Information Sciences & Technology

IST

 

The Information Sciences and Technology Department strives to stay ahead of the curve by allowing our students to use technology effectively in and outside of the classroom.  The program will empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process using various networking, programming, multimedia and digital design tools. 

 

According to the most recent World Economic Forum report, “Technological trends will create many new cross-functional roles for which employees will need both technical and social and analytical skills.” That is precisely the kind of combination of skills that La Salle’s Information Sciences and Technology Department delivers to our students.  Our students interface with current essential software programs and up-to-date hardware while learning how to analyze and collaborate with others to seek solutions to real-world problems. 

Our wide-ranging curriculum offers twenty-five electives with a focus on design thinking, collaboration, and innovation.  Students have in-school and at-home access to industry-standard software through Office 365, the Adobe Creative Cloud and AutoDesk as well as to various learning environments on campus including our state-of-the-art computer lab, Microsoft IT Academy networking and server lab, Video and Podcast Studio via WEXPtv and a Robotics lab. 

Our IST faculty engage their students by empowering student voices and encouraging creativity and critical thinking so that our students will be prepared for challenges not just in networking, programming, multimedia and digital design, robotics, and entrepreneurship but also for those “cross-functional” or complex intertwined academic and professional tasks that they will face in the future.  

The IST faculty eagerly seek out opportunities to improve their practice by building on top of their knowledge base, dedicating themselves to professional development, and working directly with industry experts in their fields.  In addition to all this, our IST faculty play a critical role for our whole faculty in that they serve as primary resources, collaborators, and models for us to leverage technology to improve student learning. 

We see the potential in all our students and embrace the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) standards, which aim to develop “Empowered Learners, Digital Citizens, Knowledge Constructors, Innovative Designers, Computational Thinkers, Creative Communicators, and Global Collaborators.” 

There is a lot going on at La Salle’s IST department and with good reason.  Students not only enjoy the content and challenges in the curriculum and the relationships they build with the faculty, but also they see their future possibly including the skills our school’s learning community espouses.

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Information Sciences and Technology Faculty

Mr. Braden Bonner

Mr. Braden Bonner

Mrs. Keri Hoffman

Mrs. Keri Hoffman

Mr. Christopher Holwick

Mr. Christopher Holwick

Mr. Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert Macartney

Mr. Robert Macartney

Br. Joseph Macioce

Br. Joseph Macioce

Mr. Ryan McDowell

Mr. Ryan McDowell

Mr. Vishal Patel

Mr. Vishal Patel

Mr. Simon Pinder

Mr. Simon Pinder

Mr. Patrick Rose

Mr. Patrick Rose

Mr. Michael Sabatino

Mr. Michael Sabatino

Mr. Kurt Schollin

Mr. Kurt Schollin

Mr. Kevin Whitney

Mr. Kevin Whitney

Information Sciences and Technology Courses Offered