The school is closed, but education continues. After the required school closures due to the coronavirus were announced, Bavarian International School (BIS) started its Distance Learning Program. The international school with campuses in München (Munich-Schwabing) and Haimhausen was successfully transformed into a virtual school for around 1,200 students from 56 nations aged between three and 18.
The Educational Technology which is in place at BIS since 2002, the technological equipment with iPads and MacBooks, and the IT team including the helpdesk are key requirements for Distance Learning. A key factor of course are the professionally trained teachers who are enthusiastic about innovative approaches, technological developments and new programmes. Also important: a tailor-made, well-balanced curriculum for all age groups and sufficient face-to-face time between teachers and students.
For the BIS team, a conscious balance between online and offline time, encouraging exercise, sports and social exchange, a clear focus on health, well-being and psychological support as well as the active involvement of well-informed parents are essential.
The Bavarian International School is showing itself to be a driving force and innovator when it comes to distance learning, always happy to share its knowledge and experience with other educational institutions in Munich, Bavaria or around the world. Our Distance Learning Program is available here, for everyone to take a look: Check our website www.bis-school.com and click on the pop-up-site or view the program directly: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hd4lu4D98xa6G5Lfz6B1J-V-umBaPll66X7VOtfM1NE/edit
Rethink School – Innovation & Values for Bavaria and the whole World.
Publisher: Bavarian International School gAG (BIS)
Idea: Marko Mädge, Head of Communications & Public Affairs of BIS
Production: Sebastian Stiphout
Text: Kim House
Date: March 2020