At Norfolk Collegiate, our teachers pair learning experiences that incorporate cutting-edge digital tools and processes with a proven college preparatory curriculum.

 

 

Technology at Norfolk Collegiate    

Forward thinking, curriculum-based and relevant – these describe Norfolk Collegiate's approach to creating a learning environment infused with technology. We believe that technology is changing the way students learn. Success in college and beyond depends on new skill sets and capacities that include creativity, critical thinking and the ability to be an excellent communicator and collaborator.

In response to a continually evolving technology landscape that requires these skill sets, our teachers pair learning experiences that incorporate cutting-edge digital tools and processes with a proven college preparatory curriculum.

Learn more about our personalized education at any of our upcoming admission events. To schedule a personal tour, please contact Mary Peccie, director of admissions, at 757.480.1495 or email mpeccie@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

FEATURES

Below are some examples of technology integration at Norfolk Collegiate. 

 

  • Wireless Community: Our wireless campuses allow K-12 students and teachers to learn beyond the limitations of a wired desktop computer. 
  • Dual Platforms: K-12, our students have access to Mac and PC computer labs which helps them learn a variety of programs.
  • iPad Integration: In grades K-5, students use iPads supplied by the school during classroom lessons and for special projects. In grades 6-12, each student brings his or her own iPad to class, which allows teachers to easily infuse technology into their instruction.
  • Apple TVs, SMART Boards and Projectors: Apple TVs are present in K-12 classrooms, all K-8 classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards and Upper School classrooms have projectors.
  • Lego Robotics: Our seventh-grade students have the opportunity to build and program robots, fueling opportunities in problem-solving, programming and engineering. Robotics is also part of our Lower School Enrichment activities.
  • Lessons in Digital Citizenship: Faculty members lead discussions that will help students become self-aware users of digital media. Additionally, all students K-12 take part in an age-appropriate lessons designed to help them participate responsibly and safely in a digital world.
  • Coding: Beginning with K-5 students and continuing through the Middle and Upper School, coding lessons allow students the opportunity to explore the discipline in an independent setting with experts. Upper School students also may enroll in a website design course that includes writing HTML code.
  • 3D Printers: 3D printers and workstations are at each division and allow our students to imagine, design, and create original objects, and to transform their ideas into physical realities. Example have included creating a set design for a school theater production and creating a part for a water tower design competition.

 

Results

The thoughtful infusion of technology across our curriculum is helping to prepare our students to live and lead in a rapidly changing world. Through the thoughtful infusion of technology across our curriculum, students are connecting to the world in ways that transform their development as critical thinkers, passionate leaders and compassionate citizens.

For additional information about the instructional technology, contact Charlene Loope, director of instructional technology and communication arts.

For questions specific to the communication arts learning thread at the Lower School, Middle School or Upper School, please contact the appropriate division head.