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Non-formal Education

Non-formal education is important for the American International School “Progress”. The school offers students in the form of clubs in both English and Georgian:

  • Media Club; (VII-XII)
  • Debate Club; (VII-XII)
  • Intellectual Club What? Where? When? (III-XI);
  • Business Club (VII-XII).
  • STEM Club

The work process of the clubs is planned in a student-centered, interesting environment, which further motivates the student to engage in club work of their own free will.

Some of the topics of the clubs may be related to each other in terms of content and purposefully respond to the discussion and understanding of the issue from different angles for the student.

One student can be a member of different clubs, which is a prerequisite for the school to better understand this.

Clubs

Students of the American International School “Progress” Media Club will study:
• Media dissemination techniques;
• Preparation of audio and video reports;
• Writing articles;
• Work on social media.
The work process of the club is planned with practical workshops, in the framework of which the students publish the issues of the newspaper of the American International School “Progress”; Work on radio programs; Prepare online TV reports; They often visit and collaborate with television and media organizations, which will further deepen their knowledge of the media and develop:
• In writing;
• Cooperation;
• Teamwork;
• Time management skills.
The media club is headed by a teacher from the American International School “Progress”.

Students at the American International School “Progress” Debate Club will study:
• The Karl Popper style debate;
• Effective public speaking;
• Methods of refuting arguments;
• Persuasion techniques;
• The art of asking and answering questions;
• Cross-examination style;
• The art of persuasive speech;
• The main principles of writing arguments;
• Ways to find and process information.
The work process of the club is planned with practical activities.
Meeting topics:
• According to the wishes and needs of the club members;
• Due to the urgency of current events in the world.
This gives the student the opportunity to answer specific questions, draw concrete conclusions and express a different opinion.
Within the Debate Club: Students will participate in:
• Tbilisi (throughout Georgia) in the Debate Tournament;
• Among the branches of the school “Progress” in the championships;
• In the Speaker Competition;
• In the internal school tournament;
• In the student-teacher debate;
• In an international online tournament;
• In a simulation trial;
• In tournaments organized by various organizations;
Club members will earn:

• A culture of argumentative arguing;
• Critical thinking;
• Rational use of conversation time;
• Ability to find necessary materials or information.
The debate club is led by a teacher from the American International School “Progress”.

Students will have the opportunity to:
• Raise the level of intellectual knowledge;
• Developed in the direction of literacy.
• The purpose of the club is:
• Encouraging literacy and knowledge in school;
• Increase student motivation;
• Bringing students closer together in a different environment from the learning process;
• Propaganda for the development of intellectual knowledge;
• Propaganda of students’ self-realization.
The work process of the club is planned with practical activities for three age categories / classes:
• III-IV;
• V-VII;
• VIII-XI.
Within the club, students will benefit from a “question bank” created by the school in advance, tailored to their needs.
Club members will earn:
• Concentration
• Leadership;
• Teamwork;
• Decision-making skills quickly.
What about an intellectual club? Where? When? He is a teacher at the American International School “Progress”.

Students will study financial literacy within the Progress Business Club of the American International School:
• Writing a business plan;
• Producing a PR campaign;
• Selecting the right target audience;
• Conducting mini-market research;
• Company management;
• Principles of organizational behavior;
• Use different leadership styles in the management of the organization;
• Writing a resume and cover letter;
• Organizing business meetings and negotiations;
• Business terminology;
• Giving a speech and giving an effective presentation;
• Creating a logo, slogan and brand;
The aim of the club is to teach students through games, using real cases, simulations, role-playing games, creating projects:
• Entrepreneurship;
• Organizational behavior;
• Sales;
• Human resources;
• Marketing;
• Fundamentals of Finance at the appropriate level.
Students working within the club:
• They create startups themselves;
• They have excursions and cooperate in factories.
Business Club members will earn:
• Proper financial management;
• Teamwork;
• Team management;
• Time management;
• Planning, analysis and control skills;
• Critical and logical thinking.
The Business Club is run by a teacher from the American International School “Progress”.

Students of the American International School “Progress” STEM Club will study:
• Quantitative thinking;
• Assembling legos and other constructions;
• Proper planning and implementation based on analysis;
• Basics of engineering;
• The basics of electronics;

The aim of the club is to develop spatial and programmatic thinking with practical projects, games with constructors. With the help of fun experiments, simulations, we teach students:
• Robotics
• Modeling;
• Engineering;
• Critical thinking;
• Logical analysis;
• The basics of electronics;
• Students working within the club:
• They create the product themselves, discuss the details and work out the construction
• Link relevant topics in mathematics, chemistry, engineering and science;
The club is led by a teacher from the American International School “Progress”.