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  • Education | International Comprehensive

    Top of Page Change About IC is an educational organization helping public and private schools worldwide improve their practices and develop a meaningful program for children aged 3 - 12. IC is a student-centred, inquiry-based, and transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding and lifelong competencies. Our program offers a structure for Early Childhood and Elementary schools to promote and value student agency and interests, real-world challenges, inquiry, creative and critical thinking, trustful relationships, meaningful integration of technology, cultural and self-awareness, as well as social and environmental justice. Our central focus is the lifelong growth of every learner to pursue their aspiration and contribute to the lives of others. We are committed to leading the way to reshaping education by empowering all learners to thrive and participate in building a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world. Become an IC School Change Student Agency Collaboration Communication Social Competency Thinking Digital Creativity Personal Competency Inquiry Multiple Literacies About Aprendiendo JUNTOS El programa International Comprehensive (IC) ofrece vías flexibles y un marco claro para crear una cultura única de aprendizaje que se centra en las competencias para toda la vida. Ha sido diseñado a partir de las mejores prácticas internacionales de enseñanza y aprendizaje para que las escuelas puedan crear un entorno de aprendizaje atractivo y estimulante. The IC Program Learn more Sumérgete en nuestro programa Crecimiento de por vida en lugar de éxito a corto plazo Benefits for Students Be empowered to develop key lifelong competencies that are critical to thrive in life ​ Be able to foster and use personal and social competencies to cooperate and collaborate both locally and globally. ​ Be encouraged to think, act and communicate independently and responsibly ​ Be empowered to drive their own learning and choose their own pathway ​ Inquire and learn about contents that matter to them and connect to their lives Tell a holistic story of who they are and how they have grown over time ​ Know themselves and be able to understand different cultures and opinions ​ Undertake both collective and personal actions to respond to authentic challenges ​ Take part in programs of education that can lead them to find and pursue their aspirations ​ Use Technology in a purposeful, creative and wise way. Benefits FOR EDUCATORS Choice and ownership to expand and deepen their professional competencies from any time zone with flexible online courses ​ Access to up-to-date learning resources and practical guides in a variety of formats ​ Access to a network with diverse educators from around the globe ​ Practical tools and templates to plan, collaborate and design powerful learning experiences connected to the real world and student's interests. ​ A Research-based and meaningful learning Framework ​ Embed Technology in your teaching to deepen and amplify learning with our Professional Learning opportunities for Educators. Benefits FOR SCHOOLS El programa International Comprehensive (IC) ofrece vías flexibles y un marco claro para crear una cultura única de aprendizaje que se centra en las competencias para toda la vida. Ha sido diseñado a partir de las mejores prácticas internacionales de enseñanza y aprendizaje para que las escuelas puedan crear un entorno de aprendizaje atractivo y estimulante. Nuestro enfoque central es el crecimiento a lo largo de la vida de cada alumno para perseguir sus aspiraciones y contribuir a construir un mundo mejor de muchas formas diferentes. Estamos en un momento crucial de la historia. En International Comprehensive, creemos que la educación es fundamental para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Preparar a los estudiantes y educadores de todo el mundo para el éxito en todos los aspectos de su vida significa que debemos operar un cambio de enfoque en las escuelas hacia el desarrollo de competencias para toda la vida. No solo el mundo está cambiando rápidamente, sino que también se ha vuelto más interconectado e impredecible, siendo la pandemia Covid-19 la ilustración más obvia y reciente de esta tendencia. Las competencias de por vida constituyen el mejor activo para adaptarse a cualquier situación e imaginar soluciones originales, sostenibles, creativas, innovadoras, solidarias y equitativas. En International Comprehensive, somos un equipo internacional de personas apasionadas que comparten valores fundamentales que realmente guían nuestros comportamientos, pensamientos y acciones a diario. Literalmente vivimos los valores fundamentales de autenticidad, curiosidad, creatividad, confianza, integridad, compasión, innovación, liderazgo, diversidad, equidad y crecimiento, ya que representan la base de nuestra organización. Nuestro equipo está entusiasmado y totalmente comprometido a trabajar junto con nuestros socios para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes, familias y escuelas de todo el mundo. ¡Nos encantaría darte la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes! Contact us Aprendiendo JUNTOS Aprendiendo JUNTOS El programa International Comprehensive (IC) ofrece vías flexibles y un marco claro para crear una cultura única de aprendizaje que se centra en las competencias para toda la vida. Ha sido diseñado a partir de las mejores prácticas internacionales de enseñanza y aprendizaje para que las escuelas puedan crear un entorno de aprendizaje atractivo y estimulante. Professional Development OUR BLOG What's new? Check out our latest blogpost Aún no hay ninguna entrada publicada en este idioma Una vez que se publiquen entradas, las verás aquí.

