Information Strategies Center

Hisar School Information Strategies Center conducts its activities with the aim of structuring a sustainable, manageable, and dynamic digital infrastructure and ecosystem with the ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions and needs within the integrity of K12, fostering a digital culture and achieving the digital transformation.

The circumstances we are facing require education to be planned and carried out in a multi-channel approach. In compliance with the mission and principles of the school, Hisar Schools prioritize approaches that are adaptable to any change and challenging conditions, allowing a flexible and communicative structure, without compromising scientific approaches. These priorities rely on planning and using face-to-face, online, synchronous, and asynchronous learning tools, and strategies holistically in order to deliver superior learning experiences across all academic processes.

To achieve its goals, the Information Strategies Center carries out its activities in compliance with the international standards based on viable deployment, continuity, and sustainability strategies. The roles of students and teachers have been identified and learning environments have been structured pursuant to the educational technologies standards of the ISTE International Society for Technology in Education, the most reputable organization in the field.

You can reach the “Support” website of the Information Strategies Center via the link below.

Our Team
Information Strategies Center Members
Dilara Vardar Coordinator
Bahadır Yıldız Member
Başak Başman Member
H. Beyza Özer Member
Gökçe B. Yılmaz Aslan Member
A. Hilal Avcı Member
Jose Luis Perez Cabello Member
Mustafa Bozkurt Member
Sedat Yalçın Member
Tuğçe Özer Member
Utku Öztekin Member

Education During Pandemic

We have entered into a process promising normalization thanks to the global measures and vaccination process implemented across the world. While adapting to the continuously evolving conditions and reviewing our living, working, and educational habits accordingly, we resolutely strive to achieve a sustainable, shareable, and manageable learning environment for our students and employees.

Combining our experience, knowledge, and skills with existing technical infrastructure, we carry out the necessary digital transformation and support the well-being of our stakeholders at the same time. The renormalization of education requires constant altruism and support from school administration, staff, teachers, students, and parents. We have accepted the dynamic nature of Covid-19 and prepared all contingency plans. In the meantime, we have pursued a scientific approach by closely following up on all updates and publications of scientific communities on a global scale, the procedures of the Turkish Ministry of Health, the Turkish Ministry of National Education, the Turkish Ministry of Labor, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the educational practices across Turkey and the world.

Our main priority at Hisar School is to provide a strong academic curriculum on any platform under any circumstances. During the 2021 fall term, we focused on achieving a normal return to school through in-class and face-to-face learning for the majority of our students, but there are some cases feasible for distance or hybrid education during the 2021-2022 Academic Year as given below:

  • Distance Learning (For the entire school or certain grades)

As per the decisions of the Turkish Ministry of National Education, this method can be implemented in short term or on temporary occasions, when the entire school or certain grades can switch to the distance learning option.

  • Hybrid Learning (For the entire school or certain grades)

As per the decisions of the Turkish Ministry of National Education, this method can be applied on temporary occasions as a combination of face-to-face learning in classrooms and distance learning, available as an option. In this type of learning environment, some students can be present in the classroom and follow up the classes simultaneously while the others can attend classes via video conference calls from their homes. The Hybrid Learning Model can be applied in various formats depending on the existing conditions.

  • Quarantine (Individual or group)

As per the decisions of the Turkish Ministry of National Education and Turkish Ministry of Health with regard to the filiation, quarantine can involve individual students or a group of students; and as a result of the quarantine, the distance learning can be applied for a short-term and temporarily (teachers are located at school while students are located at home). This temporary and short-term distance learning method can also be applicable for cases when teachers are put into quarantine (teachers are located at home while students are located at school).

During the 2021-2022 Academic Year, face-to-face education is applied to all grades. Meanwhile, we will follow the statements and filiation instructions of the Turkish Ministry of National Education, the Turkish Ministry of Health for those who suffer from chronic diseases or those who are put in quarantine for being infected with Covid-19, being close contact or filiation purposes.

“Open Source” Approach

Hisar School has conducted numerous strategy and infrastructure activities by analyzing the conditions of the new period in order to adapt to changes. With the establishment of the Information Strategies Center, the School has started to carry out all digital transformation activities in an integrated manner in line with the international standards. Various documents, policies, reports, and roadmaps have been published to provide an open-source for all educational institutions, teachers, students, and parents. These documents contain useful methods, strategies, and recommendations for all educational institutions on a national and global scale.

