May 19th, 2014, 9am-3:30pm

Write Dance creator Ragnhild Oussoren will hold a full-day Write Dance training for Early Years, Lower Primary and Specialist teachers on May 19th, 2014 at the Zurich International School, Baden Campus.

What is Write Dance?

Write Dance is a developmental program to build fine motor skills and writing ability in children aged 3 to 8. It is also appropriate for use with children of special educational needs. Students begin with structured scribbling, creating up and down, left and right and round and straight movements. Students use the whole body to create movements and then work on a surface, e.g. on a table or in a sand box. These movements are performed to music and involve imagination and role play. More information about Write Dance can be found here.

Who is training intended for?

Write Dance training is intended for Early Years (3 to 5-year-olds), Lower Primary (Grades 1 and 2) or Specialist (Music, Art, P.E.) teachers. Teachers of students with special educational needs, e.g. Occupational Therapists, etc. would also benefit from the training.

Location: Zurich International School, Baden Campus, Mellingerstrasse 18, 5400 Baden
Cost: 100 CHF (includes lunch and course materials); payment must be received before the course date.
Registration: Training sign up can be found here. Places are limited to 25 teachers.

For questions please write the PYP Coordinator Carla Marschall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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