Apple Distinguished School

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Apple Distinguished Schools are considered to be among the most innovative schools in the world for the ways they inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking among students.

Apple Distinguished Schools showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment, and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

“At Berlin Intermediate School, we strive to provide a rigorous educational program for all students that is sensitive to individual needs.” Amy Gallagher, Ed. D., principal of BIS. “Technology should always enhance our efforts to personalize learning and engage students with the curriculum.” 

The selection of BIS as an Apple Distinguished School highlights the school’s success as an innovator and a compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic achievement. The school’s use of experiential and experimental learning models, supported by the school system’s investment in Apple technology, has amplified both student voice and student ownership of their own learning. The daily use of iPads® has empowered teachers to demonstrate and create, showcase, and ultimately inspire their students. Student use of the iPad® has unlocked creativity for creation, collaboration, and communication with their peers, their teachers, and the world around them.

“We are incredibly proud that the innovative learning practices at Berlin Intermediate School has garnered this national recognition,” Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor said. “As I look back on the investment that our Board of Education, County Commissioners, and our community have made to ensure our schools are outfitted with advanced instructional technology to enhance and create new learning opportunities for students, today’s announcement is a demonstration of how sound this continued focus and investment truly is.”

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