Health and preventive measures
Our students complement their learning experiences with more than 40 platforms and digital resources. Our teachers have been trained in the design and implementation of meaningful learning experiences regardless of the learning model. The School provides its teachers with computing devices, digital tools, continuous training, and remote work subsidies.
The American School works with a number of digital teaching and learning tools that are age and developmentally appropriate as well as conducive to all of our students’ needs. Furthermore, these tools motivate students to interact, collaborate, and cooperate, leading to meaningful learning experiences.
Google for Education: The 12+ applications encourage student-teacher collaboration and communication along with efficient and safe class administration.
Mathletics: This educational site uses Web 2.0 technology in order to create an interactive learning environment that works as a personal tutor and strikes a balance between guided and independent learning.
BrainPop Jr: Offers students digital tools for Science, Social Science, Math, Arts, Health, among others.
Seesaw: This platform uses digital tools to encourage collaboration and remote learning as well as open lines of communication among students, teachers, and parents.
Code.org: Offers Primary and Junior High students the opportunity to learn about as well as develop their Computer Science skills.
Scratch: This tool, aimed at young people between the ages of 8 and 16, allows users to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations as well as share their projects with the online community.
Goosechase: This app provides students with the opportunity to create online games and add missions that allow participants to win points, thereby sparking students’ creativity and individual and group project implementation.
Kahoot: Students can design games from scratch in a matter of minutes or play ones that are available on the platform. Said games allow students and teachers to collaborate, engage in creative thinking, and use logic to solve problems.
3D modeling tools
This tool offers students the opportunity to imagine, design, and create 3D animation, electronic, and programming projects. Learners use Design Thinking to carry out projects that could positively impact their surroundings.
Additional tools and platforms include:
- MathOne Billion
- Wet Dry Try
- Brain Pop Jr.
- Achieve 3000
- App inventor
- Kids Coding
- Scratch Jr.
- Pear Deck
- Make Beliefs Comix
Audio, video and image:
- YouTube Studio
- Chrome Music Lab
Over the course of current contingency, the School has prepared its campuses for a return to a hybrid or face-to-face learning model.
The following measures have been taken:
- We have installed laser (non-contact) thermometers at all campus entrances.
- We have placed sanitizing floor mats at all campus entrances.
- We have placed hand sanitizer (90% alcohol) dispensers at all campus entrances. Hand sanitizer will be available to students and teachers in all classrooms and for administrative staff in all office spaces.
- Our Health Center staff has received continuous training in the implementation of health and safety protocols at campus entrances as well as management and follow up of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- We have trained all staff, administrative, support, and teaching, in the implementation of health and safety measures as well as management of all possible contingency scenarios.
- We have purchased Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for all community members, taking each academic area’s needs into consideration.
- We disinfect all campus spaces on a daily basis.
- We have placed signage regarding physical distancing and hygiene measures on all campuses as well as placed posters and banners that include important COVID-19 information along with tips on how to avoid transmission.
- We have created audiovisual material about health and hygiene measures for all community members.
- We have placed portable wash sinks in different parts of all campus buildings for community members’ continuous use.
There is at least one counselor assigned to each grade year in order to ensure that students receive prompt and personalized attention. Throughout the current contingency, we have provided virtual and personalized support for those who requested said support.
Furthermore, the School’s counseling team has been in constant communication with parents and has created a variety of material focused on students’ social-emotional well-being:
- Audiovisual material
- Information graphics
- Online talks
- Personalized online sessions
Thanks to Google Classroom and Meet, our counselors have been able to carry out a number of age as well as developmentally appropriate talks and activities focused on community members’ social-emotional well-being.
Our ability to offer a world-class education at any time and under any circumstance is due in large part to our administrative, support, and teaching staff. As such, our institution has taken the following measures in support of American School staff:
- Provided mobile device and computer equipment for home office settings;
- Provided employees with a home office subsidy;
- Provided staff with virtual learning platforms and digital resources and tools;
- Provided continuous training in virtual learning and teaching tools and strategies;
- Trained all staff, administrative, support, and teaching, in the implementation of health and safety measures as well as management of all possible contingency scenarios;
- Provided staff with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) which consists of 4 mouth covers and protective glasses;
- Ensured that staff can count on support from the School’s Health Centers regarding COVID-19 questions or concerns;
- Designed and published print, audiovisual, and digital material regarding health questions or issues.
The American School has made the health and well-being of all community members a top priority and believes that continuous training and prompt attention have served as effective preventive measures.