Technology and E-Curriculum
Since 2013, Trinity Christian School has committed to providing students with a technology-rich program focused on actively engaging students in the learning process and extending the classroom experience for every child. Responsibly utilizing technology on a regular basis doesn't just allow our students to understand the valuable role it plays in their education—it allows them to develop the skills they need for the future.
We believe technological proficiency occurs when students develop these skills through integrated activities across all learning areas by teachers in all grades.
Classroom in a Box
Students in Grades 5-6 have access to TCS laptops during the school day.
Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)
Students in Grades 7-12 bring a personal laptop that meets the school specifications. We load each laptop with e-curriculum, customized to each student's classes.
Technology and E-Curriculum in the Classroom:
Extends and deepens our in-class learning environment
Our learning environment extends beyond the four walls of our classrooms. Our students can participate in online discussion with students around the globe, listen to presentations from world-renowned scholars, and even attend virtual classes from home on Virtual Learning Days. Because Microsoft Office 365 and our classroom portal pages are web-based, students can access Office programs, homework, and most e-curriculum using any device connected to the Internet.
Encourages student engagement
Our use of digital resources in class actively involves students in the learning process. E-curriculum gives students opportunities to learn how they learn best using research, videos, audio clips, and collaborative tools. Students do not passively sit at desks; they enthusiastically demonstrate that they are learning both curricular concepts and digital citizenship skills.
Prepares students to be responsible digital citizens
As early as possible, students receive instruction regarding online safety, digital citizenship, and application of biblical principles regarding technology. Trinity’s wireless internet is monitored, and it restricts users from accessing inappropriate web content. In addition to WiFi restrictions, teachers have a classroom management tool called DyKnow that allows them to customize filters on websites and on student applications. DyKnow also allows teachers to monitor activity on each student device. At home, parents have the flexibility to customize layers of security on student devices.
Microsoft Office 365 for Education
- Fully functional MS Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote
- Student email accounts managed in a closed environment, using a TCS designated email account
- Cloud-based access and storage capacity
- 99.9% uptime
- World-class security
- No data mining for advertising dollars
- TCS sets and monitors privacy controls
Tuition covers the infrastructure and onsite support staff, security and web-filtering software, full MS Office suite, enhanced e-curriculum, enriched classroom and home experiences.