1:1 LAPTOP PROGRAM
Laptops have been a key component in Moreau Catholic's approach to educating hearts and minds by providing students access to and experiences with technology tools and collaborative learning environments across all courses. Prior to the opening of school, all 9th grade students attend a mandatory Tech Camp that gives students a working knowledge of Moreau's technology infrastructure and the skills to successfully navigate and leverage its tools and supports for student learning.
Placing technology capabilities in the hands of students gives them access to personal productivity tools for creating, developing, organizing, authoring, collaborating, and presenting. In addition, every teacher utilizes web-based tools to provide access to content inside and outside the classroom. Through the laptop program, teachers are able to help students develop the quintessential 21st century skills to be competitive in our ever changing global society. Through programs such as iChat, students are no longer confined to the four-walls of a classroom, but are now able to communicate with a much larger audience, members of the global community.
As our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau states, "we do not want our students to be ignorant of anything," Moreau Catholic High School is committed to ensuring that all students are given the tools necessary to succeed in the 21st Century. By implementing the laptop program, our teachers are able to embed in their curriculum necessary 21st Century Learning skills. One such skill that students are developing, is being able to navigate online classroom resources, forums, blogs, discussion boards, within our Moreau teacher's moodle pages.
Moreau Catholic believes that students equipped with 21st century learning skills and access to tools will be better able to transition to college and the workforce. Through the laptop program, the sharing of work among and between studetns and teachers extends the reach of communication beyond the classroom and helps to foster a school wide community of learners. Our ultimate goal is to help cultivate a more student-centered learning environment.