TechnologyClick below to read A Story of Transformation:
Technology as a Transformative Tool
Innovation, guided by best practices and based on student learning needs, has always be a part of the fabric of Delaware Valley Friends School. As a result of this commitment, DVFS has become a leader in using technology as a transformative educational tool.
Continually evolving technology is essential to and interwoven throughout instruction at DVFS — allowing teachers to remediate skills, accommodate learning, teach compensatory strategies and celebrate their students’ strengths — all in an extremely personalized way.
Our Apple® 1:1 laptop program, established in 1993, was the first of its kind in our region and has continued to be the primary catalyst in encouraging innovation. This powerful tool in the hands of both our students and our educators has created a vibrant, collaborative culture in which new apps and software programs are constantly sought, tested and implemented to provide the best possible learning experience for our students.
DVFS as a Training and Research Center
A school can be deemed successful when it becomes a leading training resource for other professionals.
DVFS has hosted public and independent schools across the region and country who have sought our help in implementing technology in their school setting.
Our students have also been called upon to provide assistive technology demonstrations for several groups of professional educators over the years—sharing how their favorite technologies serve as transformative tools in their individual learning strategies. DVFS students have presented to the national conferences of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) and NBOA (National Business Officers Association), to the annual regional conference of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association — as well as hosting public demonstrations at local Apple retail stores.
Delaware Valley Friends School welcomes students in grades 5 - 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), memory (long-term and working), processing speed, ADHD and executive functioning challenges.