At AISD, our goal is to ignite our students’ innate curiosity, support their passions and foster a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Our vision is to help our students develop their strengths as they become stewards of a just and sustainable world.
To support this holistic vision, we use technology intentionally to amplify our students’ learning and increase their abilities to communicate, collaborate, express themselves creatively, think critically and solve problems. Technology becomes one set of tools in their innovative and entrepreneurial toolbox, and they learn to use it in ways that benefit themselves and others.
Our entire community profits by using technology to improve our workflow, allowing more time for what is truly important: learning together in a community.
We are committed to a balanced approach to technology.
We are sensitive to the needs of our students in different grade levels, tailoring the time and method of technology use based on what is most beneficial for them at each age and stage of development. We are also cognizant of the need for students to spend quality time unplugged from all devices in order to learn in myriad ways.
Our students are responsible digital citizens.
All of our students will gain the knowledge and skills to safely harness the positive power of technology. They learn what it means to be responsible digital citizens in conversations and in developmentally appropriate lessons, using technology in a manner that respects self, others and digital property.
We are also committed to helping our students become media literate, understanding how to evaluate the quality and validity of sources of information. They understand that it is their right and obligation to question everything and search for veracity from a wide variety of reliable sources.
To support our students becoming responsible digital citizens, we integrate the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship curriculum throughout our school, from Prek3 through grade 12. We are proud to have been named a Common Sense School because of our commitment to digital citizenship.