In the 21st century, preparing for success in college and beyond means leaning how to take full advantage of available technology. Our Curricular Technology Program (CTP) teaches students how to use technology thoughtfully to communicate, solve problems, and think critically. With the Microsoft Surface Pro as the centerpiece, the CTP encompasses software, such as the note-taking program OneNote; Veracross, the school’s learning management system; and training, support, and innovation from our Acaedmic Technology Team.
The Connected Classroom
Here are just a few ways students use technology in our Curricular Technology Program.
- Sharing assignments in a virtual notebook and getting real-time comments from teachers
- Recording and playing back their voices to practice language pronunciation
- Sketching a landscape, then critiquing it with a teacher
- Writing code to control a robot, creating a video game, or designing an electrical circuit
- Creating a digital portfolio of school work, then taking it with them to college
"Williston's Curricular Technology Program allows our faculty to create personalized learning opportunities for students and to bring our subjects to life in the classroom in new and engaging ways.
Allison Malinowski, History + Global Studies Teacher
"Having easy access to technology allows for teaching and learning opportunities that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. From online demos to peer editing to real-time feedback on difficult problem sets, the tech solutions we have available make learning more fun."
Chris Pelliccia, Science Teacher
"Technology cannot replace good teaching. Rather, it is another powerful tool in the smart teacher’s arsenal. Integrated well, the technology itself does not matter. It is simply as it has always been: teacher and student."
Sue Michalski, Language Teacher
Innovation in the Classroom
Williston’s innovative use of the Surface in the classroom has landed us accolades as a Microsoft Showcase School. In fact, just last year, the company came to campus to film our faculty talking about how they use the device and programs in the classroom. Click at left to see more.