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Edu1st.Community

Imagine children passionate about LEARNING. Children that have the SKILLS and TOOLS for life. Children that know how to GATHER DATA, THINK and COMMUNICATE with clarity and precision, that LISTEN with UNDERSTANDING and EMPATHY. Children that THINK with FLEXIBILITY, remain OPEN to LEARNING and find HUMOR to move in a world that is constantly changing and facing the unknown. Children with strong MORALS and VALUES, that are able to take RESPONSIBLE RISKS when making decisions and use their CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION and INNOVATION to solve problems. Children that STRIVE for ACCURACY and are critical when applying PAST KNOWLEDGE to NEW SITUATIONS. Children that not only know how to QUESTION, POSE PROBLEMS and RESPOND with WONDERMENT and AWE, but also are PERSISTENT and MANAGE IMPULSIVITY when aiming at their goals. Children that THINK INTERDEPENDENTLY!

COMMITMENT is what changes a VISION into a REALITY. Together we can make a difference!

Follow the sections below to become an active partner in making the difference in Education for the 21st Century.

  • Parents can become active partners in making the difference in Education in the 21st Century in three ways.

    1. Getting more knowledge about the best practices in education for the 21st century. Edu1st has established a program called Edu1st.Parental Guidance that offers free conferences, called “Coffee Mornings”, which provide up to date information about education and parenthood. Visit the Edu1st website calendar or any of our school websites for a schedule of current events. By enrolling your child in any of our Preschool programs you will have full access to all of our conferences, programs and benefits.

    2. Getting connected via Facebook at www.facebook.com/Edu1st or at the group Visible Thinking for the 21st Century. Also join us via Twitter at Edu1stPG.

    3. Spread the word, by wearing the wristband and telling other parents about education for the 21st Century and the skills and tools the children need to acquire for the future. Inquire your local schools, ask about their curriculum and make them aware. Question the teachers, demand an Education for the 21st century.

    Visit Edu1st.Parental Guidance

     

     

  • Private Schools can become active partners in making the difference in Education for the 21st Century by participating in a selection of training programs:

    • The thinking Process
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Creativity
    • Among Others
    For more details about the programs available please click here.
  • Public Schools can become active partners in making the difference in Education in the 21st Century by enrolling in the Edu1st.Community Project, which is an educational program that allows teachers from public schools in Broward to receive a series of free conferences to raise awareness and introduce teachers to the skills and tools for the 21st Century.

    Edu1st.Community Project benefits include:

    First hand guidance and instruction about latest methodologies for Education for the 21st Century.

    Teachers would receive a series of free conferences to raise awareness and introduce them to the skills and tools for the 21 Century. Once the initial series of conferences are finished, they will receive a certification and have access to Edu1st learning site (VT), where teachers around the world share projects, videos document results and results from using Visible Thinking in their classrooms

    How to Join the Edu1st.Community Project

    To qualify for the Edu1st.Community Project, public schools must be located within the Miami Dade or Broward County School District submit an application form and become part of an ongoing action research project in their institutions.  This research is to be developed in conjunction with Edu1st and  includes the implementation of one or more educational methodologies of the 21st Century.

    Note: the action research project will initiate the day the program starts. Projects may be selected for in depth research and publication.

    Please Contact Us to receive the application form

     

  • Edu1st.org Wristband

     

     

     

    If you are interested in obtaining more wristbands, please Contact Us or Call 954.545.7010 for Details

 

 

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Edu1st is the lighthouse of early childhood education.

Edu1st is an educational organization committed to provide a challenging and enriching environment in early childhood education for 21st century children; impacting not only them, but also parents, educational providers, and the community.

We are an organization with five Early Childhood Centers in South Florida, two international schools in Bogota, Colombia, and several partner institutions that have been inspired by our VESS Curriculum and are in training and implementing our proposal. We are devoted to generating a life long positive century context:

  • Revolutionary Bilingual International Preschool Curriculum (VESS)
  • Thinking Based Educational Model
  • Leaders in Implementation of Visible Thinking from Harvard University
  • Highly Trained professionals dedicated to educating and training teachers around the world.
  • Ground breaking Seminars for the educational and professional communities.
  • Innovative Parental Guidance program that extends to the community.
  • Continuous Improvements of early childhood education through Research and Development.

  • As educators in a modern world, at Edu1st, we believe that one of our greatest responsibilities is that of instilling in our students a balanced approach to their life. An approach with which each individual uses his or her own wisdom and intelligence to give greater meaning to learning and the things they do. This approach is conducive to our ultimate goal of equipping our students with the necessary tools to lead a Meaningful Life with Balance and Wisdom, a VESS life. 

     

     

  • At Edu1st, we understand the difficulty that educators experience when faced with new insights and the reality of their classrooms. In order to breach the divide between theory and practice and give educators the appropriate tools to allow them to achieve the full potential of their educational endeavors, Edu1st has sought out, integrated, designed and implemented a variety of tools that have proven to be effective in helping educators breakdown obsolete paradigms to incorporate change and optimize their job.

    With these tools, we are forming from infancy, world citizens with an ethical mind that are able to live a VESS life. These tools generate an impact in teachers, helping them in their own learning process, encouraging a thinking language that enriches the environment where children grow up, and promoting a cultural change that involves children, teachers, parents and the entire community in the creation of cultures of thinking.

    Edu1st integrates all these components and presents them to teachers and institutions in a clear, engaging and pleasant manner through the VESS Curriculum.

Edu1st Philosophy

  • At our school students become active protagonists in the construction of their knowledge.

    Teachers act as facilitators, researchers and learners. The environment facilitates significant, meaningful and provocative experiences.

  • Learning where to find the information, who to trust and how to validate the sources become major priorities of education.

    Education is no longer about knowledge, is about acquiring skills and tools for life to adapt and enjoy the present and prepare for the future. Special skills are required to succeed in this new era. Open mindedness, team work, creativity, media literacy, empathy and ethics are part of the skills we promote.

  • Education has been concerned with the memorization of concepts. However, what is important is what we do with that knowledge. At our school children learn how to think, develop good thinking habits and work on their thinking dispositions toward learning, to be productive and proactive thinkers.
  • When a learner discovers knowledge through understanding, what is learned becomes more powerful and gains meaning. At our school the passion for learning is discovered and children become lifelong learners. Therefore we teach for understanding and we encourage children to discover meaning in everything they do.
  • We not only make a positive difference for the children, but also for parents, educators and the community. The educational process seeks to create knowledgeable thinkers, with ethics, open mindedness and values. Individuals who are capable to adapt rapidly in this evolving world with intellectual, social and moral autonomy. We believe that through education we can make the world a better place.

Our Objectives:
  • Create an outstanding educational environment and program for students
  • Create a movement of progress in the community
  • Make a lifelong difference in each child.
  • Be a leader in implementation of Visible Thinking from Harvard Uni.

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