As part of Grupo SEB, one of the most solid and respected educational institutions in Brazil, Escola Concept is directly connected with an educational network of more than 250 units and around 90 thousand students spread across Brazil.

to further enrich the teaching and learning experience of our community we have been developing strong relationships with partners all around the globe Since the beginning of the Escola Concept journey. Let us share some details with you!

Escola Concept learners have full access to the educational technology developed by Google.
 
Integrated in the daily learning journey, learners from Kindergarten onwards use tools such as Google Classroom, G Suite for Education, or Youtube to further develop their digital fluency skills.
 
Besides being integrated in our teaching and learning practices, these tools built the basis of the Escola Concept Virtual Village, launched in March 2020.
The 16 Habits of Mind (HoM) are a major element in the teaching and learning philosophy at Escola Concept.
 
We strive to develop mindful, caring, and joyful citizens who are committed to their personal growth, the growth of others, and the growth of their community. Our learners’ daily journey is guided by the HoM, in the physical as well as in the virtual classroom. Together with the pillars and the thinking routines, they build the foundation of our socio-emotional curriculum.
 
In 2019, Escola Concept was granted with the accreditation from the Institute of Habits of Mind as the first affiliate school in Latin America.
2018 was the year of an additional important accreditation : Escola Concept became an Apple Distinguished School, acknowledged for the relevant use of technology in the classroom and in our teaching and learning proposals.
 
Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology and we are proud to be part of this network with our three Campi.

A Fab Lab, or digital fabrication laboratory, is a place to play, to create, to mentor and to invent: a place for learning and innovation. 

At Escola Concept, the Fab Lab is hosted in our Innovation Commons area where the Ed Tech team offers open workshops every week. Fab Labs provide access to the environment, the skills, the materials and the advanced technology to allow anyone anywhere to make (almost) anything. At Concept the community can experience the tools and machines connecting with the maker culture, special slots for personal projects are available on Mondays.

Launched in 2000 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN Global Compact was initiated to bring business and the United Nations together to give a human face to the global market.

For now two decades, the UN Global Compact has been engaging companies, institutions and businesses all around the globe to inspire sustainable and principled movements in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

Escola Concept is a proud member of the global network with more than 10,000 partners. We continuously engage in transformative actions with our community to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

TED Ideas worth spreading is a nonprofit organization that provides a space for short, powerful talks about ideas that have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. 

TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative that was launched in 2012 with the intention of supporting teachers and sparking the curiosity of learners around the world. Escola Concept, as part of this global network, has access to a variety of resources that support learning - from a growing library of original animated videos, to an international platform for teachers, to materials that help curious students gain presentation literacy skills.

At Escola Concept, learners' thinking is made visible by a consistent documentation of learning, through intentional teaching practices just like the Thinking Maps. 

 

Thinking Maps are visual patterns that help our learners to represent their thought processes. By learning how to visualize abstract thinking through 8 different maps, learners are able to reach higher levels of creativity and critical thinking, which are essential skills in 21st century education.

 

A Circle Map to define and brainstorm ideas, a Bubble Map to describe and identify characteristics and a Tree Map to classify and categorize are just 3 examples out of the 8 different patterns developed throughout the curriculum. By using these maps as a habit, learners also learn a consistent Language of Learning, shared worldwide by those who are also connected to Thinking Maps.

Follet Destiny is a digital library catalogue that provides access to e-Books, online magazines and subscription databases that include CNN, National Geographic Kids, Kids Health and ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center). 


At Escola Concept, in addition to a variety of physical books in English and Portuguese, available in our Inspiration Commons (library) our learners have access to a vast portfolio of online resources and are encouraged to use multiple tools for further research and learning opportunities - one of them is Follet Destiny.

We have selected the most integrated, relevant, meaningful, and purposeful international curriculum that aligns with who we want our learners to be: happy, action-oriented, and inspired individuals who seek to better the world we live in.

Fieldwork Education has become the fastest-growing independent primary curriculum in the world and provides our thinking and learning environments with three different curricula appropriate for the grade levels we serve: the International Early Years Curriculum (ages 2 to 5), the International Primary Years Curriculum (ages 5 to 11), and the International Middle Years Curriculum (ages 11 to 14). Fieldwork Education currently has an international presence in over 1,000 schools, distributed among 90 countries, with over 15,000 teachers.

Educacross is an exclusive interactive platform that helps learners extend their understanding, apply, and systematize mathematical concepts in a visual and fun way. Besides being a powerful tool for mathematics personalized learning, it also provides a myriad of possibilities to develop logical and problem-solving skills in a very intuitive way, since learners need to experience the challenges in order to understand their mechanics without long explanations.

At Escola Concept, our studies about Mathematics are inspired by the work of Joe Boaler, a professor at Stanford University. According to this approach, there is no such thing as a "math gifted" person because everyone can achieve high standards due to brain plasticity and the development of a growth mindset. Therefore it is important to shift the studies of Math away from formulas and single ways to reach an answer towards an understanding of how intuition, freedom of thought, visual mathematics, collaboration, mistakes, and depth (over speed) lead to meaningful learning experiences. 

Árvore Educação is the largest digital reading platform in Brazil offering books in the Árvore Livros and news in the Árvore Atualidades section. In addition to providing a diversified collection of more than 30,000 works by approximately 600 publishers, Árvore also offers educational support for educators, such as suggested curriculum links aligned to the Base Nacional Comum Curricular, reading reports, and community engagement opportunities that stimulate the love for reading in children and learners of all ages.

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project seeks to encourage young learners to become life-long, confident readers and writers who display agency and independence, prepared for any reading and writing task they will face. Based on more than 30 years of research, the organization has developed tools used for performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, as powerful curriculum resources, for instructional methods and professional learning opportunities to support teachers in teaching reading and writing.

The Reading and Writing Project’s approach to instruction recognizes the value of explicit instruction, assessment-based and personalized learning, individual and small group conferring, and the power of a learning community to promote student engagement through choice and voice. The routines and structures of the reading and writing workshops are kept simple and predictable so that the teacher can focus on the complex work of teaching responsively to accelerate achievement for all learners.

The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASP-net) is the UNESCO office in charge of educational institutions across the globe, connecting 11 thousand member schools in 180 different countries. 

Based on UNESCO’s principles of peace culture and Education for Sustainable Development, its main goal is to form conscious generations of students and stimulate them to join in the construction of a global citizenship. Member schools are characterized as think tanks that promote new approaches to the educational process based on UNESCO’s values and priorities. They are training poles of collaborative learning, which allow school directors, teachers, and students to take part in a world-wide educational integration. By fostering the ideals promoted by UNESCO’s ASPnet, member schools become models in their own communities.

In Brazil, it is represented by the name PEA UNESCO ("Programa de Escolas Associadas) and has the second biggest UNESCO ASP Network in the world, including 583 member schools with at least 550 thousand students and 42 thousand teachers.

The Host Research Database is a compilation of school databases which enhance the learning experience and the development of research skills. The high quality content in these databases also supports international curriculum standards in Lower and Middle School.The Explora Research tool supports both learner research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.