Technology and Digital Learning
At AAS, we constantly look through the lens of how technology can enhance learning and make it more personalized, collaborative, and relevant. Digital citizenship is woven into the curriculum at each grade and collaboratively taught by counselors, tech integrationists, and teachers.
Every student starting in kindergarten has an iPad or Chromebook outfitted with a suite of core apps that becomes a scaffold for learning. With significant guidance from teachers and tech integrationists, kids set goals and monitor their progress, and use technology to express themselves, demonstrate their learning, and support the development of critical skills and core knowledge.
Digital Learning Vision
To achieve the AAS mission, we provide a purposeful, technology-rich learning environment to foster forward thinkers, globally minded citizens, self-directed learners, and socially intelligent communicators.
Digital Learning Principles
The following learning principles are intended to help us realize our vision:
Learning is personal;
therefore, learners purposefully select personalized digital tools to set, track, and accomplish learning goals.
Learning happens in a social and authentic context;
therefore, learners use digital tools to collaborate, broaden their perspectives, and share with the world beyond AAS.
Learning is driven by feedback;
therefore, learners use digital tools to act on targeted, timely feedback from peers and teachers.
Learning involves taking risks and making mistakes;
therefore, learners develop digital citizenship to be safe and prudent in their digital lives.
Learning is deepened through inquiry, exploration, and provocation;
therefore, learners wonder, question, tinker, evaluate, challenge, and create through technology.