Dear Prospective Parents,
Welcome to Presbyterian Christian School (PCS). I am very excited that you are considering us as the place for your child to grow and learn!
If you decide to make PCS your "school home", my desire for your child is that he/she grow to love PCS and come home talking about all the wonderful things he/she did and learned throughout the day.
With technology becoming an integral part of life, Presbyterian Christian School is undertaking a vision where technology and education can be merged to prepare our students for the global knowledge economy. PCS is dedicated to building the Classrooms of the 21st Century, including eBooks, by leveraging education through technology. During the past decade, PCS has enhanced the education of our youth by providing the best academic curriculum possible while shaping and molding the next generation of leaders. Even with the current College Preparatory curriculum provided to our students, technology has been the missing component/link to future enhancements and capabilities.
The vision of Presbyterian Christian School is to provide all students with access to state-of-the-art information technology which will assist them in:
- Becoming proficient in reading, writing, mathematics, and critical thinking.
- Being prepared for the next level of education.
- Successfully attaining the skills and proficiencies required of today's work force.
In addition, all administrators, teachers, and district/school staff will use technology daily to effectively help students attain higher standards and prepare for tomorrow's world of work.
In the 21st century, understanding and using technology will be an integral part of virtually every aspect of daily life. It is our responsibility to prepare students for this future. The classroom is the primary place where this preparation will occur; therefore, every classroom must be equipped with diverse technologies to support teaching and learning. Every teacher must be knowledgeable and skilled in the use of these technologies in daily instruction. When integrated into instruction, technology will support new strategies for teaching and learning by:
- Addressing diverse learning styles
- Accommodating individual learning rates
- Encouraging cooperative learning
- Helping students accept responsibility for their learning
- Providing the means to communicate globally
- Improving academic achievement in all areas
The use of technology in instruction changes the structure of the classroom. No longer will the teacher rely solely on the traditional lecture/seat work method of instruction. In a technology-rich, learner-centered classroom, the teacher serves as a facilitator of instruction, mentor, and coach. Technology will provide a record of the student's academic history and ways to manage learning progress and activities. Teachers have the data and information needed to individualize instruction and assessment, as well as make other important instructional management decisions. Through technology, teachers and students will access a wealth of materials, services, and networks throughout the state, nation, and world. Technology does not replace the teacher, but rather supports and enhances the educational process.
I speak highly of Presbyterian Christian School's program, not only as the director, but also as father of a son who attends PCS. My family has been a part of the PCS family since 2010. We have been blessed by the relationships we have built here and by the many teachers who have instructed our child throughout the years. I can’t imagine a better place for our child to spend his day learning and growing to know Jesus.
I encourage you to call, e-mail, or stop by my office to learn our plan and vision, if you are interested in learning more about PCS. You are also welcome to call and ask any questions you may have.
In His Service,
Terry D. Walker
Director of Technology