  • The IC Program | I Comprehensive

    WHY WE MUST RETHINK EDUCATION We are at a pivotal moment in history. ​ Not only is the world rapidly changing, but it has also become more complex, interconnected and unpredictable. New opportunities to transform and improve current models have emerged so that we can prepare students to thrive in any future scenario. "Education can equip learners with agency and a sense of purpose, and the competencies they need, to shape their own lives and contribute to the lives of others" ​ The future of Education, OECD According to the Canadian author and former principal George Couros , "The biggest “game-changer” in education is not a thing; it is an open mindset to all of the learning opportunities that come our way." ​ ​ International Comprehensive is committed to empowering learning communities worldwide by fostering lifelong competencies since they constitute the best asset for students to adapt to any situation and pursue their aspirations. ​ That's why we created a worldwide inquiry-based, competency-driven and technology-wise program whose goal is to build a transformative culture of learning that empowers learners to thrive in all aspects of their life. ​ A MEANINGFUL EARLY CHILDHOOD & ELEMENTARY PROGRAM IC empowers the whole child, so they become lifelong learners who thrive in all aspects of their life and easily adapt as the world changes.​ The IC program is inquiry-based, technology-wise and personalized to embark every student on an engaging, meaningful, joyful and empowering learning journey. The IC Program is research-informed and specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of Early Childhood and Elementary students. The IC Program starts in Preschool and is also highly compatible with local and national requirements. KEY ELEMENTS OF THE IC PROGRAMS Learning Portfolio Learning is a process. Students develop an ongoing Learning Portfolio to document their journey. Not only does this portfolio display the learner's achievements but its goal is to show the entire process, including the productive struggles experienced by every learner. Capturing the whole learning process is necessary to reflect and improve. Collective Action Students participate in a collective action, which aims at responding to an identified challenge that could be either local or global, small or big. Global Citizenship Every student learns an additional language and participates in a Global Awareness program about Social Justice, Environment, or any other issue relevant to their age. Transdisciplinarity All units are concept-based and include transdisciplinary elements and students are encouraged to make connections and go beyond a fragmented vision of learning. Conceptual Understanding and Inquiry Schools use the IC Unit Design method to build concept-based and inquiry-based units supported by thoughtfully planned learning experiences. A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING Shaping a positive, inspiring, engaging, inclusive and supportive culture of learning is essential. Without it, any curriculum becomes either irrelevant or misused. When schools create such a powerful culture, learning becomes easier, fluid, authentic, meaningful, personalized and collaborative. Explore the key principles of the International Comprehensive Culture of Learning ​ 1. LEARNER-DRIVEN AND PERSONALIZED Our approach is learner-driven and based on students’ interests. Students and educators are agents of their own growth. Every learner comes with a unique combination of identity, personality, passions, experience, needs, culture, mindset, toolset and skillset that has to be noticed, valued and taken into account to personalize learning. THE IC LEARNING FRAMEWORK A program that equips students for life The central focus is the lifelong growth of every learner to pursue their aspiration accomplished through inquiry learning, and purposeful use of technology within a culture defined by six overarching forces of environment, languages, time, relationships and external factors. "We are the authors of our lives". Renee Brown, Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted The learning process does not start or end in a predetermined place and time. Through powerful learning experiences and regular reflections, students will activate and develop a set of useful competencies. The term competency embodies skills, knowledge and personal attributes. Skills can be directly taught and are usually specific to a task. For example, being able to edit a video is a technical skill. According to the Cambridge dictionary, Knowledge relates to the understanding of or information about a subject that you get by experience or study. Finally, personal attributes or dispositions refer to the habits of mind or character traits of a person. Competency is a broad term that can be defined as the ability to use a combination of knowledge, skills and personal attributes in various situations. ​ These competencies empower them to grow as active, adaptable, socially aware and self-motivated learners all along their life both personally and professionally so that they can contribute to the rapidly evolving world in a meaningful and purposeful way. ​ Learning is a process and it happens through powerful inquiry-based learning experiences alongside ongoing reflection and purposeful documentation of the process with the use of a portfolio. ​ Creating rich and powerful learning experiences to have learners DO, UNDERSTAND and KNOW requires deep thinking and preparation, but also the capacity for the educator to make adjustments, be responsive, release control, observe, facilitate and reflect. Powerful learning experiences allow students to have some genuine agency and choice, ask questions, explore, generate ideas, try new things, make mistakes, investigate authentic contexts, collaborate, create, go deep, feel curious, challenged and joyful, organically apply technological skills, share and reflect. Most of all, they are designed to amplify and personalize learning and foster core and curricular competencies and different types of literacy which altogether highly contribute to the learner’s growth and well-being. Learn more about our Assessment Approach Anchor 1

  • A new culture of learning | I Comprehensive

    A new culture of learning Shaping a positive, inspiring, engaging, inclusive and supportive culture of learning is essential. Without it, any curriculum becomes either irrelevant or misused. When schools create such a powerful culture, learning becomes easier, fluid, authentic, meaningful, personalized and collaborative. Explore the key principles of the International Comprehensive Culture of Learning ​ 1. LEARNER-DRIVEN AND PERSONALIZED Our approach is learner-driven and based on students’ interests. Students and educators are agents of their own growth. Every learner comes with a unique combination of identity, personality, passions, experience, needs, culture, mindset, toolset and skillset that has to be noticed, valued and taken into account to personalize learning.

