Technology at DAIS

Dalian American International School (DAIS) opened with a K-8 program in 2006. Since its inception, DAIS has been committed to supporting and enhancing education through the use of modern technology. We envision students, faculty and staff using technology appropriately to enhance learning and advance understanding. The school is committed to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy in all students, enabling the enhanced growth of higher order thinking skills, creativity, communication, collaboration and research skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century.

The school has a local area network that provides high speed access to the Internet in all classrooms and offices, and other networking capabilities such as shared printing, and client-server interconnectivity (for file sharing, library services, authentication and roaming profiles.) Currently, all classrooms are equipped with computers and multimedia projectors. Some classrooms also have interactive whiteboards.

There are two computer labs, one for the Elementary and the other one for the Secondary school. Each lab is equipped with 20 computers, an overhead projector, and a network printer. There is also an open computer area with 12 networked computers and a network printer. Computers in the computer labs are loaded with instructional and productivity software, such as Kidspiration, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, TimeLiner and Mavis Beacon.

All students take computer classes and attend the labs for ongoing classroom assignments. A full time certified teacher is in each computer lab at all times to facilitate instruction and provide support. Instruction is aligned to the National Education Technology Standards, and for the most part consists of project-based activities that are an extension of core subject matter units and/or lessons.

Faculty, staff and students in grades 3 and up have a Google Applications for Education account which provides them with e-mail, instant messaging, free PC-to-PC voice calls, an online calendar, and Google Docs to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online. Teachers also have subscriptions to Rubicon Atlas, a curriculum mapping online tool, and Discovery Education, a video streaming website.

A team of hard working, knowledgeable and caring individuals provide ongoing support and training to students, teachers and staff. The Tech Team consists of:
Ryan Simonet, Tech Support Coordinator 
Edward Bruce, Secondary School Tech Integration Coach
Joshua Carter, Secondary School Tech Integration Coach
Sean Sun, Tech Support Technician
Jiayin Xu, Graphic Designer/ Photographer/ Webmaster
Rossy Ou, System Administrator
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 to get more information.

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2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach

Jinzhou New District

Dalian, P.R. China 116650

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Jinzhou Xinqu

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650