E-Learning at SABIS® Costa Verde - SABIS® International School — Costa Verde, Panama

E-Learning at SABIS® Costa Verde

As a member of the SABIS® Network, SABIS® Costa Verde has a long-standing commitment to research and development of new technologies designed with the student in mind. As a result, our students have meaningful experiences with modern, up-to-date methods and technologies used to improve and enrich their day-to-day learning experience, enhance their academic performance, and challenge the boundaries of traditional learning environments.

The Right Infrastructure at Our School

In order to move successfully from traditional classroom teaching to E-learning, the right infrastructure has to be in place. That infrastructure includes a systematic approach to teaching, instructional methodologies that empower students to take an active role in the learning cycle and, of course, access to the technology tools that can facilitate the entire process. These are all elements that SABIS® has spent decades developing and can be found in our school.


The SABIS® Approach to Teaching

The SABIS® teaching methodology is a well-structured, systematic, and efficient approach using the SABIS Point System®. In every subject, in every level, SABIS® has precisely identified measurable learning objectives, called “learning points.” During every class, teachers present one “point” at a time, and then ask the class to demonstrate their understanding of the concept, actively engaging students in a community of learners.

State-of-the-Art Education Technology

State-of-the-art technology already integrated into our classrooms complements the teaching methodology allowing students to have the very best learning experience. Technology tools currently used by our students and teachers include E-books, interactive boards and accompanying lessons, an integrated learning system, as well as an integrated testing and learning system.

Beyond the classroom, our students continue to benefit from technologies developed by SABIS® that allows them access to a wealth of online learning tools from the safety of their homes, which complement and reinforce what they have learned in class.

State-of-the-Art Education Technology
State-of-the-Art Education Technology
State-of-the-Art Education Technology
State-of-the-Art Education Technology
State-of-the-Art Education Technology
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The SABIS® Digital Platform

The SABIS® Digital Platform is also an essential element of the infrastructure that facilitates a smooth transition to E-learning. The SABIS® Digital Platform is a new generation, web-based teaching and learning platform. Located on an all-new cloud infrastructure, the SABIS® Digital Platform is capable of supporting thousands of users at the same time and can be accessed by any device (computer, mobile device, tablet, etc.).

Students and parents were very familiar with the platform, accessing it for multiple purposes such as to practice questions on unmastered learning points, take sample quizzes to test their knowledge, watch On-Demand Tutoring videos, download exam material and homework assignments, and receive important communications from school, to name a few.

Support Material

Together, these elements, already present as part of the learning experience, make the move from a traditional classroom to a virtual one at SABIS® schools around the world easy, efficient, and effective, ensuring that student learning is uninterrupted at all times.

Watch this video about the SABIS® E-learning solutions used to counter the COVID-19 Pandemic:

The SABIS® Integrated Learning System

The SABIS® Integrated Learning SystemTM Online (ILS) is a learning system that allows for the early detection and closure of any student learning gaps. ILS is designed to enhance analytical skills and promote self-learning by providing students with ownership of their individual learning process.

Within the ILS platform, course material is divided into blocks, where each block consists of an explanation followed by one or more activities, allowing students to apply what was just learned.

One of the most significant benefits of the SABIS® ILS is that immediate feedback on every student’s performance progress is made available for the teacher, in real-time. This, in turn, facilitates the instant tracking and close follow-up of student performances with regards to their knowledge of the respective content.

Benefits of E-Learning

A Standard SABIS® School Day Online

E-learning in SABIS® schools is available for all students from the youngest preschoolers to the graduating seniors. Every morning, they log in to the SABIS® Digital Platform from their tablets or computers at home to check their daily and weekly plans, detailed schedules, and download any assigned material.

School Day Online

In their daily routine, they attend a mix of classes, some that have either been pre-recorded by their teachers and uploaded on to the SABIS® Digital Platform, and some that are given in a “virtual classroom” environment in real time. Virtual classes are also recorded and uploaded on to the SABIS® Digital Platform, which students can access to watch again should they need to.
To ensure that the learning is in fact taking place, students have assigned homework and continue to take regular assessments to test their understanding. While students are working, teachers receive data on their progress and performance, and are able to follow-up with their students accordingly.

Watch this video to experience the SABIS® Virtual Classroom:

Tips for a Successful E-Learning Experience

  • Set up a workplace that includes a comfortable chair and desk.
  • Create a school day routine, and stick to it.
  • Check your child’s daily schedule together with them.
  • Make sure there a little to no distractions.
  • Give students the space to learn, but do not leave them alone.
  • Offer incentives when work is completed to keep them motivated.
  • Do not use the designated work place for any other activities.

E-Learning Success

The COVID-19 Experience

Despite the current pandemic and subsequent disruption, and regardless of their physical location, SABIS® students are continuing their education without missing a beat. Thanks to highly developed E-learning solutions, a structured and systematic approach, and incomparable learning habits, SABIS® students have adapted rapidly to a changing world, and the learning has never stopped.

SABIS® Costa Verde E-Learning Success

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