OSSD Teaching-Learning Statement

OSSD Teaching-Learning Statement


The OSSD’s teaching-learning environment embraces the challenges and responsibilities inherent in active global citizenship and the well-being of all its students. OSSD schools will foster collaborative teaching and learning environments that:

  • are flexible, creative, interactive, rigorous, and connected to the global community and real world experiences;
  • cultivate foundational knowledge and skills through the active process of inquiry, discovery, application, and reflection;
  • engage teachers and students in creatively solving problems facing their local and global communities;
  • build momentum for the next stages of life through active collaborations and mentorships with experts from the local and global community;
  • develop respect for the board diversity of humanity and cultures;
  • develop the OSSD Habits of Mind, Heart, and Work in individuals, groups, and teams;
  • account for individual readiness, interests, and learning styles through transparent learning intentions and criteria for success;
  • embrace emergent technologies; and
  • demonstrate learning through various media: such as public exhibitions, publications, performances, on-line, or interactive events.