Technology hardware tools include, but are not limited to:
PC laptops with a mouse, printers and scanners.
Technology software tools include, but are not limited to:
The Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), GSuite for Education, Microsoft Movie Maker, Google Earth, Google Distance Calculator.
Kindergarten Students: The Montessori Model
Technology lessons are offered to all Kindergarten students once they meet the Program's readiness criteria. Together, the Montessori classroom teacher and the Technology teacher will assess readiness, interest, and appropriate use of Technology lessons for each student. Duration and content of Technology lessons will vary from child to child to allow for students to follow their own interests, to learn as appropriate to their individual styles and needs. Technology lessons will be offered by the Technology Teacher to individual students and to small groups in the Tech Lab.
Lower Elementary Students: The Enrichment Class Model
MSM provides Technology lessons at the Lower Elementary level to all students via pull-out Enrichment class sessions, and students are divided into groups according to grade level. Students will progress from lessons with teacher-prompted instruction to lessons in which they work at their own pace. Work will progress to include projects with increased flexibility and personal input.
Upper Elementary Students: The Enrichment-Montessori Hybrid Model
MSM provides Technology lessons at the Upper Elementary level to students via pull-out Enrichment class sessions, and also provide opportunities within the Montessori classroom for work with Technology. In Enrichment class sessions, students are divided into mixed-grade-level groups, with group size at a maximum of ten. Opportunities for extension of Technology Enrichment class projects as well as additional work with Technology will be available in the Montessori classroom. Work at this level includes projects in which students work at their own pace or that will require small- or whole-group collaboration. Most projects will have the basic structure defined by the teacher, but require personal or group input and decision-making. The Technology teacher coordinates with the Montessori classroom teacher on a regular basis and, when possible, with other Enrichment Class teachers, to implement projects which directly support and enhance classroom curriculum.