Lacordaire Academy’s technology program provides faculty with the resources to make learning dynamic, engaging and current. All classrooms in the Academy have Wi-Fi and Internet access, and students in every grade have access to the over 20 classrooms equipped with Smart Board or Smart Panel Technology. Additionally, there are two computer labs for our students’ use, and students and faculty have access to iPads, mini iPads, and Chromebooks for daily and project-based learning.
Lacordaire Academy offers a 1:1 program in which students in grades 9-12 may bring in their own lap tops or tablets and students in grades 7-8 may use Chromebooks. Grades 7-8 are trained in how to use Chromebooks, and any student in grade 7-12 may reserve a school Chromebook for use during the day.
Students use technology to research, create and demonstrate knowledge, as well as to share ideas and collaborate with classmates. Faculty use technology to provide students with the most current resources and information, to engage and excite all kinds of learners, and to teach skills that students need in future educational settings and careers.
Lacordaire uses Google Apps for Education and provides students in grades 5 through 12 with Lacordaire emails. Students and faculty use Google Apps to share information, create presentations, collaborate on projects, and reduce paper waste. Students and faculty receive training on how to use all available tools and resources, such as Classroom, Google Docs, Presentations and Spreadsheets. They learn to blog, post and share information with each other and faculty.
Technolgy curriculum is designed to support and extend the learning that occurs in the classroom, as well as to strengthen research, collaboration and presentation skills.
Lower School Computer Science Curriculum:
Middle School Computer Science Curriculum
Upper School Technology Curriculum
Students in grades 9-12 receive the following instruction:
Lacordaire engages students in S.T.E.M. across the curriculum through interactive and interdisciplinary lessons from pre-k to twelfth grade. Students in all grades learn science, technology, math and engineering concepts through hands-on labs and projects.
Beyond what is offered as part of the S.T.E.M. initiative, Lacordaire Academy excels at an interdisciplinary approach to learning that uses the Arts to bring learning to life and to inspire students to use creativity and imagination to make sense of the world. Our S.T.E.A.M. program in the Middle and Upper Schools offers a Shakespeare Festival, portfolio development in fine and performing arts, Art Museum Night, Ellis Island Simulation, and Civil War Re-enactment. In the Lower School, Creative Dramatics and Readers’ Theatre are two innovative programs that help emerging readers, as well as skilled readers, improve reading comprehension. To learn of the daily integration of our Arts program across the curriculum, one only has to walk the Academy’s halls.