Implementing American Curriculum in Taiwan to Encourage Critical Thinking and Project-Based Learning
Annie's School, Taiwan
About the School
Annie’s School is one of the leading English schools in Taiwan and home to over 500 full-time faculty members and more than 3,000 enrolled students. Their schools offer the leading American-based curriculum and use the Common Core State Standards to deliver teaching and learning.
Having been founded in 1987 with one campus and since expanding to 13 branches, newborns join the school through its post-natal program. Students can then continue their learning through pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school.
“The online Calvert provides so many interactive activities that it keeps the students fully engaged. With the help of technology, students are able to learn a lot more and have fun at the same time.”
Annie’s School uses Calvert Learning for their K-5 students. Utilizing the research-based PLUS framework, Calvert Learning actively engages students in project-based learning, allowing them to demonstrate mastery and apply what they have learned to real-world situations.
The Calvert learning curriculum was developed over 100 years ago and is used by students and schools across 90 countries worldwide. Through this extensive knowledge and experience, the Calvert program is expertly aligned to international schools and families’ unique needs, providing a high-quality level of education surrounding the US curriculum.
Calvert courses contain various active learning activities that encourage students to think independently and that formatively assess understanding. Automatic grading and feedback enable teachers to have more time to focus on the students and their unique needs.
At Annie’s School, ESL courses help the students to develop their fundamental abilities to read, write and speak English, encouraging their engagement in the studies of the Calvert courses. In the Calvert program, the students in Taiwan learn various core curriculum subjects in English, mirroring American students.
Each teacher has their own set of detailed lesson manuals that offer direction to ensure that every student feels fully supported. At Annie’s School, every student on the Calvert program has access to online lessons and activities, enabling them to learn anytime, anywhere.
Calvert Learning curriculum offers built-in support for students learning outside of the traditional classroom so that a comprehensive digital learning experience can be accessed via a virtual or blended model. Students also have the opportunity to learn and practice offline. Actionable data enables educators to gauge understanding and monitor student progress. With several reports readily available, teachers can provide students with meaningful feedback.
Approaching problem solving and creative thinking by learning through a project-based method encourages students to think flexibly and navigate today’s evolving world.
Through this style of teaching, students can absorb valuable life skills and apply them confidently.
Programs that Drive Success
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Elementary, project-based digital curricula for virtual or blended learning environments are designed to set a strong foundation for future success.
Courses & Curriculum
Our virtual, human-centered instruction combines best-in-class K–12 learning technology with [state]-certified teachers to provide sustainable, in-district programs that grant every student a front-row seat to learning.