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Physically Distant, Virtually Connected with Barış Ersemiz

2020-06-10T14:19:39+03:00June 10th, 2020|Updates|

This week Keystone Toronto's guest Barış Ersemiz. While most of us have been stuck at home in the last few months, Baris has been stuck on the sea. He will join us this week to tell his story about how he chose the life at sea and his sailing journey during the pandemic. Join us to hear all about Barış’s experience as he sails around the coast of Spain. All parents are invited...

7 Tips for Choosing an International School in Istanbul

2020-06-09T17:13:57+03:00June 5th, 2020|Blog|

I came to Istanbul from the United States over 18 years ago and I was overwhelmed with the daunting task of choosing an international school for my twin daughters, even though I am an educator.  Today the task is even more difficult given the huge increase of international schools entering the Istanbul market.  There is now a wide variety of schools to choose from that can fit the needs of most expat families.  My overall recommendation for parents is to take your time and do your research when it comes to choosing the right school for your children.  When you take [...]

Physically Distant, Virtually Connected with Amanda Varano

2020-06-02T13:37:22+03:00June 2nd, 2020|Updates|

Amanda is an Aircraft Designer for Bombardier Aerospace for the past 5 years. She started her business degree but quickly realized that she couldn’t ignore her creativity and her heart in design. Amanda decided to leave her program to build a portfolio to apply to one of the competitive programs. She studied environmental design while also getting various certifications to refine her skills in project management, digital design,and graphics. After working in design and project management for luxury retail, she came across a very interesting opportunity to become an aircraft designer. Proof that when you put your mind to it, hard [...]

This Week Physically Distant Virtually Connected with Didem Kanca Ustay

2020-05-29T09:36:30+03:00May 26th, 2020|Updates|

This week, our guest is Didem Kanca Ustay who is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She got her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. She became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the United States. Upon returning to Istanbul in 2004, she opened a health center called “SAYASA” - The Art of Healthy Living. She is an author, a speaker, and a regular guest to TV programs. She taught at Yeditepe University for seven years. She is specialized in pediatric nutrition and obesity. We will be discussing how to maintain a healthy diet on Wednesday at 19 pm. We look [...]

Perfection is our mission: Online Education at Keystone Schools

2020-05-26T19:12:27+03:00May 15th, 2020|Blog|

Schools across the world have closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Since then, teachers have been working vigorously around the clock by touching base, through the internet, with their preschoolers. In our school, we have children as young as two and a half enjoying online lessons with their teachers. How incredible is that? Children, that young, having Zoom video sessions? AWESOME... AMAZING... We started off not knowing much about online education, and now, we have become the best! The process has not been easy.  When we started, we were like fish out of water.  Right now, we have accomplished [...]

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