In September 2018 our school competed in the Microsoft Hungary Innovative School Program competition.
Among many schools, the International School of Budapest won, so from this school year we are very proud to wear the Innovative School title.
The program itself started last fall, aiming to help institutions, teachers, and ultimately students to acquire up-to-date digital knowledge through the most advanced tools.
The initiative, currently involving 30 institutions across the country, is part of the methodological support, the most appropriate platforms and learning organizational systems, and the training of institutional leaders and teachers.
Its purpose is to effectively integrate modern tools and technologies into the teaching and learning process of the institution.
The schools that join the program go through a well-developed process. Its starting phase is the commitment of the teaching staff itself to using digital technologies and solutions, and then targeting the directors and the staff appropriately.
The program will be introduced from the 2018/2019 academic year to our students from 6th grade.
Why Is It Resourceful?
We say someone is "resourceful" when he is able to invent himself in a wide variety of life situations, so that he can thrive in life - because he has the essential essence, balance, healthy conviction, courage and momentum. Another feature is to know and apply the resources at his disposal - both his own and those in his circle of relationships - without having to eradicate them.
The Lifelong Program prepares teachers to integrate their own practice they help their students to master these skills that can be learned and developed for everyone. Hungarian teachers feel that by teaching 7 habits they give long-life knowledge to their students, which will help them become better students, friends, and later become more effective workers and parents.
A Whole-School Transformation Process
The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Using Best-Practices and Universal Principles
The Leader in Me is aligned with best-in-class content and concepts practiced by global education thought leaders. It provides a logical, sequential and balanced process to help schools proactively design the culture that reflects their vision of the ideal school.
Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of the overall The Leader in Me process. The 7 Habits is a synthesis of universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are secular in nature and common to all people and cultures.
The Leader in Me is also aligned to many national and state academic standards. The process teaches students the skills needed for academic success in any setting. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups.
And a New Mindset
Instead of seeing children through the lens of a normal distribution curve — some kids are naturally smart, and others are not - the Leader in Me paradigm sees that every child is capable, every child is a leader. This paradigm changes everything.