Visitors to Amerikanska Gymnasiet often react to the atmosphere of culture and innovation throughout the school. When you come to any one of our schools you will sense right away a creative spirit in both the corridors and the classrooms. The school environment in its entirety is a complete learning environment where face-to-face meetings and interactions between teachers and students are reinforced with digital technology and creative meeting areas.
An important feature is what is called “Blended Learning”. This means that we extend classroom teaching to make it accessible even after school hours. For support our teachers have access to the latest technology; for example there are HD cameras mounted in all the classrooms.
Our teaching encompasses innovative teaching methods where the teachers combine face-to-face interaction with digital technology. All reviews and anything essential to the teaching are filmed in high audiovisual quality using digital cameras that are mounted in classroom ceilings. The camera follows the teacher, and gives students access to teaching outside school hours. Teaching is always accessible in the school, on the train home or at home. For example students and parents can watch the same lesson over and over again and revise with the teacher’s presentations and in this way gain greater access to learning.
Technology for the Future
We work using iPads, digital pens and MacBooks as applicable before, during and after the lessons. This creates a working flexibility and contributes to both efficiency and a higher feedback value for the students. The students generally use an iPad, with the accompanying pen and integrated keyboard. Using this digital method students gain another type of experience and learning than with the traditional way of using a computer. In future working life it is also highly probable that solutions like iPad will be used. In the same way as the typewriter was once replaced, we see that the future promises more innovative solutions than a screen and a keyboard. Students still use MacBooks however for those courses involving programming and iMac for courses in media production.