The Evolution of a Connected Learning Community

Note: this is the first post in a series about our 2:1 (iPad Mini + MacBook Air 11″) trial at YIS… Now that we’re in our third year of our Connected Learning Community (1:1 program) at YIS, we have been thinking about how to continue to push forward, helping both teachers and students elevate their…

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Going Up!

Have I mentioned yet how lucky I am to be working with Clint this year? It’s been a busy start to the year, as usual, and as we look ahead to see where we would like to be by the end of this academic year, one theme keeps coming up again and again: elevating the…

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Advice from an Expert: Dr. Mary Hayden on Measuring 1:1 Sucess

Last year, YIS implemented a┬áVisiting Scholars Program, which basically means that YIS is willing to host educational researchers looking to conduct research in an international school context. Naturally, our very first visiting scholar was Dr. Mary Hayden, the leading expert, author and researcher on international schools. (Can you tell I’m a big fan? I have…

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A 1:1-derful Start

Another school year is about to begin! And, I must admit, I am even more excited this year than I usually am! After a busy year planning with our amazing teachers, parents, students, administrators at YIS, along with fabulous colleagues around the world, we are finally ready begin our 1:1 laptop program, called the Connected…

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Developing a Technology Vision Statement

As part of our Connected Learning Community program (1:1 in grades 6-12, to begin next school year), we are currently in the process of developing a technology vision statement. At the moment, the vision statement is for our CLC, but potentially could (should?) be a vision for technology at YIS in general. Yet another one…

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