• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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The Definition of Personalization

  • DSC_0140 Andy Smith

Looking at the Oxford dictionary definition of 'personalize,' you will read words such as ‘individual, tailored and needs;’ as a teacher these words and more importantly the meaning of these words are ingrained in our everyday pedagogy.  At BISC Lincoln Park, we continually work to individualize the learning and teaching for each of our students. 

Our most recent work on the Individual Learning Records (ILRs) continue to demonstrate this commitment to our learners.  However, it would be wrong of me not to mention some of the other ways in which a student’s experience is personalized not only to their learning goals, but also their areas of interest.  For example, during and after an IPC knowledge harvest, the teacher will ensure they have gained a great picture of what the children already know about the upcoming topic and where the students would like to travel on their learning journey.  The teacher then takes time to meticulously plan the learning opportunities ensuring these interests and next steps are met along an enriching and enlightening road of learning. 

I would also be doing myself and my Dragonfly colleagues a disservice if I didn’t mention the work we do here in the Determined Dragonflies.  From intervention strategies to individualized phonic Pokemon card packs, we continually work with individual and small groups of learners to take their achievements to a level they may otherwise feel is not reachable. 

It is clear that personalization is one of the keys to our success as a school and one of the reason so many families put their trust in British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park.    

Andy Smith is an aspiring leader and member of the Learning Resource team. 

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