  • Assessment Approach | I Comprehensive

    Sumérgete en nuestro programa Assessment is intended to support the learner’s growth and shape learning. It is designed to give students a wide variety of opportunities to demonstrate their understanding and to develop their knowledge, curriculum skills and lifelong competencies. The student's portfolio will have a variety of artifacts of learning, along with samples from formative and summative assessments. What do we mean by Formative Assessments? ​ They play a fundamental role in the process of learning. Students use formative assessments to improve their knowledge, understanding and skills by getting feedback, self-assess, reflect and define strategies for further improvements. Formative assessments constitute important milestones that inform the educator on where the learner is so that they can give students feedback and plan the next moves. They are generally quick and simple ways to get a clear indication of what students know or are able to do and understand at a certain time. However, for formative assessments to be effective, educators need to create opportunities and allow time for reflection, self-assessment and feedback. What do we mean by Summative assessments? Summative assessments are designed to give educators information about a student's learning progress. They should refer explicitly to learning outcomes, and should provide students with the opportunity to think deeply, apply their knowledge to new and novel situations and effectively communicate their understanding as shown on the Learning Opportunities Design tool. Summative assessment may be undertaken in a variety of formats, for example, project-based learning. How do we assess students? ​ In the IComprehensive approach, educators use Learning Outcomes - or standards- to focus on essential learning and competencies. Schools are offered the possibility to keep their current grading policy as it is or to integrate the IComprehensive assessment system by which educators determine how students meet every learning Outcome: Learning Outcomes ​ IC Learning Standards are concise, clear and student-centred criteria based on strategic competencies which mirror the different development stages of students as they pursue their growth over time. At every stage of their development, students strengthen their competencies and acquire new ones at their own pace. This process, which does not take place in the same way for every learner, continues during their adult life. Learning Standards are measurable. They describe what students are expected to know, understand, be and do as a result of a learning experience. They can be easily aligned with local curricula and are mostly used by educators to: - Plan learning experiences and assessment opportunities - Monitor student progress throughout the learning process and make adjustments if necessary. A COMPETENCY-DRIVEN APPROACH organized around fOUR main categories The learning process does not start or end in a predetermined place and time. Through powerful learning experiences and regular, authentic reflection, students will activate and develop a set of useful competencies. The term competency embodies skills, knowledge and personal attributes. These competencies empower students to grow as active, adaptable, socially aware and self-motivated learners all along their life both personally and professionally so that they can contribute to the rapidly evolving world in a meaningful and purposeful way. ​ ​ ​ - COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVITY COMPETENCY : Communicating, Collaborating and Mastering Multiple Literacies. This competency helps us confidently share our projects, ideas, questions and understandings in many different ways and contexts. Communication is organically linked to collaboration and can therefore positively impact our social and emotional well-being and contribute to building more genuine and trusting relationships ​ ​ ​ - PERSONAL AND SOCIAL COMPETENCY : Personal Awareness, Cultural Identity and Social Awareness. These are the set of abilities that relate to how a student identifies and connects in the world. This competency encompasses a wide spectrum of what students need to thrive both individually and as contributing members of their community, to understand themselves and how they relate to others. ​ ​ ​ - THINKING AND INQUIRY COMPETENCY : Thinking, Questioning, Wondering, Exploring, Researching, Reflecting and Documenting. There are many different thinking skills that one can use depending on the learning experience. It is important to acknowledge that thinking is complex and multidimensional. Students need to be able to identify, understand and have an opportunity to use thoughtful approaches in various situations, be inquisitive and ask questions. ​ ​ ​ - SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES : Knowing relevant content, Conceptual Understanding, and area-specific competencies. Some competencies are closely tied to a specific area of learning like Mathematics or Science and will be developed through learning experiences that are connected to these areas. ​

  • Professional Learning | I Comprehensive

    Encuentra tu inspiración y desarrolla tus competencias At International Comprehensive, we take Professional Learning seriously because we believe that we cannot empower students without empowering educators . Professional Learning is fundamental to reshaping Education so it will have a sustainable impact on student learning and growth. Our catalogue of courses is designed to empower educators worldwide so that they can develop their own competencies and grow both as individuals and educators. ​ “If you don’t have a strong supply of well-prepared teachers, nothing else in education can work ” Stanford GSE professor emerita Linda Darling-Hammond . Encuentra tu inspiración y desarrolla tus competencias Encuentra tu inspiración y desarrolla tus competencias Encuentra tu inspiración y desarrolla tus competencias Being an educator has probably never been so exciting and challenging at the same time. That’s why we want to honour your time and intelligence by offering choice and flexibility to all educators to define their own pathways and pace from a rich catalogue of meaningful and manageable courses. FIND YOUR COURSE SEE DMA's TECH COURSES

