21st Century Classrooms
Technology at CCS
At CCS we see technology as a tool that will empower students to be lifelong learners. It is our desire to lay the foundation for appropriate usage to mold our students into good digital citizens with a biblical worldview. We are preparing our students to learn how to be motivated to leverage technology for best learning practices both now and in the future.
Starting in PreK, technology is an integrated piece of our Lower School curriculum. Through a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) grant, our students engage in both computer science and Project-Based Learning opportunities which include research, preparation, collaboration, and presentation using technology—all skills that will be used throughout the lifetime of a student.
In grades 5 through 12, CCS students are required to have access to a wireless device. Pedagogy always leads our instructional practices, and technology often plays an integral part throughout a student’s education here at CCS. In the Upper School, students will use technology to enhance critical thinking, creativity, communication, and the skill of curating good digital resources to become future-ready digital citizens.
How the Device Will Be Used
- To enhance critical thinking
- To expand creativity
- To encourage communication
- To curate digital resources
Technology Community Covenant
Our world belongs to God, and to that end, students are expected to apply Chattanooga Christian School’s Technology Community Covenant to all activities, including those involving the use of any BYO device, computer peripherals, and network, whether accessing them while on campus or off campus. As Christians are called to give glory to God in all areas of life (1 Cor. 10:31) by loving God (Mark 12:30), loving each other (John 13:34), and loving the world (Mark 12:31; John 3:16), our use of the powerful tool of technology should seek God's glory by reflecting God's love. Our use of technology should be governed by a call to love God, love each other, and love the world. With every use of technology, the question should not only be, "Is is permissible?" but also, "Does it bring glory to God?"
With this in mind we ask all of our students to sign a Technology Community Covenant when enrolling or re-enrolling.
In accordance with the 2016 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Student Standards, our goal is that our “students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.” Through many avenues of instruction, digital citizenship is taught both specifically and intertwined within our daily instructional practices.