Technology

Research, analyze, problem solve, create, communicate, and collaborate using a variety of tools and media.

Technology at Walker'sAt Walker's, we have a dedicated dean of academic technology and innovation who works with faculty and students to integrate technology into Walker's teaching and learning environment. As freshwomen, all students participate in a seminar where topics such as creating your digital footprint, digital citizenship and differentiated learning styles are explored.

Our students have the tools to navigate the opportunities and challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world of technology.



You will collaborate with your peers and teachers

You will collaborate with your peers and teachers using a core suite of web-based tools, including Google Apps for Education (GAFE). You’ll become a responsible digital citizen, and our teachers will connect you to resources that best suit your learning style, pace, and potential.

You'll be in the driver's seat of your own learning

You'll be in the driver's seat of your own learning with classroom technology that seamlessly allows for inquiry, collaboration, and presentation. You'll learn in spaces that are designed to be flexible, and that allow for brainstorming, iteration, and hands-on learning.

You'll have instant access to the wealth of learning resources online

You'll have instant access to the wealth of learning resources online via our high-speed broadband wireless Internet. You'll also learn to strike a healthy balance between screen time and "unplugging." Walker’s is a community that values face-to-face interaction and has preserved technology-free times during the school day.

You'll benefit from the most current, relevant learning experiences

You'll benefit from the most current, relevant learning experiences as a result of our faculty's ongoing professional development activities.


Sarah Edson, Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation

Sarah Edson

Sarah joined the Walker's community in 2009 after more than a decade of working in the fields of education and academic technology. After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College with a B.A. in history, Sarah attended Harvard University where she completed her master’s degree in education with a focus on technology and innovation in education. A former Spanish teacher, professional development leader, program manager, and producer of various learning technologies, Sarah particularly values the chance to educate students on topics related to digital citizenship through a course she designed and has developed through the years.

Beyond the classroom, Sarah coaches Walker's cross country team, serves as class advisor to the class of 2021, advises six Upper School students, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Coalition of Girls' Schools. Each year she also organizes Edcamp CT, a summer professional development event at Walker's for educators from throughout the region. Additionally, Sarah co-chairs the School's Strategic Planning Committee and appreciates the schoolwide collaborative effort to fulfill Walker's mission and achieve its vision for the future.


Videos

Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation Sarah Edson shares her thoughts on creating your digital footprint, digital citizenship, and learning styles at Walker's. Watch below: