Dear AST Friends and Family,
We hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays. We are preparing for student-led conferences and Halloween activities. We are beginning the fall MAPs testing process. Thank you for being part of our great community.
Teacher In-Service Days, EARCOS Weekend Workshop
AST teachers are committed to continuous improvement. This past weekend, they modeled the behaviors associated with lifelong learners. They attended an AST and EARCOS sponsored workshop, "Learning Focused Instruction and Assessment". They questioned their own assumptions about assessment, reflected on their practices, and pushed themselves to improve. It is wonderful to have this opportunity to connect with each other as well as colleagues from around Taiwan. We had 11 participants from other schools in Taiwan and 1 participant from an international school in mainland China.
Air Pollution Watch
We take student safety as our highest priority at AST and monitoring the air pollution levels is just one part of that. This week, on Thursday, we did keep students inside as a precaution when pollution levels were exceptionally high. We have researched this topic in the past (how can we best protect our kids) and will continue to look for the best ways to keep everyone safe. At present, our air conditioner configurations do a lot to reduce the air pollution levels in the classroom spaces. Also, the green space our school is in helps to combat those same pollution levels.