Allen Academy has a 100% college acceptance rate.
Technology in the Classroom
From March to May of the 2016-2017 school year, I switched my teaching strategy to a more personalized format focused on student-centered, self-paced learning. With this change, technology became a vital part of the learning process in history classes. In order to facilitate personalized learning, the students used the Summit Learning platform, which provided a digital set of learning objectives, essential questions, and a resource playlist for each unit. The students could learn at their own pace, in their own way, using resources that best help them to learn. Students used their devices to access articles, videos, and other linked history resources, and once they could prove that learning had occurred, I would approve their requested content assessments, which they took online in the classroom. In addition to the Summit platform, students used Google Docs and Google Slides to collaborate digitally. Some students chose to share out on their learning by creating a video and showing it to the class. For some students, the practice of personalized learning through a digital platform was liberating. They were no longer forced to learn at a slower or faster pace than what is most beneficial to them. Other students were pushed out of their comfort zone, but were better off due to the fact that they had to think about the learning process, how they learn best, and ultimately they learned how to learn.
Read all about it! Click Here to View Allen’s Student-Run Newspaper
What is The RamPage?
Upcoming Events See All »
ISAS Accreditation Visiting Team On Campus
ISAS (Independent School Association of the Southwest) see more »
College Shirt Day
MS Football vs. Orange
Varsity Football vs. Orange
Preschool’s Apple Day
Latest News & Information See All »
The Parent Trap
Parenting is hard. In fact, sometimes you question if you’re doing it right at all. Couple that with the fact that it may be exponentially more difficult than it was even just 10 years ago, and asceRead More»
Solar Eclipse at Allen
DETAILS ON THE ECLIPSE
Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse
Partial SoRead More»
Student Testimony – Quality Learning is the Allen Standard
"Quality learning is the Allen standard; everyone helps everyone get ahead. It's the competitive spirit that drives each student at Allen to be better and the companionsRead More»
Incorporating Technology: Opportunities to Encourage Adaptive Expertise
We made an exciting change this past year: all of our 6th grade students had a laptop with them in class. We recognized the benefits of digital learning and literacy asRead More»