At Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS), we are always thinking about how best to prepare students for the future to ensure that they have the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st Century.
STS recognizes that our students are digital natives; that technology is ubiquitous in their personal and academic lives. Research reveals that students’ comfort with technology in their personal lives is not synonymous with their mastery of technology to facilitate their learning or collaborate for learning’s sake. As such, it is paramount that schools teach information technology skills (ICT), digital citizenship skills, and computational thinking skills to prepare students for the 21st Century.
Technology plays a very significant role at all levels of our School. Students in Kindergarten - Grade 7 work within a 1:1 school-issued device program. Students in Grades 8-12 are part of the school BYOD Program. Robotics, coding, 3D printing, virtual reality, SMART boards and a myriad of software tools are used in all three divisions.
As a Center for Teaching Excellence, our vision for educational technology is to be leaders in its use in ways that are human-centered in design, evidence informed and prioritize excellence and innovation in programming, pedagogy and policy. We invite you to read through our Three-Year Educational Technology Strategy (linked).
Should you have any questions, please speak with our Director of Academic Programming and Educational Technology, Mrs. Alanna Wellwood.