Technology

Tearing Down Classroom Walls

The Dunham School is a pioneer when it comes to integrating technology and education. As the only seven-time Apple Distinguished School in the state of Louisiana, we know a thing or two about balancing the strong foundations of a classical curriculum with cutting-edge technology to enhance student learning and engagement. And we've used that knowledge to tear down the traditional classroom walls and open up a world of endless resources and possibilities for our students.

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Nikole Blanchard

Director of Innovation and Technology

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Employed at Dunham since
2009
Undergraduate Degree
Louisiana State University, 2001
Masters Degree
Louisiana State University, 2005
Doctorate Degree
Certifications
National Board Certified Teacher; Apple Distinguished Educator; Google Certified Trainer; Apple Teacher; Apple Teacher SwiftPlaygrounds; Google Educator Level 1 and 2
Awards or Additional Certificates
PBS Digital Innovator; Microsoft Innovating Educator; Educational Technology Facilitator/Leader (K-12)
Coaching/Club Responsibilities
Coding Club
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Nikole Blanchard
Director of Innovation and Technology
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Skyping. Coding. Programming Robots. Creating iMovies.

It’s all in a day’s work at Dunham, where our technology program has transformed the way we teach and learn. After becoming pros with iPads in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, students in grades 1-12 receive their own MacBooks and become adept at using G Suite for Education, websites, and apps to create, publish work, and share ideas with teachers, classmates, and even peers from across the globe. Our technology-rich environment keeps students inspired, challenged, and prepared for success in college and career through experiences that build creativity, collaboration, and cross-cultural literacy.

Meet our Director

Director of Innovation and Technology Nikole Blanchard has been the guiding force behind our successful 1:1 MacBook program and longtime partnership with Apple. Thanks to her vision and leadership, Dunham’s been named an Apple Distinguished School six times, and 100 percent of our teachers have completed the Apple Teacher program. Nikole’s also a National Board Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Swift Playground Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, PBS Learning Media Innovator, and Microsoft Innovating Educator—and she still finds time to learn and discover new ways to use technology alongside our students.

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