Creativity and Innovation @ SIS

Please see discrete examples below of how students are leveraging technology to achieve our Expected Student Learning Results (ESLRs)

Communication

Transforming English Language Learner (ELL) support

English Language Learners at SIS benefit from a personalised program that flips the traditional support model through the integral use of technology.

Giving students a voice

In Middle School, students capture their stories and beliefs as podcasts which they share with an authentic audience.

See more exemplars of Communication on the learning innovation blog.

Independent Learning

Passion based learning in AMPed

Students in secondary school participate in a genius hour style initiative once a week that gives them complete control over what they learn.

Sparking creativity and reflection in IB English

In IB English students use a range of digital tools to create authentic stories and reflect on their learning.

Showcasing learning in Writer's Workshop

In Writer's worksop, students leverage Educreations to narrate and showcase independetly developed stories.

See more exemplars of Independent Learning on the learning innovation blog.

Collaboration

Professional Learning Community

SIS uses the hashtag #SISrocks to collaborate, share resources, boost transparency and deprivatise practice. #SISrocks was nominated for an Edublog Award and has been identified as one of the Top 15 Best Educational Hashtags on Twitter. You can see an overview of the ways in which SIS uses via the video above.

Collaboratively developed STEM resources

Core resources like the periodic table have been reimagined in Middle school through the use of Aursama and iMovie.

See more exemplars of Collaboration on the learning innovation blog.

Complex Thinking

3D Printing & Design

In visual arts, students design and 3D print original jewellery to showcase at their annual exhibit.

Digital Portfolios

Elementary students critically reflect on their learning via digital portfolios that are shared with the community.

See more examples of Complex Thinking on the learning innovation blog.

Global Citizenship

Transparent Classrooms

In Kindergarten, technology has allowed parents to participate in their child's learning, anytime anywhere.

Global classroom connections

Many classes at SIS establish external learning connections with other classes, schools, experts and community members.

See more examples of Global Citizenship on the learning innovation blog.