Common Sense Media
Since 2016 - 2017
Digital media and technology are evolving at a dizzying pace, both unlocking extraordinary opportunities and posing real risks for young people. Students are using the immense power of the Internet and mobile technology to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined, both in and out of the classroom. But issues that emerge from this 24/7 "connected culture," such as cyberbullying, privacy lapses, and uncertainty about which information to trust online, are surfacing both in schools and at home.
GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah sees these as teachable moments. We believe that digital citizenship skills have become essential for students in the 21st century, especially in schools like ours that are using technology to transform learning. That's why we are committed to teaching our students how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly.
Our school GMS has been approved as a Common Sense Certified School since 2016, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school’s commitment creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.
This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
We are one of the more than 100,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education's groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.
To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
Microsoft Showcase School
Since 2017 - 2018
Our School is now officially a Microsoft Showcase School. We join a global community of schools engaged in innovative change to improve teaching and learning using Microsoft’s K-12 Education Transformation Framework. With the support and guidance of Microsoft, we create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.
Showcase School leadership teams are part of a professional community that amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies.
We warmly congratulate our teachers Salu Melwin, Binu Nair, Monika Chauhan, Raina Rodrigues, Naureen Imam, Jacqueline Devi, Tina Tiby, Lakshmi Veeraragavan, Kavita Joshi, Brucena Barretto and Srijita Mukherjee on earning their certification as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE).
As an MIE Expert, educators build their capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways and be an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.
GMS was one among the 25 schools to be recognized for its initiatives both in the school and in the wider community for promoting environmental awareness and sustainable development. The school was awarded with the Eco-Schools Green Flag, which is a recognition for excellence in environmental action and learning.
School Inspections Summaries
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September 2016 to January 2017