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At TYIS technology is an essential tool for student learning. Students access effective and limitless avenues of learning.
The knowledge and skills that students encounter and acquire in school are aligned with those necessary to succeed in an ever-increasing and challenging technological world.

Computer Classes on an Apple Platform

TechnologyAt TYIS technology is a dynamic tool that enhances creativity, cooperation and collaboration. All grade levels have computer class once a week. Students create digital projects that are integrated with their mainstream curriculum, as well as other computer-based activities that encourage the acquisition of computer skills.

Students share a common computer lab for instruction throughout the week and additional computers are available in upper elementary classrooms. Middle School students each have their own Apple laptop which is provided by the family at the beginning of Grade 7.

Individualized digital programs are the norm at international middle schools and help provide a school culture that fosters creativity, innovation and learning. Students in our Middle School Division use computer technology for a variety of academic applications and functions such as the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. This program is geared for middle school students to master everyday essential tools used for digital applications around the world.

Accelerated Reader

●●●●The Accelerated Reader Program (AR)The Accelerated Reader Program (AR) is a reading-based system that tracks the development of students’ reading skills. The program keeps a running record of assessment reflecting student quiz scores about books they have read. AR is an individualized program where students read at their appropriate level and take computer generated quizzes after finishing the book. AR is a support program to the core Language Arts curriculum.

AR offers quizzes in three key areas: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice and Literacy Skills. Also available are quizzes based on selections from the TYIS core Language Arts program. Each month students receive achievement certificates that correlate with their reading level and the scores achieved on quizzes.

i-Ready: Digital Assessment and Support in Reading and Math

i-Ready Instruction delivers powerful online lessons that motivate students on their paths to proficiency and growth. Driven by insights from the i-Ready Diagnostic, i-Ready’s online K–8 lessons provide tailored instruction that meets students where they are in their learning journey and encourages them as they develop new skills. i-Ready Instruction is complemented by teacher resources that enable them to target the specific skills with which students are struggling most in their whole class, small group, and one-to-one instruction.