Our goal is that all of our students will have opportunities to use computers and technology as tools for learning, both in their classrooms and in an instructional lab environment. Our program includes weekly 30 to 40-minute computer classes for preschool through sixth grade. The elementary classes have a strong focus on using computers as an extension of their classroom learning. For instance, preschool students play educational games designed to reinforce their English language skills including colors, numbers and alphabet letters and sounds. In the elementary grades, we continue using educational games to reinforce classroom concepts, and also start to introduce computer-specific skills such as keyboarding, word processing, and use of presentation tools, spreadsheets, and other productivity software. We have adopted the use of Google Apps and are also teaching our students how to use Microsoft Office and Open Office.
We have several semester-long computer electives that we offer to middle school and high school students; these classes meet daily for a 50-minute period for 1 semester. Computer Applications is required for the first semester of seventh grade. Other elective classes include Web Design and Coding. We have also offered Coding and App Development, Raspberry Pi Robotics, and others.
The Computer and Math Teacher is responsible to teach weekly classes for 1st-6th grade and two daily secondary elective classes each semester. We also need the person in this position to teach two secondary math classes.