Curricular Technology Program (CTP)
Preparing for success in college and beyond in the 21st century means learning how to harness state-of-the art technology to maximize your educational experience. Our Curricular Technology Program (CTP) teaches students how to use technology thoughtfully to communicate, problem-solve, research, and think critically. By utilizing cutting-edge software on a universal device (the Surface Pro 4), all our teachers and students use the same powerful tools, which allow them to, for example, videotape and share how to solve a Geometry proof, get comments in real-time on a term paper draft, track assignments in our learning management system, and so much more. Supported by training and a dedicated Academic Technology Team, CTP is an immersive program that breaks down classroom walls, allowing teachers and students to collaborate, communicate, and create content in new and powerful ways.
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- What are the key elements of the CTP?
- How does Williston's infrastructure support this program?
- What device is issued to each student?
- May my child bring his or her laptop to school?
- What are the support and repair options for these devices?
- Will these devices support digital textbooks?
- Does every student participate in the CTP?
- Do students own the device?
- What does the $500 IT fee cover?
- Do students need a laptop as well?
- Will students use the software and the device often?
- How have the faculty been prepared for the CTP?
The Curricular Technology Program (CTP) allows students to take full advantage of the software and systems Williston has in place on campus to both complement and expand their education. By using such programs as OneDrive and OneNote—on campus, at home, or anywhere else—students are able to collaborate effectively with teachers and each other and learn important organizational skills. Through this mission-driven program, students learn how to use technology with purpose, passion, and integrity in an anywhere, anytime environment.
Williston’s faculty have been using school-issued laptops with standard Microsoft software since 2004, the same year that a learning management system was put in place at the school. Every classroom is equipped with wireless access, an interactive white board, and an audio/video system.
As a result, Williston’s faculty is well-versed in computer technology, and many teachers have successfully integrated computer technology into their teaching in various ways. The CTI is the next step in fully integrating technology into teaching and learning in a pedagogically sound, deliberate manner.