Overview of the Lower School students (K-4) and the 5th & 6th grade Middle School Technology Programs.
Technology is a fluid and ever-changing experience for our students. In the context of 21st Century Learning and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), technology is far more than ‘computers’. Learning skills as well as building proficiency with a variety of technology tools, and a deepening understanding of technology concepts are the focus and the foundation of student-directed projects and activities.
Technology as a Tool, Technology as a Skill – Blurred Lines:
Learning how to use the computer as a means of obtaining information, collaborating with others, creating, testing, sharing and organizing ideas and data is essential. By now, using the digital realm to interact with the physical world is nearly transparent and second nature, however, the goal is to move beyond simply “using” computers and tech, to preparing our students to be confident creators, developers and makers; this will provide them opportunities well beyond even our own imaginations. Technology instruction encompasses digital, electronics, mechanics, and computer coding/programming; and centers on using Design Thinking to solve a problem or meet a need. Concepts and guiding principles include design process thinking, engineering principles, innovation and Maker Education. Please explore the following links to learn more.
- Technology Curriculum – Goals & Rationale HERE
- Harley Technology At Home: Parent and student pages HERE
- Links and Tech Ed. info – for faculty HERE
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