Fostering Innovation at St. James

At St. James, we focus on appropriate integration of technology in order to foster creative and innovative learning opportunities. At different grade levels, students develop 21st century skills while utilizing technology in a safe and educational environment.

After consultation, feedback, and observations from our continuing work, we developed our own Innovation Framework. Doing this has made lesson planning more fluid and more personalized to the St. James community.
Our students and teachers are moving from consumers of technology to creators and innovators.

Our framework takes into account the six areas we believe important to facilitate innovative learning opportunities: creativity, engagement, assessment/feedback, collaboration, differentiation, and critical thinking. All the while, our philosophy of integrating technology helps supports these six areas throughout the learning experience.

Creativity

Students use
hands-on creativity combined with the power of modern technology to positively impact their learning.

Diagnostic

Teachers use technology to continuously diagnose &
provide personalized instruction to each student.

Resource

Technology allows students and teachers to conduct research almost anywhere on many topics, helping them acquire skills through content.

Citizenship

Partnering with Common Sense Media, students in kindergarten-5th grade take part in lessons on how to appropriately use technology.

  • PreK-4 & Kindergarten

    PreK-4 & Kindergarten

    ​Students have pods of iPad devices in every classroom as well as specialized technology, such as wireless, handheld microscopes.

  • 1st & 2nd Grades

    1st & 2nd Grades

    ​Each classroom has an iPad cart with enough devices for all students. Each device also has a dedicated Apple Pencil.

  • 3rd-5th Grades

    3rd-5th Grades

    Each student is issued their own iPad and Apple Pencil to use throughout 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Periodically, these students take home their iPad.

  • Coding & Robotics

    Coding & Robotics

    All students have exposure to a variety of coding environments, such as Swift, CoBlocks, JavaScript and apply their skills to drones, robots, and software development.

  • 3D & Immersion

    3D & Immersion

    Students design and print objects on one of two 3D printers. Students also experience and design Virtual & Augmented Reality with our Mobile Immersion Labs.

Visit St. James

We would love for you to visit our thriving campus. It’s the best way to see what we’re truly all about. Schedule a private tour during the school day and one of our admissions staff will show you around. We are conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge.

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