Taipei Xinmin Private Elementary School is a distinguished school with an extensive history, featuring “Innovation, Excellence, Exquisiteness, and Vitality” as its educational ethos. Its students not only display outstanding academic performance, but also exhibit great strengths and achieve great results in such competitions as choirs, clarinet ensemble, English drama, languages, sports and science. The School actively cultivates students’ diverse capabilities and educates them according to their temperaments.
As Smarter Classroom is gathering momentum, Xinmin Elementary School has also jumped on the bandwagon. In 2016, the school principal, Pan Liang-Xi, gave support to the TEAM Model Smarter Classroom to be inducted into the entire school for full cultivation of Smarter teachers and Smarter Education development, under the premise of software/hardware equipment upgrades. In addition, the School has spared no effort in promoting international education under the theme of “Overturning the Global Village - Transporting the World to Xinmin.” In the 60th School Anniversary, students performed international music and dances for a deepened experiential study of international cultures and traits, along with dressing up in costumes. The aim is to team up Smarter Education and international education to cultivate all-around future talents.
To comply with policies from above, Pricipal Pan Liang-Xi hopes to conduct teacher professional development for students to benefit fully from classroom teaching. The School has proposed the concept of “60 years for the school, one entire life for the students” by proactively hosting TEAM Model Smarter Classroom workshops. Touchingly, all of the school's teachers, including the principal and department heads, have showed up to attend the above workshop. The lecturer enables the teachers, via experiential activities and drills, to grasp how to establish a connection with the student’s in the future in class with the help of technology and to keep track of the students’ trains of thought before giving real-time adjustments on one’s teaching directions, so that the teachers and students can both progress in learning.
As the school representative in Summit, Xinmin Elementary School has gradually implemented the instructional system such as IES and AClass ONE Appin order for the teachers to keep track of the students’ learning status with Big Data analysis. On November 10, Principal Pan Liang-Xi will officially and publicly share the successful experience and results in the school’s development of Smarter teachers, devising Smarter models, unfolding Smarter Classrooms. The convention will also host Smarter workshops on TEAM Model Team-based Learning and encourage global Smarter teachers to exchange precious teaching experience, promote technology application in the classroom, and to promote Smarter Education.