Dubai Heights Academy is technologically creative, striving to incorporate a multitude of different types of technology into its learning and believes that balance is key when it comes to traditional learning and technology.
As a highly inclusive school, it is also developing the use of assistive technology to enhance the learning experience for all students. Together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dubai Heights Academy is developing and piloting an exciting new project-based curriculum with Key Stage 3 students as part of an initial three-year partnership focusing on a very important STEM topic that is transforming society: artificial intelligence (AI). Each week, students have sessions at school that are carefully designed by MIT specialists and delivered by the school’s on-site MIT correspondent.
Together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dubai Heights Academy is developing and piloting an exciting new project-based curriculum with Key Stage 3 students
More recently, Dubai Heights Academy has extended the collaboration with MIT to include children in Years 1 and 2, who are receiving the special opportunity to develop their literacy and social-emotional learning through a robot literacy station designed by researchers at MIT’s media lab. The learning station consists of the learning companion robot, Jibo, a tablet with learning activities, and a camera to collect information about the study at the school. Students, together with Jibo, participate in exploring storybooks that target their language learning and curiosity skills, emotion regulation activities that enhance social-emotional learning, and creative exploration activity that scaffolds their creativity.
Dubai Heights Academy has extended the collaboration with MIT to include children in Years 1 and 2
As the only school in the region offering this groundbreaking AI Literacy programme to enhance students’ literacy, social and development, Dubai Heights Academy is very proud of its ongoing commitment to preparing young people for success in a rapidly changing world.
Read more about Dubai Heights Academy’s Inclusive AI Literacy programme with MIT here.