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Why Maple Bear?

Canadian methodology

Canadian methodology combined with a program developed by education specialists provide a unique opportunity for more than 40 thousand students. It is the only education network able to offer a true multicultural experience in a transforming environment where good practices are built, shared, and improved. Maple Bear is present in 30 countries and is continually growing. Whether is Brazil or in any other country it operates, Maple Bear is ready to provide a global education experience.

Local curriculum

Maple Bear conforms to local education regulations, offering fully articulated local curricula in addition to the Canadian program. This opens up many more educational options for Maple Bear students: they are prepared and capable of moving easily between the Canadian system offered by Maple Bear and their own country’s system and can do so at any time during the K-12 years. They are also prepared for entry into a university at home as well as abroad if they so choose and are not tied to just one system.

Global family

Maple Bear combines the best of Canadian educational practices to bring Canadian bilingual nursery, primary and high school education to students around the world.

Quality Assurance

Maple Bear schools benefit from our distinguished academic faculty of Canadian trainers, curriculum writers and quality assurance personnel. Maple Bear provides continual professional training and support for our teachers. Trainers from the Maple Bear Faculty mentor teachers and introduce them to the latest pedagogies and instructional strategies. We also have partnerships with the Province of Manitoba’s Department of Education as well as the University of Winnipeg where Maple Bear teachers can take courses leading them to a Masters in Education.

Canada is a pioneer among the countries that are adapting their education system to the concept of 21st century skills. Since 1994 the state applies a methodology fully focusing on learning the key skills for future success.

From a very young age, it is important to provide students with activities that are rooted in 21st century learning skills, including: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, digital literacy and global citizenship. Literacy is about reading to learn not just learning to read. It is about developing the capacity and motivation to identify, understand, interpret, create and communicate knowledge.

Maple Bear promotes this broad concept of literacy through their curriculum, instructional practices and assessments. Learning is assessed by demonstrating the ability to apply what has been learned to new contexts. Assessment and evaluation strategies are authentic, inform instructional decisions, promote student engagement and improve student learning.

Bilingual education

It’s the use of two different languages in the classroom instruction of academic content. At Maple Bear, students study all academic subjects in either their native language or English, depending on the subject and grade level.

Students don’t just memorize vocabulary in a Maple Bear classroom. This is a key difference between the programs offered at Maple Bear and the ESL training offered at other schools claiming to offer a bilingual education.

Furthermore, at Maple Bear, students begin learning English in pre-school using a student-focused English immersion learning system based on Canadian educational pedagogy and best practices.

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