science center or historical museum where the students are excited to learn about things from these new sights.

It is an ideal situation where students and teachers can bond outside the classroom and where new educational environments and experiences are possible. Students have the opportunity to observe many things that are not available at school, including exotic wildlife, rare plants and maybe even the stars if the Educational Tours is to a planetarium. The Educational Tours are discussed beforehand because it allows students to know what they will experience during their time away from school.

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Getting away from the everyday atmosphere of the classroom gives students an opportunity to spend time with each other in a new environment. They are able to connect on more of a personal level without the structure of the normal school day. Students are able to spend much of the educational tour days in small groups, observing, chatting and learning about each other. Having an Educational Tour allows students to bond with classmates they don’t know very well.

Part of how students benefit from educational tours is by gaining new perspectives on the world. This is especially true for more extensive Educational Tours where students travel farther away from home. By coming into direct contact with a different environment or even a new culture or language, students of Edify Schools can understand their place better in the community and develop openness to differences in others.

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High School Franchise – Edify

 

Obtaining the application form

Parents who wish to apply for admission should obtain the brochure and application form on payment of Rs.1000/-. This can be rendered in cash or demand draft drawn in favour of the Selected Edify School , payable at the city of the location. The application form can be down loaded from the net and can also be applied through the net. (With a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000/-)

Criteria for submission of application form

The duly completed application form must be submitted in the School Office on or before the stipulated date. The following documents should accompany the form: Certified copy of School Report of the previous academic year (if applicable).

Three passport size photographs, two stamp size photographs of the child and one photograph of parents.

One certified copy of Child’s Birth Certificate.

One certified copy each of details including dates and grades of any Public/Board Examinations already taken (if applicable).

Copy of the T.C. (If possible).

Original documents of the submitted photocopies should be made available upon request for verification.

The mere submission of an application form does not guarantee admission to the school.

Age criteria for application of admission

Children have to meet the stipulated age requirement for admission to Edify Schools as on June 1st of that year. The required age limit for each grade is mentioned in the table. The stipulated age limit may be relaxed at the discretion of the School Admission Committee based on past academic achievements and performance in our testing procedures, provided the student has graduated from a recognized school.

Grade Age
Grade KG I 2 Years 8Months
Grade KG II 3 years 8Months
Grade KG III 4 years 8Months
Grade 1 5 years 8 Months
Grade 2 6 years 8Months
Grade 3 7 years 8Months
Grade 4 8 years 8Months
Grade 5 9 years 8Months
Grade 6 10 years 8Months
Grade 7 11 years 8Months
Grade 8 12 years 8Months
Grade 9 13 years 8Months
Grade 10 14 years 8Months
Grade 11 15 years 8Months
Grade 12 16 years 8Months

Confirmation of admission

On receipt of acceptance of admission, parents have to pay the fees within the stipulated date. The following documents should also be submitted:

1. A certified copy of the Caste Certificate (if the student belongs to SC / ST / BC)
2. Three passport size photographs and two stamp size photographs of the student. Parents One Each Photograph.
3. Transfer Certificate / Record sheet from the school last attended (if applicable)
4. Two passport size photographs of the attendants who receive/visit the student.

If for any reason the Transfer Certificate cannot be produced at the time of admission, it must be produced on or before the commencement of the academic session.

Mode of FEE Payment

Fees have to be paid in cash/demand draft drawn in favour of The particular Edify School payable at the city of the School location.

Refundable cash deposit

The refundable cash deposit is against damage to, or loss of library books, laboratory equipment, computer facilities and other equipment or assets of the school. It will be refunded without any interest, after adjustment of dues, if any, on completion of the child’s studies at Edify School.

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Early Childhood Education to Higher Education and Beyond

Vision

To be the Primo in Establishing and Providing Progressive, Competent and World Class Education Solutions

Mission

Every word of the vision leads to a descriptive mission statement which each one at MDN Edify Education Pvt Ltd., is committed to accomplish

PRIMO – The Best

We are working to be the best in the industry, meaning we shall be inquirers, upgraded, aware, research based, innovative, and technology oriented, globally competent and cohesive in all that we do

ESTABLISH – Constitute

Educational institutions created by us across the globe will serve as an exemplar of highest quality of facilities, resources, education and service from early childhood education to higher education and beyond

PROVIDE – Administer

To make quality education evenly available and promote entrepreneurship, we empower visionaries to establish quality institutions by providing them the best technical and operational know how. Through constant guidance, training, mentoring and monitoring we ensure exalted services from each of our associates. Through franchising / consultancy we embrace individuals, trusts, organisations to achieve concerted aspirations.