  • Become an IC School | I Comprehensive

    BECOME AN IC SCHOOL A simple, fast and effective accreditation process The IC Accreditation is a quality assurance recognition to certify that your school is meeting the standards of high-quality international education as defined by IComprehensive and is committed to ongoing improvement through continuous reflection and Professional Learning. LEARNING IS A JOURNEY... FOR SCHOOLS TOO! At Icomprehensive, we value both your time and your growth. Our accreditation process is designed to function in the best possible manner with efficient use of your time and resources. Our approach focuses on the process with a school portfolio in conjunction with regular feedback from our team and ongoing professional learning. ​ We are not just evaluating you at the end, we are with you during the whole process and beyond. A time-efficient, simple, personalized, and purposeful process to become an IC-accredited school in less than 24 months. INITIAL CONTINUOUS LEARNING CYCLE ​ 1. CONNECTION and ACTIVATION : Schools show interest and apply for Candidacy. Once officially a candidate school, t hey start receiving initial professional development and collaborate with their IC Liaison to define personalized goals, plan actions and schedule professional development. ​ 2. IMPLEMENTATION: The candidate school undertakes personalized professional development and documents their learning journey. The IC team provides the school with ongoing support and feedback. 3. VALIDATION : An IC Team studies the school's portfolio and self-reflection documents before visiting the school and reporting back with suggestions regarding the final phase. ​ 4. PROGRESSION: Schools implement the actions defined after the last validation, participate in targeted professional learning and document their learning journey. The IC team provides the school with ongoing feedback. At the end of this phase, a visit is organized on-site to determine if the school is authorized to become an IC School. Becoming an IC school is having access to up-to-date outstanding teaching and learning resources to help you shape a forward-thinking and inspiring culture of learning. We acknowledge that every school is different, just like every learner is unique. While supporting schools to align their program with their vision, the IC program is also highly compatible with local and national requirements. BENEFITS OF IC ACCREDITED SCHOOLS A high standard quality assurance recognition A clear, modern and research-informed learning framework ​ An agile Program that embraces the most valuable and transformative practices in Education. All three programs are compatible with local requirements IC support, resources and network A simple, fast, personalized and effective accreditation process A large choice of Professional Learning courses and workshops both online and in-person. ​A program that empowers students, educators and schools to adapt to any future scenario ​ ​​ Contact us

  • About us | I Comprehensive

    NUESTRA VISIÓN Estamos en un momento crucial de la historia. En International Comprehensive, creemos que la educación es fundamental para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Preparar a los estudiantes y educadores de todo el mundo para el éxito en todos los aspectos de su vida significa que debemos operar un cambio de enfoque en las escuelas hacia el desarrollo de competencias para toda la vida. No solo el mundo está cambiando rápidamente, sino que también se ha vuelto más interconectado e impredecible, siendo la pandemia Covid-19 la ilustración más obvia y reciente de esta tendencia. Las competencias de por vida constituyen el mejor activo para adaptarse a cualquier situación e imaginar soluciones originales, sostenibles, creativas, innovadoras, solidarias y equitativas. En International Comprehensive, somos un equipo internacional de personas apasionadas que comparten valores fundamentales que realmente guían nuestros comportamientos, pensamientos y acciones a diario. Literalmente vivimos los valores fundamentales de autenticidad, curiosidad, creatividad, confianza, integridad, compasión, innovación, liderazgo, diversidad, equidad y crecimiento, ya que representan la base de nuestra organización. Nuestro equipo está entusiasmado y totalmente comprometido a trabajar junto con nuestros socios para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes, familias y escuelas de todo el mundo. ¡Nos encantaría darte la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes! International Comprehensive is an Education Company based in Vancouver, Canada. Our mission is to empower schools and educators to develop a program where learners foster the lifelong competencies they need to thrive in their life. We are providing schools with a learning framework and tools to design the most inspiring and effective learning experiences. Our accreditation system is a guarantee that schools offer quality education and are committed to applying a competency-driven, student-centred and inquiry-based pedagogy. Our catalogue of professional learning courses constitutes a unique opportunity for educators to develop or deepen their understanding of essential skills and knowledge. IC also partners with TeacherWit , a free online community where educators from all around the globe can connect, share ideas, exchange resources and improve their practices. Become an IC School

  • Connect with us | I Comprehensive

    Top of Page Blog Contact Form Connect with us School leaders, superintendents, parents, staff and faculty, let's connect! CONTACT US Send us a message and we’ll get back to you shortly. Submit Thanks for submitting! OUR BLOG What's new? Check out our latest blogpost Aún no hay ninguna entrada publicada en este idioma Sigue en contacto...

