Swansea is about creating like minded networks with other international schools where learners can become global citizens and benefit from networking with other schools in activities such as:
Students have opportunities at various age levels to attend 'Google hangout' Conferences. Participation in such conferences helps students to develop social and language skills and provides opportunities for broadening international experiences.
All conferences are action-packed, vibrant, social and intellectual occasions which greatly enhance the ability of the young people who attend them to grasp a more complete world view – as well as a more complete view of themselves.
One of the most exciting aspects of participating in 'online' projects is the contact with other schools or individual student learners around the world. Projects that are meaningful, relevant and focused on improving English communication, Science and Maths. We already have a strong link with an Australian primary school with the endeavor to link into other countries and schools around the world.
For example: Project one: View From Classroom Window
In this project the students are asked to write about what they can see from the classroom window. If possible, also take some pictures. Then exchange these with their internet friend from another country. Exchange can be written or through verbal conversations in order to practice communication skills in English.
A key feature an exchange program experience is the exchanges of students and academic staff between member schools. Teacher exchanges may last for one academic year, and student exchanges vary but are usually one or two terms or semesters in duration. Each individual Round Square School sets its own terms and conditions for exchange and provides its own requirements, information and advice. Anyone wishing to arrange an exchange can find a partner by logging in and using the exchange online tools.
Teach through hands on practical workshops and heaps of online interaction. Come prepared with Ipads, papers, resources, printouts etc.
- Well being workshops for educators and students
- Building up communities
- Self esteem
- Peer support
- Relaxation and down time
- Resilient kids workshop Students will develop the ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change.
- Ways to praise a child/ student
- Listening to young people
- Ways to encourage students to share in class
- Think, pair, share.
- Time management workshop (suitable for upper primary level onwards)
- Strategies and creative lesson plans to improve students time management skills.
- Ways to have students ready and focused for learning tasks at hand
- Literacy workshops
- Oral language (social practice and development)
- Word recognition (phonics and the relationship to reading and writing)
- Comprehension (finding meaning in the text).
- Assessments (the purpose and various forms of assessment)
- The importance of writing
- Developing a writing continuum.
- Classroom ideas
- What is grammar?
- Why teach it?
- Teaching grammar
- Classroom ideas
- Why we need punctuation
- Basic punctuation
- Sequence of teaching punctuation
- Numeracy workshops based on the works of mathematical educator George Booker. Students become numerate as they develop the knowledge and skills to use mathematics confidently across other learning areas at school and in their lives more broadly.
- The arts workshop The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential.
- Why is the arts important?
- What does the arts include?
Students become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society.
Reading workshop- The key elements:
Writing workshop - The role of writing
- Productions/assembly/ performances
- Fine/ visual art
These three strands of science are all interrelated therefore use the same concepts of - Observing, exploring, and questioning scientific changes and patterns. Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science's contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.
Environmental science workshop
- earth and sustainability
- space science
Health and physical science workshop
- Biological science
Science inquiry workshop
- Chemical science
- Sciences: Environmental Health and physical education. Scientific
- Community and Global engagement
- The importance of Skype and Hangouts
- Inviting community members to school.
- Setting up school or individual blogs
- Connecting to other educational websites
- What is cyber safety
- Cyber Bullying
- Sharing passwords
- Online friends
- Online cyber safety resources read more...