Technology at Southtowns Catholic School
At Southtowns Catholic School we believe that technology is vital to the development of the modern student. As our students advance through their academic careers and into professional life, the skills learned at the primary and middle school levels can give them opportunities not available to someone who is not tech-literate. By introducing students to the basics, and then building upon that foundation of knowledge and proficiency, we are setting them up to enhance not just their learning, but their lives. We provide students with a robust policy framework which ensures safe, responsible, and productive use of technology in the school environment. Our technology acceptable use policy outlines many expectations and guidelines to ensure student safety security.
Southtowns Catholic School has a proud history of providing our students with appropriate technology to enhance their learning. We have a fully outfitted computer lab that offers students a full range of accessibility when they attend their weekly technology classes. We recently rolled out our 1 to 1 student Chromebook program where each student is assigned a personal laptop for academic use. Students use their Chromebooks throughout the school day and they can be used for remote learning in the event that is necessary. Every classroom is equipped with a SmartBoard that allows the teacher interactive presentation features that far exceed a normal white board. The school also has a FlashForce 3D printer that students can use for design projects. We are always evolving and expanding our technological capabilities in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve to provide our students the best possible technological/educational standards.
My name is John Kowalske and I am the technology teacher at Southtowns Catholic. I have had a lifetime of technology experience and previously taught at the high school level. I enjoy working with students to develop their natural abilities with technology. In creating a technology curriculum I have striven to mesh hands on lessons with ethical and moral lessons on technology use. I enjoy talking with students/parents/anyone so feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns regarding technology at SCS.