Technology

TECHNOLOGY



The Media Center is a hub of activity for both students and the school community. Covering both Media Technology and Library skills, students in grades EC4 - 8th grade attend classes twice a week. To empower student's voice and ensure learning that prepares them to thrive in an ever-changing world, ISTE Standards for Students are followed for Technology, promoting students to become: empowered learners; digital citizens; knowledge constructors; innovative designers; computational thinkers; global collaborators.   Following best practices, students are given opportunities to experience a wide variety of technology including:  robotics; computers; iPads; building materials; 3D printing; coding; keyboarding; green screen; to name a few. Middle School students participate in STREAM, based on the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) curriculum model, integrating Religion and the Arts into STEM.  Middle School also has a 1:1 Chromebook program, allowing for technology to be used across the curriculum.  Lower School classrooms have iPads and laptops for students to use, as well as opportunities for classes to come to the Media Center to use computers. 

Library lessons combine many skills: reading genres; research strategies; library information skills; with a focus on helping students to be passionate about reading. Following FL state standards, Students build new knowledge by learning to inquire, explore, engage, and curate in an inclusive collaborative environment. The Library participates in the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program (SSYRA), a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3-8. The purpose of SSYRA is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above or below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency.  Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literacy value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.   The Media Center has a collection of over 5,000 books, numerous magazines, and electronic resources including Encyclopedia Britannica for students to use. 

 

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