Orientation 2.0

Last week we started our second year of our Connected Learning Community (1:1 program) at YIS. Although our program ran really smoothly last year, including our first 2-day orientation at the beginning of the year, we learned a lot and made this year’s orientation even better! Here are a few highlights: Student-Led Sessions One of…

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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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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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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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