The Australian International School Saigon is committed to developing digital learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) as part of our focus on providing engaging teaching and learning across a broad, dynamic and innovative 21st century learning environment. The digital learning programme is supported by quality infrastructure including fast internet speeds, comprehensive wireless access, and digital resources and tools to support teaching and learning.
Our children are facing a future that is exciting, constantly changing and technology rich. At AIS we strive to prepare our students for this future by enabling them to develop the skills to best cope with such an environment. We believe that technology, when used appropriately, provides opportunities to support, engage, enhance and transform student learning.
At AIS we are exploring not only how technology can supplement traditional ways of teaching and learning but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning. When integrating and using digital technologies in the classroom we reflect on Puentedura’s SAMR model. Our aim is to move from the ‘Enhancement’ use to the ‘Transformational’ use of digital technologies.
The goals of our digital learning program include:
- increasing student learning outcomes and engagement
- developing the skills needed for their future
- enhancing digital citizenship
- ensuring that our students have the capacity to thrive and be safe in a digital world.