Campus Life

Technology

All Saints’ Episcopal School embraces the dynamic but complementary tensions revealed in an educational model emphasizing excellence in educating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. In our 21st century world, this includes balancing the importance of healthy interpersonal relationships with harnessing the benefits of technology. Following our Mission and Outcome, we are committed to failing forward in merging the best practices of our past with the innovative practices of the future.
 
“It’s not about how many apps we integrate, but about providing our students with the best access and opportunities to contemporary learning resources. As educators, we must prepare our students for their future, not ours.” -Andrew Marcinek

High Tech/High Touch
The dizzying speed with which technology has advanced is remarkable and disruptive. We must successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities that such diverse technologies present. In education, part of this is realizing the human elements involved, especially given our unique spiritual development component as a strong college preparatory Episcopal school.
 
For us, the term High Tech/High Touch means that we value the interpersonal relationships among students, faculty and administration while recognizing the need to exercise best practices of using technology that are developmentally appropriate to improve our instruction. 

Division Integrations

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  • Early Childhood

    Technology instruction begins in the Early Childhood program, where students learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse and introduction to the keyboard. Early Childhood students also utilize Smart Tables and iPads to practice fine motor skills as well as academic skills such as handwriting, letter recognition and sounds, counting, shapes, and more.

  • Lower School

    More robust computer literacy courses begin in the Lower School where students attend a Technology course in the computer lab once per week. Lower School students practice keyboarding, learn to use programs such as the Microsoft Office and Google suites, participate in introductory coding, and engage in Digital Citizenship lessons. 
     
    In addition to the Technology Lab, Lower School students have access to iPads or Chromebooks and participate in a 1:1 Chromebook program starting in the fourth grade. Devices are used for station work, collaboration, digital manipulatives, digital games, formative assessment, research and digital presentations. Teachers utilize interactive whiteboards and document cameras throughout their instruction.
     
    A new Makerspace, All Saints’ Exploratorium, was recently added to the Lower School. Students in every grade will have the opportunity to explore this innovative STEAM program, which focuses on making, hands-on activities, project-based learning and technology exploration. Lower School students are also able to participate in an after-school STEM Club. 

  • Middle School

    The Middle School folds technology skills into the larger curriculum and all students utilize a Chromebook as part of their school supplies to allow for technology integration in every course. Devices are used for research, digital project-based learning, Google Apps for Education, collaboration, and formative assessment. Middle School math students also have 1:1 iPads to use for TI-Inspire, interactive math games and math projects.
     
    The Middle School recently added a new required technology course called “Computer Science Discoveries.” This course allows students to build on the technology skills they learned in Lower School while learning the basics of programming, physical computing, HTML/CCS and data. This course is housed in the STEAM Lab in the Sellers & Campbell Union, which boasts a 4K ultra-high-resolution BenQ interactive flat panel, retractable ceiling electrical cords, full wall dry erase board, and robotics and rockets equipment.
     
  • Upper School

    By the time students are in the Upper School, much of their educational experience takes place in digital spaces. All Upper School students bring a laptop to class daily to use for note-taking, collaboration, engaging with online content, blended learning, digital project-based learning, and sharing their work with authentic audiences. 
     
    Instructional technology is also used throughout the School’s Fine Arts program through courses such as digital photography, digital media, and filmmaking. Upper School Technology course offerings include Digital Literacy, 3D Design & Fabrication, Introduction to Robotics, Engineering, Computer Science & Coding, the Solar Car program, and Pi-Top Modular Development Laptop Kits that allow students to build and program their own computers.

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All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. Grounded in the Episcopal school tradition, All Saints’ offers programming of national distinction in the academic, fine art, athletic and spiritual disciplines, which brings to life our philosophy of promoting each student’s individual genius within.
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