Technology

Instructional technology is more than just a computer lab. At CCES, technology plays a role in the classroom, daily. Technology is used to engage students. CCES students are more than consumers of digital media; they are producers of digital content. 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 well-equipped with the latest technology tools. Nearly every classroom is furnished with Audio Enhancement, a wireless microphone system, to limit outside auditory distractions. Classrooms are also equipped with projection systems and SMARTBoards, interactive white boards that allow students to connect on-screen with documents and multimedia presentations to encourage deeper engagement with class material.  Every student in grade 6 through 10 uses an Apple iPad daily. A one to one environment is designed to help enhance student learning and enrich each individual studentís overall educational experience.

Placing this technology into student's hands provides:

  • access to textbooks and thousands of digital books
  • an organized note-taking platform
  • an online research tool
  • a platform to facilitate individual and group work
  • access to a learning management system for managing homework, class assignments, quizzes and tests
  • a platform for video or audio copies of lectures
  • 24 hour access to CCES libraryís academic digital resources to build digital literacy skills
  • a tool to create digital content

All students have Schoology accounts. Schoology is a true learning management system (LMS).  It is a secure, virtual learning environment used in P-12 schools as well as colleges and universities.  It allows students to create, manage, and share academic content.  It is, in many respects, a digital representation of what happens in class. The cloud-based platform provides tools needed to extend learning outside of classroom walls. A cloud-based LMS like Schoology is vitally important for digital workflow management.  

Real-World Skills

Technology training, online safety, and ethical use of digital media are integrated into each divisionís curriculum. Lower School students are introduced to online research, productivity programs, file management, and the creation of multimedia projects. Middle School students explore graphic design software, basic programming and robotics, video editing, and app design. The Upper School offers courses in digital media, computer science, mobile application development, and web design.

Keeping the Community Connected

At CCES, we recognize that an engaged, connected community is key to a successful experience. Parents can monitor their childís progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through Schoology, our learning management system. 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 Blackboard Connect system instantly sends important messages to the entire school community via email, text message, and voicemail. 

For more information about this program please feel free to contact Melissa Hughes, Director of Instructional Technology, at hughesm@cces.org.