To manage the uncertainties of this new period and to implement the process of digital transformation, the following activities have been conducted and completed, and the following policies and reports have been published and shared with the educational sphere with an open-source approach, all detailed in the links below:

  1. HyFlex: Hybrid + Flexible Education Policy TR  / EN
  2. HyFlex: Hybrid + Flexible Course Design Strategies TR / EN
  3. Technology Roadmaps TR / EN
    1. Standards: Hisar School Technology Standards
    2. Web 101: Programs and Applications Available at Hisar School
    3. Video 101: Important Reminders About Course Videos and Presentations
  4. Posters: Roles and Responsibilities of Students TR / EN
  5. Posters: Education Models TR / EN
  6. Software Policy TR / EN
  7. Teacher Support Portal
  8. Orientation Presentation 2021 – 2022
  9. Information Stategies Center Report 2021 – 2022 TR / EN
  10. Information Stategies Center Policy 2022-2023 TR / EN


At this point, it is crucial to explain some concepts and models that we have frequently encountered and used during this process.

  • Hyflex: Hybrid + Flexible

Adapting to changing conditions and allowing a flexible approach, HyFlex (Hybrid + Flexible), which is a combination of the words hybrid (Hybrid) and flexible (Flexible), is a dynamic process to enable transition between models and scenarios (face-to-face, distance, hybrid). In HyFlex, technology is a natural part of the educational process. The approach allows flexible and uninterrupted attendance to/follow-up of the classes regardless of where, how, or when the students attend.

  • Distance Learning

This is a learning approach that is designed under emergency conditions to physically move education from schools to online and offline environments/homes. This method is applied when schools are closed, students and/or teachers are at home, the educational activities are conducted remotely, and all academic processes (online & offline/synchronous and asynchronous) for all students are carried out outside of the school.

  • Hybrid Learning

Hybrid learning is an education model where some students are present physically in classes while others attend via video conference calls. Trainers simultaneously give lessons for those students attending remotely via video conference systems and for those physically present in classes. Hybrid learning is a combined approach of flipped, blended, distance, and online learning to create student-oriented experiences.

  • Flipped Learning

Also known as Flipped Classroom, flipped learning is a learning model that reverses the traditional relationship between classroom time and homework. This learning model allows students to individually perform asynchronous tasks and skills at the lower steps of learning taxonomy; it also structures the classroom hours to enable students to improve their high-level skills such as application, analysis, and synthesis under the guidance of teachers. In this learning model, students are expected to complete the preparation process for classes at home through online courses, videos, and materials, while teachers use classroom time on applications or projects with teacher guidance. This model allows teachers to devote the classroom time to more than traditional classroom activities.

  • Blended Learning

Blended learning is a teaching design approach that has been known from the past to the present and implemented by teachers in classrooms in various formats, but its potential has been discovered only with the help of technology. There is no single definition of this teaching design. The blended learning approach integrates face-to-face learning technologies with distance learning technologies in different proportions depending on the requirements of the learning environment in order to achieve more effective and productive learning results (Dağ, 2011: 76). Blended learning can be applied in various formats:

  • The Station Rotation
  • The Lab Rotation
  • The Individual Rotation
  • The Flipped Classroom
  • The Flex
  • The À La Carte
  • The Enriched Virtual

1-“The Effect of Blended Learning Environments on Student ….” Engagement_A_Study_on_Social_Studies_Course. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

2- Models – Blended Learning Universe, Accessed 12 July 2021.


HyFlex Course Design Strategies

The HyFlex Course Design Strategies have been initiated with the outbreak of the Pandemic in the 2020-2021 academic year and have been updated as per the requirements specific to the 2021-2022 academic year in order to achieve a dynamic transition between Face-to-Face Education Model “New Normal”, Hybrid Education Model and Distance Education Model and to provide our students with a flexible learning environment.

Adapting to changing conditions and allowing a flexible approach, HyFlex (Hybrid + Flexible), which is a combination of the words hybrid (Hybrid) and flexible (Flexible), is a dynamic process to enable transition between models and scenarios (face-to-face, distance, hybrid). In HyFlex, technology is a natural part of the educational process. The approach allows flexible and uninterrupted attendance to/follow-up of the classes regardless of where, how, or when the students attend.

Following the standards, policies, and road maps, thinking creatively and flexibly during this process will provide convenience. The objective of the HyFlex study is to make the inherent learning strategies of academic processes visible, to offer feasible technical infrastructure, tools, and sources for these strategies, and to share the course designs prepared by the Hisar Schools teachers for different grades and branches.

Hybrid & Distance Education

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Educational Technologies

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Computer Sciences

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Technical Infrastructure

The technical infrastructure of Hisar School has been developed to support all learning activities and environments inside and outside of the school, enabling the continuity of learning independent of time and location.  Read more…