SETH HUBBERT Academic Technology Coordinator | JOEL COHEN Assistant High School Principal
Beginning in 2011, French American International School piloted a set of initiatives, intro- ducing new technologies and innovative strategies to modernize the teaching and learn- ing in our classrooms. We began with a group of high school teachers creating video lectures, and 7th grade students equipped with iPads. Since, innovations have burgeoned in all levels of the school; our teachers have ambitiously implemented engaging projects, structured new ways for students to collaborate virtually and physically, and facilitated
students’ consumption, synthesis, and creation of dynamic digital content. We are excited by how
these new tools can help support environments that are more engaging, collaborative, and personalized to each student’s abilities, passions, and needs.
Currently, in the lower school, classes have access to iPads in roughly a 2:1 iPad-to-student ratio.
The devices are shared by students, and are used in discrete chunks for certain class activities and
projects. In the upper school, all students in grades 6-10 are issued an individual iPad that they use
both during the school day and at home. Our students are using these tools to engage in learning
that is a healthy mix of both face-to-face and digital experiences, deemed blended learning.