Korea International School (KIS) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for its effective implementation of technology to help redefine learning.
What are Apple Distinguished Schools?
Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning and teaching in the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
Why Apple elected Korea International School?
With a one-to-one device program established in 2007, KIS has since developed programs that harness the power of technology to deliver a truly personalized experience for students with a focus on learning that has real-life applications. MacBook laptops and iPad devices have enabled KIS students to create personalized learning journeys that value collaboration and reflection throughout the process. KIS engages students in their learning by framing lessons in authentic problems by requiring learners to apply their skills and knowledge to generate multiple solutions. Students communicate these solutions with compelling stories created with tools such as iMovie and GarageBand that allow for instant publishing and feedback from an authentic, global audience. This framework generates dynamic learning and demands continual innovation.
A New Paradigm in Education
Newly renovated spaces across the campus highlight the visibility of active learning at KIS. The KoLab in the elementary school and the Design Center in the secondary school are spaces that encapsulate a new paradigm in education. Innovation is abound in these areas as students of all levels use these open areas to learn, collaborate, ideate, and design. Much of what we do at KIS is visible to the world as we believe communities can be both local and global.
Extend Learning beyond Expectations
We are proud that students and educators learn together with technology embedded in authentic learning experiences. When combined with a holistic approach, these experiences help drive our passions and connect us all by extend learning beyond expectations. The selection of Korea International School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success in building a compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.
We are honored that Apple has designated KIS as a distinguished school but this is only a small part of what sets us apart. We are most honored by the students, parents, and educators who continue to work together to embrace opportunities to cultivate a passion for learning. This is for you: thank you for giving us our story to tell.