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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020 IB DIPLOMA STUDENTS

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 IB Diploma students who achieved great results in an unprecedented year. The 2020 cohort held the largest number of registered candidates (91) in Nido history. This was a unique year, as the IB exam session was not held, and our students did not have the opportunity to display their subject knowledge through exams in each of the two-year courses. Not taking tests was disappointing for this group of scholars as they had been building up for these exams. Instead of exams, IB students were assessed on a combination of their non-exam coursework, their predicted grades, and the historical data for each course. Nido's traditionally strong performance in the IB Diploma Program played a positive role in the results for this year's students. Impressively, Nido students continue to significantly outperform their worldwide counterparts based on global averages of course grades, the IB core (EE, TOK and CAS) and their overall diploma score.

The following table shows the current results summary for the IB Diploma Program students who completed the 2018-2020 two-year college preparatory program (data will change slightly as some students have requested that their work be re-assessed). These statistics are right on par or slightly better than previous Nido performances.


May 2020 School Statistics

Nido 2020

World Avg.

Number of candidates registered in the session

91

-

Number of diploma candidates registered in the session

67

-

Percentage of candidates who earned their diploma

97%

54%

Average points earned by candidates who passed the diploma

33.0

29.9

Average grade earned by candidates who passed the diploma

5.30

4.80

Percentage of students who earned Bi-Lingual IB Diploma (Language A in both Spanish and English)

69%

25%

Average bonus points earned from TOK & Extended Essay

1.46

1.28


Again, we extend a hearty congratulations to the Class of 2020 for these results and for upholding the Nido tradition of excelling in the IB Diploma Program. We wish them further success in their next academic and life challenges. The Class of 2020 will be uniquely well-prepared for an ever-changing world with their adaptability and resilience in a challenging Senior year.



Nido's Learning Coaches Program

Our Learning Coaches balance the roles of coaching and curriculum facilitation in a student-centered coaching model. They engage in curriculum coaching: creating learning experiences for faculty and course-alike teams to design curriculum and student-centered coaching cycles, partnering with teachers in the classroom, focused on student learning and evidence-based practices.

ALUMNI CONNECT WITH STUDENTS IN DISTANCE LEARNING
This semester in distance learning the Grade 8 Humanities classes worked on a design thinking project that explored 'How should we remember the past in order to impact the present and influence the future?' They were fortunate to have the expertise and feedback of several Nido alumni who are professional architects in the portion of their project that called for designing a memorial.
Choose Your Own Adventure in ES Distance Learning

In Grade 2 Distance Learning Mr. Chad Mills led his students though a creative writing process to engage his students in the collaborative and fun process of writing a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.

Nido Values in Distance Learning

Ms. Layne Hudes, Elementary School Principal, and Mr. Jon Penhollow and Ms. Jessica Overton, Elementary School Assistant Principals, recently reflected on how the Nido values are expressed by our community during distance learning.

ACADEMIA DE DESARROLLO DOCENTE

Colegio Internacional Nido de Águilas y Fundación Educacional Seminarium se unieron en alianza para desarrollar la primera versión de la Academia de Desarrollo Docente con foco en el impulso profesional entre pares.

Durante 2 días y medio, profesores capacitarán a profesores para desarrollar las habilidades que requieren los alumnos para superar con éxito los desafíos del siglo XXI.

Nido Admissions Open Houses

Nido invita a todos los apoderados a una Visita Abierta para conocer nuestro enfoque único a la educación. Descubra Nido de Águilas, donde los niños se enamoran del aprendizaje, nutren sus fortalezas y pasiones, y se convierten en agentes de cambio de un mundo que evoluciona constantemente.

NIDO PLACES 18TH IN CHILE'S PSU RANKING

The 19 National Plan students who recently sat for the PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) earned Nido the 18th spot in the top 100 schools in Chile for PSU rankings.
International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning

All are invited to Making Connections, Building Communities, Nido's first International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning, on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30am - 4:00pm.

This conference will feature a keynote presentation on the importance of social-emotional learning in schools from Professor Catherine Griffith of University of San Diego and a variety workshops in English and Spanish from experts on topics and issues that counselors and teachers face daily in the classroom and parents face with their children and teens at home.

This conference is free and open to all parents, teachers, and counselors from any school in Chile.

Parent Mindfulness Courses

Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents beginning in March 2020. There is an 8-week course for those who have not taken mindfulness courses before and an advanced 4-week course.

Professional Development Conferences at Nido

In March 2020 and May 2020 Nido will be hosting two exciting professional development opportunities open to educators worldwide. Join us for Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry with Kath Murdoch on March 14-15, 2020 and Readers and Writers Workshop with Erin Kent from May 11-15, 2020.

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