On 8 May, we hosted the VDP – Verband Deutscher Privatschulen (Association of German Private Schools) for an educational forum about digitalisation. About 100 guests from various German educational organisations spent the day at ISD, participating in lectures, discussion groups and a tour of our facilities.
From 29 April to 1 May, ISD’s Speech and Debate Team performed very successfully at the NESDA tournament in Barcelona: both of our debate teams advanced to the semi-final round, two of our students moved on to the finals and won, one of them also placing 3rd in impromptu speaking, and our other team finished in overall 3rd place! Great job, everyone!!
As part of our ISD speaker series, Dr. Gary Stager held a parent/community talk “Preparing Kids for an Uncertain World” on 6 April. Gary made the case for embracing modernity as a way of preserving the finest traditions of child development, and preparing children to solve problems neither their parents or teachers can imagine. During his presentation, Gary illustrated how learning-by-doing, new technological materials, and timeless craft traditions can supercharge the learning process.
We were thrilled to welcome Alfie Kohn on 30 March for a presentation and community discussion on the topic of “Parenting in an Achievement Crazy Culture”. Alfie’s a highly engaging presentation and thought-provoking theses were much appreciated and sparked ongoing conversations within our community.
Ms. Susan Speller, British Consul-General in Düsseldorf, visited us on 20 March and got a glimpse of learning at ISD. In addition to touring the school and visiting individual classrooms, Ms. Speller also attended a brief presentation about our Duke of Edinburgh programme.
Thank you for visiting, Ms. Speller!
We were excited to welcome Oberbürgermeister Thomas Geisel, the mayor of Düsseldorf, to ISD on 13 March. Mr. Geisel toured both campuses and engaged in conversations with students.
We thank Mr. Geisel for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come and visit ISD!