Technology courses are essential to every Catholic school curriculum. In fact, technology is required to be integrated throughout each course of study from Mathematics to Religion. The use of technology in the 21st century is integral to preparing students for college and career success. Technology courses in Catholic schools cover a variety of lessons including Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration. All of these units are taught and influenced by the lens of Catholic identity and the dignity of all humankind.
1:1 Chromebook Program
All Goretti students carry a Dell Chromebook, providing them the opportunity to connect learning to all of the resources and information available online, anywhere, at any time. The use of Chromebooks as an instructional tool empowers students to learn at their full potential, to communicate and collaborate in analytical thinking and problem solving, and to prepare for high school, college, and the workplace. Teacher instruction and content delivery is then maximized for the most effective means to increase achievement.
Google Suite for Education
Goretti students work anywhere, anytime, and on any device with G Suite for Education. The tools encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, and let teachers work one-on-one or with the whole class.
Through leveraging the Zoom platform, a dedicated teleconferencing room is available 24/7, allowing connectivity across the world.
Padcaster Student Video Production
Known as "Tools for the next generation of digital learners," Padcaster is an all-in-one mobile production suite through use of an iPad. Students create products using digital storytelling to create and share compelling digital content.
In addition to the core technology integrated curriculum, 3D printing has been added as an activity to enhance instruction throughout many of the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
On May 5, 2015, Archbishop William E. Lori held a press conference to announce an exciting new initiative that makes a 3D printer available in every Archdiocesan school. The initiative was made possible due to support from the Embracing Our Mission ~ Shaping Our Future capital campaign, a generous donation by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Croteau, and our technology and curriculum partners, 3D Systems and STEAMTrax.
3D printing is considered a “game-changer” for schools, as they provide children with unparalleled access to innovative technology used by engineers, astronauts on the International Space Station, and medical professionals and scientists.
St. Maria Goretti High School students have access to this same 3D printing technology. Our expanding, technology-rich curriculum better prepares our students to be successful leaders and participants in a technology-driven future.