MOUNT Sinai College (MSC) has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for a fourth time for its unique implementation of Apple technology.
During the three-year designation (2021-2024), MSC will collaborate with other Apple Distinguished Schools around the world and host school visits in collaboration with Apple Education teams, where educators showcase how they use Apple products and digital content to create teaching and learning experiences.
Principal Phil Roberts was recently invited by Apple Education to speak at their wellbeing leadership series where he shared MSC’s approach to learning, using technology to enhance creativity within the classroom and why wellbeing “is at the forefront of everything that we do”.
“Wellbeing seeps through the pores of Mount Sinai College,” he said.
Being an Apple Distinguished School provides access to modern tools and resources that allow both teachers and students to teach better, learn better, and to keep up with the ever-changing careers of tomorrow.
The right technology becomes an “all-access pass” to a worldwide community with an ever-growing database of knowledge and skills that allows students to get beyond the grind of classroom repetitive tasks and to really think about the “how”of learning.
Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, educational leadership, and teaching excellence.
While Apple technology connects students to the world around them, it also acts as a toolbox that fuels creativity, deepens collaboration, promotes well-being and makes learning personal.
Apple Distinguished School educators have a clear vision and they articulate how their technology-rich environment supports their goals for learning.
School leaders set the conditions for and promote continuous innovation to support their school’s vision. They understand that this is an ongoing process that requires thoughtful planning, practice and iteration along the way.
With the support of innovative use of technology and agile classroom learning, students have opportunities to enrich their learning and teaching experiences in ways that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
“Schools go on multiple journeys, but I can say without doubt that the most enjoyable and most productive journey has been the one we have shared with Apple,” Roberts said.