These three concepts are the foundation for instructional technology at ESK. As students develop skills for using technology to empower learning, they begin to share ideas and strategies with the greater community. Combining conceptual knowledge and idea sharing, students are then well-prepared to use technology in creative and innovate ways to demonstrate learning, ingenuity and problem-solving skills.
Each Lower School classroom teacher uses an interactive Promethean Board in daily instruction. Kindergarten, first and second grade classes use iPads to support language, reading, science and math skills development. Third through fifth grades use 1:1 Linux/Windows netbooks, which can instantly turn each classroom into a tech lab.
Middle School students participate in the FLEx 1:1 technology program beginning in sixth grade. FLEx (Free-Platform Learning Exchange) is an open-platform environment, which allows students to bring iPads, MacBooks, Windows or Linux laptops for use on campus.
It is the mission of the Library Media Center to foster a love of literature among our students, to serve the information needs of the entire school community and to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
“We use technology to explain complex concepts to our students. They are able to participate and fully understand the lesson.”
— Parri Thurman, 2nd Grade Teacher