Technology at Gesu Catholic School maximizes both teaching and learning for every member of the school community. Students and teachers have access to hardware and software that enhances student learning at all grade levels. Our main goal for technology integration at Gesu is to support our students in becoming collaborative learners, as well as educating them to have a deep understanding of different technology resources and skills.
Our campus’ wireless network was recently updated in June 2016, which enables our students to have a mobile learning environment. This is especially useful to our middle school students because of our 1:1 Chromebook program. Gesu also provides tech resources in the lower school that includes iPads and surface tablets from Kindergarten through fourth grade classes. Each classroom in the building is also equipped with the latest Smartboard technology, which enables an interactive approach to learning and teaching.
Additionally, the Gerald J. Breen Family Media Center is a technology space that is available to all Gesu students. Located on the 2nd floor of the school, the large lab holds 31 computers for student learning and STREAM related projects. Gesu’s new Broadcast Studio is also located in the Breen Family Media Center and hosts our morning broadcast with the latest news and events.
Technology integration is prevalent throughout many of our programs at Gesu including the STREAM Program, Programming & Robotics, Minecraft Club, Tech Camp, and our comprehensive technology curriculum in our lower and middle school classes. Internet safety and digital citizenship are also covered in age-appropriate ways at every grade level. It is important that our students know how to use technology wisely and effectively as new applications emerge.