BIODIVERSITY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Mission

The mission of the Biodiversity and Biotechnologies area is to provide excellent teaching in the classroom strengthened with relevant research experiences and practices that prepare bachelors to be highly competitive people with solid ethical values and a strong sense of commitment and social responsibility in order to be able to Participate in the solution and prevention of problems and in the development of alternatives that favor the protection of biodiversity and sustainable technological development.

Vision

It is to consolidate ourselves as an area of academic and research excellence as well as a deep humanistic sense, which contributes to the building and development of scientific knowledge and critical thinking for the training of competent bachelors at all levels and committed citizens collaborating with the public and private sectors; and, always making efficient use of resources.

Objectives:

  • Prepare graduates with a scientific background, able to identify problems in the different fields of life sciences and to participate in their solution.
  • Prepare graduates with the capacity to use scientific knowledge in the search and evaluation of solutions to environmental problems.
  • Propose and develop projects in the biotechnology field.
  • Make available to the society the access to knowledge of the biodiversity of our country.
  • Consolidate “San Gerardo” high school as a center of academic and scientific excellence.
  • Serve other areas and departments of the Institution that require the support of the area of Biodiversity and Biotechnologies.

LANGUAGE AREA

logo-english-area-2The Language Area welcomes both parents and students. We are eager to collaborate in the learning process of your children, knowing that they are the main actors of the same.

Likewise, the institution has chosen to divide the students by levels. The result of the diagnostic examination carried out during the first week has been considered, as well as the opinion of the teachers who were in charge the previous year to achieve an organization that allows to maximize the academic performance of each student, achieving the proposed goals successfully.

We understand that it is our responsibility to share our knowledge with students motivating them to overcome themselves day by day using strategies, methods and ICTs in a correct way as well as inducing them to personal research.

Objectives:

It is our goal that when graduating from the secondary level our students obtain international certifications. We aim for this certification to be the highest of those currently offered. To achieve this, students are receiving the respective training and coaching provided by suitable teachers with the necessary tools such as: preparing, empowering and familiarizing the students with the skills, knowledge and formats in order to take the test that will accredit them to obtain an English proficiency international certification as a requirement to access to study abroad.

The methodology to be followed will be worked on the following skills: auditory discrimination, reading practice, conversation and writing exercises, plus classes, workshops, tasks, diagnostics, assessments, 2 tests per year (pre-test training, as required) as well as conversation and discussion groups.

Additionally, the student will work with the material prepared by the Language Area and the classes will be reinforced with the use of videos, use of multimedia, resources on the Web, online practices and in the computer lab.

All these activities, together with the great support of parents, will enable our students to successfully access international accreditation and certification of English proficiency.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Mission

Physical Education aims to expose children to a variety of sequential educational experiences to engage in various physical activities, instruct human movement, learn to move efficiently, promote movement as part of a healthy lifestyle and guide their development And personal integration. The Physical Education class is conceived as an integral part of the curriculum, being systematically offered at all levels of education. The activities provided will respond to the interests and needs of the students taking into account the development of these. The search for meaning in movement activities will be stimulated in the student.

Vision

Physical Education aims to develop individuals who are physically educated, possessing the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to move in a variety of ways, in harmony with their physical environment and their peers, and able to select the movement activity best suited to their personal interest to make it part of their lifestyle purposes. They will also be human beings who know the processes that allow them to direct their own learning, with the capacity to work in groups and individually.

Objectives

  • To plan and develop physical activities, with a self-demanding attitude, to improve mastery and body control, motor performance, basic breathing techniques, as a means to reduce imbalances and alleviate tensions produced in daily life and physical- sporty.
  • To know the traits that define a healthy physical activity and to evaluate the effects that the habitual and systematic practice has in the improvement of the conditions of health and quality of life.
  • To know and participate in sporting and recreational activities, individual, collective and adversary, applying the regulatory, technical and tactical foundations in play situations, with progressive autonomy in its execution.
  • To carry out physical-sport activities in the natural environment that have low environmental impact, contributing to its conservation.
  • To adopt a critical attitude towards the treatment of the body, physical activity and sport in the social context.
  • To use information and communication technologies, and reading as a source of consultation and as a resource to support the achievement of learning.

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS

Mission

To promote and foster innovation, transfer of knowledge and technological capacities in the Institution, to contribute to integral development as teachers, generating methodological knowledge in the classroom, through the strengthening of innovation and support to academic excellence initiatives.

Vision

To be the fundamental pillar of the scientific and technological development of the institution as part of the process of becoming leaders in educational technological innovations in the region.

Objectives

  • Efficiently and effectively manage technological resources to generate a solid future based on sustainability and academic excellence.
  • To be responsible for the management and implementation of the different aid instruments and academic support in relation to Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Increase the interest of teachers in the different strategies of updating, as well as the ability to group technological and scientific initiatives for the making and development of projects and academic planning.
  • Integrate efforts of all who are part of the Tagesschule and High School San Gerardo to promote areas of strategic knowledge for the development of the institution in the basic social and human sciences.

BASIC SCIENCES

 

Mission

The mission of the area of Basic Sciences is to consolidate its leadership in the teaching and education programs recognized for their quality, developing research in each of the corresponding subjects, orienting their activities towards the achievement of academic recognition of their students.

Vision

To be a fundamental support in the institutional development, in the training aspect of future professionals, that are developed in critical conscience and put their capacity and the acquired competences to be able to enter national and international universities.  In that way, School San Gerardo consolidates as one of the best in the southern region of Ecuador.

Objectives

  • Evaluate the process of planning, organization, direction and control of the academic activities of each member of the area on a continuous basis, with a view to successfully developing the quality teaching-learning process, for both upper and lower secondary education.
  • Generate actions aimed at updating and training teachers in the area.
  • To present educational projects oriented to good living, thus making the environment that surrounds us more friendly.
  • Demonstrate teamwork with respect among its members.
  • Organize talks, conferences, round tables, seminars or any other event that promotes proactive student behavior, in different social strata.