Welcome to Episode 25 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, learn more about how technology is integrated into Darlington's curriculum and what that looks like for students of all ages. Your host is Stefan Eady, assistant head of school for academic affairs. He will be talking with Beth Wardlaw, technology integration coordinator; Matt Enderle, Upper School math teacher; and Patrick Cash, a fourth-grader from Rome who has been utilizing technology at Darlington since pre-K.
This has been an exciting week for Darlington because for the third time since 2016, Apple has named Darlington an Apple Distinguished School, recognizing the school for its commitment to teaching students technology skills to solve real-world problems as an integrated part of its curriculum. This new three-year designation required a rigorous review process to determine continued growth and commitment to this program and extends Darlington’s designation until 2024.
Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They use Apple technology to connect students to the world, fuel creativity, deepen collaboration, and make learning personal.
For further insight into technology integration, and what this honor means, read Stefan's blog, "What does it mean to be an Apple Distinguished School?"
Darlington's Cycle of Learning focuses on education for the whole child from start to finish so that our students graduate with the confidence, connections, and compassion they need to succeed in college and their career, guiding them towards being meaningful contributors to the greater good throughout their life. This cycle begins and ends with Darlington's Portrait of a Graduate, taking into consideration even our youngest students.
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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitweiler ('22) and Katherine Davidson ('22). The student voice for this episode is Angel Laramie ('21) and Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice as well. Editing and production is handled by Jennifer Collins, content manager.
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