We recognize that our job as educators is to begin preparing students for their future careers. In today’s ever-changing, quickly expanding global economy, it is likely that our students will hold future jobs that do not even currently exist. Technology integration, therefore, is not simply a luxury, but an essential component of 21st century education.
Upper school students utilize technology on a daily basis in purposeful ways that support our curriculum. By November 2020, every Salisbury Christian School student will be matched with a personal device - a Chromebook or an iPad, dependent upon grade level.
Through the use of digital design programs, hands-on robotics development, and the creation of our students' own programming solutions, we are preparing our students to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.
Middle School S.T.E.A.M. Initiative
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics and represents a forward-thinking, out-of-the-box approach to education. Exposing students to skills that integrate the S.T.E.A.M. principles is another way we seek to maintain student engagement and begin to develop the skill sets needed for future career success!
To fully integrate S.T.E.A.M. principles into our classrooms, we have instituted a number of new courses and furnished our teachers with fresh resources. Our lower school pioneered Mobile Makerspaces, quarterly S.T.E.A.M. challenges, LEGO Club, and much more. Our middle school has embarked upon a journey into S.T.E.A.M. with the addition of Coding, Robotics, and Destination Imagination (DI) classes and the institution of our Robotics Club. These offerings exist to create a foundation for further learning that is explored in our higher level classes like Advanced Placement (AP) Computer and Introduction to Programming.