Technology plays an increasingly vital role in our lives, it should also play a vital role in private education. Our digital learning programme Champitech gives students and teachers continuous access to technology in order to make lessons more engaging, personalised and efficient, as well as enabling learning to take place at any place and any time.
At Collège Champittet, a Lausanne private school, students benefit from the latest technology and teaching approaches. Putting technology into the hands of students has a noticeable effect on what a student can learn, and how much they engage with the subject.
Our private school was the first in the canton Vaud and Nord Anglia Education group to offer individual iPads to teachers and students, and we make use of their potential in lessons from an early age.
In 2010, we made iPads available to Primary School classes, and MacBooks were introduced into Secondary School classes. Now all students and teachers in grades 4 to 14 have their own personal iPad to help them learn, collaborate and carry out projects.
Our innovative teachers make use of technology in a range of ways to help students work together better, and to discover more about the subjects they are learning.
Our ICT curriculum for grades 6 to 8 encourages students to explore and master computer tools and creative software, while also focusing on the importance of Digital Citizenship. Students have access to both Macs and PCs in our two computer suites. MacBook Air laptops are also available for class projects.
The appropriate integration of technology is a valuable asset for educators. Our teachers are trained in how to effectively integrate these devices, and encouraged to use them innovatively. Support is provided by a group of teachers specialised in technology integration, and our team of student Digital Leaders run a daily help desk for the entire private school community.