Wonder and curiosity spark inquiry-based learning at KIS. Clear standards-based feedback empower students to understand the purpose of rich tasks and how to think about their own growth. Transferable skills equip students with confidence in their ability to learn.Our students apply their learning, guided by design thinking. The process is as important as content knowledge and relevant skills – our students take risks and collaborate in a safe environment that allows for failure and revision that builds resilience. We celebrate both the grand and quiet ways students apply their learning, trusting that their practice at KIS prepares them to design the future.
Learning is an act of inquiry that challenges an individual to think critically. Walk into a KIS classroom and you see engaged learners who are having fun, asking questions, creating, and exploring various possibilities.
Director of Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning at KIS
KIS teachers are learners too. Routine grade level and department collaboration aligns courses and inspires multidisciplinary connections that benefit student learning. Our teaching and learning team provides rich, accessible opportunities for staff to refine their craft. Experienced, trained instructional coaches collaborate with teachers and offer resources to strengthen classroom teaching and learning. Edtech coaches also work with teachers to purposefully integrate technology and find solutions to technology questions. KIS empowers staff professional growth.