Meeting with the American school of Quito, Ecuador

On November 13, an online meeting with the American school of Quito, Ecuador was held at the Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Aktobe.

On November 13, 2020, the conference was held on “zoom” platform to exchange culture and experience, in which students and teachers from NIS and schools in Ecuador took part. This conference was the first at this stage in the framework of a cooperation project with partner schools.

During the meeting, the students were divided into teams of 8-10 people and sent to 5 conference rooms with teachers from both countries to monitor and facilitate communication. Learners asked each other questions and shared previously prepared presentations. The meeting lasted 40 minutes, and at the end, a 10-minute stage of reflection between the teachers of both schools took place.

The general impression of the meeting was positive for teachers of both the partner school and the teachers of NIS. It was noted that the main goal of the conference was achieved: children learned a lot about the culture, life and traditions of Ecuador and Kazakhstan and were pleasantly surprised to discover interesting information about the peculiarities of the mentality of each of the countries.


Meeting with the American school of Quito, Ecuador

The second stage of cooperation with the partner school of Ecuador on the Flipgrid platform started from December 7 and finished on December 11. The NIS students were paired with the students of the Ecuadorian School for a more effective exchange of experience and culture. The learners had the opportunity to shoot their own video and share material on the site, create presentations, and leave reactions and comments under them. Many topics were discussed, but among others it was especially important to get acquainted with all regions and their geographic characteristics of each country. More than one hundred students from each school took part in this stage of cooperation. The project manager from the Ecuadorian school, teacher Evan Noffke, commented on the level of our students, saying that he was pleasantly surprised by the ability of our students to use the formal and academic language.