YOUNG LEARNERS & NEW LIFE SKILLS

How did the new reality impact the learning routine of ECC/ILS students at ISB?

Emotional support and physical interaction are essential aspects of early childhood. They help learners to not only understand social interactions and control exposures but also to develop emotional skills. With COVID-19, we had to quickly learn how to adapt and follow social distancing rules. Ms. Pamela Pokorny told us how the learning routine of ECC students was impacted due to Covid-19, and how the new reality led them to develop new life skills.

Young Learners & New Life Skills

Ms. Pokorny joined ISB in 2017, where she took the role of Early Childhood/Intensive Learning Support teacher.

In this video, she explains how Covid-19 impacted the learning routine of the ECC/ILS students and how they developed new life skills thanks to health and safety measures.

About Ms. Pamela Pokorny

Young Learners & New Life Skills

Ms. Pokorny joined ISB in 2017, where she took the role of Early Childhood/Intensive Learning Support teacher.

In this video, she explains how Covid-19 impacted the learning routine of the ECC/ILS students and how they developed new life skills thanks to health and safety measures.

About Ms. Pamela Pokorny

How did ECC/ILS students arrive on campus?

For many ECC/ILS students, attending school was their first experience of social interaction in the absence of their parents, or outside their home scenario. Still, they had more in common with an experienced group of young learners than one could imagine.

Arriving on campus this year, teachers with face masks awaited them, in an environment where facial expressions play a crucial role in delivering and receiving a message.

Ms. Pamela Pokorny told us about how she prepared her students to arrive on campus while following the "new normal" restrictions.

Prior to the first day of school, Ms. Pokorny prepared a series of Social Stories created specifically to guide her students to the upcoming event.

The videos presented the ISB campus, the classroom, and the teachers, and allowed students to familiarize themselves with the new learning surroundings.