The Technology Committee's digital citizenship initiative launched a new school-wide theme focusing on evaluating search algorithms and making sense of digital information.
Technology training is ever-changing – we will never just ‘land’ and remain static.
Congratulations to the Grade 7 & 8 Robotics teams for an exceptional competition at the Greenwich Academy Vex Robotics Vex IQ Event last week.
The Upper and Middle School robotics teams competed in tournaments at Our Lady of Lourdes High School and The Harvey School, respectively.
For National Computer Science Education Week (December 9 – 16), RCDS Upper School students are showcasing how they are bringing to life the national theme of "CS FOR GOOD" through active citizenship.
This is the first year that RCDS students will participate in this international competition
Rye Country Day's commitment to inspiring, engaging, and empowering our next generation of STEAM-thinkers was on display at the annual Innovation Fair.
Francesca Rios '0 returned to campus to share her perspectives on internet safety and social media. As the an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's cybercrime division, Francesca investigates and prosecutes crimes involving hacking and network intrusions, cyber-frauds, and all manner of schemes where computers or the internet are used to commit or conceal crimes.
The "tech talk" theme in all three divisions this quarter is gender stereotypes. Flyers invite students to consider what stereotypes they see in ads and what types of ads are being targeted to them based on their gender.
On Monday, April 22, please bring all working and non-working phones, tablets, laptops, gaming systems, and other small personal electronics and help us reduce the issue of e-Waste in our community!
Rye Country Day School is ready to meet the challenge. In 2016, our Technology Committee rigorously examined our own standards, together with exemplary models from peer schools across the nation. We elected to adopt the International Society of Technology Education Standards, seven interconnected bands of technology goals that circumscribe the student experience. These standards complement many teaching initiatives already underway throughout our community and support other strategic school initiatives including Diversity and Inclusion, Public Purpose, Global Studies, and S.T.E.A.M.
Teaching technology is an active and flexible undertaking. The Technology Committee, working closely with faculty and administrators, is wasting no time in implementing these standards. Indeed, safe tech and media non-profit Common Sense Media has already recognized RCDS as a ‘Common Sense School’ for its “commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship and teaching.” And initiatives to enhance instruction and bolster teacher training across the institution continue. From curricular opportunities to clubs and after-school activities, technology is integrated into the fabric of the RCDS educational experience. “Our evolution will never be done,” says current Computer Science Department Chair Katie O’Shaughnessey. “Technology training is ever-changing – we will never just ‘land’ and remain static.”
* Items with asterisk indicate items that the Technology Committee members from the Lower School found were not appropriate for the developmental needs of Lower School students and will only gain focus starting in the Middle School.