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  • Our Approach to Digital Technology

    Engage | Empower | Collaborate | Connect
Incorporating technology into our curriculum is essential both for keeping students engaged and for teaching them how to navigate a world full of screens. We are committed to applying the latest research into how students learn and what helps them to succeed. In our 1:1 iPad program, each student has their own tablet to use during the school day, with high school students being able to take them home. Teachers meet regularly to discuss creative ways to incorporate tablets into the learning environment.
"Cultivate responsible digital citizens and foster independence, problem-solving, and technological skills – preparing students for school, life and work in the 21st century."

iPads Program

Tablets are a natural tool for problem-based and project-based learning in middle and high school. We developed our iPad program deliberately, benefiting from the experience of many peer schools. We also designed it to complement Burke's mission:

  • student-centered
  • mobile and hands-on
  • promotes responsibility and independence
  • supports inquiry-based learning
Using the many iPad applications developed for classrooms, students confront and work on real-world issues, often in groups, and can share and publish their work with an audience beyond Burke.

Today, it’s not uncommon to see students giving a multi-media presentation to their class or sharing video, audio, and photos during an all-school assembly.

Weaving iPads, computers and social media into the fabric of our curriculum empowers students to research, think, process, design, connect, and produce creative solutions in novel ways.

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  • Guiding Principles

    1. Involve the school community throughout the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating technology programs, always allowing time for change and growth.
    2. Foster increased student-centered learning and student engagement by moving the locus of power and responsibility from the teachers to the students in ways that have been proven effective.
    3. Promote technology and learning strategies that connect students with one another, with teachers, with their communities, and with the world
    4. Emphasize the principles of digital citizenship and how to responsibly manage our digital lives.
    5. Support and include teachers through ongoing, widely available professional development that uses the very same modalities that students experience
    6. Commit adequate and appropriate resources to technology staffing and infrastructure, beginning by fully using the resources that already exist within the community.
    7. Extend our commitment to equity and inclusion by requiring full participation and ensuring that every student has access to technology.
    8. Think differently about the organization of the time, space, and pace of learning in order to take advantage of opportunities that arise from new technologies and approaches to learning.
  • Goals for Students

    • Practice independence, responsibility, self-regulation, and reflection
    • Build relationships with improved communication and collaboration
    • Learn to organize and manage their digital academic lives
    • Become more adept at identifying and creatively solving problems and evaluating information
    • Create and consume narratives in many different ways as a tool for learning
    • Have some expertise with coding, design thinking, media and visual literacy, data analysis and visualization, and online learning.
  • Goals for Teachers

    • Embrace a spirit of innovation, experimentation, and mutual support
    • Engage in ongoing professional development
    • Learn new skills and approaches to learning and classroom management
    • Build meaningful relationships with their students
    • Efficiently and clearly organize and communicate information
    • Act as facilitators, guides, and experts
    • Design curriculum that utilizes new technologies to engage all students through personalization, differentiation, collaboration, discovery, inquiry, experience, interdisciplinary work, problem-solving, design thinking, and projects. 

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Academic Tech Team | Spring 2020

List of 7 members.

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    David Panush 

    Director of Technology and Innovative Learning / Scheduler / HS History
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  • Photo of Wan Ryu

    Wan Ryu 

    Associate Director of Technology
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    Jason Rosenberg 

    Computer Science Teacher / Academic Technology
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    Sarah Schriber 

    Health, Values, & Ethics Department Chair / MS Health, Values, & Ethics / MS & HS English / Academic
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    Jennifer Chudy 

    MS & HS Math / Academic Technology
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  • Photo of Sam Ross

    Sam Ross 

    HS Latin / Assistant Scheduler / Academic Technology / Boys Varsity Soccer Coach / Registrar
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  • Photo of Kelly Williams

    Kelly Williams 

    MS Science / Academic Technology
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Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.