  • Our vision | I Comprehensive

    Estamos en un momento crucial de la historia. En International Comprehensive, creemos que la educación es fundamental para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Preparar a los estudiantes y educadores de todo el mundo para el éxito en todos los aspectos de su vida significa que debemos operar un cambio de enfoque en las escuelas hacia el desarrollo de competencias para toda la vida. No solo el mundo está cambiando rápidamente, sino que también se ha vuelto más interconectado e impredecible, siendo la pandemia Covid-19 la ilustración más obvia y reciente de esta tendencia. Las competencias de por vida constituyen el mejor activo para adaptarse a cualquier situación e imaginar soluciones originales, sostenibles, creativas, innovadoras, solidarias y equitativas. En International Comprehensive, somos un equipo internacional de personas apasionadas que comparten valores fundamentales que realmente guían nuestros comportamientos, pensamientos y acciones a diario. Literalmente vivimos los valores fundamentales de autenticidad, curiosidad, creatividad, confianza, integridad, compasión, innovación, liderazgo, diversidad, equidad y crecimiento, ya que representan la base de nuestra organización. Nuestro equipo está entusiasmado y totalmente comprometido a trabajar junto con nuestros socios para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes, familias y escuelas de todo el mundo. ¡Nos encantaría darte la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes! Estamos en un momento crucial de la historia. En International Comprehensive, creemos que la educación es fundamental para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Preparar a los estudiantes y educadores de todo el mundo para el éxito en todos los aspectos de su vida significa que debemos operar un cambio de enfoque en las escuelas hacia el desarrollo de competencias para toda la vida. No solo el mundo está cambiando rápidamente, sino que también se ha vuelto más interconectado e impredecible, siendo la pandemia Covid-19 la ilustración más obvia y reciente de esta tendencia. Las competencias de por vida constituyen el mejor activo para adaptarse a cualquier situación e imaginar soluciones originales, sostenibles, creativas, innovadoras, solidarias y equitativas. En International Comprehensive, somos un equipo internacional de personas apasionadas que comparten valores fundamentales que realmente guían nuestros comportamientos, pensamientos y acciones a diario. Literalmente vivimos los valores fundamentales de autenticidad, curiosidad, creatividad, confianza, integridad, compasión, innovación, liderazgo, diversidad, equidad y crecimiento, ya que representan la base de nuestra organización. Nuestro equipo está entusiasmado y totalmente comprometido a trabajar junto con nuestros socios para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes, familias y escuelas de todo el mundo. ¡Nos encantaría darte la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes! WATCH THIS VIDEO Estamos en un momento crucial de la historia. En International Comprehensive, creemos que la educación es fundamental para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Preparar a los estudiantes y educadores de todo el mundo para el éxito en todos los aspectos de su vida significa que debemos operar un cambio de enfoque en las escuelas hacia el desarrollo de competencias para toda la vida. No solo el mundo está cambiando rápidamente, sino que también se ha vuelto más interconectado e impredecible, siendo la pandemia Covid-19 la ilustración más obvia y reciente de esta tendencia. Las competencias de por vida constituyen el mejor activo para adaptarse a cualquier situación e imaginar soluciones originales, sostenibles, creativas, innovadoras, solidarias y equitativas. En International Comprehensive, somos un equipo internacional de personas apasionadas que comparten valores fundamentales que realmente guían nuestros comportamientos, pensamientos y acciones a diario. Literalmente vivimos los valores fundamentales de autenticidad, curiosidad, creatividad, confianza, integridad, compasión, innovación, liderazgo, diversidad, equidad y crecimiento, ya que representan la base de nuestra organización. Nuestro equipo está entusiasmado y totalmente comprometido a trabajar junto con nuestros socios para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes, familias y escuelas de todo el mundo. ¡Nos encantaría darte la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes! Estamos en un momento crucial de la historia. En International Comprehensive, creemos que la educación es fundamental para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Preparar a los estudiantes y educadores de todo el mundo para el éxito en todos los aspectos de su vida significa que debemos operar un cambio de enfoque en las escuelas hacia el desarrollo de competencias para toda la vida. No solo el mundo está cambiando rápidamente, sino que también se ha vuelto más interconectado e impredecible, siendo la pandemia Covid-19 la ilustración más obvia y reciente de esta tendencia. Las competencias de por vida constituyen el mejor activo para adaptarse a cualquier situación e imaginar soluciones originales, sostenibles, creativas, innovadoras, solidarias y equitativas. En International Comprehensive, somos un equipo internacional de personas apasionadas que comparten valores fundamentales que realmente guían nuestros comportamientos, pensamientos y acciones a diario. Literalmente vivimos los valores fundamentales de autenticidad, curiosidad, creatividad, confianza, integridad, compasión, innovación, liderazgo, diversidad, equidad y crecimiento, ya que representan la base de nuestra organización. Nuestro equipo está entusiasmado y totalmente comprometido a trabajar junto con nuestros socios para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes, familias y escuelas de todo el mundo. ¡Nos encantaría darte la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes! How might we drive and implement this change? ​ ​ The IC program According to the Canadian author and former principal George Couros , "The biggest “game-changer” in education is not a thing; it is an open mindset to all of the learning opportunities that come our way." ​ ​ Estamos en un momento crucial de la historia. En International Comprehensive, creemos que la educación es fundamental para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Preparar a los estudiantes y educadores de todo el mundo para el éxito en todos los aspectos de su vida significa que debemos operar un cambio de enfoque en las escuelas hacia el desarrollo de competencias para toda la vida. No solo el mundo está cambiando rápidamente, sino que también se ha vuelto más interconectado e impredecible, siendo la pandemia Covid-19 la ilustración más obvia y reciente de esta tendencia. Las competencias de por vida constituyen el mejor activo para adaptarse a cualquier situación e imaginar soluciones originales, sostenibles, creativas, innovadoras, solidarias y equitativas. En International Comprehensive, somos un equipo internacional de personas apasionadas que comparten valores fundamentales que realmente guían nuestros comportamientos, pensamientos y acciones a diario. Literalmente vivimos los valores fundamentales de autenticidad, curiosidad, creatividad, confianza, integridad, compasión, innovación, liderazgo, diversidad, equidad y crecimiento, ya que representan la base de nuestra organización. Nuestro equipo está entusiasmado y totalmente comprometido a trabajar junto con nuestros socios para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes, familias y escuelas de todo el mundo. ¡Nos encantaría darte la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes!

