At our school, we foster a culture of self-directed learning by employing dynamic teaching techniques and skilled facilitators. This approach empowers students to surpass the confines of the core curriculum and attain notable accomplishments at both the national and international level.
In SOS’s blended learning environment, students have the opportunity to engage in interactive and multimedia online content while also participating in classroom discussions and receiving direct instruction from their teacher. It also promotes the development of important skills such as digital literacy and self-directed learning.
At SOS, Google Classroom is the chosen Learning Management System (LMS) that facilitates blended, personalized, and differentiated learning, with a focus on encouraging curiosity and self-directed learning. Educators have employed this tool creatively, utilizing features like doubt-clearing sessions, achievers classrooms, and self-paced learning modules.
Good academic performance and career progression require the ability to think critically. The CRAFT (critical reading, analysis, and fact-checking) approach employed in the course of study at SOS promotes critical thinking through stimulating activities and experiments that extend beyond the classroom.
SOS supports students in their pursuit of a holistic education, enabling them to gain a deeper comprehension of concepts through cross-disciplinary assignments that leverage research and technology. By emphasizing critical analysis, problem-solving, and communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and presenting, this approach provides students with a well-rounded learning experience.
With SOS, students can learn by doing, as they engage in various experiments that deepen their understanding of science concepts. The lab work also focuses on developing scientific reasoning abilities, practical skills, and a scientific attitude.
At SOS, the flipped classroom approach is used, allowing students to watch pre-recorded video lectures or read materials prior to class. During class time, students participate in interactive discussions and problem-solving activities, providing them with a deeper understanding of the material, collaborative learning experiences, and personalized instruction from their teachers.
By incorporating the CS Pathshala curriculum into Math and ICT since 2018, SOS has become the first school in Vidarbha to integrate computational thinking (CT). Through unplugged activities such as puzzles, games, and coding, students develop problem-solving, reasoning, analytical thinking, critical thinking, and ideation skills in an enjoyable way. Furthermore, SOS students have achieved positions on the Wall of Fame in the Bebras Challenge - Problem Solving Challenge.