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BYOD is in full swing!
After several years of planning and preparation, we are ready. ALL students are required to bring a device to school on a daily basis. Remember that the device must meet our minimum requirements. Be sure to get an extra power adapter to keep at school so that you can take advantage of our charging lockers. The last thing you want is to run out of battery life!
BYOD Night is Thursday April 26
Prepare your students for the digital workforce and get ready for our BYOD program! Come test drive and purchase the latest educational laptops & tablet pcs.
Microsoft will be here at PCHS to demo, answer questions and sell the device that suits your student.
- All devices meet PCHS minimum specifications
- Tablet PCs & traditional laptops available
- 10% discount for PCHS families
- Receive technical support directly from Microsoft Store
- You are welcome to browse or buy
- Great time to get your student’s graduation gift
- Thursday April 26 | 4:00 – 7:30 PM in cafeteria
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.
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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.
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