Technology courses are essential to every Catholic school curriculum. In fact, technology is required to be integrated throughout each course of study from Mathematics to Religion. The 2017-2018 school year ushers in another advancement at St. Joseph School with additonal Chromebook devices now available for students in grades 3-8. Students also have school email accounts and can collaborate on assignments and submit work electronically.
Students K-8 utilize a computer lab as well as learn in an atmosphere of technology integration their academic programs with the use of SMART and Promethean Boards, Mobi Pads, Elmo Projectors, Laptops, Student Workstations, Responders, and iPads. The use of technology in the 21st century is integral to preparing students for college and career success.
In addition to the core technology integrated curriculum, 3D printing has been added as an activity to enhance instruction throughout many of the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
On May 5, 2015, Archbishop William E. Lori held a press conference to announce an exciting new initiative that makes a 3D printer available in every Archdiocesan school. The initiative was made possible due to support from the Embracing Our Mission ~ Shaping Our Future capital campaign, a generous donation by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Croteau, and our technology and curriculum partners, 3D Systems and STEAMTrax.
3D printing is considered a “game-changer” for schools, as they provide children with unparalleled access to innovative technology used by engineers, astronauts on the International Space Station, and medical professionals and scientists.
St. Joseph School students have access to this same technology and a curriculum that allows our students to become more ready every day for future discoveries and advances we have yet envisioned.