The Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board embraces blended learning and a digital toolkit to support the achievement of students. Every student within the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board has access to powerful online digital tools. Our digital “Toolkit” ensures that every student has “anytime, anywhere” access so they can create, connect, collaborate, and be fully engaged in learning networks.
We have placed an important focus on investing in a broad array of digital devices and the professional learning of our educators. We have placed iPads and Chromebooks at the point of instruction at an approximate ratio of 1 device for every 2 students across our school system. This ratio enables a learning approach that can take advantage of the very best of a variety of devices to ensure that the learning is not limited by the technology. We also embrace a Bring Your Own Device philosophy so that students are welcome to bring their own devices to school with comprehensive access to the same suite of tools in our Digital Toolkit.
We are pleased to offer support to students for digital technologies with the creation of our HPCDSB Summit Series and Certification Program. This program is a staged technology implementation approach designed to train and support students with the technology and software they need to be engaged in today's learning environment. The three stages are:
1) I’m A Digital Student2) I’m A Digital Expert3) I’m A Digital LeaderThis year over 2200 students have already received their level 1 certificate through classroom technology summits!
System Summit - Supporting Student Digital ExpertsThis year 120 “Digital Student Experts” participated in the system summit from each elementary school. See the video to the right.Parent Impact Statement:“Our daughter was raving after the opportunity to attend the Digital Disciple workshop on Monday. She shared how much she enjoyed the very dynamic Priest who hosted the Mass. We are so thankful to the Huron-Perth school board for helping us raise a caring Catholic citizen!!”- Parent, St. James Catholic Elementary School