Where traditional education meets innovative technology!
The Edge Project:
In 2010, St. Christopher School initiated its “Edge Project,” a premier technological program designed to bring our school to the forefront of the convergence of technology and elementary education. By combining interactive whiteboards, associated peripherals, and educational software with extensive teacher training, St. Christopher School moved to enhance its traditional learning curriculum through the integration of technology in the classroom.
Through the generosity of alumni and parent donors, each grade 1-6 classroom, as well as the computer lab, was outfitted with:
- 96” “eno” brand interactive whiteboards
- state-of-the-art video projectors
- ceiling-mounted speakers
- interactive document cameras/webcams
- desktop pc’s
- wireless network system
- advanced software for lesson development
Teachers have undergone extensive training on the new technology, exploring exciting ways to augment their already excellent curriculum.
Principal Cindy Clarke says, “This technology is exciting because it is a wonderful way for us to supplement the academic preparation of our students. Research shows that interactive technology reaches all students, no matter what their learning style is. Tactile learners learn by touching and working at the board, audio learners benefit from the class discussion of items on the board, and visual learners can easily understand what is happening on the screen.”
iPads and Nooks:
Through the generous donation of 1958 alum Bob Dunbar, St. Christopher School has 30 iPads for classroom use. The iPads are used in all grades for a variety of academic subjects, as well as in Spanish, music and physical education classes. Our Math Club also uses the iPads at their weekly meetings to sharpen their math skills and explore Kahn Academy.
Our library is equipped with several iMac computers which are used for online research and Nooks for student use. Students often share the Nooks to do research or to read electronic books together.
In 1996, St. Christopher School added an addition to the school to house a new Library on the first floor and a Computer Room on the second floor. In addition to the interactive technology of the Edge Project, the Computer Lab is currently outfitted with 16 iMac desktop computers, as well as scanners and printers. Students in grades 1 to 6 receive computer instruction weekly in areas such as typing skills, internet research, graphic design and more. After the Christmas break, Kindergarten students attend computer class on a monthly basis. To learn more about our computer curriculum, please see the Computer teacher’s website HERE.