Electronic Learning Fundamentals (ELF)
Designed to support the Upper School’s BYOD Program and to foster skill development in using digital tools to learn, collaborate, and communicate, E-Learning Fundamentals is a ninth-grade, year-long, pass/fail course delivered through the online Learning Management Systems (LMS). The course begins with a summer orientation workshop on campus during which students learn principles of safe and ethical use of school technology resources, core tenets of digital citizenship, email conventions, and online management practices. Students complete at least one assignment during each six-day cycle that supports projects and curricula from their core academic classes and school activities. Units of study include Google Suite tools (Blogger, Calendar, Documents, Forms, Slides, and Sites), social media literacy, introduction to computer science computational thinking, project development, team techniques, visual design elements, and effective multimedia presentations from concept through delivery. The year culminates with the completion of an electronic portfolio that showcases each student’s achievements.
Summer technology orientation workshop
(Part of the ninth-grade orientation)
For the workshop, students are required to bring the device that they plan to use during the school year. Students should have administrative rights to the computer and bring the charger and a pair of earbuds or headphones.