Oxley Christian College frequently reviews the fit of its ICT to the school’s vision. It leverages premium technologies to assist students develop the critical skills of flexible, analytical, reflective and creative thinking to solve problems, communicate ideas, organise activities and collaborate with others.
Charmaine Peck, Manager of Oxley Christian College’s ICT Services, says the school’s digital learning program and its technology adoption “has to mirror what we want for our students, for our school.”
“Our technology partners help us not only prepare Oxley for a positive future, but to also minimise the impact of change on our staff and student learning,” she says.
Training in the use of new devices and software is key to ensuring rapid, confident adoption. Oxley understands the value in training teachers on each new technology. It measurably improves return on investment and supports the school’s determination to leave no teacher behind.
To support the vision for Oxley, Charmaine says: “Our school leaders look for ways to build staff capacity. We work hard to bring everyone onto the same page. Investment in training makes our teachers comfortable with the new technology.
“From an IT management perspective, we’re putting the technology and support structures in place to help everyone step up. We just couldn’t do it without our Microsoft relationship or the assurance working with CompNow gives us. We are very much on the same page about the importance of training as a critical element of our digital program,” Charmaine says.