OES helps fulfill its overall mission by infusing its program with technology at every level, in order to enhance each student's ability to actively engage in OES’s culture of inquiry-based learning and to cultivate global collaboration and connections.
As a framework to achieve this mission, OES affirms and applies the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). The NETS focus on the following six fundamental skills:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Research and Information Fluency
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
- Digital Citizenship
- Technology Operations and Concepts
Middle School iPad and Laptop Program
Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders use school-issued technology in all of their classes. OES iPads come with an "always-on" protective case and keyboard, and both the case and the iPad are owned and maintained by OES. During the school year, students are allowed to take the devices home for school-related work, and during the summer they are updated by OES before the start of the new school year.