Our team of professionals supports the mission of the school by offering support, training, and vigorous professional development opportunities to our users, and tools such as a robust wireless network and high speed internet access, high-quality fiber optics, and VoIP telephones. We encourage the use of high-tech teaching aids such as smart projectors and touch screen educational devices, and make every effort to keep these devices updated and available at all times. Our one-to-one iPad initiative for 4th-12th grade students has dynamically revolutionized the classroom, fostering an unprecedented level of learning and understanding.
The Technology Internship class of 2017-18 has had an active year learning multiple skills in the areas of aviation and robotics programming, with a class theme of "automation". Students have devised some creative methods of keeping hand launched robotic gliders in the air for the longest possible time, and landing their creations within a few feet of Freddie Falcon in the middle of our athletics field. Students also built their own computers and programmed a Minecraft game on the computer.
The course is designed to identify and nurture future technology professionals who have a desire to pursue this exciting field of study. In this course, students learn how a technology operation functions, in real time, by working on real-world problems. Students also put their knowledge into practice in our annual Battle Bots Competition, as well as other long term projects.
Our Computer Science courses explore the challenging world of computer programming. Using programming languages such as Blockly, Python, and Java, the days of meticulous coding and endless troubleshooting are gone. From their first day, Computer Science students are immersed in a creative, collaborative process, with colorful, thought-provoking results.
Our younger students are exposed to technology several times per week. They learn vital skills such as Digital Citizenship, internet search tools, video acquisition and editing, and basic iPad and computer use. By the time students reach 7th grade, they have been exposed to multiple computers and operating systems, and are highly knowledgeable about the technology around them.
S.T.E.A.M. is not just the latest marketing slogan within the Technology Department. At Saint Stephen’s, S.T.E.A.M. is a way of life. We incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, into everything we do. The use of 3D printers allows students to design a project in the computer, then turn their design into a physical work of art. Aerodynamic design puts physics into action, and student-led support of technology creates a cohesive, vibrant, and trusting community.