A jk through 12 independent school in Charlotte, NC

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Technology

At Country Day, we believe the creative, innovative, and intelligent use of technology is critically important. By blending the best elements of traditional teaching and strong student/teacher relationships with the inventive nature of digital learning, our students will be ready for the future.

Teacher Tablet

We thoughtfully integrate technology into the educational experience in ways that deepen learning for our students. Technology in and of itself does not make the educational experience better for our students. Yet, it can be very powerful when well-trained teachers with ongoing professional development blend it into their lesson plans to help further student understanding and deepen connections.

Our academic program provides students and faculty with technology that supports the curriculum. Grade-level appropriate digital tools deepen learning, curated resources in our media centers strengthen research, and technology-specific courses in the Upper School enrich our AP and International Baccalaureate programs.

Applying Technology

Examples of how students use technology as an everyday part of 21st century learning:
  • In the fall of 2015, Country Day successfully implemented its 1:1 technology initiative. All students in grades 3–12 received school-issued personal computing devices as an integral part of their Country Day experience, with iPads for students in grades 3–8, and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets for grades 9–12.
  • All three divisions utilize the Haiku learning management system to connect students and parents to each classroom. Teachers rely on Haiku to share course information and publish tools, resources, and contact details. Middle and Upper School students rely on Haiku for all class assignments, online discussions, curricular support, and extracurricular information.
  • Students use mobile devices to reinforce handwriting in kindergarten, capture and analyze real-time data in physics and engineering classes, and practice fluency in foreign language classes.

Digital Citizenship

Student Tablet

Our students are model citizens of the world and we recognize that in the 21st century there is no divide between the online and physical worlds. Our emphasis on integrity, honesty, moral courage, personal accountability, and compassion for others applies to all aspects of our students’ lives. Our coursework and advisories explore the challenges of growth and development in each division, with special attention to the modern challenges of digital communication tools, information permanence, and the long-term implications of a student’s online footprint. At Country Day, we're committed to taking a whole-community approach to preparing our students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. In 2015, we were approved as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School—the first area school to receive this distinction. Certification recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion.

Long History of Innovation

Country Day has a long history of innovation and forwarding thinking:
  • In 1974, the Parents’ Association allocated $10,000 toward the purchase of the school’s very first computer. That was considered an incredible investment into a single computer the size of a phone booth. (In case you have never seen a phone booth, imagine a 12 cubic foot computer box!)
  • In 1991, our students won first place and $110,000 in computer equipment in the first NC SuperQuest Competition.
  • A few years later, our Middle School pioneered a “computers across the curriculum” initiative to integrate technology in all disciplines, and all faculty were equipped with personal laptops.
  • By the 2000s, our campus was fully wired for high-speed Internet connectivity.

 

Remarkable Experiences

Setting the foundation for tackling ever more complex learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
Teachers have more interactive tools to help them deepen student understanding and better assess progress.
Country Day is the first area school to be named a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School
We continuously evaluate our use of technology and look for ways it can enhance, not drive, our approach to the foundational elements of education: research, critical thinking, and sharing information. We also focus on helping our students live as good citizens in the digital world by exploring the ethical questions raised by social media, access to unlimited sources of information, and instant communication.
Country Day students explore of the laws of physics using data collection tools that go far beyond traditional stopwatches and rulers. Our Middle School science labs include a platform of sensors, software, and interfaces that helps make data collection easier to accomplish and far more accurate.
Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
704.943.4500
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