We live in an interconnected world that requires clear communication and the exchange of ideas. As a result, students must develop skills that allow them to be successful, safe, and ethical in a digital space. Access to tools, digital and otherwise, for creation, inquiry, and invention empowers students to engage with new ways to think for themselves and work for the world.
Our technology program is guided by ISTE's (International Society for Technology in Education) national standards for educational technology. We keep the whole child at the center of our program, introducing skills and tools when it is developmentally appropriate. Teachers model the appropriate use of tools and applications, while at the same time dialoging about digital citizenship, online safety, and cyber etiquette.
The mission of the 1:1 program at PJA is to help propel our personalized learning initiatives and establish the foundation for a seamless program that supports individualized instruction in our classrooms. It supports anytime access to online resources for learning by providing portable devices for each student in the school.