San Domenico School Named Apple Distinguished School

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San Domenico School is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2012-2013 school year for its innovative integrated technology program that features one-to-one iPad use to enhance student learning in grades 4-12 as well as iPad centers and carts for grades K-3.

San Domenico School in San Anselmo, CA named Apple Distinguished School. All students in grades 4-12 are given an iPad for the school year.

“Students create their own learning anytime and anywhere with mobile devices such as iPad,” explains Christopher K. Sokolov, Director of Technology.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

"Student-centered learning is at the heart of San Domenico’s educational philosophy, and the iPad has been truly transformational, fostering a degree of creativity, individuality, and innovative thinking not possible in a traditional classroom setting, or even using conventional technology, ” notes Cecily Stock, Interim Head of School. “This recognition highlights the work of our entire school community, whose dedication and adaptability is essential in our constant drive to improve the way we teach.”

The selection of San Domenico School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights its achievements in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology.

“Students create their own learning anytime and anywhere with mobile devices such as iPad,” explains Christopher K. Sokolov, Director of Technology. “It’s exhilarating to see students take advantage of our open garden and other outdoor spaces with apps they’ve discovered to really demonstrate their classroom learning.” In addition to iPads, carts of MacBooks are available for all grade levels and iMacs are used by students in the library and other common spaces.

About San Domenico
San Domenico is a co-ed pk-8 day school and girls’ 9-12 day and boarding school located on 515 acres in San Anselmo, CA. Founded in 1850 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, it is California’s first independent school. The school’s challenging academics are informed by the Dominican values of study, reflection, service and community. On campus are state-of-the art academic facilities, a music conservatory, riding stables, swimming pool, gymnasium, one-acre organic garden, 2,358 solar panels, and six tennis courts. The school was among Marin’s first to implement a one-to-one iPad program for students in grades 4-12.

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