Hughes STEM High School Vision for Technology Integration
We believe the goal of education at Hughes STEM is to prepare our students to be life-long learners in an ever changing society. Technology is a learning tool that is both relevant & interactive to our STEM coursework. We at STEM believe technology is a tool that can change the nature of leaning when integrated into core instructional practices. In our technology-rich classrooms, students don't "learn" technology. Technology is simply a tool used to foster an authentic learning environment catered toward the unique learning styles of each student.
Technology can improve communication, enhance critical thinking skills, and develop life skills critical to being successful citizens in a global socieity. Technology is helping our students to be active, rather than passive learners, producing knowledge and presenting that knowledge in a variety of ways.
- Increase student learning, engagement and achievement through the seamless integration of technology into instructional learning and teaching across the core curriculum
- Integrate technology into the Hughes STEM curriculum to increase critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills.
- Students will use technology effectively to construct new ideas, to critically examine information and explore relationships in a collaborative environment.
- Provide staff development opportunities to ensure effective use of emerging technologies with emphasis on 21st century skills.
All students and staff have immediate access to a full range of current technological devices, software tools, and applications. Students have daily access to state of the art Career Tech Mac & Windows labs. Laptops are provided in all core classes plus advisory.