《声音》 VOICES Ivy's VOICES Fall/Winter Edition 2018 - Page 6

IN THE NEWS Founder and CEO of Ivy Education Group Jack Hsu Wins Coveted Education Award O n November 28th, China’s internet giant Tencent held their annual Education Award Ceremony under the theme “Global Wisdom for the Future of Education Industry”. Seasoned educators from around China gathered for the event, which included awards for Top Female Educator, and Top Chinese International School, and Top Male Educator. After online voting and judging by authoritative experts and scholars, Ivy Education Group’s founder and CEO Jack Hsu was awarded the Starry Sky Award for Top Male Educator! Mr. Hsu has been engaged in the educational industry since 2003, the year he founded Ivy Education Group. In the following fifteen years, he has led the group’s steady growth, to now include 15 kindergartens and 2 international schools in mainland China. Mr. Hsu introduced the theory of multiple intelligences in the field of preschool education, and has created the only Chinese educational company certified by the Association for Multiple Intelligences. In an interview following the ceremony, Mr. Hsu talked about his understanding of “global vision” and “innovation and change in education”. Ivy Schools Fall/Winter Edition 2018 “As an education group, our goal is to cultivate students who are equipped with an international vision and able to cope with future academic challenges. in terms of our teaching methods, we constantly strive to innovate and develop best practices. Providing opportunities for children to learn with an explorative mind, to learn their own culture and values instead of certain textbooks are what truly give meaning to educators.” Supporting teacher development is just as important in the field of education, which is why Mr. Hsu also founded the Ivy Training Institute. According to their mission statement, “The institute will help support each and every staff member within our organization to grow to reach their fullest potential in order to provide the best learning environment for all of our students.” Mr. Hsu concluded by saying “No matter which field you may be in, curiosity is what motivates innovation and development. So never stop being curious!”