Academic technology is more than just a lab filled with computers. At CCES, technology is a part of nearly everything we do. Material is presented in new and exciting ways. Students learn the skills they need to utilize 21st century tools efficiently and safely. Parents stay connected and informed 24 hours a day.
Tools for 21st Century Teaching
Academic classrooms at CCES are equipped with tools that help each student learn more effectively. Nearly every classroom is furnished with Audio Enhancement, a wireless microphone system that allows students to hear their teacherís voice clearly, no matter what the auditory distractions. Hand held response systems (clickers) are used to give students and teachers instant feedback. Classrooms are also equipped with SMARTBoards, interactive white boards that allow students to connect on-screen with documents and multimedia presentations, encourage deeper engagement with class material. Document cameras have replaced overhead projectors, with three-dimensional display and enhanced capabilities. Upper and Middle School Foreign Language classes visit the state of the art language lab on a weekly basis for both conversational exercises and practice with Rosetta Stone software.
Technology training and online safety and ethics are integrated into each divisionís curriculum. Lower School students are introduced to online research, Microsoft programs, file management, and the creation of multimedia projects. Middle School students refine their keyboarding skills, explore graphic design software, and discuss online safety and ethics. The Upper School offers courses in digital media, computer science, mobile application development, and web design.
Keeping the Community Connected
At Christ Church Episcopal School, we recognize that an engaged, connected community is key to a successful experience. Parents can monitor their studentís progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through their NetClassroom accounts. School-wide e-blasts and the Online Cavalier Community keep families informed regarding upcoming events and school news. In the event of an emergency or school closing, the AlertNow system instantly sends important messages to the entire school community.