Elementary and Middle EGB

Mgs. Silvia Córdova de Moreno

Principal Elementary and Middle EGB

 Colegio Americano de Guayaquil is an institution with a long history in our city, where education, values ​​education and bilingualism is provided to the Guayaquil community and to the world.

 

The level of General Basic Education (Elementary and Middle) will provide a good foundation for the integral student being formed, which will facilitate them to develop their sense of belonging in this highly competitive environment.

 

 Our section is characterized by affection, quality and warmth of the staff of managers, teachers, administrators and maintenance, where knowledge, values, technology, infrastructure, expertise and innovation are conjugated to create an optimal environment for learning.

 

 As Jaime Balmes said “Education is to man as molding is to clay giving it a form “; this reflects the responsibility that concerns us at this level, making the students the center in the teaching-learning process.

 

 We are responsible for tomorrow’s future, but with the conviction to prepare a being who will do their best for the Ecuadorian society and the world.

 

 

Mgs. Silvia Córdova de Moreno

 

Principal Elementary and Middle EGB

Goals of Elementary and Middle Grades EGB

 

Form integral students to develop their cognitive, physical and emotional skills through a curriculum based on inquiry-driven understanding of concepts to meet future needs and to fulfill an intercultural and multinational society, which demands dynamic and steady growth, maintaining high levels of quality.

Encourage the use of the English program with the application of cutting-edge technological resources, so as to facilitate its development in an increasingly demanding and competitive society.

Strengthen the practice of values among members of the educational community that allows developing teamwork respecting the individuality of each student.

 

How did we reach this goal? : Methodology for Elementary and Middle Grades EGB.

 

Based on the famous phrase that we learn by doing, Elementary and Middle Grades GBS builds meaningful learning through a variety of research tools and processes autonomously, critical, reflective and responsible efficiently, strengthening their participation in physical activity, sport, recreational and artistic as a source of emotional enrichment, integrating the practice of values among their peers, referring to Good Living as a guiding principle of our society to unfold and consciously shape their civic responsibilities.

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SOCIAL STUDIES AREA

Cultivate the students’ aptitude and attitude of analysis and synthesis, establishing relations between facts, capable of retrospection and prospection, with the domain of geographic, historical and social vocabulary, allowing them to develop critical thinking in production, with constructive desire to find a personal enrichment process.

 

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AREA

Creativity is the main axis in the area of Language and Literature, where children enjoy the art of writing in different projects proposed in the area, plus enjoy reading and giving their ideas, thereby enriching their vision in their integrating life project.

 

MATH AREA

The reasoning, reality, ingenuity and motivation are key elements in the area of mathematical knowledge based on experiential learning as an engine where students significantly develop the conceptual, procedural and practical application of skills through projects, exercises, elaboration of concrete material, games, poems, inquiries; converting the classroom not only a meeting place but into a space of knowledge construction that allows students to improve their self-esteem, self-confidence, make decisions and acquire valuable tools to solve problems in real situations.

 

AESTHETIC EDUCATION AREA

Educational objectives of the area

– Encourage students to study and practice understanding of the various branches of art.

– Perceive and critically sensitive to the outside world and artistic creations to assess personal, cultural differences and to respond to these as an active citizen.

– Apply various creative processes to develop a flexible mind to innovate and solve problems creatively in daily life.

– Create artistic products that express themselves, sensitive and innovative visions through the conscious use of elements and the principles of the various branches of art.

– Appreciate the similarities, differences and new proposals on personal and cultural artistic expressions through the implementation of the creative process and art works to respond to an individual, informed in a meaningful way.

– Understand and apply different materials, tools, concepts, techniques and mental processes of artistic languages ​​by developing a rigorous process for creating artworks.

– Enjoy the experience and feel the music and develop art in its various manifestations.

 

 

 ENGLISH AREA

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVE.-

 

To improve and refine students’ Communicative language competence in their linguistic, social linguistic and pragmatic skills by developing the four language skills: Listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

English is unquestionably the world’s lingua franca at present, for this reason it is essential for our students´ to master the language in order to interact and communicate in today’s globalized world.

 

Current education has the challenge of contributing toward the development of students’ abilities to take a more proactive role as world citizens.

 

 

METHODOLOGY.-

 

Communicative Approach is currently the most recognized, accepted norm in the field of language teaching and learning worldwide because it comprises a theoretically well-informed set of principles about the nature of language and of language learning and teaching.

 

Language should not be presented step by step; instead in a Natural communicative interaction, being the learner exposed to a wide variety of vocabulary and structure, surrounded by the language for many hours each day.

 

Our teaching of English is focused in real-world contexts, where students will ultimately have to use the language productively through speaking and writing and receptively through listening and reading. Inside and outside of the classroom, the students´ tasks and activities must prepare them with the necessary skills for communication in everyday context.

 

 

SKILLS THAT WILL BE DEVELOPED.-

 

CAG’s students are able to:

  • Communicate effectively as independent users of English in social and professional situations.
  • Speak fluently without searching for language.
  • Talk about complex subjects and develop arguments.
  • Understand elaborated speech, films, factual and literary texts, with different styles.
  • Write clear, well-structured text to express your points of view.
  • Write in an appropriate style a letter, an essay or a report.

Dra. Julie Falconí

Vice principal Elementary and Middle EGB

ENGLISH AREA

 

 From the institutional philosophy, the area of ​​foreign language is based on the idea of ​​a teaching-learning active, reflective and critical directing them towards excellence; Whereas language learning helps students develop thinking strategies, conceptualization and categorization of the world that gives them greater autonomy in the communicative performance.

 

This contributes to a better integration of the individual in the increasingly demanding and complex society, which promotes integration through diversity and includes technology with teaching standards.

 

Learning to communicate is to establish links with others; it is to approach new cultures which acquired appreciation and affection.

 

 As John Dewey said “Men live in community, because of the things they have in common, and communication is the means and has things in common,” why we are responsible from an early age to teach our students to build such communication.

 

Dra. Julie Falconí

 

Vice principal Elementary and Middle EGB

Contact Information

Address : Ave. Juan Tanca Marengo Km. 6.5, Guayaquil, Ecuador

P.O. BOX 09-01-752

Phone: (593) 4 3082 020

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