  • Old- Our Framework | I Comprehensive

    Introduction to the IC framework We are at a pivotal moment in history. ​ Not only is the world rapidly changing, but it has also become more complex, interconnected and unpredictable. New opportunities to transform and improve current models have emerged so that we can prepare students to thrive in any future scenario. In a recent report, the OECD calls to define the future of Education so that: "Education can equip learners with agency and a sense of purpose, and the competencies they need, to shape their own lives and contribute to the lives of others". According to the Canadian author and former principal George Couros , "The biggest “game-changer” in education is not a thing; it is an open mindset to all of the learning opportunities that come our way." ​ ​ International Comprehensive is committed to empowering learning communities worldwide by fostering lifelong competencies since they constitute the best asset for students to adapt to any situation and pursue their aspirations. ​ ​ That's why we created a worldwide inquiry-based, competency-driven and technology-wise K12 program whose goal is to build a transformative culture of learning that empowers learners to thrive in all aspects of their life. ​ ​ ​ ​ Our mission is to empower schools to develop a program where learners foster the lifelong competencies they need to thrive in their life. ​ Introduction to the IC framework The central focus is the lifelong growth of every learner to pursue their aspiration accomplished through inquiry learning, purposeful use of technology and integrating overarching forces of environment, languages, time, relationships and external factors. This competency-driven program has been designed so that schools can create an inspiring, inclusive, meaningful, inviting and stimulating learning environment. LIFELONG LEARNER Lifelong Competencies The learner is at the heart of the ICC program framework because our approach is learner-centred and emphasizes that learning is an ongoing and holistic process made of many struggles and achievements. As Renee Brown says in her Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted : "We are the authors of our lives". Indeed, the learning process does not start nor end in a predetermined place and time. Through powerful learning experiences and regular reflections, students will activate and develop a set of useful competencies. The term competency embodies skills, knowledge and personal attributes. Skills can be directly taught and are usually specific to a task. For example, being able to edit a video is a technical skill. According to the Cambridge dictionary, Knowledge relates to the understanding of or information about a subject that you get by experience or study. Finally, personal attributes or dispositions refer to the habits of mind or character traits of a person. Competency is a broad term that can be defined as the ability to use a combination of knowledge, skills and personal attributes in various situations. ​ ​ These competencies are empowering them to grow as active, adaptable, socially aware and self-motivated learners all along their life both personally and professionally so that they can contribute to the rapidly evolving world in a meaningful and purposeful way. ​ The first of the five core competencies is Communication and Language. It helps us confidently share our projects, ideas, questions and understandings with others in many different ways and contexts. Communication is organically linked to collaboration and can therefore positively impact our social and emotional well-being and contribute to building more genuine and trusting relationships. ​ The second one is Personal and Social Competency, which is defined in the British Columbia's curriculum as: “the set of abilities that relate to students' identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society. Personal and social competency encompasses what students need to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.” The third core competency is Thinking & Inquiring. There are many different thinking skills that one can use depending on the learning experience. It is important to acknowledge that Thinking is complex, multidimensional and requires time. As the Harvard Project Zero team and particularly Professor Ron Ritchhart explain in their remarkable work, thinking is a critical component of understanding. Moreover, for students to develop thinking competency, they need to be able to identify, understand and have an opportunity to use the different thinking kinds in various situations, be inquisitive and ask questions. ​ Creativity and Digital competency are critical in a changing world where automated tasks have become the norm. The added value of individuals comes from their capacity to create original artifacts and use technology in a purposeful and responsible way. ​ Moreover, all human beings take advantage at any age of being able to implement healthy habits, being aware of all their senses, developing their motor and physical skills and being attentive to their mental health. Finally, some competencies are closely tight to a specific area of learning like Mathematics or Science and will be developed through learning experiences that are connected to these subjects. We owe every learner to empower them to develop the lifelong competencies they need to thrive in their present and future life." ​ LEARNING PROCESS Learning experiences and Portfolio Learning is a process and it happens though powerful inquiry-based learning experiences alongside ongoing reflection and a purposeful documentation of the process with the use of a portfolio. Creating rich and powerful learning experiences to have learners DO, UNDERSTAND and KNOW requires deep thinking and preparation, but also the capacity for the educator to make adjustments, be responsive, release control, observe, facilitate and reflect. Powerful learning experiences allow students to have some genuine agency and choice , ask questions, explore, generate ideas, try new things, make mistakes, investigate to authentic contexts, collaborate, create, go deep, feel curious, challenged and joyful, organically apply technological skills, share and reflect. Most of all, they are designed to amplify and personalize learning and foster core and curricular competencies and different types of literacy which altogether highly contribute to the learner’s growth and well-being. OVERARCHING FORCES Time, Environment, Relationships, Languages and External forces The outer layer of the framework represents the overarching forces which operate in every community, school and classroom. Time , Environment , Language, Relationships and External factors are important cultural markers which can shape safe, effective, inspiring and engaging conditions for learning to thrive. These five forces also highly contribute to our well-being and social emotional development. In order for them not to become obstacles or constraints, we need to be fully aware of their influence and think deeply about how we might be able to monitor, adapt and tailor them to build an impactful culture of learning.

