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  • 1. Equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ HOLLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
  • 2. •Established 1901: 9,000 Alumni in greater Holland/Zeeland area •5 Sites: 2 Preschools, 3 Elementary, 1 Middle School, 1 High School •Retention Rate: 96% after attending HC for 3 years •Parent controlled: Not private or parochial •Tuition: 80% of revenue •Average Tuition: $6,200 •1 of 3 students on scholarship - $1M raised annually •Staff: • Bachelor’s Degree 50% Master’s Degree 46% PhD/EdD/Specialist 4% Who are we?
  • 3. Students •Nearly 2000 students preschool-12th grade •Graduation rate: Over 99% •From a 20 mile radius: South to South Haven, East to Allegan, North to Grand Haven •From 125 churches •Free/reduced lunch: 10% •Served through Educational Support Services Program: 6-12% •Minority: 10% Who are we?
  • 4. Equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ Mission Driven
  • 5. “Requires constant review of educational practices, delivery methods, assessments, student engagement – students are participants in their learning not just recipients.” Single greatest impact on teach and learning in 40 years of education Learning
  • 6. Accessibility Staff Development and Training Learning Spaces Match Learning Methods Challenges
  • 7. 2005: 6th Grade Pilot Program 2008/09: 6th -12th Grade fully implemented • Named Apple Distinguished School, 3 times in the past 4 years 1 of 51 nationwide Only one in Michigan Accessibility 1:1 Laptop Project
  • 8. • 24/7 during the school year • School Provided: • Servers • Filters • Backup • Parental Control options • Annual and self-insurance fees - 3 year cycle • Start up costs: $800,000 • Self-sustaining Accessibility 1:1 Laptop Project
  • 9. 2011/12: •5th Grade: 1 to 1 Laptops at schools •K-4th Grade: Pilot program with iPads •Launch of iFit Team 2012/13: •K-4th Grade: 1 to 1 iPads at schools Accessibility 1:1 Laptop Project
  • 10. What Is Next?: Keep responding to a constantly moving environment Enlarge opportunities for students and teacher through technology Advance a more blended learning environment for all students Accessibility 1:1 Laptop Project
  • 11. Spaces match learning Balance Tech and Community Do not discount the power of change “New Look – New Learning” Flexible collaborative environment “Commons and Caves” Learning
  • 12. Key Considerations: First be able to answer the question: WHY? This initiative must be about mission and people not devices Technology is an educational tool not an outcome Learning
  • 13. Professional Development for Staff How do you “move” your teachers from “Here to There” How did we get started? What have we learned? Learning