At the Modern American School, we believe that integrating technology in to the educational experience allows for a student-centered learning environment that addresses the individual needs of our students. Accordingly the Modern American School has been a pioneer in implementing numerous technology-based programs and initiatives. Over the past five years, we have integrated advanced teaching tools that have improved the pedagogical approach to students’ learning in the classroom and at home.
Students attending our school are exposed to technology-based learning every day. In the kindergarten, elementary, and middle school, iPads are used by students to complement the lessons given on the Interactive Boards, which are located in each classroom at MAS. In the high school, students use laptops to engage in interactive learning in the classroom and at home. Additionally, specialized electronic curriculums have been adapted to the new style of teaching in the form of electronic books (e-Books), interactive and collaborative online educational communities (Promethean Planet), as well as iPad- specific applications that will enhance the learning experience.
We believe that technology opens doors for teachers to present information in multiple modalities and for students to express and demonstrate what they know through multiple means. All teachers at MAS receive extensive professional technology development training to support learning and have access to ongoing assistance during the school year.
MAS offers opportunities to expand education beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom by adapting and applying effective technological tools. We believe that using a technology-based approach to educate our student allows for a more customizable and motivational learning environment for our students.
All the above mentioned tools are an important vehicle for providing flexible scheduling and pacing by making learning available during afterschool hours and year-round. For this reason, MAS students become more engaged and responsible, global learners.
It should also be noticed that MAS offers various certifications regarding technology. Among others are: ICDL (International Computer Driving License), Image editing, Advanced ICDL, teaching of 10 different applications. In addition to the above, MAS arranges Photography Exhibition and Media Day.