International Education Program

 The International Education Program curriculum is divided into ten units of study. These units focus on the development of oral and written communication and the understanding of the cultural aspects that play a role in language. Each unit culminates a final project. The final projects allow students to display their understanding of the units through the completion of individual projects delineated by both their peers and their teachers. The projects consist of hands on activities that give the students the opportunity to actively manipulate their learning process.

International Education Program





Ms.Carmen Spangenberg



Ms. Caroline Cortezia



Mr. William Cortezia




 The following table displays the units International Education Program will follow during the 2009-2010 school year.

International Education Program Themes

Theme #/Tema (nº)


Theme /Tema 1

“Children of Brazil: Discover a Sensational Country”/ “Brasil criança: descubra um país sensacional!”

Theme 2/Tema 2

“Global Warming and Brazil”/ “Brasil e o aquecimento global”

Theme 3/Tema 3

“Project TAMAR-IBAMA: Friends of the Sea/Projeto TAMAR-IBAMA:amigos do mar”

Theme 4/Tema 4

“ Samba and Carnaval:Sambista the samba dancing dog”/

“Samba e o Carnaval: A escola do cachorro sambista”

Theme 5/Tema 5

“End of the Year Presentation/ Apresentação de final do curso


International Education Links

Brazilian Search Engines:

Google Brazil

Educational Magazines:

Educational Online Brazilian Magazine: (Revista Nova Escola)

Current Brazilian Educational Research and Projects from the University of São Paulo:

The School of the Future of the University of São Paulo (Escola do Futuro da USP)

Online Dictionary:

Priberam Dictionary (Dicionário Priberam)

Brazilian Folklore:

Jangada Brasil

Brazilian Cultural Resources for Brazilians in Miami:

Brazilian Cultural Center in Miami (Centro Cultural Brasil USA)

Brazilian Consulate (Consulado-Geral do Brasil em Miami)

Vamos Falar Português (Let's Speak Portuguese)

Portuguese Language Theme Page:

Enchanted Learning (Picture Dictionary, Information, and Printouts to Color)

Informational Website about Famous Brazilian Children's Authors and Literature:

Edukbr Leitura e Escrita

Free Online Portuguese Literature Downloads:



Online Educational Games and Resources:

Canal Kids

Turma da Mônica

Online Games from Santa Teresinha Elementary of Rio de Janeiro (Links Divertidos do Colégio Santa Teresinha)

Educational Children's Website about Brazil (Site Educacional Infantil sobre o Brasil)