Information Technology Services (ITS)
Our Technology Vision
Loyola High School will be an educational technology leader, a shining example of educational technology success for peer private and public schools,a source of inspiration, and a resource for support and knowledge for these schools to build contextual, inquiry-driven educational technology into their curricula. As a leader we will ensure that our students are best prepared to leverage technology for the purpose of achieving academic, social, and spiritual success, thereby empowering them to assume leadership roles in today’s changing and challenging technology-saturated world.
Our Technology Core Values
Producing the highest quality students defines and guides educational professional practice. At Loyola, this practice is shaped and informed by the Ignatian ideal of being a man for others : just, compassionate, spiritual, and loving leader of the community. Technology holds an important place at Loyola in that it can help students become such Ignatian leaders.
As each department does its part in developing men for others by designing challenging programs of study, so too should technology be applied for the purpose of supporting this core value. Therefore, the key to our technology success will depend upon our commitment to using technology for the purpose of serving the subject areas that form the core of the Loyola education. Doing so will require that we recognize the many forms technology can take, and that we apply this array of tools to not only improve the education of our students but also transform it. In short,we believe technology at Loyola should be as follows:
Loyola’s educational technology mission is to prepare our students to become men for others who are distinguished by their facility with the technology tools that are changing the world; the analytical skills to evaluate,question and contribute to the global body of information; and the ethical and spiritual foundation to use these tools and this information to contribute to the good of the local and global community.
To prepare its students to be tomorrow’s leaders, the school will provide a diverse and challenging technology environment both at the school and within students’ homes. Loyola will prepare its students to become facile with technology in all its myriad forms, both obvious and subtle, while also ensuring that they become critical, objective observers of technology and its pervasive impact on the world around them. With such a critical understanding of technology, Loyola students will be well prepared to become courageous, compassionate, just, and loving leaders in the Ignatian tradition.
- Contextual: Technology follows from subject matter and students’ individual learning needs.
- Multifaceted: Technology appears in various forms and devices.
- Transformative: Technology does not just provide iterative improvements in learning—it provides transformative ones.
- Humanistic: Technology facilitates and improves, rather than replaces, human interaction.
- Inquisitive: Technology allows learners to question, explore, and make mistakes in an environment that is safe and easy to manage.
Born out of the school’s commitment to matriculate students who embody the myriad of traits that define being men for others, the school developed the Grad-at-Grad Guidelines to serve as the areas in which the school could evaluate its efforts in meeting its “men for others” goal. If we hold true to our technology core values, we will advance the school’s efforts to produce such men for others. Specifically, we will see Loyola students using technology to
- Inquire: Students will advance their knowledge through increased self-initiated discovery in a broad range of subjects. They will use technology to learn what is needed exactly when it is needed, and as such will be continuously open to growth as human beings;
- Communicate and Collaborate: Students will be better able to communicate and share their work with fellow students at Loyola as well as peers and colleagues around the world. Loyola graduates will be better listeners, public speakers, story tellers, critical writers, bloggers and information providers in all the forms of communication made possible by technology;
- Create: Students will apply technology for the purpose of creating unique products that add to the body of knowledge and art;
- Problem Solve: Students will courageously apply their knowledge for the purpose of solving personal and community problems.
|Lauren Lampietti||Chief Technology Officer
|Terence Stephenson||ITS Manager/Apple Engineer||1724|
|Lance Ochsner||Educational Technologist||1723|
|Kevin Behnke||Senior Network Administrator||1721||Bren Wells||Applications Analyst||1402|
|Katherine Cullen||Technology Services Coordinator||1722|
|David Smith||Junior Network Administrator||1720|
|Elaine Taylor||Administrative Assistant||1401|