Last week SIS was proud to host the RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) group, a 50 strong group of visitors from multiple education related companies based in Sweden. Their primary goal was to learn more about innovation and the use of technology in schools.
During their visit to SIS we were able to demonstrate how and why we focus on learning innovation in our school as well as share explicit examples from the teachers themselves about how it greatly impacts learning in the classroom. In the short time frame to organize this visit it was very easy at SIS to find a large group of teachers ready and willing to share their own teaching practice. Sharing in 3-4 minutes snapshots teachers were able to create a broad scope for the RISE group, of just how beneficial it has been to our students and wider community, that we are an innovative and technology enabled school.
Either side of the teacher presentations the RISE group was able to see an overview of SIS and how it operates, the larger scope of 'Why Innovation' and finishing with how Level 5 is a great example of how we leverage change and create opportunities for continuous learning.
This groups is dedicated to making change and we hope to create a continuous partnership with them in the future. Below is how they responded to the visit.
"On behalf of RISE, Swedish Edtech Industry and Business Sweden we wish to extend our most sincere thank you for your generosity during this weeks study visit. Our 50 participants, ranging from edtech companies to school developers, researchers and public servants, have expressed their strong appreciation for the study visits. The knowledge and passionate engagement we have received during our study visits on questions pertaining to the digitalization of education, educational technology and related topics will definitely put wheels in motions throughout our Swedish educational system. We do hope that you reach out to us or members of our group on matters regarding cooperation, business and research. You provided us food for thought and we are sure that you will hear from us or participants in the future. We really hope our trip have opened doors to future co-operation".