Technology is an important component of the Saint Isabella curriculum with students regularly utilizing technology throughout their school day. Saint Isabella School employs “Beyond Technology Education” (BTE) curriculum to integrate technology across all grade levels. Along with Internet, Operating Systems, Hardware and Graphics, students follow a 4-unit curriculum: Presentation design, creative communication, analytical problem solving, and introduction to video production as well as web design.
- Unit 1 – Presentation Design: Students review and learn new Multimedia and brainstorming skills. They complete a multimedia presentation using these new techniques.
- Unit 2 – Creative Communication: Students create, edit and complete documents using word processing and desktop publishing skills. They build on the keyboarding skills learned in the first unit.
- Unit 3 – Analytical Problem Solving: Students practice problem solving by measuring SMART Goals through database and spreadsheet exercises. Students track SMART goals and measure them using a variety of spreadsheet skills. Measuring and analyzing their goal allows them to see how well they achieved their goal.
- Unit 4 – Introduction to Video Production & Web Design: Students are introduced to Web Development and design. Students learn web design principles create a personal website on the theme focus: Reflecting on SMART Goals. Certain grades will also gain an understanding of HTML and will practice how to code HTML tags and elements.
Students complete at least two projects per unit. The theme for the 2018/2019 school year is “Goals”. Each unit will focus on a specific area of goal setting based on SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely). Printed versions of each project are sent home at the end of each of the four units with a learning objectives sheet showing the items that were covered.
For more information about the BTE program, please visit https://www.beyondteched.com/