Overview

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy
- Technology Department -

Technology Plan Update for 2019/2020 School Year

The mission of the 1:1 (one student having their own device) program at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Academy is to help propel our personalized learning initiatives and establish the foundation for a seamless program that supports individualized instruction in our classrooms. Starting in the 2017/2018 school year, we upgraded our program to a 1:1 Google Chromebook program. Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Academy wants to ensure that all of our students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to responsibly navigate this emerging modern world.

Starting in the 2018/2019 school year, every student in grades 2-12 were be issued a Chromebook, at no cost to the families, to create a learning environment that is consistent with advances in technology and facilitates resource sharing, critical thinking, innovation, research, creativity, communication, collaboration, increased productivity and mobile learning. We are continuing this program for the 2019/2020 school year!

We are always evaluating our technology programs to make sure that we are providing the best tools for our students. Many products were evaluated including the Apple iPad program. However, the integration with Google Apps for Education, stronger security and monitoring, the integrated keyboard, ease of maintenance, and cost were all factors in selecting the Chromebook. We feel that in order to foster 21st century skills in our students, we should follow the 4 C’s: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The best way to do that is to utilize a device that has a keyboard in order to create content and collaborate more easily.

We have reviewed our data infrastructure and increased internet bandwidth at the school to help support all of our devices.

If you still have questions, please feel free to contact me via the methods below. I look forward to working with you and your student(s)!

Tom Trease ('11)
Tom Trease ('11)Director of Technologyttrease@cardinalstritch.org