St. Ignatius called his followers to live in the world, and to meet people where they are. We recognize that the world we live in is a technological one, and that our students use their devices as one of their primary means of communication. We need to prepare our students for learning and working in this digital information world. Given this world, Creighton Preparatory School implemented a 1:1 iPad Program during the 2015-2016 school year.
Our students will have the best chance of being “transformational leaders” if their existing technological skills are integrated with a morally and intellectually rigorous Catholic Jesuit education. We believe that properly used technology is part of our Jesuit mission, but we also know that it will never replace our core values. We will continue to teach students to engage in deep reflection, to think critically, to solve problems and to express themselves with grace—and to do so within a caring community. We continue to value the spiritual character of our school and the interpersonal relationship that are the hallmark of Jesuit education. At times, that will require all devices be put away, so that students and faculty can engage in quiet contemplation and personal relationships. When it is time to put the screens down, we will.
We understand that technology can give our students significant freedoms, and we hope to teach them the responsible use of that freedom. We believe the use of iPads will enhance both teaching and student learning – and will expand the possibilities for creativity, collaboration and exploration.