What makes the story of ‘Iolani School’s One-to-One iPad Initiative inspiring is that the idea was completely student driven. In less than a year, the seed that three students planted has grown into an Initiative that puts iPads in the hands of 1,880 students in kindergarten to twelfth grade. In this video, you’ll meet Blake, Molly and Austin who prove that leadership comes from within as they solve age-old problems with innovative thinking and by creatively collaborating with teachers and administrators. After a one semester pilot program with the junior class, ‘Iolani went school-wide with its One-to-One Initiative. The current school year (2013-14) is the inaugural year of the Initiative, yet the ease and engagement these devices bring to learning is contagious! This year, ‘Iolani also opened a new a facility, the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership, modeled after Stanford University’s Design School. The school also instituted the Education Innovation Lab for teachers and students to share and explore new ways of enhancing learning. It’s an exciting time at ‘Iolani School and the future is even brighter.
Student Global Leadership Institute
The Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) at Punahou School convenes youth leaders who tackle global challenges and create positive social change. The Institute engages students in team-based projects that address issues such as the environment, economics, and globalization. It teaches principles of creative problem-solving and cross-cultural communication in addition to collaboration. In 2013, seventy-nine students […]
Global languages set students apart
College admission offices are often surprised by applications from students at Albuquerque Academy, where transcripts carry a stunning variety of modern languages. Beginning as early as eighth grade, Albuquerque Academy students expand their horizons beyond more traditional languages by opting into a rotating group of offerings that has so far included Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, […]
Entrepreneurship Program Headed Toward Shark Tank!
The Entrepreneurship program is one of Bullis’ new signature programs program introduced this year, offering students the opportunity to develop business expertise and acumen through the innovation of their own ideas. Along with regular classes to learn business concepts and professional speakers visiting campus to share their experiences, students in the Entrepreneurship Capstone class are […]