The Joseph Ford Computer Lab is used on a daily basis by our computer teacher and the students in grades K-8. The students are learning a variety of skills such as keyboarding and PowerPoint design. In addition to weekly computer classes the students work in the lab alongside their classroom teachers, on a regular basis.
During the 2016-2017 school year, we will pilot the use of Chromebooks with all students in grades 7 and 8. The upper school will house 40 brand new Chromebooks which will be used to enhance student learning in the classroom.
Teachers of all grade levels use Mimio equipment such as Mimio IX, MimioVote, and Mimio View (www.mimio.com) within their classrooms. Mimio allows for in-class interactive whiteboard learning.
Teachers and staff are using their classroom computers to take daily attendance and access their grade books. The new software program, Administrator’s Plus, allows St. Charles School to digitally produce report cards and maintain student records.
We are very grateful to the Cummings Foundation for their support of technology at St. Charles School. Cummings Foundation Grant funding is made possible by Cummings Properties – please consider Cummings Properties if you are looking to lease office, research or industrial space in the communities where Cummings Properties are located.
At St. Charles School, we understand that every child learns in his or her own way, and at different rates. Faculty at St. Charles School practice differentiated instruction. This technique allows students to master learning objectives based upon their own unique profile and level of readiness.Teachers use in-class formal and information assessments, as well as the MAP assessment (which is given three times annually) to inform their instructional approach. Our curriculum is mapped to ensure we have a plan in place to be educating at or above the Common Core Standards. As our Mission states: “Our strong Catholic education encourages our children to live their faith with high moral standards.”