PROGRESSIVE – Dynamic education

Engaging learner

Empowered Facilitator

Elated Parents

Engaging Learner:

We provide a high quality, balanced educational program which allows each learner to develop his / her whole being in all areas of development – (academic, physical, emotional, spiritual and social) We offer well equipped and safe environment and resources where each learner is challenged and supported to become a critical and compassionate thinker, dedicated learner for life, and a contributing member of local and global community.

Empowered Team

We bring together a highly competent, enthusiastic, qualified, self motivated team and constantly upgrade their personal, professional and functional expertise. We promote transparent communication, logical decisions and respect to individuals and systems. Each of our team members holds high sense of belonging and responsibility towards the organisation.

Elated Parents

We are committed to raise the bar of expectations of the parent body and live up to the same. We partner with the parent in the growth and well being of every student, making every member of the parent body highly content and thus a catalyst to our success

COMPETENT: Affordable Education and Rewarding returns

Affordable Education

We constantly strive to provide value for money for all our learners and associates. By strategic resource planning we provide best services at competent prices

Rewarding Returns

Keeping the associate’s interest in the fulcrum we guide our associates to invest appropriate in the institution leading to adequate ROI guarding the quality

WORLD CLASS

All our institutions provide felicitous infrastructure, facilities and resources in accordance with global standards thus providing an opportunity for the learners to explore in a conducive environment.

EDUCATION SOLUTIONS

To be a globally recognized diversified education solutions provider, we innovate dynamic products, services, resources and research based solutions

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Analysis Of Information About Student Performance

Assessment is the gathering and analysis of information about student performance. It identifies what students know, understand, can do and feel at different stages in the learning process.

Learners Constructing Meaning

Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. Thoughtfully and effectively guiding students through the six essential elements of learning:-

The displaying of Character,
The understanding of Concepts
The acquisition of knowledge, 
The mastering of Competence, 
The development of Content,
 And the decision to take responsible Action.

Everyone concerned with assessment – students, teachers, parents, administrators, and board members – must have a clear understanding of the reasons for the assessment, what is being assessed, the criteria for success, and the method by which the assessment is made.

The 3C describes the taught curriculum as the written curriculum in action. Using the written curriculum, and in collaboration with colleagues and students, the teacher generates questions which guide structured inquiry and instruction.
These questions address the eight key concepts which help lead to productive lines of inquiry.
Assessment focuses on the quality of student learning during the process of inquiry and instruction and on the quality of the products of that learning.

Assessment is, therefore, integral to the taught curriculum. It is the means by which we analyze student learning and the effectiveness of our teaching and acts as a foundation on which to base our future planning and practice. It is central to our goal of guiding the student, from novice to expert, through the learning process.

The assessment component in the school’s curriculum can itself be subdivided into three closely related areas:

  • Assessing – How we discover what the students know and have learned.
  • Recording – How we choose to collect and analyze data.
  • Reporting – How we choose to communicate information

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International Methodologies At Edify

The schools follow the CBSE syllabus which can be integrated with the International Baccalaureate IB PYP Primary Years Programmes from Kindergarten to Grade V. The uniqueness of our schools largely lies in this blended approach of offering the best of Indian content using the best of the International Methodologies. The MDN Edify Schools follow the internationally approved convention of a 12:1 student teacher ratio to optimize the learning process.

Regular field trips are organized based on our 3C Curriculum to help children understand the Inquiry Module in progress. Throughout the learning process, both the students and teachers are actively involved in assessing the student’s progress. Students regularly assess their own work and reflect on their own learning process. Teachers support the students in assessing their own work by providing assessment criteria’s. Students go through all the assessment steps through the Pre-Assessment, Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment.

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Parent teacher meetings are held regularly in which the teachers show through different mediums how the students perform and behave in the class and how the students have progressed over a time period and the parents too provide their perspective.

Students maintain what they consider their best work collectively in a student’s portfolio. This helps the students self-assess their performance and learning. The portfolio is shared by the students with their parents in a Student-Led Conference. This conference allows the students to play an active role in reporting their progress to their parents. The students also put – up an Exhibition in which they showcase their Inquiry Module which also shows the action they would take and it focuses on the global issues too.

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