Technology is a tool that renders all things possible.
Riverside Presbyterian Day School is committed to providing its community of students, faculty and parents the highest quality technology tools available. Our facility is fully integrated with both wired and wireless computer networks, which serve both Microsoft Windows and Apple environments. RPDS provides a Macintosh computer lab, iPads and Chromebooks as learning tools. The school has now fully transitioned to integrating technology into its classrooms and uses its computer lab to support instruction, rather than to "teach technology." RPDS tends to employ its Chromebooks within Grades 4-6, although we are committed to fitting the tool to the activity. All mobile devices are wirelessly incorporated into our networks whether those devices are laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, iPad minis or approved devices owned by the student. School devices are available for instructional use for all students 3 years -6th grade, when that use is developmentally appropriate.
At RPDS technological tools are intended to support academic excellence, efficiency and independent learning within the instructional day and beyond. Parents may update records, monitor student progress, review homework assignments and register students for supplementary programming and events through the RPDS website. All classrooms are equipped with digital projectors and electronic whiteboards. RPDS provides school and home use of web based software products such as: Accelerated Reader, Brain Pop, World Book Encyclopedia and a variety of textbook support materials.
The RPDS Director of Digital Design, Mrs. Debbie Rogers, teaches and supports instruction across all grade levels. As the Director of Digital Design, Mrs. Rogers continuously researches digital instruction and provides her expertise to support our faculty's commitment to the best-practice teaching of children utilizing our technology tools. Mrs. Rogers works alongside our teachers as a mentor during classroom instruction. Her work fosters creativity through technology and is carefully planned to enhance the depth and breadth of our curriculum. In addition, Mrs. Rogers is an integral part of our STEAM “Imagination Station” program and learning space.