Technology Program for Grades K-8.
- Due to the circumstances that will be present at the start of the current school year we are asking for all students in grades K-8 to have an iPad and an Apple Pencil (or similar input device).
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School is blessed with a variety of technologies that are intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our teaching as well as provide opportunities for students to utilize and work with 21st-Century skill sets demanded in high school, college and careers.
Our goal is to not just have technology present in classrooms, but rather, to bring our learning environments into a contemporary model of personalized learning and instruction based on the interactions derived from the effective use of a 1 to 1 technology program. We guide and coach our students to be mindful of their "Digital Tattoo" recognizing the importance of responsible digital citizenship and adhering to the school's technology Acceptable Usage Policy.
Accepting that the learning environment our students are most engaged in involves the use of various technologies and that differentiated instruction can be greatly enhanced through a developed plan utilizing technology, Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac school has committed to a focused strategy of resources and budgetary decisions that will allow for continued acquisition, updating, and training ensuring that our technology program remains relevant to the ever-changing pace of education reform.
Allowing our students to work with and engage in a 1 to 1 learning environment provides them with the foundations needed to leverage their learning and excel with the technology demanded in high school, college, and the workplace. Our intention is to guide students on all grade levels in the appropriate, ethical, and moral use of technology, enhancing the student-centered classroom where discovery-based learning is married with challenged based education. We expect our students to acquire knowledge as they experience open-ended questions that require data interpretation, collaboration, debate, discussions, and creative thought, through the use of cloud computing, learning management systems, online forums, and assessments that model authentic learning. Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac school prepares our students with the ability to adapt to various learning environments that focus on 1 to 1 computing. Our students, through divergent ways of approaching solutions, model 21st-Century skill sets which require the ability to acquire, interact, analyze, and produce digital content. Through the use of 1 to 1 computing, our students, who are mobile learners, can engage with content and resources on a continuous basis. The student is encouraged to seek solutions through resources currently available to them, blending formalized instruction with digital content, allowing the student to experience a variety of learning modalities while becoming an independent learner.
Our technology program is constructed around iPads and Chromebooks required by all Kindergarten-8th-grade students, as well as two carts of iPads for our Preschool through Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students. Content varies from apps specific to curriculum centered skills to accessing digital content for Religion, Math, Science, Reading, and Spanish. Students are able to interact with active response system apps allowing teachers to formative assess progress as well as interact with peers and teachers through backchanneling and collaborative networks. Students can also receive, interact with, and digitally hand in assignments through the use of the school’s learning management system. We are committed to providing each student opportunity to transition to high school with the digital literacy skills needed in today’s diverse and technologically ubiquitous learning environments. Saint Jeanne’s focuses on producing life-long learners who are driven to make solid moral and ethical decisions as they utilize technology in life...and for life.
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