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Distance Learning in the Early Years – Learning to Think Scientifically by Exploring Light and Shadow

Explore this multi-media virtual book for a glimpse into the PreK French students’ Unit of Inquiry done via Distance Learning! Click on the audio icon to hear teacher Cécile Roques’ explain each activity.

What does Distance Learning look like...

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Showcasing Student Work

We are so proud of our hardworking students, and always love to celebrate their academic growth. Even though we are not able to be on campus, we invite you to explore the student work below – from all divisions and both language programs – for a...

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Distance Learning Beyond the Screen – Insights for Parents

As we have quickly and unexpectedly shifted to the new reality of Distance Learning, our students’ laptops and iPads have been a lifeline – allowing them to connect with their teachers and classmates and continue to learn in a very challenging...

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Expanding Diversity in Middle School Literature

I recall the first time I encountered my own identity reflected in a reading assigned for class. It was Annie Proulx’s famous short story about two cowboys who fall in love. After reading the story, I felt apprehensive about the next day’s class...

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Early Years Pre-literacy: The Foundation for Reading and Writing in Two Languages

Before a child learns to read a book or to write a sentence, there are essential foundational skills they need to master in order to develop into a successful reader and writer – what we call pre-literacy skills. At Silicon Valley International...

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Kicking off Our Distance Learning Plan

At INT'L, we pride ourselves on our ability to plan ahead, adapt, and innovate. While we may never have imagined the uncertain and unprecedented circumstances in which we all find ourselves, we have been able to draw upon the preexisting...

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The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Education at ISTP

In November of 2019, INT'L sent a team of 5 teachers and pedagogical leaders to the Loris Malaguzzii International Centre in Reggio Emilia, a city of about 170,000 people in Italy, for their International Study Group. Over 300 people from 54...

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French National Curriculum Comes Alive Through Inquiry

How can we get our 3rd grade French students in 21st century California engaged with the history of Medieval France? This is one of the many challenges we face every year in our classrooms as we move through the content of the French National...

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Mirrors and Windows: Diversity and Inclusion in Children's Literature

The books students are exposed to during childhood are powerful tools for representation that can serve as both “mirrors and windows.” A book is a “mirror” when it reflects a student’s own culture/identity. A book is also a “window” into the...

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Exciting Announcements About the Future of Our School

 
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