The media/technology program at Cathedral School strives to provide teachers and students with a dynamic learning environment to enable the growth and development of 21st-century skills for our students.
The Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Diane McGrady, and Director of Information and Educational Technology, Kim Seder, work daily in the media center towards this goal. The media center houses a computer lab of 32 desktop computers, teacher computer, and interactive Smartboard. Technology and information skills are used daily in today’s digital culture. Therefore, our program integrates these skills in the student’s regular curriculum instead of teaching these skills as a separate subject. Media classes and middle school flex classes are scheduled weekly in the media center to allow students time to work on class projects and check out books.
Each classroom at Cathedral is equipped with an interactive Smartboard, teacher desktop computer, teacher laptop computer, and student desktop computers in a networked environment.
This year marks the second year of our 1:1 laptop initiative. Each fifth and sixth grader at Cathedral is issued a laptop to use in their daily studies and take home for school projects. They will use the laptop throughout their remaining years at Cathedral. Each rising fifth grade class will be equipped with laptops until eventually every fifth through eighth grader at Cathedral School has a laptop.