Teachers at every level at All Saints’ utilize technology as a pivotal part of their instruction. Our goal is to balance the School’s traditional exemplary educational standards with up-to-date technology integration that enhances the classroom learning experience. We aim to empower our students to be creative communicators, computational thinkers, innovative designers, constructors of knowledge, digital citizens, global collaborators, and empowered learners. “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
Students and educators will use technology to enhance and expand the traditional role of education in the All Saints’ community. We will develop curriculum and apply instructional methods enriched with technology to increase collaborative opportunities, engage in authentic learning, enhance STEAM experiences, and improve assessment practices schoolwide. All Saints’ classroom technology integration and Digital Citizenship curriculum will prepare students to succeed as global citizens in the 21st century.
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 to improve our instruction. For example, we see the benefit of using iPads in certain cases, but do not view our school as solely an “iPad school.” We encourage our faculty to use updated technologies to elevate their teaching and learning practices and employ a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy in the upper grades. Another factor we take into consideration is whether or not certain technologies are developmentally appropriate.