Technology

The mission of WBAIS is to educate and prepare students for engagement in a changing world. We use technology as a tool to achieve this mission. We harness the power of technology to make learning relevant to the world students live in today as well as to prepare students to thrive in an ever-changing and dynamic, global society. Transformative and innovative teaching grounded in sound pedagogical practice drives the use of technology; our technology integration specialists work closely with teachers to find meaningful and creative approaches to teaching and learning that leverage and maximize the use of technology.

The ubiquitous nature of technology and its meaningful integration in teaching and learning enables our students to develop the skills necessary for:

  • communicating effectively in multimodal formats
  • engaging and collaborating with a diverse and worldwide audience
  • acquiring and critically evaluating new information
  • living healthy and productive digital lives
  • creating and sharing new knowledge through the use of media-rich projects
  • solving problems through tinkering, coding, robotics and more

Students across divisions are provided with opportunities to explore and engage with the tools and resources available through coursework, learning spaces, and extra-curricular activities such as video production, digital photography, and 3D design. The Makerspace is available for young learners to solve problems through experimentation and discovery. Students apply the design process utilizing both high tech (e.g. 3D printer) and low tech (e.g., cardboard) tools.

In addition, we work closely with students to promote responsible digital citizenship and use of technology. Digital citizenship is woven into the curriculum and collaboratively taught by counselors, technology integrators, and teachers. And while we understand and embrace the ever-present nature of technology, we also appreciate the importance of keeping health and balance in mind.


Technology Tools and Coursework