Thursday, 10 September 2020

The whole Dalton International team is wishing all International Dalton Schools in China a Happy Teacher's Day and a lot of success in the coming school year. Below the photos from the ceremony in Wenzhou International Dalton School i.p. The school commemorates today Shu Xin-Cheng and his research and input in the Dalton Plan in China. We salute all the teachers!

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Project based learning for the youngest


The first edition of Postgradute Dalton Studies is coming to an end.The studies takes place at University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan and they were commenced in association with Polish Dalton Association and Dalton International. During two and a half years of Dalton Studies there was created a project, based on a constructivist theory containing both theory and practice. Terms such as „authentic learning” is commonly represented as constructivist, which is learning through hands-on and relevant practice with realistic scenario. The project is a proposal of weekly classes for 6-7-year-old children. The title of the project is `Is the food growing in the supermarket?’. Authors of the project: Małgorzata Kostecka, Agnieszka Łupkowska, Dorota Michalak, Ewa Semmler and Agata Wojdak are teachers from Polish Dalton schools and students of Adama Mickiewicz University. The general goals are as follows: expanding the dictionary of terms related to food, shaping the attitude of a conscious consumer, shaping awareness of the origin of agri-food products, developing respect for work, creating conditions for cooperation as well as independent action and responsibility for them. The project helps to shape the child as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It attempts to develop children physically, socially, emotionaly and cognitevely. The project will be introduced to all Dalton International schools worldwide.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Webinars for wenzhou Dalton Elementary


On 24th of May teachers from Wenzhou Dalton elementary school participated in a webinar `Reflective teaching techniques during during corona crisis`. During the webinar teachers were familiarized with Dalton approach that is respectful for children and grounded in the atmosphere of free choice. The webinar also discussed elements influencing well being of a pupil, the dynamics of emotional burden. Moreover, there were presented practical ways to deal with pandemic situation such as assignments in which children could describe their emotions and experiences related to the pandemic time. Below the photos of children working with assignemnts designed by International Dalton Consultants realizing by Mental Health expert from Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School.
 
 

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Webinars organized for university.

Today's webinars with students from University of Adam Mickiewicz concerned innovations in Dalton education worldwide. The Webinars were led by Roel Röhner and Dr. Agata Sowinska.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Upcoming webinars

Upcoming meeting:
 Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m.
 Postgraduate Dalton Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan- online discussion and debate- Roel Rohner


May 14, 10 a.m.
Webinars for Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School.


May 24, 10.a.m.
Webinars for Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School


 What educational activities are necessary for school to rebound from the COVID-19 crisis?
 What kind of actions are possible to help pupils in crisis ?
Facing up to the corona crisis can be emotionally challenging for pupils, especially those who experience severe tension. What can teachers do to help pupils to overcome the unexpected situations? In the webinars some practical solutions will be presented.
This online meeting will be a  discussion about steps school staff should consider in this moment of extreme challenge.
 


Shenzhen Dalton Xinhua school restart after Corona period

Good luck to pupils and school staff restarting their  education during such new and difficult circumstances! Thank you to all the Dalton teachers  working overtime to adapt their programming to the current situation and support children on their journey to becoming Dalton pupils. Your work is more important than ever!



Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The food education in Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School

The idea of food education was introduced in Wenzhou Dalton School during the isolation period. The main goal of food education is to make children aware concerning Judge food nutrition. The project is supervised by the headmaster of the school Mrs. Bai Lili. Consequently, children can develop a balanced diet by themselves. For more information go to:http://www.lkdeducation.com/en/archives/1113/
Some photos from the project:


Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School´s online work during the epidemic period

Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School has responded immediately to the pandemic situation, by organizing launched online classroom activities by `Internet Plus` model. They launched the models such as `Joint Cloud Class`, `Cloud Assignment` and `Micro Class`.During the classes students have the opportunity to easily interact with their teachers and peers. It enables a good classroom organization in the atmosphere of cooperation.What is interesting, thanks to `Micro Class`teachers may design content for individual needs of every student. Wenzhou Dalton school has also designed online teaching guideline including assignment based learning. We are presenting some the children's assignments. For more information, visit the website: http://www.lkdeducation.com/en/archives/1081/




Tuesday, 28 April 2020

A new member of Dalton International Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School

The Dalton school in Wenzhou / China has become an official Member of Dalton International.
 All trainings were led by  highly qualified Dalton International Consultants with a rich practical and theoretical experience. School is supported by a pedagogical team of experienced advisors to ensure that the objectives of Helen Parkhurst´s pedagogical principles are upheld. The implementation of Parkhurst´s principles  are examined by International Dalton Consultants appointed by Dalton International, who serve to maintain the high standard and integrity of Dalton International course programmes.

Online Dalton session for Postgraduate Studies in Poznan

The students of Postgraduate Dalton Studies in Poznan are currently following online sessions of Dalton International. Today´s session concerned `Competencies of Dalton teacher` led by Roel Rohner and Agata Sowinska. Students have been learning the key competences of a Dalton teacher, such as pedogocical, interpersonal, didactical, organizational, cooperative and reflective. After finishing the program of Dalton International the students will receive the certificate `International Dalton teacher`.

The studies takes place at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan under the supervision of prof. Renata Michalak, the member of Dalton International Research Platform. The University is taking an active part in International Dalton reasearch together with Austria, China,  and The Netherlands.



Sunday, 26 April 2020

A new member of Dalton International

We are happy to announce that Dalton college in Izmir has become an official member of dalton International. We would like to warmly welcome another high quality Dalton school in our foundation. The school is currently following personalized online training to become an official International Dalton School.


Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The fifth number of Dalton Inspiration magazine


 
The fifth number of `Dalton Inspirations` magazine has just been published. The magazine is published every three months in cooperation with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Polish Dalton Association and Dalton International. In the fifth edition of the magazine I presented the innovative methods in training ownership with authorial, practical examples as well as new vision on Contract Learning in a secondary Dalton School, aiming mainly at development of learning experience.
Dalton Inspiration  Magazine is published since 2017, each issue is filled with articles that address the questions parents, teachers and principles most often ask about Dalton schools. Parents, teachers, and friends of Dalton International can subscribe individually. Dalton Inspirations answers the questions that every Dalton teacher, parent  and director asks:
  • What will Dalton do for my child?
  • How can I be sure that it’s working?
  • What exactly is my child doing at school?
  • What can I do at home to help?
  • What can I do to support my child’s school?
Dalton Inspirations magazine will help you understand and appreciate Dalton philosophy, and apply Dalton insights both in theory and practice.


Saturday, 18 April 2020

Online seminars for the team of teachers


Wenzhou Dalton Elementary school since January 2020 is attending the regular training of the team of teachers. The digital platform built in the school together with Dalton International is a tool to exchange expertise and develop the school´s own vision on responsibility, freedom, independency and cooperation. The first webinars focused mainly on tailoring the program of each student to match student´s interests and abilities, promoting independence and enhancing student´s social skills along with sense of responsibility towards the others. During the course teachers are studying Dalton philosophy, child development and psychology in the comfort of their homes with interactive online components that include videos, texts, forums where they can chat with mentors and each other.

The specially adjusted program for the school will be realized for three academic years, the process is coordinated by Executive director of Dalton International, Agata Sowinska. Next course start date is April 29. The school is currently following a process of becoming International Dalton School.