We believe technology should be used to improve student academic achievement. This can be accomplished through:
Digital technologies (i.e. computers, handhelds, digital media, etc.) have the potential to unlock student achievement for learning in significant and substantive ways. For that reason, it is our vision to have all students computer literate by the 8th grade. We believe that “how” technology is applied in the classroom is substantially more important than “how much” or “how often” technology is applied. Because of this, technology’s role in an instructional setting must be deliberate, well-designed and continuously assessed.
Our teachers participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology and to improve student learning. This education is then applied within the classroom to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning.
We believe that communication technology can be a powerful force in removing the barriers that sometimes exist between the classroom and the living room. With these technologies, our parents will gain real-time access to information about their child’s academic performance through a secure Internet connection. Communication with teachers is also timely as are tools like email and instant messaging.