TECHNOLOGY VIA CONNECTED LEARNING 

“It's the human connection — paired with the power of connected technologies.”  

—Steve Bohlmann, MPCS Academic Dean

Watch the video to learn how the Connected Learning Program has enhanced student engagement in the classroom.

The emergence of powerful technologies, increasingly high-quality digital educational resources, and the platforms capbable of tailoring our teaching are significatnly enhancing personalized, connected, real-world learning. Our students will inherit a world of rapid change and increased personalization. Technology is revolutionizing how we communicate, how we work, and how we learn. Mount Paran Christian School recognizes this environment and engages our students through learning experiences, which drive diverse critical thinking, communication, collaboration, curiosity, and creativity. 
 
Teaching our students to critically access and discern digital information, our "Connected Learning Pprogram" and 1:1 devices equip students with more tools to think deeply, skillfully, and innovatively. Through this program, our teaching models become appropriately student-centered to help them apply that insight to the world in which they serve. 
 

1:1 Technology Connected Learning Program

HOW CONNECTED LEARNING WORKS

 
Technology adds a completely new dimension to teaching and learning. MPCS is committed to explore academic technology in a developmentally-appropriate way at every level of the school. Preschool and lower school students use tablets, computers, SMART Tables, and other age-appropriate devices to enhance curriculum in each subject area. Middle and high school students are issued an individual Microsoft Surface Pro device each year, which is integrated into traditional curriculum through Google Classroom. MPCS teachers in many levels have achieved their Google Certifications.

 

middle school devices 1:1
Connected Learning 1:1 device used at MPCS

What They Say About CLP:

“I knew as a teacher it could revolutionize my classroom and the way that I teach. For the first time after 14 years of being in the classroom, I feel like I can teach them to the level at which they need to be taught. They have never been more energized. They are excited to come to class, and they love that we seek their input in our classrooms. For the first time, I think they are taking ownership in the classroom.”  

-Amanda Varner, Middle School Teacher

“It [technology] encourages me to do more. I just stay organized, and all my work is right there, which helps me to be more connected to my teachers, my classroom, and the material I am learning.” 

-W. Duncan, High School Student

 “We have the opportunity to provide more real-time feedback to our students based on what they show as far as mastery of content.”

-Paul Montaperto, Middle School Head

preschool connected learning at MPCS