TECHNOLOGY VIA CONNECTED LEARNING
“It's the human connection — paired with the power of connected technologies.”
—Steve Bohlmann, MPCS Academic Dean
The emergence of powerful technologies, increasingly high-quality digital educational resources, and the platforms capable of tailoring our teaching are significantly 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 Program" 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.
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.