The SPASH Vision for Technology
Technology at SPASH enables rich learning experiences to improve collaboration, creativity, and productivity in our learning environments. To support the SPASH mission statement, we use technology to engage and educate students to become empowered global citizens who are adaptable to change.
- Be accessible to all as a tool to support learning
- Help to boost learning and achievement
- Connect subject matter to real-world examples
- Foster global learning opportunities for students and teachers to collaborate and communicate with others around the world
- Encourage creativity and innovation
- Be integrated into our daily lives to provide a variety of digital solution
Devices and Technology in the Classroom
At St. Paul American School, every student has access to technology. Students in grades K-5 attend Technology classes as part of their specials rotations. Technology is embedded into our secondary classrooms through our Bring Your Own Device Program. The adoption of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students is the driving force behind how we strive to empower our students to foster creativity and encourage learning.
- K-2: teachers have access to shared iPads.
- 3-5: students share a variety of laptops and Chromebooks.
- 6-12: students bring their own device (BYOD) – see the BYOD Requirements
We are a G Suite for Education School which means students in grades 3-12 have access to all of the apps that come with their St. Paul American School student Gmail accounts. All students and faculty adhere to the guidelines outlined in our Acceptable Use Policy.
Our Director of Technology, Lisa Hughes has been here since 2018. In her professional career that spans 17 years working in international schools, Lisa has been a classroom teacher and held leadership roles related to educational technology. In her current position as Technology Director, she manages a team of IT Staff and all aspects of technology and infrastructure to support students and teachers at St. Paul American School.