Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL), located on the second floor of the HUB student center, offers our school community a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative environment to learn together, exchange ideas, and creatively problem-solve. Combining the expertise of faculty and administrators, professional development workshops, and student support services, the CITL will enrich teaching and learning by encouraging interdisciplinary discussions and inspiring forward-thinking educational practices, serving as a portal to bringing the world to TASIS Dorado and TASIS Dorado to the world.
Equipped with cutting-edge technology and educational opportunities, the CITL offers specialized classrooms, audio and video recording studios, technology labs, study zones, group meeting spaces, lounge areas, and a revitalized library inspiring collaborative projects, unique classes, and virtual learning. Key programs and spaces are dedicated to students across all academic divisions:
- Students in Grades PPK to 5 will be inspired to immerse themselves in the world of literature in our newly renovated Elementary Library specifically designed for our youngest learners.
- Individual and group study spaces for students in Grades 6 to 12 provide equipment and digital resources where they will find reading and research options through a curated collection of hard-copy resources, subscription services, and digital hubs.
- The Innovation Sciences Department will teach most of its classes in the CITL, including Robotics, STEAM, Computer Science, and Machine Learning.
- Academic coaching, an expanded Writing Lab, and a Writing Fellows Program will offer additional support.
Teachers will participate in global Teaching Learning Communities and benefit from professional Growth Coaches for goal setting and strategic implementation.
Global Online Academy
In addition to the many resources available on-site, the CITL will be the home of TASIS Dorado’s connection to the Global Online Academy. GOA is an elite consortium of 130+ top-rated private schools that provides accredited upper school courses amplifying passion-driven learning. Unique spaces in the CITL, such as the Virtual and Flex Classrooms and Virtual Teaching Pods, will be instrumental in leveraging this partnership. Unique electives include Neuropsychology, Fiction Writing, Filmmaking, Entrepreneurship in a Global Context, Digital Photography, Medical Problem Solving I, and Geometry. Students experience a unique blend of high-quality teacher feedback, a strong sense of belonging, diverse perspectives, student-led learning, and personal and academic growth opportunities. Access to these interest-based courses enables students to explore their passions, develop essential skills, and better prepare for college.