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 Laptop Program
Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders use school-issued laptops in all of their classes. Each laptop comes with an “always-on” protective case, and both the case and the computer are owned and maintained by OES. During the school year, students are allowed to take the laptops home for school-related work, and during the summer the laptops are updated by OES before the start of the new school year.