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Program Philosophy

Boys’ Latin provides students, faculty and staff with technology to fulfill the School mission of offering a competitive and technologically current K-12 college preparatory education. The primary objective of the Technology Department is to prepare students for success within the highly technology-driven competitive academic environment they enter upon graduation from Boys’ Latin.

Pedagogical Objectives
In alignment with the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), BL offers a combination of technology classes, embedded lessons, and collaborative project-based learning opportunities allow students to fuse 21st technology skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and digital citizenship to practical applications. Dedicated professional development opportunities assist faculty integration of 21st century technology skills in the curriculum.

While the use of technology remains constant throughout the Boys’ Latin experience, it is cyclical with facets being revisited and expanded as necessary. What does change as students progress through Boys’ Latin is the level of expectation and the sophistication of resources used to produce the final result.

A combination of technology classes, embedded lessons, and collaborative project-based learning opportunities allow students to fuse 21st technology skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and digital citizenship to practical applications. Dedicated professional development opportunities assist faculty integration of 21st century technology skills in the curriculum.

Lower School
All Lower School teachers are expected to utilize technology daily as a tool for teaching the one hundred and fifty two students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  Each of the nineteen lower school classrooms is equipped with a SMARTBoard and ceiling-mounted projector.  The School provides every teacher with a tablet computer for curricular and administrative use, both on and off campus.  Teachers have access to digital cameras, document cameras, scanners, GPS devices and 34 netbooks, as well as a variety of subscription and Internet-based resources for curricular and classroom enrichment.  Located in the Carolyn Smith Library, the dedicated Lower School computer lab offers nineteen desktop computers.  Additionally, many of the classrooms have one or more desktop computers for student use, and teachers and students have access to the six desktops and twelve laptops housed in the library.  Teachers frequently use the computer lab located in Smith Hall if the Lower School computer lab is already booked for use.

Middle School
The Middle School technology program enhances the academic experience with the latest tools and techniques.  All teachers and administrative staff of the Middle School utilize technology resources to teach and support the 158 students in the Middle School. Limited specific instruction is offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students during Rotation time, as well as extra classroom support as requested by teachers. Classes meet on a rotational basis daily and projects are on a reserved basis. The school provides every teacher with a tablet computer for curricular and administrative use, both on and off campus.  Teachers have access to digital cameras, document cameras, and scanners, as well as a variety of subscription and Internet-based resources for curricular and classroom enrichment.  Each classroom is equipped with a ceiling-mounted projector, DVD/VCR, and DirectTV.  Some Middle School classrooms are equipped with SMARTBoards.  The facilities include the Middle School Computer Lab with 24 desktops, Middle School library with eight desktops and ten laptops, three classroom laptop carts, the Smith Hall Computer Lab with 18 desktops and classroom installed SMARTBoards. The program is run by the Middle School Technology Coordinator.

Upper School
The Upper School technology program seeks to expose its 307 students and approximately 30 teachers with the latest tools and techniques to enhance their academic experience.  Each teacher has a tablet pc which allows him/her to ink, create content movies, perform general administrative functions and explore new technologies.   Each classroom is equipped with a projector and three classrooms have SMARTBoards.  There are two portable laptop carts in the Upper School, one in the math department consisting of fifteen laptops and the other in the science department consisting of eighteen laptops.  Students can also check out laptops, digital cameras and camcorders from the library’s circulation desk.  The two computer labs, consisting of nineteen computers each are used for computer classes and for technology integration into the curriculum.  The ten computers located in the Upper School library allow students to do research and other projects in their free time.  Students are also allowed to use the labs in their free time for quiet study and for completing projects.  The technology coordinator is always available to help students and teachers with tech questions or to help with technology projects.  Upper School technology course offerings include Technology Foundations (mandatory for all sophomores), Introduction to Programming, and Digital Media Production.

 

Contact Information

Technology Staff


Anne Kellerman
Director of Technology Programs
410-377-5192, x1130
akellerman@boyslatinmd.com

Annemarie Merow
Director of Academic Technology
Middle School Technology Coord.
410-377-5192, x1175
amerow@boyslatinmd.com

Debi Krulak
Lower School Technology Coord.
410-377-5192, x1155
dkrulak@boyslatinmd.com

Derrick Thomas
Upper School Technology Coord.
410-377-5192, x1208
dthomas@boyslatinmd.com

Jesse Carr
Network Administrator
410-377-5192, x1256
jcarr@boyslatinmd.com

David Sugar
Information Technology Support Manager
410-377-5192, x1122 
dsugar@boyslatinmd.com

Independent Day School for Boys Grades K-12

822 West Lake Avenue, Baltimore MD 21210  |   ph: 410.377.5192  |   f: 410.377.4312
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