Out of 125 applicants from across schools and universities in Jordan, 30 students were chosen to take part in the upcoming Amman Design Week Student Exhibit taking place from Oct 4t-11, 2019. Out of these 30, six were IAA students. Congratulations goes to Mamoun Khasawneh (G9), Nadine Cubeisy (G10), Basem Tash (G11), Joud Ajaj (G11), Zara Madanat (G11) and Al Anoud Shannak (G11). Projects included design, graphics, grey water irrigation, mobile lighting and a prosthetic limb proposal.
Dr Hana Kanan has been appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Alliance for International Education (AIE).
AIE brings together all those who are committed to advancing international and intercultural understanding through education and promotes collaborative ventures that enhance the learning of relevant concepts, skills and values.
Internationally, Dr Hana will continue to serve as Vice Chair at the Council of International Schools (CIS) and locally, she will remain on the Queen Rania Foundation board, the National School Classification Committee and the National Curriculum Review Centre. Being a member in these renowned institutions, representing Jordan abroad at the school and college levels, will certainly nourish the international educational system at IAA through that remarkable exchange and networking. This has put IAA on the international map, positioning it as a well-recognised international educational institute that supports education through its open-mindedness and exposure to the key players in education. It has opened more avenues to IAA to experiment, exchange and even influence general educational policies.
Congratulations Dr Hana!
Last week, the entire IAA teaching staff brainstormed ideas for the creation of ‘Definition of Learning’, as required by NEASC/CIS, to further refine the education offered to our students.
Ohio’s Oberlin Conservatory of Music visited IAA today to perform both classical and jazz music. They gave workshops to the school choir and school band as part of a musical tour across schools. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music was founded in 1865 and is the second oldest conservatory and oldest continually operating conservatory in the U.S. Thank you @Oberlincon for the outstanding performances and for inspiring our students.
The Primary Homeroom teachers finished a two-part poetry workshop yesterday with Dr. Lois, Assistant Director for Curriculum. They studied children’s poetry, learned new teaching approaches and worked with their colleagues to plan additions to existing poetry units across grade levels. To support literacy at home, Dr. Lois suggests asking children to share their opinion of the reading and give clear reasons for their thinking.
History was made when Manaf Hijjawi was the first driver from Jordan to win a race at the karting finals, the “Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals”.
Manaf came in third in the Rotax World Championship 2018, held in Brasil. This race has become the most prestigious championship in the world of karting that brings together the most talented drivers in the world. Every year competitors from almost 60 countries can qualify for the annual Grand Finals.
Well done Manaf!