WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING, EXPLORING, ENGAGING AND COLLABORATING - THINK BIG.
We believe in the power of technology as a valuable educational tool, supporting specific skill acquisition,therefore we’ve integrated technology into our classrooms, using it for learning assessments, differentiating instruction, classroom culture work, and communication when developmentally appropriate. Students use computers for research, writing, long distance collaboration, and exploring a variety of concepts using specialized software. All Elementary classrooms use SMART Boards to extend and enrich classroom learning and assess understanding and the Middle School classrooms, Community Room and Science and Innovation Tower are equipped with Apple TVs. The Middle School students have a design class using a 3-D Printer and an engineering class using Lego Robotics. Students in both programs utilize laptops and iPads. In addition, the MSD Library is wireless and has a publishing center for students to produce their work as well as laptops that can be checked out for classroom work.
Kindergarten through Upper Elementary students have classes in Library, which includes how to conduct research and the proper use of technology. Students also engage in creative projects to demonstrate understanding using movie making and web-based presentation tools. Middle School students also take part in electives such as digital imagery and filmmaking in the Library.
Big Ideas Lab
At MSD, our students experience the joy of collaboration and self-discovery everyday. They are challenged to learn at their own pace as well as work alongside others to find an answer. They learn how to ask questions and be solution-finders. They learn to think out of the box. MSD encourages kids to think big at all program levels, whether it is to propose their own projects for investigation and exploration, solve a global problem, come up with a new idea and find a way to implement it, students are allowed the freedom to think expansively and to think about the impact that they can someday make on the world. Big Ideas are welcome here!