Coop acknowledges that quickly evolving technologies are transforming the way we learn. New technologies demand the rethinking of traditional education and a restructuring of today’s schools. Coop strives to be at the forefront of this technological revolution that requires a complete restructuring of the way we approach education to incorporate instructional strategies that integrate 21st century learning within global learning communities.
Our faculty aligns effective instructional strategies with complementary technology tools to prepare our students as 21st century learners and contributing members of a global society.
Our expanding technology program includes a computer lab equipped with 24 desktop computers, digital projectors in every classroom, laptops available for checkout, digital cameras, Raspberry Pi programming equipment, and campus wide Internet for faculty and students.
Slideshow: Technology Track Program (Middle & High School)
In the High School (grades 6-12) technology is integrated into the classroom across all disciplines. High School students might access the computer lab to research issues affecting the Pacific in their Pacific Studies course, or use online tools expand their mathematical thinking in Calculus. Students in a Biodiversity course use Google Sketch Up to create 3-D models, Physics students use computer applications to work collaboratively to design a renewable energy project while Environmental Science students utilize Skype to interview an Alaskan fisherman about sustainable natural resources.
We aim to graduate technology literate students that are equipped with ISTE’s 21st century learning skills:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Research and Information Fluency
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Digital Citizenship
- Technology Operations and Concepts
The goals for technology integration at the elementary level include both the development of fundamental technology skills and the integration of computers into the PreK-5 curriculum. Technology is used as educational tool to foster creativity, collaboration, communication, and problem solving to enhance learning, productivity, and communication within the traditional curriculum.