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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Engaging the Parent Community

During my three years at ISB, one of the best projects I helped develop and facilitate was our Parent Technology Coffee Mornings. We started them during my first year to address questions and concerns about what students were learning with technology in the Elementary school and they grew to be a regular monthly event. The…

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Developing a Connected Learning Community

These last few weeks have been pretty exciting here at YIS. Last week, we had an amazing extended weekend of professional development including a regional workshop focused on 1:1 and several thought-provoking sessions with Alan November here in Yokohama. And this past Wednesday, things got even more exciting (in my opinion): the Board of Directors…

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Bridging the Gap

This has been a fantastic week of learning here in the YIS community.  Actually, it was a pretty special week, because the learning took place on three different levels: within the school, within the wider local community and within our regional, global community. Our week ended with an annual conference we hold at YIS called…

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Building a Solid Foundation

Well, it’s hard to believe but another school year has begun! This time around I’m starting the year in a new country (Japan), new school (Yokohama International School), and a not-so-new job (Technology and Learning Coach). This is our fourth international school in eleven years and if the past few weeks are anything to go…

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