Crescent Girls' School has been on our journey of technology use for teaching and learning for quite a number of years. We began in 2003 with m-Learning, which kickstarted our 1-1 computing programme. Since then, we have gone through a number of phases of growth. We have also gleaned many precious lessons along the way as we sought to blaze the trail in leveraging on the affordances of technology for effective learning.
The past four years have been particularly exciting. As one of the FutureSchools in the first phase of MOE's FutureSchools@Singapore programme, we have been intensely involved in pushing the frontiers in transformational use of technology to revolutionize the learning experience for our students. We have had the privilege of working with key partners from the Ministry of Education (ETD and CPDD), IDA as well as colleagues from the industry. We have also been able to see some encouraging fruits of our labour.
Having received much support in our journey and having grown much, it is also time to give back. CrADLe is one such platform through which we hope to cascade the learning to others in the education fraternity. We have been able to distill our learning into principles and actionable practices that we hope to share with the community. CrADLe has been designed and planned with full cognizance that change management and implementation of technology-supported teaching and learning approaches are complex and multi-dimensional endeavours, and never just about the technology itself. Therefore the different strands in CrADLe seek to address some of these dimensions and complexities.
We are excited about the collaborative potential of CrADLe. It is our hope that CrADLe can catalyse a movement of sharing and knowledge creation amongst schools, school leaders and teachers, and we look forward to learning and growing alongside all in the CrADLe fraternity.