“Andrés Bello Award”
“Andrés Bello Award” Honors Educator Andreina Story.
Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce of the United States and Sylvan Learning Center Recognize Those Who Have Made Exceptional Contributions to Improving Education.
Miami, Florida (Grassroots Newswire) October 22, 2012 -- In honor of teachers who have made outstanding contributions to improve education, Sylvan Learning Center with the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce of the United States (VACC) hosted the 2nd Annual “Andrés Bello” Teacher Awards celebration on Friday, October 12th, at Barry University in Miami, FL.
Andreina Story was one of our Edu1st.Preschool directors. She has coached international teachers and served as a coach and bridge to integrate the American culture with that of Latin countries. Mrs. Story has blossomed into a passionate, energetic and exceptional educator and has earned the students and parents respect and trust.
Elena Dolinski de Montilla is the Executive Director of Sylvan Learning and one of the most influential Hispanic community leaders in Broward County. She co-presented with another Director of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce Mr. Regulo Araujo, the “Andrés Bello Award”; an annual event that brings together educators and Hispanic community leaders to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month.
In her speech, Mrs. Dolinski de Montilla recognized the need for a diverse teaching staff and educators. She noted, “Every child has a basic right to a great public school with qualified educators who can serve as role models and share similar cultural experiences”. Mrs. Dolinski de Montilla also acknowledges the talented educators that shared the stage as winners of the “Andrés Bello Award”, and encourage them to reach out to the children.
With pride, we want to congratulate and celebrate Andreina Story's Andres Bello Award. Her passion, dedication and commitment to make a difference in every child's life was recognized with this Teacher appreciation Award last night. Congratulations Andreina, and thank you for being such a great teacher, director and person!!!
2011 Holiday Festival and Bazaar
On December 10th, 2011, we had or annual Holiday Festival.
We enjoy the children presentation and we had
- Face Painting
- Story Telling
- Bounce Houses
- Raffles, Games
- Food, Drinks, Desserts
- Cotton Candy, Pop-Corn
- Art Entertainment
- And a Special surprise from the North Pole!
Child Safety Program
Child Safety Program with the Broward Sheriff's Office
Come visit First Steps International Academy for our "Child Safety Program" with the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Open to the public
- Date: February 16th
- Hours: 9:00AM-12:00PM
- Address: 2803 Executive Park Drive, Weston Fl 33331
There will be FREE fingerprinting with your child's photo, K-9 Dogs, The Swat Team, Robots,Motorcycles, Fire Trucks, Quigly the Alligator and more!
Take a tour of the school and receive FREE registration
Art Exhibition 2011
FSIA presents the art exhibit: "The Art of children's thinking".
On October 17-28 at Weston Regional Library, more than 300 hundred pieces of art representing what children from 1 to 5 years old think about thinking were exposed.
We were astonished by children's abilities and powerful minds. We learned more about meta-cognition and what thinking is from our children's perspective. It was a hard work of a great team reflecting about art as a powerful language, and how children express their thinking. THE ART EXHIBIT WAS SIMPLY AMAZING!
2 year old using Venn diagrams
At our international institutes "The Power of Making Thinking Visible" participants have the opportunity to observe various classes and see the theory in action.
Just watch this VIDEO to witness the power of using thinking as a pedagogical strategy for learning with a group of 2 year old children!
Well done to our amazing teacher: Judy Granados for such inspirational work!