‘Technology-enabled active learning’ spurs achievement

Using a technology-rich environment to promote collaboration and independent learning, we’ve seen student engagement—and achievement—rise

Using ‘technology-enabled active learning,’ Bishop Moore Catholic High School has seen student engagement—and achievement—rise.

If Norman Rockwell were to a paint a 21st-century classroom, would his painting look anything like his 1956 piece “Teacher’s Birthday,” with the students sitting in tidy rows patiently waiting for their teacher to impart wisdom from the front of the room?

At Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Fla., students are no longer looking to their teachers for all the answers. Instead, teachers are training their students to acquire knowledge on their own.

Understanding the young adults of the 21st century means understanding their frame of reference. Teenagers today have never been without technology. Indeed, our students have never lived without cell phones, personal computers, or the internet. Children today are as connected as we are as adults—in some cases, even more so!…Read More