School Life

Technology

Technological Literacy is the Currency in Today’s 21st Century Classroom.

Learning is social and highly integrated, and Calvary Christian School's students are members of communities of learners instructed, through challenge-based learning, to utilize technology to create project ideas, establish goals, manage tasks, organize time, cooperate with group members, contribute as group members, and accomplish shared goals. Calvary's students have opportunities to participate in this type of learning every day, through their integrated classroom curriculum supported by Calvary's dedicated Technology and Academic Resource Specialists.

Calvary's Technology and Academic Resource Specialists partner with each classroom teacher to support the educational goals of the core curriculum, develop purposeful learning experiences, and advance student learning by providing technology tools and digital media support for the students. Examples of integrated learning utilizing Calvary's diverse technology include virtual field trips, video conferencing, inquiry-based learning projects, global connections, and digital research.

Some of the technology tools that keep us curious, creative and innovative:

  • 1:1 iPad program for students in 1st through 5th Grade
  • iPad stations in TK and Kindergarten classrooms
  • Personal laptops for students in 5th through 8th Grade
  • Lego Robotics Mindstorms
  • Mini Drones
  • Robots
  • 3D Design & Printing
  • Arduinos
  • Makedo Kits
  • Coding & Programming Applications

Multimedia Classroom

The Academic Resource Center’s Multimedia Classroom is equipped to host virtual field trips and video conferences for all grade levels. The multimedia opportunities in which the students participate are aligned with the core curriculum in each grade level and designed to enhance and deepen the students’ learning. Virtual field trips and video conferences bring resources from the finest universities, science centers, museums, and national parks.

Maker Movement

Students learn and apply the scientific/engineering design process to all project challenges. They learn the universal application to these steps in addressing problems across all subjects. Students embrace the Maker Movement with most projects having an essential hands-on designing and building element required as a culminating artifact of their work.