Such is the reliance on technology in our work and personal lives, that it is our responsibility to prepare our students to exploit its many applications and benefits – comfortably, productively and responsibly as global digital citizens. This vital digital literacy starts at Stamford with our 1:1 iPad program from Kindergarten 2 to Grade 5. This develops naturally into our 1:1 MacBook program on entry into Middle and High School – with a practical and forward thinking curriculum that harnesses technology to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning, and inspire learners to reach their greatest potential (www.ISTE.org/about).
Practical instruction is placed in the context of classroom teaching and learning, developing the use of technology within everyday situations to enhance problem solving and communication skills.
This everyday immersion in technology is supported by interactive whiteboards and Apple TVs in everyclassroom and 4 innovative Cognita iLearn™ interactive learning environments, opening up new dimensions for students to collaborate with experts, thought leaders, educators, peers and other communities around the world, adding essential context and realism to their studies.The key to its success, 360° video conferencing, opening the classroom to the world.
Create and Explore with emerging technologies
Today’s world sees the introduction of new products and technologies almost on a daily basis. At Stamford, we have a proud tradition of introducing advanced cutting-edge facilities, equipment/tools, teaching methods and learning environments that provide the opportunities for students to realize their ideas. Your child can become one step ahead with exposure to various equipment/tools not offered in the typical classroom, giving them the advantage to learn various skills that can benefit their creativity and ingenuity.
Technology as a tool is important. At Stamford our philosophy is that tech is a tool to support learning and to engage students in learning in unique and different ways to suit all learning styles. Our state-of-theart tools and programs are coupled with world leading educators and an education technology coaching program designed to support not only students, but to develop all teachers to use technology effectively. We also focus on upskilling our school community to adapt to changing nature of technology and modern learning. Pen and paper is one of the most innovative products ever invented. What we utilize in technology and resources is no different.
A progressive, hands-on experience with equipment/tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC router, robotic kits, electronics, etc. offer students numerous skills from conceptual skills such as craftsmanship and ideation to technical skills like Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the Adobe Creative platforms. An immersion of unique activities in the classroom such as the use of Virtual Reality (VR), coding, crafts and making with the various curriculums like math, reading/writing, sciences, etc. offer students memorable experiences to the learning activities and shows the connectedness that varying studies/concepts can have with one another. Students lead their learning and have the opportunity to go further in realizing their ideas.
Stamford has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy and cyberbullying. To this end, Stamford is implementing the Common Sense Digital Citizenship program and as a Common Sense Certified School, we are dedicated to teaching and supporting all community members to be active and positive digital citizens.