Korea International School takes pride in being a leader in the field of educational
innovations. Beginning in the fall of 2007, the students in grades 9-11, began
participating in a new 1:1 Laptop Program, supported by Apple Computers. Teachers and
students began to receive training in the use of instructional technology in the classroom
to enhance learning. Students developed entirely new skill sets related to the use of
technology as a resource and a tool for furthering knowledge of a subject area. As
students and staff progressed, training intensified and more grade levels were added to
the program, including grades 9-12 in the high school and grades 7 and 8 in the middle
At present, each teacher and each student in grades 6-12, uses the laptop computer on a
daily basis to conduct research, to produce projects and curriculum products, to illustrate
and/or enhance classroom presentations, and to explore information that may only be
accessible through the World Wide Web. Our entire campus operates through wireless
routers that make the internet accessible in each classroom and in all commons areas.
Each classroom is also outfitted with digital projectors that can be used to display
information for whole class activities.
Instructional Technology has been seamlessly incorporated into many aspects of the
curriculum at KIS. Through our “Digital Journalism” courses, we produce a digital
newspaper, and we have developed the ability to create, record, and broadcast news
events and announcements to the entire school with our Phoenix TV productions. Live
“streaming” is often used to televise events that everyone cannot personally attend. In
conjunction with our Model United Nations Club, KIS students have taken the lead in
covering MUN conventions in Singapore, Beijing, and Seoul by producing high quality
broadcasts of the events surrounding these major international meetings.
KIS has had several staff members recognized as “Apple Distinguished Educators” for
their excellent use of instructional technology. These “experts” provide a valuable
resource for students and staff as we continue to explore and develop new ways to
challenge our students. We are extremely proud of our progress and we are dedicated to
continuous improvement of this program.