Global awareness is critical to student learning as communication technology platforms make the world smaller and any innovator from any part of the world can impact the economy. At Islander Middle School, Jan Brousseau’s Global Citizenship class proactively engages with global issues to promote that awareness.
In the Mercer Island School District, technology is leveraged to improve learning and develop digital literacy for students in an increasingly digital economy.
See students in Donna Johnston’s 8th grade math class transform learning by watching her recorded lectures at home in the evening and working through concepts during classroom time when they have better access to her to ask questions, allowing her to better individualize learning.
October is National Bullying Month, and while preventing bullying, harassment and intimidation is a year-round effort, Mercer Island High School (MIHS) students have taken this month to engage in lessons, discussions and activities raising awareness of bullying and helping students to better identify it.
It’s a Wednesday afternoon and students are seated in Donna Johnston’s 8th grade math class at Islander Middle School, but they aren’t listening to her give a lecture on finding square roots of numbers, classifying geometric figures or looking for trends in data. In fact, they will not be listening to any lecture in class today.