At St. Theresa, we know that technology is an information vehicle that can challenge students intellectually by giving them immediate access to information online, helps enhance students’ worldview as young learners can communicate with students around the world, gives new meaning to research and helps students gain worldly perspectives that are not always captured in textbooks.
We understand that technology can help students cultivate skills that they can carry with them through college and as adults in the working world. Research on the Internet fosters students’ analysis and problem-solving skills as they work individually and in teams to gather information and come to conclusions. Computer programming class can help develop critical thinking skills as students learn how to place tasks into a logical sequence and technical skills are developed through students' using various software tools.
St. Theresa mixes technology in the classroom and provides independent technology classes to support learning and build students’ confidence. When students are taught through slide shows or by showing films, the lessons are stimulating; when they access new information online, they feel motivated; and when they learn new software tools, they are empowered. Incorporating technology in the curriculum gives students a sense of purpose and their attitude toward their education becomes positive.