Dominican realizes the importance technology serves and meets the needs of its students by providing the latest technology available and incorporating it throughout its program of studies.
All students use technology in research, experimentation, and writing throughout the curriculum.
Dominican is home to the Erminia Wadsworth Technology Center, which ensures the highest level of technological performance so that students enhance their learning environment, increase opportunities for research, and gain proficiency in navigating the abundance of information available today. Currently, the center houses over 60 wireless laptop computers which students use during class time. Teachers take their classes into the center where students use these computers to access information databases and create multi-media presentations. In a newly renovated classroom, students are able to learn in an interactive teaching environment with the use of laptop computers and a wireless plasma screen.
It is in the Writing Center where students learn all stages of the writing process from pre-writing to finished product with one-on-one help and peer collaboration and it is the Math Lab that extends the math classroom so students can visually grasp math concepts.
In addition, the Science Department has access to two “flex-cams” and a “Scope-on-a-Rope” for projection and magnification of objects during lab experiments, dissections, etc. and a Calculator Based Laboratory for accurate and more efficient analysis and data collection in both the classroom and fieldwork.
The Erminia Wadsworth Technology Center was officially dedicated on April 20, 2005.
On hand for the ceremony was Mr. Patrick Fitzmorris, AZBY Foundation; Mrs. Sharon Rodi, Chair of the Board of Directors; Ms. Cynthia Thomas, President of St. Mary’s Dominican High School; and Mr. Michael Liebaert, AZBY Foundation.
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