STEAM & Innovation

STEAM education is a growing force in today’s world, both in the classroom and industry. STEAM is an interdisciplinary and project-based approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.  

The vision behind these initiatives is for students to acquire critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills, essential for their future.We have integrated digital technology into our classrooms since 2016, including interactive whiteboards, projectors and iPads.

In 2019, our school gained recognition from Apple as an Apple Distinguished School (ADS) for continuous innovation in learning and teaching.

As one of around 535 schools worldwide recognised as an ADS school, technology plays an integral part in learning for children at ICS Côte d’Azur.

We also work with LEGO® Education, and we are beginning to integrate robotics and coding into the curriculum. These hands-on projects build confidence through play and the development of holistic skills.

Students develop design-process and critical thinking in a collaborative environment, preparing them for tomorrow’s world.

 

A PYP student conducting a science experiment
A students works on an iPad while two students help with a group activity

Our learning community benefits from:

  • A one-to-one iPad ratio for students from PY 3 to PY 6 and class sets for the younger students.
  • Continuous training for teachers to develop technology-focused learning.
  • Interactive whiteboard technology.

Through the everyday use of technology, students become competent with digital literacy and online learning skills.