We believe in technology working for man, not man for technology.
We recognize that children need to learn through engaging activities and developmentally appropriate lessons that stimulate the five senses. At CEA, technology is integrated into the educational process to enhance active learning, not to replace it.
Every classroom features an interactive whiteboard and our teachers are trained on how to properly implement technology throughout their curriculum. iPads and laptops are available to all students. Starting in 6th grade, our Upper School features a 1:1 iPad program, specifically designed to foster creativity, problem solving, and digital citizenship. Applications are used for a large variety of purposes including composing music, researching information, creating presentations, and making deeper connections with their learning.
Upper School students (grades 5th-8th) complete the program independently. Students must complete the program to remain in good standing with their school-issued iPad. Lower school students are taught digital citizenship in an age-appropriate curriculum in the classroom throughout the year.
In 2014, CEA served as a national model for the success of its technology integration program when Lynda Hastings, former Technology Curriculum Director at CEA was invited to present a session at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) 2014, an international conference that brings education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. In 2015, CEA returned to FETC, when our current Educational Technology Coordinator, Christina Rajo, presented a workshop on supporting an interactive curriculum based on her work in the classroom with iPad initiatives that launched at CEA in Fall 2013. Each year, CEA teachers attend the FETC conference.