We pride ourselves on technology at Oakwood. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a rapidly changing global society and technology is an integral part of class instruction and learning in all grades. A Google Certified trainer works with faculty to incorporate technology as an effective tool while students learn to purposefully collect and analyze information and to use technology to create, communicate, collaborate, and demonstrate their growing understandings of the world around them.
Starting in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade, each student utilizes an Apple iPad. In 2nd and 3rd grades, students use Apple iPads along with desktop centers and laptop computers stored on rolling carts. In 4th grade, all students are required to purchase their own Apple iPad to use through 7th grade; 8th through 12th grade may choose to use an Apple iPad or laptop.
Following are a few of the MANY ways of how students learn to use technology as an everyday part of 21st century learning in Pre-K-7th grades. By the time students reach Upper School, technology is a seamless part of the fabric of every student's education and learning.
Our students are citizens of the world and we recognize that in the 21st century there is little divide between the online and physical worlds. Our emphasis on integrity, honesty, moral courage, personal accountability, and compassion for others applies to all aspects of our students’ lives. Through class discussion and advisory groups, our faculty helps students to understand the modern challenges of digital communication, information permanence, and the long-term implications of a student’s online footprint.