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Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

 

Striving for Excellence


Through ongoing research and development, we constantly monitor our practices and seek new ways to improve.  This includes the type of educational resources we invest in and use to deliver the ideal learning experiences for our classrooms.   As a result, we have been at the forefront of utilizing advanced technology, such as SMART Boards, iPads, and cloud computing as part of our education strategies.

SMART Boards, for example, have been installed in every elementary classroom and puts the most advanced and effective teaching/learning tool in the hands of students and teachers every day and for every lesson. They also permit teachers to give external access to parents and students so they can review daily lessons, consult the online textbook and receive immediate information from the comfort of their home. As you would expect, UMS also provides the most current, hard-copy editions of textbooks, manipulative math materials and subject specific resources.

In addition, we contract independent staff to monitor the content of our curriculum and teaching strategies on a regular basis.  Students themselves from grade 1 to 8 also participate in external assessments annually. Through ongoing research and evaluation we are able to adjust our teaching methods to maintain a progressive curriculum while also meeting the specific needs of our students.

The research and development team is comprised of faculty leads, education administrators, along with various external stakeholders. On an ongoing basis, we conduct spot evaluation of the curriculum to ensure that we can meet the established goals year after year. With this approach we have been able to implement some of the most advanced learning strategies which include:

  • Balanced Literacy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Computer/Technology Skills Curriculum
  • Digital Literacy

As it stands, UMS is focused on expanding the availability of new digital technologies such as SMART Boards within the campus allowing students the opportunity to leverage new mediums of learning. Because of a changing educational landscape we realize the need to constantly adapt and improve our environment so as to ensure students are provided with the utmost benefit.


“Every year at UMS we look to get better. It is our commitment to continuously improve, to undertake school expansion, invest in program innovations, and in state-of-the-art resources that support your child’s learning experiences.”

Rosemin Remtulla - Director of Education

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