Kämmer International Bilingual School is successfully recertified
Kämmer International Bilingual School (KIBS) has successfully passed the recertification process to be re-designated as an Apple Distinguished School and will continue to hold the title for the next three years.
KIBS is thus recognised by Apple until 2025 as an outstanding institution that combines innovation, leadership and educational excellence.
“Apple technology helps us every day to adapt our teaching to the needs of our students,” says KIBS Managing Director Heike Eckhoff. The products have long allowed KIBS to take a more creative approach to content and support the fast pace of student life, where new challenges are welcome. “We are proud that the creative work of our teachers and students has been recognised with this award and we are already looking forward to setting ourselves new, innovative goals for the next three years,” said Maren Clarke, Principal at KIBS. Here you can find details about the recertification.
For more than three years, KIBS’ selection as an Apple Distinguished School has underscored the bilingual school’s success in providing an innovative and engaging learning environment that successfully motivates learners. “Especially since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the existing Apple technology was able to support us right from the start,” says Heike Eckhoff. “We were able to fall back on existing structures that did not have to be newly introduced.”
In addition to the communicative skills of the KIBS students, especially the joy of learning, open-mindedness, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking are encouraged in a playful way from the first grade onwards in action-oriented lessons. Coding/programming is firmly anchored in the primary school curriculum from Year 1 onwards. The app Schoolwork makes it possible, among other things, to document learning developments promptly and to offer pupils an individual and flexible learning experience from Year 5 onwards. Each learner is given the opportunity to work on up to a third of the curriculum independently and on his or her own responsibility through time- and location-independent access to interactive learning materials.
Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use Apple products to foster creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. They are characterised by innovative use of technology in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have a record of academic success.
KIBS stands for a vision. We have created a somewhat different form of school that meets the increasing educational demands of the future: A school according to German school law, according to German curricula, but at the same time bilingual with English as the target and language of action.
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