Computers & Technology
Technical literacy is important in today’s information-rich, technological society and in the future. The School strives to provide students with the tools, skills, and access to the technology they need in order to be productive members of the school community and beyond. Instruction in the use of technology is developmentally appropriate from early kindergarten through grade 12, and technology is used to enhance learning, research, and productivity in the arts, mathematics, science, and humanities.
Instruction in the Lower School computer classes includes digital citizenship and literacy, coding with visual blocks, and project based learning with skill development in the use of many widely used software applications. Site licenses on both campuses include programs from Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia, and others. Word processing, multimedia presentations, graphics, desktop publishing, web design, web animation, Internet research strategies, and other topics are taught each year at developmentally appropriate levels. Through the integration of classroom themes and subject content in project-based activities, students learn that computers are tools for learning. Computers in the classroom bring additional enrichment activities with grade-level software in a variety of curricular areas.
The Technology Department also provides technical support and professional development opportunities to staff and faculty and is responsible for the administrative and technical management of the computer infrastructure on both campuses.