At CSS, we utilize developmentally-appropriate technology to deepen student engagement and create a deeper connection with content. A dedicated staff member works to train and excite faculty to advance lessons through 21st-century learning tools. Additionally, students work with programming kits, Lego Mindstorm Robotics, Modular Robotics Cubelets, and a Multimedia Room with a green screen, video recording, and editing studio. The school also utilizes an iPad lab, a Dell computer laptop lab, and a wide-variety of programs for students to explore new ways to showcase their work.
By cultivating relationships with alumni, higher education, corporations, medical professionals, the space industry, and local entrepreneurs, CSS students regularly interact with STEM professionals and real-world problem solvers. At CSS we move beyond STEM education of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as fundamental building blocks and adopt the STEaM mentality, which includes the Arts, as we fully embrace art and design principals as well.
In teaching 21st-century learners and digital natives, CSS assesses how a traditional library represents a progressive hub of dynamic learning and not only a repository of books. The Media Integration Specialist works closely with the Tech Team and faculty to be on the forefront of this educational trend.
A BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program was launched in the Upper School in 2015 to further deepen student access to technology resources and platforms. The school uses Google resources, including Google Classroom, as a classroom management tool. Teachers often share instructions and skills-based lessons through Flipped Classroom videos, which can be stored and accessed throughout the course.