Lead, Collaborate, Share 1

To support our Google Reference School application, we created a video highlighting the 3 pillars of our implementation of technology at Kaohsiung American School:

  1. Lead,
  2. Share and
  3. Collaborate.

Our tip of the hat this week goes to the team who helped us realized this project and agreed to be interviewed. In order of appearance:

  • Renzo, Grade 8 Student
  • Jennifer Gilbert, MYP Coordinator
  • Amy Strom & Margo Carnahan, Grade 3 Teachers
  • Franny, Grade 3 Student
  • Dawn Rock, HS Principal
  • Lauren Castello, MS Science Teacher
  • John Keisker, MS Social Studies Teacher
  • William, Grade 7 Student
  • Thomas Hammerlund, Learning Technology Coach
  • MS Tech Crew | titles animation
  • Breakmaster Cylinder | titles music

Google Reference School Application

The video features interviews with teachers and students discussing the transformative effect of technology in the classroom.

I hope this video is a testimony that across campus, using technology empowers students and teachers to take an active role in their learning goals.

Quotes from the Video

Renzo, on why he likes to learn with technology:

“Technology help me learn better because we can use our own way to learn”.

Jennifer, on how students demonstrate leadership while using technology:

“(Students) show leadership in the way they teach others, but they also take initiative to choose the technology that they feel best represents the skills or the knowledge they need to show in an assessment”.
Jennifer Gilbert, MYP Coordinator

Vision and Mission for Learning Technology

Our vision is for the KAS Learning Technology program to be a catalyst to all educational experiences.

Our mission encompasses 3 goals

Lead, Collaborate, Share

Lead, Collaborate, Share

Transform the learning environment through modeling the integration of technology across curriculum.

Build a tightly-woven Professional Learning Community (PLC) which extends globally (PLN).

Promote and encourage the community to share, explore and celebrate learning within and beyond the classrooms.


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