The new semester begins, and the annual trail and selection of enrichment programs are officially launched. In this semester, kaiwen Academy opens a total of 63 categories of 115 courses in 6 fields from the 1st to 8th grades, assisting the core curriculum to realize the Kaiwen education philosophy, let every student have Kaiwen imprint.
As a 12-year-old bilingual private school offering international quality courses, Kaiwen Academy emphasizes the use of science and technology to conduct quality education.
At Kaiwen, if you ask a student about his favorite course, you may get ten completely different answers from ten students, even some courses' name can be only heard at the university. In addition to the core curriculum, the school also offers a wealth of enrichment programs to help students find their hobbies and broaden their horizons.
Tsinghua Root, Kaiwen Characteristics
In Kaiwen, it is often more difficult to make an appointment with students than the teacher. In particular, there is a just five minutes break in the middle school, and lunchtime is one hour or so. After school, there are ESL and extended curriculum. Some students also have VIP courses, clubs, and school teams. Every day, everyone is walking in a hurry. “Is it so tired to learn so many courses every day?” “Tired, but I am very fulfilled and happy!”
Interest is the best teacher, and the three extended curriculum classes one week is one of the important reasons for students to feel happy and fulfilling.
Kaiwen takes “leading the teaching with the light of science, the beauty of art, and the fitness of sports; performing the teaching with the knowledge, diligence and morality; building the brand with the quintessence of Chinese and Western cultures, the integration of arts and sciences, the responsibility of human" as the characteristics of running school, and the overall planning of the extended curriculum also follow such principles, the school opens 63 categories of extended curriculum in six fields, technology (15 courses), sports (14 courses), art (13 courses), culture & thinking (11 courses). ), music (5 courses) and life skills (5 courses).
The extended curriculum focuses on continuity and advancement, to achieve primary or intermediate learning goals through the learning for 1-2 academic years.
Interest-based, Professional training
The extended curriculum adopts small class teaching, within 20 people per class according to the content. The school encourages children to choose up to three extended curriculum classes per semester based on their hobbies. Before selecting, there are three days to conduct a trial to help students understand each course offered during the school year.
In terms of content, the extended curriculum is based on the principles of whole-field, interdisciplinary, interest-based, and professional training, so that the class content is as rich as possible and the teaching methods are flexible and diverse.
Part of the teachers of the extended curriculum are teachers of Kaiwen, part are Kaiwen Sports' full-time coach, and some are from professional institutions.
The school encourages teachers to develop their own specialties and teach extended curriculum class besides their daily subjects. Which received positive feedback from everyone. For example, the Chinese teacher of the primary school also teach sinology class, the art teacher and Chinese teacher jointly teach the picture book reading and expression, and the English drama is taught by the general teacher Julia.
Sports are mostly taught by full-time coaches from top international clubs such as MLB, Manchester City, PGA, and China Open. At the same time, the school strictly checks the qualifications of institutions and teachers, and all third-party institutions that provide courses are determined through selection. Before the start of school, they must submit all the teaching plans and syllabus to the school, which can be formally implemented only after the school has reviewed and confirmed.
A strong faculty team is to ensure the quality of professional teaching. The extended curriculum not only contains the educational goals but also follows the students' growth rules, respects the individual differences and personal preferences. Scientifically and systematically cultivating students and providing students with sufficient nutrients and growth space is the initial design of the curriculum.
As President Zhou Zhaoyu said, perhaps not every child can become an artist, a scientist and an Olympic champion in the future, but our curriculum aims at providing professional enlightenment guidelines to ensure that students learn the most useful knowledge from the beginning.
Characteristics Of Science And Technology, Art And Sports.
Compared with the curriculum of the previous school year, in addition to the abundant categories and numbers, the extended curriculum of this semester pays more attention to cross-disciplinary and integration and participation in international special competitions. In particular, extended curriculum in terms of science and technology has been fully launched: the introduction of the TEN80 racing which develops K-12 STEM curriculum, the 3D series design course offered by Yunshangdongli, the team member of the Engineering Academy academician Lu Bingheng, and the introduction by the Youth International Competition and Exchange Center of the US "Future City" project, as well as the curriculum resources designated by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission: Aviation Maker and UAV Maker, Lego Engineer Series courses. The students will also be organized to participate in high-level events at home and abroad.
With respect of sports extended curriculum, the coaches of golf, baseball, tennis, and fencing are from the PGA UK, MLB, China Open and Beijing Fencing respectively. Football is taught by the youth coach of Manchester City Football Club. Swimming is taught by the coach of the TP Swimming Club. The coach is Xu Zhenyu, the former head coach of the Beijing Swimming Team. Synchronized swimming is taught by the coach of Chen Xiaojun, the world champion and the coach of Xinke Sports. Basketball is taught by coaches of Guotai Huizhong Club, the main coach is NBA All-Star Stephen Marbury.
The art extended curriculum is taught by Kaiwen Art Department, Beijing Dance Academy, China Jazz Dance Examination Center, Zhuomei Drama, and other domestic first-class art education institutions. While cultivating children's professional skills, the curriculum pays more attention to improving children's artistic accomplishment, thinking ability and creativity.
Minor language courses such as Spanish, French, Japanese, and German are also added in the semester. In order to improve the language ability of middle school students, a TED speech is added, and the public speaking course is retained.
Various forms of final performance
Different courses use different evaluation systems. Grade test can be arranged for Jujitsu and Jazz Dance in the school because of the authoritative qualification of the teaching institution. Other courses are displayed in the form of exhibitions, competitions, performances, etc. at the end of the semester for one to two weeks according to the content of the lectures. The school will invite parents to attend such events.
At the end of the school year, the extended curriculum has an “Extended Curriculum Satisfaction Survey”, the next year's extended curriculum will be adjusted based upon feedback and suggestions from students and parents.
Kaiwen will adhere to the principle and concept of running a school, providing students with international high-quality extended curriculum, constantly optimizing the curriculum, and improving the selection mechanism and methods, to provide students with the opportunity to compete with international students, to provide an international stage, to cultivate students' global vision, and to make Kaiwen’s students have distinct personality and outstanding advantages.