About our BYOD Program
As a college preparatory Catholic high school, Providence Catholic focuses on skills that will help your students beyond high school and into the college or university of their choice. Preparation for college involves teaching about our Catholic faith, as well as the traditional academic disciplines such as Mathematics, English, Science, and more. Providence Catholic also incorporates the appropriate use of technology tools and devices in the educational setting. We take very seriously our responsibility to prepare our students for a world in which the use of technology is not optional, but an integral part of everything they will do.
Technology has a huge impact on how students learn best, what they need to learn, and how they collaborate and express themselves in effective, engaging, and interactive ways. Successful students need not only to read, to write and to perform research. They also need to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. They need to be able to collaborate effectively and communicate to a larger audience. They must also be able to leverage digital resources, to be flexible and adaptive with rapidly emerging technologies. It is increasingly more important than ever that students be self-sufficient as they move from device to device, application to application, and environment to environment.
Providence Catholic students will acquire the skills necessary to select and use digital tools which will empower them in all areas of the learning process: research, problem solving, content creation, creativity, communication and collaboration. Our students will be trained to be innovative, to think critically, to ask questions and carefully evaluate the answers they find. They will learn to communicate with their peers, experts and others, and use creativity as they solve problems and demonstrate their learning.
slogan by Brendan McGuire, ’17
At PCHS, we have been preparing for several years to implement our BYOD program. The timeline is a follows:
2012-13: Ongoing Faculty training for integrating technology with curriculum begins
2014-15: Ten Teachers begin BYOD
2015-16: Freshmen Teachers begin BYOD training & implementation
2016-17: All freshmen (Class of 2020) REQUIRED to BYOD
2016-17: Soph-Senior Classes begin BYOD training & implementation
2017-18: All students REQUIRED to BYOD