To provide students with the real life exposure, we engage them in various relevant and challenging activities which not only engage them but sharpen their understanding of the world. Following are some of the activities mentioned.
One of the fundamental goals of the Robotics Program is to inspire and excite future generations of researchers, engineers, and scientists. One is never too young to start learning about robotics and robot programming. Robotics at TIPS has developed in several programs specifically for children from Grade 3 through high school.
But there is much more to robotics education than just teaching about robots. Students at all grade levels are fascinated with robots, and educators have found that teaching with robots provides a new and exciting way to interest and motivate their students.
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning.
The SPARK lab activity guides provide students with hands-on and minds-on learning experiences, making it possible for them to master both the scientific inquiry process and the tools that prepare them to conduct extended scientific investigations.
Debates are a great tool for engaging students and livening up classroom curriculum. Using debates in the classroom can help students grasp essential critical thinking and presentation skills. Among the skills classroom debates can foster are abstract thinking, clarity, organization, persuasion, public speaking, research, and teamwork and cooperation. Debate gives students an opportunity to present their views and also helps them learn to become tolerant to views that might oppose theirs. It is a great strategy to promote peer learning.
Students take part in the Model United nation as a delegate and debate with other nations’ representatives about the various significant national and international issues. This prepares them to be unbiased and well informed leader of tomorrow and understand the global issues and their implications today!
A Field trip is a visit to a place outside the regular classroom which is designed to achieve certain objectives, which cannot be achieved as well by using other, means Facilitate the learning of abstract concepts. Taking students on a field trip makes learning more effective as they will be able to gain vast ideas on the topic. Motivate students through increased interest and curiosity. Field trips can add variety to the regular classroom instructional program and they tend to be special and enjoyable learning experiences. Field trips make students aware of learning activities in everyday life. It enhances the curriculum. Give students experiential learning experiences.
Film, Movie and Video
It is known that children start their learning process with the use of picture books and are much more likely to engage with a book that has pictures than text-heavy book. In the middle school, students also make their own meaningful videos and short films to showcase their understanding of this media of learning and instruction. Undoubtedly the visual medium reaches its limits of illustrative learning at TIPS.
Student Exchange Programs
Our Grade 6th to 8th students are invited to be a part of other international learning communities to experience the world outside. They become a part of the other school programs and share learning practices and their views on the world. Every year students also invite other international school communities to be a part of their learning community and let them connect with their world. Mostly these exchange programs are organized on the request of the other international school students In India or abroad for the middle school students.
Students and teachers take part in the yearly cycling expeditions and challenge themselves. It is one of the mega events where all, students and faculties, enjoy the challenge and excel themselves.
All our trips have support crew and backup vehicle so you can cycle at your own pace, while there are no yellow jersey awards at the end of the day. The cycling is through undulating country on sealed and unsealed roads for between 10 and 35km a day at a steady pace and is fully supported by a back up vehicle. This is the perfect means to explore remote villages a world away from the highways.