Technology

At CCCS, technology is used on a daily basis both to make learning more engaging and to equip students with the technological skills that are relevant to our digital age. We believe that the various movements toward a “Digital Classroom” can be embraced alongside the tried-and-true physical classroom model in order to expand the boundaries of our students’ education. Therefore, students are challenged to integrate technology into learning through research, organizing ideas, and communication. In the Secondary technology program, students have access to a modern iMac lab and use Chromebooks for daily instruction. Our 1:1 “CalvaryBook” program is a Google-based initiative which familiarizes students with G Suite products in order to practically prepare them for a safe and bright technological future. When it comes to internet safety, CCCS utilizes tools for device management, network security, and multiple internet filters. Teachers also use laptops, tablets, projectors and even Apple TVs in the classroom to enhance instruction. All sixth grade students are required to take a semester of Computer Fundamentals. In addition, CCCS offers an advanced computer class for eighth graders. For students desiring to further their understanding of technology and design we have a Multimedia course where students learn to work with Adobe Creative Cloud products in the Secondary School iMac Lab. CCCS also offers an elective course in Robotics using the Lego Mindstorms platform for students who desire a more tactile approach to technology as well as an introduction to the concepts of Computer Programming and Engineering.

On the Elementary campus, every classroom is equipped with a computer, projector, and document camera for instruction. Some classrooms also utilize SMART Boards to enhance interactivity with teaching materials. All elementary students spend time in the Elementary Mac Lab weekly to work on typing and math skills as well as computer basics. In this program, students learn the foundational concepts of how to work on a computer with a keyboard and mouse, stay safe while on the internet, remember and protect their personal data, and how to create various digital files using G Suite applications. Additionally, each grade level is issued a Technology Cart–containing either Chromebooks or Android Tablets–meant to be used to expand upon what our educators are teaching in the classroom. At the lower Elementary level, teachers research and develop ways to direct young students who have grown up with tablets and smartphones toward educational and productive ways to interact with technology. In the upper Elementary grades, teachers begin to prepare their pupils for our Secondary School’s Google-based technology program so that they have a head start when they transition from grade five into Middle School.

Our primary concern for students at CCCS is for their spiritual development. It is our priority to teach students how to integrate the influence of God’s Word in their daily use of technology. Accordingly, we have developed a list of technology standards to help teach students how to honor God in their digital experience. Click on the “Digital Discipleship” link below to see our school’s technology standards:

Digital Discipleship