Episcopal Collegiate School encourages innovative use of technology to support learning and to develop critical thinking skills and global connections.The faculty members accept, innovate, and persevere in the creative and responsible use of technology.
The administration and technology integration staff support students, parents and faculty with access, training and facilities.The students develop collaborative and analytical skill sets through relevant technology-based learning experiences.
Episcopal Collegiate School views technology as an instrument to increase student learning and strives to seamlessly weave its use into the daily classroom routine. We are committed to providing an environment that recognizes the shifts in literacy, information, learning and innovation and brings all learners' up-to-date access and resources. Students in grades PreK-Kindergarten have access to iPad carts. Students in grades 1 and 2 have access to grade-level Chromebook carts. Our students in grades 3-8 are provided with their own Chromebooks, and our students in grades 9-12 are part of our BYOD program. Additionally, we have a Discovery Lab for Early Childhood, Design Labs for Lower School and Middle School, and a Communication Studio for Middle and Upper School students. Our Exploratory Design Program focuses on design thinking and helps students empathize, design, create, revise, and produce. Our commitment is based on our understanding that technology is and will continue to be an integral part of educating every student.
- Augmented Reality: 6th Grade Life Science
- Sketchup a Museum: 6th Grade World History
- Wildcat Weather Report: 7th Grade Earth Science
- Backlot Arkansas: 8th Grade American History
- Sports Illustrated: Upper School Physics
- Biology at Work: Upper School Biology
- Discovering Our Roots: Upper School English
Episcopal Collegiate School has offered Exploratory Design courses since 2016 that combine technology, engineering and design thinking to support the core curriculum. This course is offered to all incoming 6th graders as an elective and as a semester requirement for 7th and 8th grade students. The course is also offered as an elective in Upper School.
Students are placed on collaborative teams and asked to create innovative solutions for real-world design and engineering challenges. These design challenges allow students to explore 3D design and fabrication, programming, circuitry, robotics, and more in combination with content and skills addressed in the core curriculum.