Advances in Technology for Learning

Advances in Technology for LearningSIS is entering an exciting period of development in order to achieve the Philosophy and Vision of Technology for Learning (TFL) created by the Technology School Improvement Team during the 2010-11 school year and posted on the school website.

The staff was energized by a Professional Development day and weekend workshop focused on TFL and the possibilities for TFL at our school.  For the last few months the Leadership Team has been exploring the use of TFL at other international schools in the region and has also benefited from various SIS groups informing our decision making.

We have interviewed candidates for the newly formed position, Director of Technology for Learning resulting in the appointment of John Burns from Australia. We believe that he possesses the traits and skills we are seeking.

Advances in Technology for LearningWith the expertise of the staff and input from consultants, a short and long term plan is being articulated in order to achieve the vision of Technology for Learning. We are structuring our planning using the themes of Communication, Infrastructure, Resources and Professional Development.

After all of our research and input from many including our new Director, Dr. Cox, we have finalized the decision to change platforms from PC to Apple.  Our goal is to begin this process before the end of the school year and to complete it within a two to three year timeframe. The possibilities for our students created by this change will turn into richer and deeper learning opportunities that realize the TFL Vision.

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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