The Dubai International Academy is one of the most progressive schools in the UAE. Operating out of 2 campuses, DIA implements the IB’s Primary Years Programme for a diverse student pool comprising over 60+ nationalities. There are 2 campuses – Emirate Hills and Al Barsha, together the schools cater to more than 1,800 students.
As the Head of Primary at Dubai International Academy, Al Barsha, I work closely with 70+ educators to design and implement the PYP programme. Collaborative planning and collective vision setting have been a cornerstone of how we think about teaching and learning at DIA Al Barsha. Over the past year, we’ve been using Toddle extensively to support our teachers with the collaborative planning process and our students with portfolio creation. What seemed very much to be an academic year on track was disrupted in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.