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Connected Learning Community

 

One of the most challenging issues facing educators today is designing schools that provide students with an education suited for a fast- and ever-changing world, and technology is certainly a core element of what defines this 21st century education. While it does not drive learning, technology can open incredible new avenues to enhance and extend learning. Our Connected Learning Community aims to provide ever-present computing and network access for our students on a common learning platform, while further developing our educational practices to increase collaboration, enable flexible progression and differentiated instruction, and more actively reflect a real-world learning environment.

Every middle school and high school student at YIS is provided a laptop computer with standardized software that they are able to use at home as well as at school. We are confident that providing a common platform for students that can be used outside of school as well as in the classroom will bring many benefits, including helping foster continuity of learning between home and school.

Students in grades 3 - 5 are also provided with individual laptops, which they keep at school, and we have extensive shared classroom technology provision in the lower elementary school grades and ELC.

Craig Coutts
Head of School

 

Resources for Parents

Our Community Learning Blog serves as a central place for YIS community members to learn, share and collaborate on a wide range of issues relating to the use of technology for learning. Updates are posted after a variety of community learning events, including our monthly Parent Technology & Literacy Coffee Mornings.

 

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