Internationals Network has developed a comprehensive approach to the education of immigrant and refugee youth that addresses the areas of a school’s structure, pedagogy, culture, and governance that effectively serve multilingual learners. The Internationals Approach, a set of 5 Core principles, is based on proven practice and research and provides school leaders, teachers, and staff with high leverage strategies that lead to better outcomes for students.
Schools and classrooms are heterogeneous and use collaborative structures that build on the strengths of each member of the school community to optimize learning.
Expansion of the 21st century schools beyond the four walls of the building motivates adolescents and enhances their capacity to successfully participate in modern society.
Strong language skills develop most effectively in context and emerge most naturally in a purposeful, language rich, interdisciplinary, and experiential program.
Linking autonomy and responsibility at every level within a learning community allows all members to contribute to their fullest potential.
All members of our school community work in diverse, collaborative groups using hands-on projects; put another way, the model for adult learning and student learning mirror each other.