What is modern education for us

Programming doesn't mean staring at the screen...

Our ultimate goal is not to lead our students to graduation and prepare them as best as possible for university, our goal is to bring our students to the threshold of their adulthood knowing that they believe in themselves and in their abilities. We want to give them consistent knowledge and skills highly demanded in the current labour market. 

The video shows when nobody teaches... And how do teachers teach?

  • Teachers are a team
  • We have an Individual Approach
  • We connect educational areas
  • We use of technologies
  • We communicate clearly, transparently and efficiently 
  • We focus on current events, happenings and follow trends
  • We cooperate with companies, scientific institutions and universities
  • We play sports, we take care of a healthy lifestyle
  • We are not perfect, we are authentic

Teachers as a team

To prepare good teaching that integrates nearly all educational areas requires much greater demands on both teachers and preliminary preparation. Therefore, mutual cooperation between the whole pedagogical team is crucial and for instance, it enables the possibility of organizing tandem lessons in the classroom too. Our teachers know about each other's teaching while communicating together every and thus the whole school work as a team and information is not unnecessarily duplicated or com-minuted twice. Teachers can talk together about the students, share their every day findings, joys, fears, and inspire each other with their own attitude and experience.

We will teach in ninety minute blocks, some days it will be more natural science taught, other days the humanities. In language lessons, particularly in English, we want to build on topics that are being discussed and taught on that school day with a view to use and practice the vocabulary of the topics.

Individual approach, formative evaluation

Our individual approach begins with the admission procedure, we want to meet each candidate in person. We want to know what conditions he is based on, what influences him, what ideas he has and why he chose our school. In the introductory phase, we also meet with parents. The teaching then can take into account the individual needs; for this reason too, we have small classes, with a maximum of twenty students.

If someone is ill, we are ready to connect him to the class by videoconference, we build the curriculum directly so that it can be used online.

We also have students who do competitive sports, we are ready to create a tailored plan for them including distance work.

There are not only marks in our school, but the formative evaluation as well. Formative assessment accompanies the whole educational process as a feedback focused on a practical statement of how the student understood the curriculum, where he has reserves and what he should do to achieve better results. The goal of such assessment is to monitor personal growth, not to compare the student with the others, nor to measure performance. The mark or summative evaluation then serves to let the student know how he stands on an imaginary scale of measurable performance and can, for example, evaluate that he is not achieving good results in a given area, although he tries and works intensively, he will probably profile himself in another area. In foreign languages, the mark reflects the level of the International Framework of Reference for Languages. 

Interwoven educational areas

We interconnect educational areas to teach in context. It can be well described on different epochs such as Baroque for example: it is not very effective to discuss it separately - firstly in the history, then in literature, further in the arts and music, later on in philosophy and, ultimately, in the natural sciences. Not only it is ineffective but it is lengthy as well.

Further example can be shown on the work with text itself. These days people work with various texts all the time - because what the text can be meant? Text can be any television discussion or a social network is crucial conversation. We always need to understand the content and intent of any speaker before we are interested in communication strategies, including the formal choice of language means or if the text is spelling correctly.

We are not afraid of technology, the mobiles are not forbidden

"Blaming technology for confusing the world makes no sense. Technology is neutral. Its implications has arisen from the way we use it. It's like with the fire: Firtsly, we had to burn ourselves a few times, but in the end we learned that we could heat food on it without burning the whole village." says Petr Mára in an interview for business-energy.cz. We do fully agree with him. It's up to us and it's should be learnt at school. It is very current regarding artificial intelligence and generative language models available to the public through the GPT Chat.

We use modern technologies on a daily basis for effective communication. One example is the school's discord server, which allows us to inform students about what is needed or invite them to the voice channel in a few seconds. We have no problem including a sick student in the lessons, we build the curriculum in such a way that it can be used online and so that students can continue their divided work at home.

We are not perfect, we are original

Primarily, the teacher should be credible. Professor Hejny speaks very warmly about the pedagogical work in an DVTV interview.

Sound in body, sound in mind

There is a double grant for physical education lessons at our school. There are several reasons for this - see also our Introduction section. We are convinced that getting a positive attitude to healthy and ideally regular exercise is a great benefit for life and we want to focus on it at our school. We approach to physical education individually and we are also interested in related disciplines such as sports physiotherapy. We are sports-based pedagogical team and we have our own sporting activities and thus we want that everyone finds the sport activity that suits him or her. In addition to regular ski tours, we will organize boating trips, camping tours and hiking. If there is enough interest, we can offer several adrenaline disciplines too.

Teaching plan

Our curriculum is based on the Framework Education Program for Gymnasiums (RVPG), we use the available hours to increase the number of hours of computer science, English and physical education. We have our own subjects: Infor/maths, Humanities, Science, fully integrating the educational areas described in the RVPG, we far exceed the required output competencies. 

From the third year onwards, we offer students compulsory optional subjects and seminars, which creates the possibility of compiling your own schedule focused on the areas that the student wants. Each student then has the so-called "BASE" subjects in the schedule, which are compulsory, and "ADVANCED" subjects, which he can choose himself and only has to observe the total number of hours. 

In the 2023/2024 school year, we offer the following seminars for the 3rd and 4th year: 

  • Cyber ​​security 
  • Algorithmization 
  • Python 
  • English conversation 
  • Financial literacy 
  • Creative writing 
  • Spanish conversation 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Psychology 
  • Debating

Programming doesn't always mean staring at the screen...