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University visits: Almost every week, we host various international universities here at MIS. This allows the university representatives and the students the chance to meet face to face and discuss application requirements, programs details and college preparedness. Students who are interested in the particular university are given time to meet with the admissions officers, and are given contact information for help with their applications. All of these visits are reinforced by the school counselor, who is available to help students with all aspects of career planning - from career tests, essay writing support and admissions to scholarship searches and letters of recommendation. Since January, 2014, we have had the pleasure of welcoming the following universities:
Linden Tour (8 US universities came to MIS as a part of this world-wide tour) - January 16
American University Sharjah - February 17
Global Vision (8 UK universities came to MIS as a part of this world-wide tour) - March 11
Knowledge Zone UK - March 13
Swiss Education Council - March 25
University of Calgary, Qatar - April 1
Rochester Institute of Technology - April 2
Seniors who were applying to Northwestern were also able to visit the NU-Q campus at Qatar Foundation, and were able to direct, produce and present news stories in order to show some of the features of the communication and journalism programs available at NU-Q.
International Day: On March 27, MIS hosted International Day on campus, in order to celebrate the diversity of the students and staff at MIS. Students gathered as an entire campus community to perform cultural skits, dances, etc. representing different continents. After this, parents and students went to their classrooms to share presentations, games and cultural artifacts from their home countries. Each classroom had a stall set up outside of their classroom with food, objects and information on the countries represented inside the class, and parents were welcome to walk throughout the school to join in our multicultural program!
The Middle East International School was privileged last week by the two-day visit of National Urban Alliance’s (NUA) Chief of Staff, Dr. Ahmes Askia, who imparted her wealth of professional development experience and knowledge to the whole MIS teaching community and visiting faculty. Her visit was supported by the American Consortium Center for Training (ACCT).
Her visit on November 13 and 14 included an actual sit-through in the classrooms during the day, to observe MIS’s learning environment and principles. On each day of her visit, she gave a two-hour training for the teachers, which focuses on incorporating understanding of the brain into instructional practices as well as of the NUA’s five instructional strategies to accelerate student learning.
Her workshop sessions were split into two groups, catering first to the Middle and High School faculty and the latter to the Kindergarten and Elementary faculty. MIS was also joined by some teaching staff from TNG (The Next Generation) Kindergarten, to share in the opportunity to both meet and learn from such a renowned professional development and education consultant as Dr. Askia.
Teachers from both schools praised the training, declaring that what they learned could be applied in their classrooms immediately.
The workshop facilitated by Dr. Askia was not only highly informative for the teachers in attendance, but it was also a lively and interactive learning experience for both groups. Dr. Askia explained NUA’s belief that “intelligence is modifiable,” and she demonstrated various strategies and expounded on the four (4) stages of learning.
Despite her limited time of stay in Doha, MIS is looking forward to Dr. Askia’s next visit and training/workshop. ***