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    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BECOME AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL? The IC Accreditation is a quality assurance recognition to certify that your school is meeting the standards of high-quality international education as defined by IComprehensive and is committed to ongoing improvement through continuous reflection and Professional Learning. Becoming an IC school is having access to up-to-date outstanding teaching and learning resources to help you shape a forward-thinking and inspiring culture of learning. We acknowledge that every school is different, just like every learner is unique. While supporting schools to align their program with their vision, the IC program is also highly compatible with local and national requirements. The IComprehensive accreditation is a light yet empowering learning journey with a clear path , not a time-consuming and bureaucratic procedure. At Icomprehensive, we acknowledge your professionalism and value both your time and your growth. Our accreditation process is designed to function in the best possible manner with efficient use of your time and resources. Rather than compiling thousands of files, the IComprehensive’s approach focuses on the process with a school portfolio in conjunction with regular feedback from our team. We are not just evaluating you at the end, we are with you during the whole process and beyond. Once schools are accredited, they are given: ​ The right to use the IC framework and logo. The right to use one, two or three IC program(s). The right to use our teaching and learning materials: IC guides, tutorials, templates, resources and tools. Priority access to book a seat at one of our Professional Learning opportunities with a 10% discount. A personalized support from your dedicated IC facilitator and regular office hours. A time efficient and purposeful quality evaluation every three years Educator certificates for course completion Student Comprehensive Diploma certificates How to become an IC school? I AM INTERESTED

