The interactive classroom element will allow WISS students at all levels to become more internationally minded as they collaborative with other GAIL schools through shared units, thereby not only developing their understanding of the relevant IB programme of education but adding in an additional element of international understanding. If you are interested in being involved, Scotch College and Kristin have already got some ideas which are on a the google drive in a folder called WISS GAIL Collaboration (use your wissshanghai.com account to access).
Student exchanges will offer upper Middle School students the opportunity to experience life at one of the GAIL schools for an extended period of time and allow students from one of our partner schools to receive a WISS education for part of a semester. Our partner schools in Australia, New Zealand, India and the USA already have experience of how this exciting opportunity can make a huge difference to a student’s life.
Staff Research Fellowships
For staff, the research fellowship provides a unique opportunity to dedicate time to research an issue close to their hearts to improve their educational practice. To date these fellowships have focused on educational coaching, STEM and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme. Research reports can be found on the GAIL website.
The annual GAIL convention took place for the 3rd time in June 2016 in Aberdeen, United Kingdom where more than 60 students collaborated together to explore and expand their understanding of Renewable Energy. Great friendships were made amongst these high school students and the GAIL champions who accompanied them and there were some stunning presentations on the last day demonstrating the power of collaborative learning that had taken place. The 2017 convention will be held at Prestige College, Pretoria, South Africa.