Technology for Learning
What is the purpose of the use of technology for learning at the Academy?
The purpose for technology use at CPA is for technology to be a transparent and fluid agent through which students to:
- Learn new concepts
- Practice existing skills
- Engage in remediation
- Participate in enrichment
- Create unique products
- Explore new ideas
We seek to partner with parents to impart to this next generation of learners the capabilities needed to engage the digital world and thereby impact the larger world for Christ.
Fostering Digital Citizenship
Students today are digital natives; they have grown up in a digital world fluidly using technology as a tool to communicate, be entertained, learn, and interact with society. Parents and faculty are largely digital immigrants; we have immigrated to this world of constant digital input and have learned to use technology later in life. Technology is a primary medium for learning and communication for students, and they must master the skills to both receive from and contribute to the digital society. We must teach them to be good digital citizens.
The influence of technology is not an inevitability to which we must resign ourselves but a vital channel through which our students will have countless learning and growth opportunities. CPA technology programs are in place only to support student learning. Technology is used not simply because it is available, but only when it makes learning more fluid and more accessible to students, allowing teachers to communicate with students in their native language.
Jesus spoke intentionally to the fishermen and farmers of His day using words and context with which they were accustomed. In the same way, integrating technology and learning in the classroom enables teachers to reach students using familiar wording and context. With a combination of traditional and digital methods of teaching, students acquire such 21st century skills as thinking creatively; solving unique problems; communicating effectively; and analyzing, managing and prioritizing information in the context of a Christ-centered framework.
Katherine Koonce, M.Ed.
Technology News at CPA
Technology for Learning: A New Art Form
The Academy's visual artists have taken art displays to the 21st Century. With the help of technology integrationist, Cindy Clinton, students in Erin Jones' high school visual art class created QR codes for each art project and recorded themselves talking about the artistic process for the piece. Now students, faculty, and visitors simply scan the code and listen to the narration to learn about the work and the artist while enjoying the visual display.
- Click HERE for an overview of the "iLearning at CPA" series session that was presented to parents this fall.
- Click HERE to access Frequently Asked Questions about Technology for Learning.
- Click HERE to view the 2012-13 CPA Technology Team.
- Click HERE to access the Technology Flyer which outlines the purpose and three year timeline for the Technology for Learning Program at CPA
Student Responsible Use Policy
Click HERE to access the CPA Student Responsible Use Policy and the signature page.
The Responsible Use Policy is designed to give students and families clear, concise guidelines regarding the use of technology on the CPA campus. The underlying premise of this policy is that all members of the CPA community must uphold the values of honesty and integrity, consistent with the Biblically based mission of the Academy while conforming with laws of the United States and the State of Tennessee.