CCDS has an international reputation as a leader in educational technology integration. We’ve earned that reputation with our leading-edge 1:1 program, blooming since its inception in 1996 and now featuring the dynamic, multi-learning-style capabilities of Tablet PCs. But before we wow you with our impressive resume, let us show you what 21st-century computing can do in the hands of a talented faculty and engaged student body. We think you’ll wish you’d gone here too.
- Faculty document early childhood progress.
- Montessori students make patterns with their bodies.
- Kindergartners videoconference with the Cleveland Museum of Art.
- First graders reconstruct history.
- Fourth graders retell the Pilgrim experience.
- Fifth graders sequence numerical values.
- Music students test their practice skills against an uncompromising digital metronome and tuner.
- Sixth graders become “junior naturalists,” using hands-on learning and technology to explain to our first graders the basics of botany.
- Middle schoolers get turned on to the thrill of problem solving through robotics.
- Middle school language students get controlled practice responding to Spanish questions.
- Sixth graders use a stylus for pinpoint artistic precision.
- Eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders get the opportunity to get live feedback their daily work in math.
- Tenth grade AP biology students detail microscope findings.
- Ninth graders create comparative time lines.
- Ninth graders analyze the effect of geography.
- Students studying Romeo and Juliet get live advice from Globe Theater actors via videoconference.
- Tenth graders dissect artwork for historical meaning.
- Eleventh graders get assessed on source-based discussion.
- Eleventh graders find a passion for poetry, even when they don’t believe they have it!
- Seniors create telling historical atlases of India.
- AP French speakers hone their inflection and response prowess.
- Upper School students weigh in via videoconference on issues such as Darfur with Nick Clooney or nuclear proliferation with international weapons expert Joseph Cirincione.
From coast to coast, and even around the globe, Cincinnati Country Day School is recognized as an international leader in technology. Three times a year, during our Tablet Conferences, educators flock to our campus from places as far away as Thailand and Australia, to states as wide ranging as Florida and Texas, to local schools both public and private—all in the pursuit of capturing the educational power of our one-to-one technology program that began in 1996.
As flattering as this reputation is, our program exists solely for our students and teachers. They are the ones who have turned the powerful tools on our campus into transformational learning tools. Our technology program is built on the philosophy that true technology integration can only happen when flexible machines are put in the hands of capable faculty and students. Toward that end, every student 5th through 12th and every faculty member preK-12th owns a Tablet PC; students from eighteen months to fourth grade have access to teacher machines and Tablet PC carts, at the discretion of their teachers and their need. Tablets are the backbone of our program, from which spring a host of impressive technologies, from videoconferencing that links students to institutions and peers around the planet to digital video and still cameras used to document student progress. Microsoft has recently published a case study celebrating our decade of committed passion for technology. We celebrate it daily here, with every student success.