Technology

The technology programs at Fort Worth Country Day are fully integrated into our curriculum. Students use modern technical tools to enhance their academic program in meaningful, authentic ways. A dedicated group of technology professionals provide support and services to the entire Fort Worth Country Day community. Our goal is to promote the qualities of critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration and independent scholarship among our students, and to facilitate the broader use of educational technology within the entire FWCD community.

Technology adds to the overall experiences of the FWCD community by promoting lifelong learning and supporting intellectual curiosity. We believe careful implementation of technology is important to ensure its usefulness, and we strive to ensure our students are taught to use technology in ways consistent with our Core Values. We believe that technology resources should be directed towards areas that enhance student learning, facilitate our teachers' professional growth and foster communication between the school and our community.

Our campus features a wide array of hardware and software in every classroom. Connectivity is provided by a high speed internet connection configured for use locally and wirelessly. All members of our community, and all guests, have access to our filtered Wi-Fi connection. Over 700 desktop computers serve our faculty, staff and student body, along with interactive whiteboards, active response systems, projectors and other peripheral devices. All lower school classrooms are equipped with class sets of iPads for small group instruction and activities. Every middle school student brings their own iPad to school every day. Students and teachers guide each other in lessons which integrate technology in authentic, meaningful ways to support the curriculum. In the upper school every student brings their own computing device. Ipads, tablets or laptops are used as an extension of the academic program. Research, writing, design, collaboration and communication are hallmarks of the Fort Worth Country Day technology program.

We believe technology plays an integral role in every person’s daily life, and we believe learning to use technology responsibly, respectfully, and wisely is part of our mission.

I hope you will visit our campus where you will see our students and their teachers using technology in so many exciting ways.

With warm regards,

Steve Uhr
Directory of Technology

Technology in the Lower School

The Lower School blends 21st century learning skills with its strong core curricular base to create an authentic, engaging, and meaningful learning experience for the students.

This can be seen in Kindergarten through Third grades where students have access to 10 iPads per classroom that are used in a variety of ways, whether they are utilized in small group learning stations or paired up to work on creative projects. Teachers have students practice reading, math, and language skills through the apps. Teachers take advantage of the Apple TVs in each classroom in order to guide instruction with the iPad in a whole group setting as well as share student work with a larger audience.

Classes have a 1:1 iPad ratio in Fourth Grade. This allows students to become comfortable using Google apps such as Docs, Slides, etc. and sharing them for editing purposes with their teachers. This exposure is an important step in the transition from Lower to Middle School.

All grades, Kindergarten through Fourth, have class once a rotation in the Collaboratory.  They spend time honing their higher level and creative thinking skills by interacting with a multitude of iPad apps. Students also spend time working with Ozobots, Spheros, and Dash robots as well as being exposed to other 21st century skills such as 3D printing and Green Screen technologies.

Technology in the Middle School

In the Middle School, all students bring their own iPads to school every day. Teachers are guides and facilitate the use of the iPads, allowing students to grow and experiment using technology in the classroom each day. There is also a dedicated computer lab in the Middle School, and all teachers have interactive whiteboard technology in their classrooms.

Technology in the Upper School

In the Upper School, students brings their own mobile computing device to school each day. iPads, tablets or laptop computers are used as an extension of the academic program. Research, writing, design, collaboration and communication are hallmarks of the Fort Worth Country Day technology programs. Students are encouraged to experiment with different types of technology in order to find out for themselves, what works best for their own learning.

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  • Mission Statement

    Fort Worth Country Day’s technology mission is to promote the qualities of critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration and independent scholarship among our students, and to facilitate within the entire FWCD community, the broad use of authentic educational technologies. Technology adds to the overall experiences of the FWCD community by promoting lifelong learning and supporting intellectual curiosity. We believe that careful implementation of technology is important to ensure its usefulness, and we strive to ensure that our students are taught to use technology in ways that are consistent with the School’s core values and philosophy. We believe that technology resources should be directed toward areas that enhance student learning, enhance teachers’ professional growth and enable communication.

Technology Team

List of 5 members.

  • Dr. Steve Uhr 

    Director of Technology
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3211
    Texas A&M University - Ed.D
    Western Maryland College - MS
    Virginia Tech - BS
  • Mr. Andrew Beasley 

    Network Administrator
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3234
  • Mrs. Tiffini Crum 

    Web Content Manager
    (817) 732-7718 ext 3611
    University of Texas at Arlington - BA
    Southern New Hampshire University - BA
    Northlake College - AA
  • Ms. Alisha Randall 

    Technology Specialist
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3261
    University of Phoenix - Associates of Science in Information Technology
    Western Governors University
  • Mr. Trim Rowan 

    Technology Specialist
    (817) 732-7718 ext.3261
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.