Technology courses are essential to every Catholic school curriculum. In fact, technology is required to be integrated throughout each course of study from Mathematics to Religion. The use of technology in the 21st century is integral to preparing students for college and career success. Technology courses in Catholic schools cover a variety of lessons including Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration. All of these units are taught and influenced by the lens of Catholic identity and the dignity of all humankind.
Technology Throughout RSPS
In attempting to meet the educational needs of the 21st century student, Resurrection-St. Paul School, a Howard County STEM school, is committed to integrating technology into all areas of the curriculum. All teachers are required to include the use of technology in their weekly lessons. We are proud to have the following resources throughout the school:
- All classrooms are equipped with one of the following interactive projection systems:
- Epson BrightLink interactive projectors
- SMART Board interactive whiteboards
- A modern computer lab with 32 state of the art PC's
- 3D Printers
- Both PC and MAC computers for cross-training students using both operating systems
- 3 mobile laptop carts
- 30 Dell Lattitudes
- 32 Dell E4300
- 34 MacBook Airs
- 3 iPad carts for instructional use (30 per cart)
- 1:1 ChromeBook use in sixth through eighth grades (each student has a ChromeBook for school use)
- Class set of GPS (Global Positioning System) units for training students using satellite real time interactivity
- ARC-GIS software site license (Geographical Information System)
- 2 classroom sets (32 in each) of Turning Point instant response "clicker" systems
- IPEVO document cameras in every classroom
- Digital still and video cameras
- A video origination cart which makes it possible to air live broadcasts from any classroom in the school to all other classrooms
- Subscription to Discovery Education for classroom and home use
- Wireless connectivity throughout the campus
- Powerful broadband service allowing simultaneous streaming of videos in multiple location
In addition to the core technology integrated curriculum, 3D printing has been added as an activity to enhance instruction throughout many of the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
On May 5, 2015, Archbishop William E. Lori held a press conference to announce an exciting new initiative that makes a 3D printer available in every Archdiocesan school. The initiative was made possible due to support from the Embracing Our Mission ~ Shaping Our Future capital campaign, a generous donation by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Croteau, and our technology and curriculum partners, 3D Systems and STEAMTrax.
3D printing is considered a “game-changer” for schools, as they provide children with unparalleled access to innovative technology used by engineers, astronauts on the International Space Station, and medical professionals and scientists.
Resurrection-St. Paul School students will have access to this same technology and a curriculum that allows our students to become more ready every day for future discoveries and advances we have yet envisioned.