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Teachers discuss effective instructional strategies

April 1st, 2017|

Fourteen teachers participated in a 6-week book discussion of Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. During the discussions, teachers talked about focused instruction, guided [...]

Staff focus on mission, vision, and philosophy

March 24th, 2017|

As part of OCSI's professional development program, new teachers participate in 12 hours of training on OCSI's mission, vision, and philosophy. They reflect on the following 12 questions: What’s your perspective? What’s true? What’s the Bible about? What’s distinctive about Christian [...]

OCSI serves on Iejima

February 3rd, 2017|

Once a month, a group of OCSI teachers and students drive up to Motobu port and board a ferry for Iejima, an island off Nago to teach English to the elementary students on the island [...]

Mrs. Essenburg published on NCTE’s blog

January 31st, 2017|

Mrs. Essenburg, curriculum coordinator and high school English teacher, was recently published on the blog of the National Council of Teachers of English. Her article, "Pairing Texts for Deepening Reading Comprehension," reflects how she helps [...]

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