Technology courses are essential to every Catholic school curriculum. In fact, technology is required to be integrated throughout each course of study from Mathematics to Religion. The use of technology in the 21st century is integral to preparing students for college and career success. Technology courses in Catholic schools cover a variety of lessons including Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration. All of these units are taught and influenced by the lens of Catholic identity and the dignity of all humankind.
In addition to the core technology integrated curriculum, 3D printing has been added as an activity to enhance instruction throughout many of the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
On May 5, 2015, Archbishop William E. Lori held a press conference to announce an exciting new initiative that makes a 3D printer available in every Archdiocesan school. The initiative was made possible due to support from the Embracing Our Mission ~ Shaping Our Future capital campaign, a generous donation by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Croteau, and our technology and curriculum partners, 3D Systems and STEAMTrax.
“3D printing is considered a “game-changer” for schools, as they provide children with unparalleled access to innovative technology used by engineers, astronauts on the International Space Station, and medical professionals and scientists.”
Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School students have access to this technology and a curriculum that allows our students to become more ready every day for future discoveries and advances we have yet envisioned. With computers in every classroom, students have technology available to them to help them become 21st century learners.
Chromebook & IPAD Programs
After receiving a grant from the Knott Foundation, we initiated a chrome book program in the Middle School. Our program was so successful that it has been expanded to included students in grades 4 and 5. It is a 1:1 program used primarily in class. Students use their assigned chrome book in their classes to take notes, make flashcards, participate in class discussions, manage their agenda, create presentations, and many other exciting uses. In addition to the 1:1 middle school program, students in grades K-3 have access to 25 IPADS. In the last few years with our new infrastructure, the technology program insures that our graduates are technically proficient and well-prepared for high school and beyond.
All of our homerooms are equipped with some type of smartboard technology. If you want to see excitement, come visit any classroom when the students are manipulating the board. The excitement and enthusiasm is incredible! Stop by and see excitement everyday!