Anywhere, Anytime Learning

At Skycrest, we use technology as an accelerator of learning.

The changing landscape of the world’s information to digital form will require today’s student to have a different set of skills than what was required just a decade ago. Future graduates must be equipped with not just the three R’s, but also with 21st-century skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and technological literacy. Students will need to be able to quickly find, synthesize and communicate information and collaborate with colleagues – not just in their own office, but within a global community of colleagues and customers.

Skycrest Christian School wants to ensure students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to responsibly navigate this emerging modern world. Therefore, since 2011, we have implemented a 1:1 program using the Apple iPad to create a seamless and dynamic educational experience for students.

All students in grades 4-6 are issued an iPad for educational use as part of a 1:1 iPad program. As those students advance in grade level, our iPad Program will ultimately encompass grades 4-8. The program uses digital curriculum materials, student collaboration tools, and individualized instruction in all subject areas with the goal of enhancing student learning.

Incorporating the use of technological devices, such as iPads, with traditional classroom studies has many benefits for your student. One of the biggest payoffs is that it appeals to all four learning types:

■  Visual- those who learn best by seeing.
■  Auditory – those who learn best by hearing.
■  Reading/Writing – those who learn best by interacting with text.
■  Kinesthetic – those who learn best by doing.

The use of technology also increases retention rates because students are excited about their discoveries and are actively engaged in their lessons in a way they could not be without the use of devices.

Setting Students Up for Success

We believe that technology should play an instrumental role in your child’s Christian education and that your child will experience both immediate and future benefits from learning how to properly use and engage with different forms of technology.

If students are to leave here and pursue a future career in a 21st century world, they ought to have access to a 21st century education. It not only enhances their studies but leads to academic success as well.