Starting in Kindergarten, we have a 1:1 environment. We believe in hands-on creation-oriented technology implementation that allows students to communicate, think critically and create content instead of being passive consumers. Our teachers focus on skills, application, and digital citizenship in stand-alone and integrated lessons. We harness technology’s power to differentiate instruction for individual student needs and provide in the moment feedback to help students learn. We also recognize that thoughtful teacher planning, assessment, and guiding are essential to successfully leverage technology. Our students learn to be good discerners of information. We provide an interactive and safe environment with cutting edge, age-appropriate technology to enhance learning in a digital world.
We know that kids are natural-born engineers. Our makerspace, The L.E.A.D Lab (pictured below, left), gives all Fay students an opportunity to explore and build with both high- and low-tech materials. We provide students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the Engineering Design Process. Students solve real-world problems through hands-on activities that are discovery-based, enjoyable and creative. Research shows us that engineering activities, in a collaborative learning environment, help build classroom equity. This inclusive educational opportunity nurtures a lifelong love of learning. The Engineering Program strengthens reasoning and sparks curiosity. Run by our STEAM teacher, the makerspace is open for both free exploration and enhancement of classroom learning units. Technology is a daily part of classroom instruction and is integrated in a forward-thinking and innovative way. This prepares our students to have independent and collaborative experiences with digital resources for instruction, research, production, and assessment.