Learning Innovation Program Comes to DAIS 2016-2017

In an effort to enhance students’ 21st Century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, I am pleased to announce DAIS will implement a Learning Innovation Program to further integrate technology into curriculum, instruction and assessment practices that promote real world applications.

What will it look like at the Secondary School Level?

In grades 6-12, students will participate in what is called a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) classroom. A BYOT classroom incorporates the use of such items as laptops, iPads, tablets, Smart phones, or other devices with browsing capacity for educational purposes only. DAIS secondary students will be expected to bring to school each day their own personal laptop that meets the school expectations detailed below.

What will it look like at the Elementary School Level?

In grades PreK-5, tablets will be provided in each classroom by the school at a ratio of one tablet per two students (2:1).

Expectations for Technology Use

The challenges associated with inappropriate technology use by our students also provide opportunities to nurture ethical and socially responsible digital citizens. Use of devices is subject to the DAIS/Huamei Academy Internet Safety Policy as written in the Parent/Student Handbook as well as other guidelines and protocols that are being established by the school.

Infrastructure Upgrades and Teacher Professional Development

In order to support the Learning Innovation Program, our school’s bandwidth has been increased five-fold. New access points will also be installed this summer. In addition, teachers will continue to be provided professional learning opportunities, classroom management strategies and support throughout the year.

DAIS BYOT Laptop Specifications 2016-2017

DAIS BYOT Student Parent Agreement 2016-2017

DAIS Students' Technology Rights and Responsibilities 2016-2017

What Parents are Saying

"DAIS is more than just a school.. we are a community. And I am so lucky to have my children growing up in such a loving, caring environment. The small classroom and warm environment at DAIS have provided my children with such a unique education... our family is grateful for the opportunity. My kid are excited every day they leave for school. The feel at home in the halls at DAIS and are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning!"
Jennifer (America)

"This is our fourth year at Dalian American International School. The teachers and administration at DAIS truly care, and do anything to help the students. We are seeing strong academics and small class sizes but learning here is also about building character. Our children are becoming well-rounded thinkers that see themselves as an important part of a bigger community."
Brianna (America)

"I have seen my children bloom educationally during the last two years while they have attended DAIS. The school has a focus on small class sizes, an excellent teaching staff and a friendly international environment which has created a positive learning atmosphere for my daughters. My kids look forward to school on a daily basis and I feel that says it all."
Nathalie (Canada)
Live on Campus and Walk to School

Campus Village is an international housing community integrated into the campus of Dalian American International School, and an important part of the school community. Your children can walk to school in a matter of minutes and avoid the chaos of Chinese streets. Visit the Campus Village website at http://www.campusvillage.org to get more information.

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