Status Update: 3 Key Learnings from our 1:1 Implementation

I haven’t been blogging much this year, mostly because so many fantastic things are going on at YIS that are keeping me super busy. One of which has been the implementation of our Connected Learning Community (1:1 program) this school year. It’s been such a pleasure to see how smoothly the program has been going…

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Are You a Tech Pilot?

I’m always looking for ways to build a sustainable, job-embedded, professional development model for technology. As much as I love running after school sessions for teachers, and even with all of the fantastic opportunities we have at YIS, like COETAIL and the weekend workshops we regularly host (our next one is coming up this weekend…

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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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Tech Tidbits: Increasing Teachers’ Digital Efficiency

Phew! This has been quite a week! Our CLC (1:1) Orientation went amazingly smoothly, thanks to all of the wonderful YIS colleagues involved, and now all of our students in grades 6 – 12 (around 400) have their own laptop! I’ve been getting emails, chats and FB updates all weekend about how happy the students…

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