Connected Learning at Providence Hall brings together modern technology and software with a college preparatory curriculum founded on the Western tradition, taught using the best proven instructional modes in an environment that connects students with teachers and the subject matter.
Providing our talented faculty and motivated students with individual iPads, technology for active learning, collaborative furniture, and state-of-the-art infrastructure creates an environment where a student’s social, personal, and academic worlds converge. As a result, learning becomes continuous and extends far outside the classroom. We are excited about this opportunity to increase the level of engagement for every student. We will combine 21st century-technology and skills with our semi-classical liberal arts curriculum, holding firm to the ideas and pedagogical methods that have stood the scrutiny of time.
Providence Hall is a place of learning, not just for our students, but for everyone. We are an educational community that continuously seeks innovative ways to enhance learning and to increase joy and satisfaction in the educational process. No school knows their students like Providence Hall, and this increased level of interaction amongst our teachers and students provides a learning environment unique to Santa Barbara. We are excited to join with educators around the country who are placing cutting-edge technology in the hands of students, preparing them for the workplace of the future.
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The next nine months: January 2013-September 2013
The use of technology at Providence Hall goes beyond a 1:1 iPad program. Over the next nine months, Providence Hall educators will explore state-of-the-art technology with educational applications in every discipline, online academic spaces for continued learning outside the school day, online course options, interactive displays in every classroom and common area, and electronic texts with visual elements that make words on a page come to life.
What our faculty is saying about Connected Learning
“I believe the 1:1 iPad program at Providence Hall will positively transform the way I introduce new material, teach the steps involved in solving problems, and assess the comprehension of my students,” says mathematics teacher Laura Trudelle.
The new technology has many applications beyond math and science classes, according to humanities department chair Bruce Rottman. “The iPad is an amazing tool that will help me reach each student in new ways. I’ll be able to help students edit their papers while they write them at home. I can record lectures for students to review in the evening at home and devote classroom time to helping them one-on-one,” he says. “I’m looking forward to having Providence Hall students become even more engaged in the learning process. I can’t wait to integrate technology in our curriculum—it will be an exciting and unique adventure.”