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    HOW TO BECOME AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL? PHASE 1: CONNECTION 1. Schools show interest by filling out the online contact form on the IComprehensive website. 2. Schools receive the Accreditation guide and a meeting can be scheduled if needed. 3. Schools apply for Candidacy by filling out the online Candidacy Application form and pay the non-refundable candidacy fees. Although we believe that most schools should be given the opportunity to be accredited, the candidacy application will have to meet the following criteria: ​ - The school must be a legal entity and have a minimum of two consecutive grade levels. - The school mission and values should be compatible with those of IC. - The school must have paid the candidacy fees. - The school has appointed a member of the staff to be the Project Leader. - The school must decide on a date to start the Activation Phase. Length: 1 - 4 weeks If meeting the Candidacy requirements, Schools become candidates , pay the candidate fees and can now move to the Activation phase. Every step of this phase shall be documented in a school portfolio . In the first 4 weeks, Candidate schools develop a tailored Accreditation Plan with the support of their IC facilitator, which includes the following actions: 1. Complete the self-assessment report so that we can tailor the activation phase to your needs and context. 2. Create an Activation Team of usually 10 to 18 members, including at least: two senior leaders, two members of the school community, two students and four educators from different levels and subject areas. All the members of this team of “activators”, except students, must take the Introduction to the IC program course 1.0. 3. The Activation team establishes a Digital and Physical Project Nest which is a place, open to the whole community where all stakeholders can share ideas, questions and evidence about the process. Schools will be benefiting from the support of their IC facilitator and will receive a detailed Project nest guide. 4. Set up actionable goals to meet the accreditation standards and define a timeline . 5. Plan Professional Learning so that 20% of staff, including the pedagogical leadership, participate to at least one IC learning opportunity (course or workshop) before the Accreditation Validation takes place. 6. Schedule your monthly check-in sessions with your IC facilitator. Implement your actionable goals and document the process. PHASE 2: ACTIVATION Length: 8 - 12 months The date of the Accreditation visit should be defined at the beginning of the Activation phase and be included in the school timeline. 1. The Activation Team and the IC facilitator both create and submit a reflection of the whole accreditation journey at least three weeks ahead of the accreditation team visit. The reflection along with the school portfolio and the self-assessment report will help the visiting team to get a better understanding of the school. 2. An accreditation team of 2-5 members, including the facilitator, spends 2-5 days on campus to visit the school and meet various stakeholders. The size of the team and the length of their visit will depend on the school’s demographics. 3. Following their visit, a final decision regarding the accreditation is taken within three weeks. PHASE 3: VALIDATION Length: 4 - 6 weeks More about Standards SHOW INTEREST

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    EARLY CHILDHOOD & ELEMENTARY PROGRAM An inquiry-based, technology-wise and personalized program to embark on an engaging, meaningful, joyful and empowering learning journey. Our Program empowers the whole child so they become lifelong learners who thrive in all aspects of their life and easily adapt as the world changes. ​ The focus of the EC & Elementary Program is less on content and more on the process of learning by encouraging students to ask and answer their own questions. The EC & Elementary Program is designed around 7 key principles that define a unique culture of learning. The program is also highly compatible with local and national requirements . SECONDARY PROGRAM An engaging program that develops a sense of self and community while helping students explore their interests and define their aspirations. The IC Secondary Program is adaptable to every school context. Schools can decide to opt for an implementation based on either cohort groups or mastery classes. ​ - Cohort : Grade-level students must do a minimum of 1 annual course per year or two-semester courses in each of the 7 areas of focus. Additionally, they can choose any other course offered by their school. - Mastery : Courses are organized by Mastery levels instead of age groups. Students must still participate in courses from all 7 areas. The IC Secondary Program made of 7 transdisciplinary areas of focus is meaningfully designed to meet the needs of every student and create deep learning experiences. The IC Program is also highly compatible with local and national requirements . It offers flexibility to schools and choices to students. ​ THE OMPREHENSIVE DIPLOMA A Diploma that captures the full picture. International Comprehensive has developed a new diploma that not only provides evidence of academic proficiency, but also truly captures students’ holistic growth, interests and personality traits. The combined mastery credits earned by a student create a unique and authentic visualization of each learner’s strengths and interests The Comprehensive Diploma offers a student-driven solution that empowers them to drive their own learning and choose their own pathway to Higher Education and beyond. Subject scores alone fail to tell the story of a whole person. Currently, most school transcripts only capture academic success and are designed around assessments and tests. What do passing grades and current transcripts tell about a student’s competencies, personal growth, personality, interests, community involvement or out-of-school experiences and achievements? Not much.

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    EARLY CHILDHOOD & ELEMENTARY PROGRAM We help public and private schools across the globe improve their practices and pedagogy to make a difference and enhance student learning. Our Program empowers the whole child so they become lifelong learners who thrive in all aspects of their life and easily adapt as the world changes. ​ The IC program is inquiry-based, technology-wise and personalized to embark every student on an engaging, meaningful, joyful and empowering learning journey. ​ ​ The focus of the EC & Elementary Program is less on content and more on the process of learning by encouraging students to ask and answer their own questions. The EC & Elementary Program is designed around 7 key principles that define a unique culture of learning. The program is also highly compatible with local and national requirements .

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    THE OMPREHENSIVE DIPLOMA A Diploma that captures the full picture. International Comprehensive has developed a new diploma that not only provides evidence of academic proficiency, but also truly captures students’ holistic growth, interests and personality traits. Subject scores alone fail to tell the story of a whole person. Currently, most school transcripts only capture academic success and are designed around assessments and tests. What do passing grades and current transcripts tell about a student’s competencies, personal growth, personality, interests, community involvement or out-of-school experiences and achievements? Not much. The Comprehensive Diploma offers a student-driven solution that empowers them to drive their own learning and choose their own pathway to Higher Education and beyond. The combined mastery credits earned by a student create a unique and authentic visualization of each learner’s strengths and interests

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