We are very proud of the process we used to implement our Connected Learning Community here at YIS. Our highest priority was to involve individuals from all stakeholder groups at all levels of the development – from creating our vision, to writing the Responsible Use Agreement, to the implementation plan. Over the course of the 2010 – 2011 school year, we had over 30 people involved from students, to parents, to administrators, to teachers. The following blog posts highlight the process we went through together:
In addition to this process, we also sent a team of 7 teachers to Hong Kong to visit several schools to see 1:1 in action. A huge thank you to HKIS, CDNIS, Discovery College and Renaissance College for allowing us to visit, and to Apple Japan and Apple Hong Kong for helping us arrange the visits. This video highlights the key learnings from our team.
At the beginning of the 2011 – 2012 school year, we implemented our Connected Learning Community program through an innovative 2-day orientation process:
Technology training for teachers has also been a high priority at YIS:
- Planning a Year of Technology PD
- PD With a Purpose
- Tech Tidbits: Increasing Teachers’ Digital Efficiency
- See You in Shanghai!
- Learning Together at Learning 2.011
- COETAIL Comes to Japan!
- Creating a Culture of Collaboration Through Technology Integration
We also actively support our parents technology learning through monthly Parent Technology and Literacy Coffee Mornings:
We are highlighting Digital Citizenship in a variety of ways:
- Our Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Dragons, currently taught in Humanities
- Focused sessions with parents: Living with Laptops
- Our first Digital Citizenship Week: 16 – 20 April 2012
- A visit from Robyn Treyvaud in June 2012
Now we are about to embark on the process of evaluating the success of our program: