Technology

Our values may be timeless, but our technology is state-of-the-art

1:1 Technology Program

Technology is an incredibly powerful tool that, when used appropriately, enhances teaching and learning and supports overall academic excellence. Moreover, technology skills are now essential for success in higher education, the workplace and lifelong learning. The 1:1 program is designed to ensure that every student is both fluent in current technology and flexible in adapting to new technologies as they arise.

How it works

Each student purchases a laptop through the school that is used throughout and beyond the school day. The student owns the device so no locking software is installed. Since all students have the same device, teachers can fully integrate them into the curriculum as all students have access to the same software or capabilities.

This ensures equal access to both the technology tools themselves and the high-quality, up-to-date content only modern technology can provide.

In addition, since students can access course materials and collaborate with classmates digitally at any time, the virtual classroom is extended beyond the school building and school hours.

Flexible use for optimal learning

Some studies show that certain types of learning happen better when handwritten, so the laptop device chosen for the students allows writing with a stylus (also called "digital inking") when appropriate.

Technology in the curriculum

Teachers use technology throughout the curriculum to encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. Students also have access to technology-specific courses, including programming languages, design and more.

Technology fluency

Our goal is to ensure that students are both comfortable with the technologies available today and adaptable to whatever technologies will be developed in the future. Students learn to:

  • Use technology to communicate across disciplines
  • Master various forms of technological communication
  • Demonstrate responsibility in using devices
  • Exchange and challenge new ideas through technology
  • Use technology as a tool for exemplary work

Laptop Ordering Information

For the 2018-19 school year, new students will be required to purchase one of two laptop options provided by the school. The options include ThinkPad Yoga 11e - Standard Model or ThinkPad Yoga 11e – Enhanced Model.

Every laptop will include a four-year Lenova Accidental Damage Protection warranty.

Please contact Office Manager Liz Anderson at 425-295-3000 if you have any general questions or concerns about the program or questions about purchasing a laptop.

Technology Team

Tyler Runnells
Director of Technology

Allan Hoffman
Senior Systems Administrator

Jereth Krehmeier
IT Support

Paul Pritchett
IT Support

Laptop Support

For issues with your EC laptop, contact IT Support.