Technology at Calvin
1:1 Technology Initiative
Students are growing up in a complex, technology-driven, information- saturated world. There was a time when the central task of a research paper was finding relevant sources and searching for evidence to either support or refute a claim. Now, evidence is everywhere, and the task of the researching student is to sift through mountains of relevant digital sources to find the most apt and reliable information. The content is much the same: literature, history and mathematics remain at the core of the curriculum. However, today’s world also requires a set of skills necessary for students to thrive in college and beyond, and most of those skills are directly related to technology. It is no longer sufficient for students to have scheduled time on shared devices.
Calvin Christian School believes that it is imperative for students to have access to individual devices that will not only improve the school’s curriculum, instruction, and assessment, but will also more fully prepare students to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace in a manner that glorifies God.
I Corinthians 10:31 states, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” As parents, teachers, and staff here at Calvin Christian School we have a unique opportunity to teach students how to use technology in ways that bring glory and honor to God. The world is inundating children and teenagers with digital information and encouraging them to use technology solely for their own advancement and pleasure. We can send a different message: that technology, like every other aspect of the Christian life, ought to be used in the service of our God and King.