Stevenson has an extensive laptop program ensuring that each student has full access to computers. Our primary goal is to integrate technology throughout the school so that our students will become technologically proficient leaders who can adapt to the ever-changing demands of our society. Instruction in Internet research, information literacy, spreadsheets, computer graphics, word processing, desktop publishing, photo editing, music composition, music production, video editing and typing are examples of computer skills taught throughout the grades. Besides the standard computer offerings, we offer a number of specialized computer programs that are of particular benefit to students who need more support with organization, reading skills, writing skills and research. Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking and Inspiration are examples of such software.
Stevenson faculty members are trained to make the most of technology in their classrooms, incorporating coordinated “Webquests,” Powerpoint presentations, Inspiration diagrams, and spreadsheets into curriculum projects. A faculty trainer, dedicated to augmenting the teachers’ knowledge of technology, helps to create projects that integrate computers into the classroom. Teachers who act as technology pioneers then strive to pass on their knowledge to the students, offering access to computers, the Internet, and multimedia technologies in a trusted, protective environment. The use of technology generates a sense of excitement in every discipline and every classroom.