At NIS, we believe that inquiry-based learning is all about giving students the opportunity to demonstrate and present their learning to their peers and families. This is the objective behind the launch of our NIS Exhibition Days.
During Exhibition Days, students are expected to explain the process of their work, the challenges, and solutions they came up with while working on their projects. The projects they created were all part of their lessons for their different classes.
Apart from presenting in front of their teachers and peers, parents were also invited to witness their children showcase not just their works but also how they put into action their communication skills, collaborative skills, organization skills, and critical thinking skills.
“Are test scores the only way to measure educational impact? There are various ways to measure learning. Our Exhibition Days are an opportunity for students to show their teachers, parents, and friends that they truly understand what they are learning in class,” Dr. Jay Teston, our school principal, explained during the opening of the first Middle School and High School Exhibition Day.
Kicking off the NIS Exhibition Days, our KG1 students had a Summative Performance Task where they presented and explained the different modes of transportation in front of their parents and other guests. It was then followed by the Grade 2 Performance Task Presentation where students put on a fashion show to showcase the creations they had made using different materials.
Our Exhibition Days continued with the KG2, Elementary, and Secondary Performance Tasks.
Parents were happy to see their children’s learning come to life and were able to see overall improvement of their children.
“I really like the way they explained their learning and the way they talked. I’m so happy that they did everything on their own,” Ms. Maryam Al Balooshi, a mother of KG and Grade 4 students, happily shared.
“I saw the works of all the children and they are really creative. It just means that they really learned something. We’re so proud and so amazed. I’m glad that as parents, we are here to see all their works,” said Ms. Charisma Cahill, a parent of one of our KG students.
“This is one of the best activities that I have ever attended. The kids were really excited to showcase what they had learned. I really appreciate Nibras International School for everything that they’re doing to support our children,” Mr. Ahmed Khan, a parent of one of our students, shared.