A 21st century education is often characterized by technology devices. However, it is much more than giving a student a computer. A 21st century education is a fundamental change in how we educate students. It is a learning environment that engages students to foster collaboration, creativity, innovation, and teamwork. It describes classrooms that challenge students to critically analyze relevant issues and develop solutions to problems around them. It inspires students to inquire into topics with their own questions and explore new ideas to fuel their own passions and interest.
Contra Costa Christian Schools has chosen to implement laptops in the older grade levels so students have the best possible tools to create products that demonstrate their learning. We do not want to focus only on consumption of information, rather we want to actively engage content and make meaning from it for ourselves. This is a critical component to a learning community. We have been excited to see the new opportunities open to students as we shift our curriculum to more effectively integrate technology into student learning.
Teachers utilize projectors and digital tools regularly in their classroom instruction. Teachers receive professional development on an ongoing basis to assure our classroom instruction includes best practices for 21st century classrooms. We have overhauled the wireless technology infrastructure in the school to support our recent technology upgrades.
For more information visit our Laptop Requirements & Guidelines for CCCS Families