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.
We envision that technology is available throughout every class and effectively supported for all students and staff to:
- Provide global access to information and research
- Meet the curricular needs of all learners through a variety of media
- Encourage critical thinking skills and foster creativity
- Provide authentic forms of expression and communication
- Collect, assess, analyze and share performance data for each student
- Improve the effectiveness of differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners
- Provide skills and proficiencies necessary for the workforce
At the opening of school, all students at Hughes are expected to sign the districts technology Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) before computer access will be granted.
Parents, please review with your student: Taking Steps to Protect Your Online Privacy. The teachers & administration want all of our students to be safe. It is important that parents are well informed about their student's internet usage.