It is challenging to keep pace with the technology that is emerging all around us in every facet of our lives. Sias International School of Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou (Sias International School) will have that same challenge of course. New technologies are transforming the learning experience for students. Our biggest challenge will be to make sure that our Sias students have every opportunity to be part of that transformation and yet not lose that fundamental grounding for developing a solid set of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes that they will need to be happy, well-adjusted adults, successful leaders, and contributing global citizens.
Technology in the Sias classrooms, labs, studios, workshops and sports arenas will be used to create strong learning environments. This will include the usual laptops, tablets, music synthesizers, video editors, and CNC workshop tools. It will also include the fast-developing technologies of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI).
Beyond all of the hardware and software available at SIS, we will never lose sight of the principle that technology is but a tool to aid learning. The most important learning is that which comes from the critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills that our students will develop through the teacher-guided use of the technology. With these skills, they will be able to acquire the knowledge and understanding and develop the further skills and attitudes to be successful in life.