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The year 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 were extremely challenging times for the education process in Egypt. While schools were barely able to maintain an adequate level of virtual learning, Menese International School exceeded expectations and invaded a field that is out of the scope of everyday learning.
Menese transformational leader: Engy Nada
The school’s Chief Educational Officer, Engy Nada, has been continuously making successful partnerships and collaborations to help students develop and explore new experiences. The school partnered with STEMpedia, a leading STEM education company which uses its intelligently curated technology tools and learning resources to foster 21st century skills in kids, by enabling them to tinker with electronics, programming, robotics, IoT, and related tech at an early age.
The school has been able to engage a high number of students in artificial intelligence “AI”, machine learning, and coding projects using block-based programming through exposing students to the technology within the STEAM supportive curriculum. The school took things one step further and participated in Codeavour 2020 AI competition.
In addition, Menese has been investing in its staff members PD, where every teacher has to cover at least 80 hours of training every year. The Training comes aligned with the school’s vision, which is empowering teachers with the brand-new teaching techniques and methodologies and entitle them with highest technological educational tools needed for the 21st century skills. Worth to mention, Menese was able to challenge the epidemic and certify more than 60 teachers with MIEE (Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator).
The biggest AI and coding kids’ competition
The biggest international online AI, programming, and coding competition was held for children to create innovative AI projects with PictoBlox while bringing solutions to real-world problems. More than 5400 teams from 98 different countries participated in the competition. The school’s representatives of teachers and students attended online webinars earlier this year, where they were introduced to the concepts of block-based programming, game design, AI, and machine learning.
Yes, Egyptian girls can do it!
Two teachers, Yusif Eldahan and Ahmed Samir, represented the school. Remarkably the two student ambassadors were females; Mariam Mahmoud and Sedra Sherif. Nada believed that this was a golden opportunity for her students to bring out their inner programmers.
Honorable participation in the competition
Menese International School won the best student and teacher ambassadors prizes and received a certificate of excellence for their remarkable participation in the competition The school is now recognized as a school of excellence in AI.
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