When SEK Schools switched to distance learning at the beginning of March, they were able to draw on the experience accumulated over the years in the use of online methods, resources and platforms. A very positive response was received from the Educational Community, as well as ideas for improvement that were used to review and revamp protocols and processes to increase the effectiveness of the model and the well-being of students and staff.
The period of lockdown has been a steep learning curve for SEK Schools. It has been used to listen to the Educational Community and to collaborate with regional, national and international educational authorities, providing support to local beneficiaries and collaborating with more extensive global networks.
SEK Education Group has made a final assessment of all this work, added to that developed during the months of July and August, with workshops and focus groups featuring the participation of over 300 students, teachers and families, in order to continue learning.
SEK Future Learning Model
Based on the proprietary and innovative SEK Intelligent Classroom model, and the learning principles of the IB and ACE-NEASC, personal learning pathways have been designed and implemented for each student, which promote collaboration, autonomy and the construction of meaning. More advanced processes that are developed in physical or digital environments depending on the teaching purpose they pursue.
The SEK Future Learning Model will allow seamless transference of face-to-face teaching processes to other virtual ones, or to blended formats, with the maximum guarantees of efficiency, and without continuity solutions. Similarly, the MySEK learning ecosystem has new applications and resources, and all SEK Education Group teachers will continue to have face-to-face and distance training opportunities.
Return to classrooms with the highest levels of safety
The reopening of SEK Schools is the best option for students from an academic, social and emotional perspective. The priority is to reopen safely, taking into account the health and well-being of the entire Educational Community. Health and safety teams are working at schools, in coordination with the rest of SEK Group, to attend to all the organisational and operational details related to the reopening. Testament to all this work has been the obtaining of the ‘COVID FREE’ certificate.
Over this last year SEK has had to learn to continue with teaching activity in an uncertain and complex environment and changing regulations. During these months of intense learning for everybody, new educational methods have been put into practice, new digital tools have been explored and the design of more enriched teaching processes has been deepened. For all these reasons, and because it aims to set an example as an “organisation that learns” for all its students, SEK Education Group has taken on the challenge of continuing to improve its educational system.