At PBS, we align our use of technology with the mission and core values of the school, taking advantage of the incredible opportunities that it can provide for teaching and learning experiences while also nurturing digital citizens who engage with technology ethically and responsibly.
In a world where the evolution of technology is fast-paced, we equip our students with mindsets and skillsets that inspire them as critical and resourceful problem-solvers. The primary purpose of incorporating technology tools in our classrooms is to explore, express, present, and publish our thinking in ways that engage with our local and global communities.
Through projects, practice, research, and creation, PBS provides opportunities for students to grow as digital citizens across all grade-levels. Students are also exposed to foundational technological ideas like coding and programming throughout the curriculum. Students participate in Hour of Code events each year, which are designed to introduce computer science concepts in a fun and accessible way.
All classrooms are furnished with interactive projectors or projectors with document cameras to provide interactive learning opportunities.
A cart of iPads is shared among the K–2 classrooms; students at these levels use them primarily for research and learning-center activities. Beginning in 3rd grade, each student is assigned an iPad, gradually increasing the responsibility and independent use as technology integration into the curriculum increases.
Our Director of Educational Technology partners with teachers from preschool through 5th grade and in the specialty areas to identify appropriate apps and tools and to set a campus-wide technology strategy.
The school partners with nationally-recognized organizations like Common Sense Media to help teach digital citizenship and to provide parent education sessions on this topic.