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  1. 1. Equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ HOLLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
  2. 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. 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. 4. Equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ Mission Driven
  5. 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. 6. Accessibility Staff Development and Training Learning Spaces Match Learning Methods Challenges
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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