New Technology for Learning at the British International School of Ljubljana

By , 08 Mar 2021, 17:35 PM Lifestyle
Staff using the laptops at school in their first training sessions Staff using the laptops at school in their first training sessions All photos from the British International School of Ljubljana

The British International School of Ljubljana has just received a delivery of new laptops for all staff at school.  This investment is in preparation for further development of its online provision, use of technology in the classroom and to raise its high standards in the quality of education at school.

This fits in to the ‘Technology for Learning’ plan implemented by the school after the first lockdown. The plan has now been reviewed and enhanced to prepare for the future and any possible transitions to online learning that might occur.  During the second wave of lockdown, the school introduced a more structured day of virtual lessons, further opportunities to learn away from the computer, reducing screen time, or increasing the availability of extra learning resources if required.  It has been a process in an effort to continually improve, with the help of students, parents and staff at school, to refine and increase the high-quality provision of education. 

They have worked with other schools in Slovenia – through virtual meetings, forums and presentations – to share best practices, experiences and successes of what teachers have implemented during this challenging time.  With many educators across the country eager to help others with remote learning, this has been a major positive over the last 12 months.

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The Principal Paul Walton with the new technology which will help all staff and students immediately at school.

The Principal, Paul Walton, commented “I am very excited about this project and very happy that this is the first time in the history of the school that we have been able to purchase this type of new technology for all our staff.  I look forward to continue working with schools across Slovenia to share ideas and ways to improve the quality of education for all students”

Having these new laptops for each member of staff will facilitate opportunities to:

  • Maintain and enhance the quality of education in class for students.
  • Further develop the online learning platform and provision for students to consolidate learning and stretch ahead to challenge themselves.
  • Use technology in the classroom more effectively to create new learning experiences for students.
  • Use a high-quality device across the school to enable working from various areas around the campus and beyond.

With over 50 staff on site, this is a significant step forward to enhance and transform the learning opportunities for students at the British International School of Ljubljana.  With over a third of the students at school from Slovenia, this is an excellent provision for staff to plan high-quality teaching materials that enable students to receive support at home, and opportunities challenge themselves further with online learning.  A higher quality of online provision enables students to collaborate with others online and continue to work together to ensure they make outstanding progress.

Technology is used effectively and supports the learning of students, from the two-year-olds in the kindergarten through Primary and Secondary and up to the 18-year-old students in high school, who are able to apply to Slovene universities, others in the UK and across Europe and around the world successfully.


One of the staff planning language lessons

This initiative will have an immediate positive impact for the students, and will help in planning ahead further so the right infrastructure is in place for possible remote learning in the future.

The school looks forward to sharing its experiences with others and for students to feel the impact and benefit from these new devices.  The school is a part of the Orbital Education group of schools worldwide.  Find out more about the British International School of Ljubljana here.

Finally, the British International School of Ljubljana is hosting a Virtual Open Day for prospective families at 10am on Tuesday March 23 in English - find out more here if you are interested in joining the event. There is also a similar event in Slovene – Spletni informativni dan – on Thursday March 25 at 3pm, click here for details.

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