“When we listen to music, observe someone playing a musical instrument or remember a theme that marked us in our teenage years, the whole body vibrates and this vibration gives an immediate well-being sensation, the brain triggers the release of endorphin and oxytocin that circulate in the blood stream, reducing anxiety and balancing the emotional state. Music is part of our lives.
In the Early Childhood and continuing into the Elementary we value playful inquiry and incorporate a play-based learning approach. Play-based learning is child-led and open-ended play, it honors the child as a learner and our embodies our ULIS Ownership Principle, Everyone can learn how to learn, and has the right and responsibility to do so. We all learn differently and we own our own learning.´ Play is important at all ages, even for adults.
We are honoured to have had United Lisbon International School officially inaugurated by the Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, on Wednesday 14th April 2021. Our world-class and innovative International School, United Lisbon International School proudly opened its doors on September 14, 2020 with more than 150 students from 21 nationalities.
Should Early childhood engage in Virtual Learning? Virtual learning in an Early Childhood program is focused on supporting families to integrate learning concepts into their home environment and continuing the students’ excitement for learning. When preschoolers are learning from home, the majority of their daily interactions and learning opportunities take
Online learning at United Lisbon International School The online learning experience has been an exciting time for ULIS staff and students. As hard as it was to close the doors to in-person lessons at United Lisbon International School we embraced the challenge to create the most effective online learning experience
Curiosity, the main ingredient of education Curiosity is the strong desire to know or learn something. Curiosity can be seen as an innate quality of children, they explore, question, and wonder, and by doing so, learn. It’s no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. If a child
Kindness “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain Kindness is an interpersonal skill defined as a benevolent and helpful action intentionally directed towards another person, motivated by the desire to help another. November 13th is World Kindness Day. This day
Unite through learning A vision of United Lisbon International School is to unite together through learning and in the past four months of our teachers, learners, and parents successfully created a strong sense of community. Elementary learners generated ideas for school-wide rules and the whole student body voted on five
Looking back and looking forward 95 days ago students entered our school for the first time. Opening a new school in the midst of a pandemic brought an unnecessary hurdle. One of our main challenges at that time was how to make United Lisbon a safe school without the feeling
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How technology engages students and boost skills How are we preparing our kids for the current and future world of technology at United Lisbon? Our Education Technology Specialist, Kyriakos Koursaris, talks about how educational transformation through the integration of new technologies is one of the core pillars for promoting active
Making the learning experience meaningful, productive, and safe for all Concerned about how young children will adapt to learning in the new COVID19 times? Elementary Principal, and mother of 2 little ones herself, Megan Kümmerlin talks about how we are prepared to make the learning experience meaningful, productive and safe
Geoffrey Graham, Senior Partner at EDGE International Lawyers in conversation with Chitra Stern, CEO, Elegant Group, Portugal Hear their experiences of living in Portugal for several years as foreigners, doing business in Portugal and how Portugal has fared in the pandemic. What does the future in our #postcovidworld hold for
Facilitating a Welcoming Environment and Equitable Access for English Language Learners The ESOL department supports the ULIS commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for all languages and cultures represented in its community. Working collaboratively with content-area teachers, the ESOL department also strives to ensure English language learners have equitable
At United Lisbon, we care for each child’s success, beyond academics. We understand that learning in the early years is crucial for a child’s development. Learning that occurs during this time sets the foundation for the rest of each child’s life. For many children, United Lisbon is their first community
In our new school we have a space called “Makerspace” in which students can work through the design cycle to innovate, explore, make and create, and is a combination between science lab, woodshop, technology lab, and art room. This space is one of the pivotal learning areas of the school
Our Leadership Team is closely monitoring the situation resulting from the pandemic, both in Portugal and internationally. We have planned three scenarios, full opening, blended opening and On-line Learning for how ULIS will be operating at the start of the school year to accommodate the varying and uncertain challenges and
Using Microsoft Teams and other tools, we are totally set up to do online schooling At United Lisbon, we treasure personal relations, but we acknowledge that learning must seamlessly go beyond the time that we spend together in the same classroom. We believe that meaningful use of technology will make
We present to you our core team of teachers José Azcue, PhD (Canada/Portugal) Head of School Experience in Teaching: 25 YearsCountries taught in: Brazil, Canada and PortugalDiplomas: PhD Geochemistry, Masters in Environmental Chemistry, Diploma for International School Leadership, IB Diploma School Visit Team Leader José has more than 25 years’
Developing the most innovative international school in Portugal United Lisbon International School is developed to be the most innovative international school in Portugal, providing educational programs that give the students access to the best international diplomas to apply for leading universities worldwide, but also develop their skill-set to be successful
United Lisbon builds innovation Partnership with Microsoft United Lisbon is proud to announce the kick-off of its partnership with Microsoft as this allows the school to leverage learning using the latest available technologies and through collaboration within an exclusive global network of leading schools. This adds to the opportunities for