This year, Echo Horizon School joins 43 schools that Apple is renewing nationwide as exemplary learning environments. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that integrate Apple technology in education and meet criteria for the five best practices: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment.
Echo Horizon School is pleased to announce it has renewed status as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2012-2013 school year for its implementation of cutting-edge Apple technology to nurture literacy, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. This is the third year that the school has received this distinction.
“We are truly honored to be recognized with this distinction for a third year,” stated Head of School Paula Dashiell. “The work that our Director of Technology Elaine Wrenn and our entire faculty has done, using technology to facilitate a dynamic personalized learning experience, will prepare students for success in the 21st century.”
“Technology is woven throughout the environment at Echo Horizon School to support innovative approaches to teaching and learning”, explains Ms. Wrenn. “Primary students develop literacy and numeracy skills by authoring interactive stories using iPad, while upper grade students also use MacBook to create videos, music, animations, and presentations that communicate their learning.”
Project Based Learning, Challenge Based Learning, and the Flipped Classroom model enable a personalized approach to learning at Echo Horizon School providing students the opportunity to gain important content knowledge and 21st century skills. The school also serves as a resource to educators, hosting local, national, and international visitors