Preparing students to evaluate, create and collaborate in safe and powerful ways.
Our department teaches technology skills and digital citizenship in an authentic, project-based manner. We collaborate with faculty to integrate technology skills throughout the curriculum, energizing teaching by staying ahead of the curve, researching and sharing new ideas for class instruction, and providing one-on-one help when needed. We work in a detail-minded and service-oriented way to build comfort with using technology.
Lower School Technology is an integral part of a student's preparation for the future. Current initiatives include:
using the Lower School IdeaLab for cutting-edge teaching and learning
helping students make safe choices using technology
integrating digital tools into class projects
creating project-based instruction on the use of current web tools
Project-based technology. Technology classes in each grade use a hands-on approach with a focus on safety, coding, digital citizenship and tech-tool learning experiences.
Foundational skills. Lower School students are introduced to the design thinking process and basics of engineering and robotics.
1:1 laptop program. Beginning in fourth grade, all students are given their own laptops in order to support active, student-centered learning in classes.