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Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Gary Bicker
By Ken Davis
Published: 2020-01-13 06:34:59

Project-based learning (PBL) is an effective instructional method by which students engage in a project for an extended period of time to explore an authentic question, investigate solutions and showcase their work, and it very much aligns with the RVIS mission and goals of personalization and learner agency. PBL is not new to Dr. Bicker who states, I have employed Project Based Learning as my main strategy since my first year of teaching. Projects create excitement, while tests create fear, so PBL is a no-brainer in my view.

It is no wonder he gets messages such as these from his students: "Thank you very much for assigning interesting, engaging, fun projects like these. I've never seen anything like it before! I'm looking forward to getting started."

Dr. Bicker has been leading RVIS students on these amazing quests for the past four years. Not only is the learning authentic and engaging, it involves complex problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, research, questioning, collaboration and public speaking, all invaluable skills for our students.

This semester, Dr. Bicker is mentoring a student teacher as she completes her practicum in his class. What a feat to complete student teaching during Virtual School, but she could not have a better mentor than Dr. Bicker, with his expertise in PBL and experience teaching Virtual School previously. Please take a moment to recognize Dr. Bicker and the many talents he contributes to RVIS. Thank you Dr. Bicker!

Last Weeks Badminton Results
By: Deena AlReefy
Marketing & Community Relations Liaison
Published: 2021-11-24 06:13:39
A badminton tournament was held at IKNS on Monday the 15th, for youth under 13. This tournament is the first to be held for single players and six schools have participated....
The Importance of Reading - RVIS Annual Book Fair!
By: Muneera Al Khalifa
Grade 12 Student
Published: 2021-11-24 06:02:42
Studies have shown that reading on a daily basis can improve a child's critical thinking as well as enhance their imagination. From the 16th to the 18th of November, RVIS welcomed the return of its annual Book Fair. Set up in the breezeway, students were a...
Parent Wokshop
Parenting Workshop
By: Muneera Al Khalifa
Grade 12 Student
Published: 2021-11-17 05:39:10
“Move from havoc to harmony home” — Marriette Carston conducted a parenting workshop last Thursday, November 11 at Riffa Views International School. The workshop was open to all RVIS parents of children up to the age of five, as well as members of the Riff...
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