The Makerspace is where creativity and critical thinking comes to life! Students get to use the knowledge they have acquired in their other classes and apply it to create solutions for different needs. Through a constructivist approach, students learn to use several digital skills such as Photoshop, video editing, animation, JAVA programming, and TinkerCad. Additionally the makerspace is equipped with state-of-the-art dual extruder 3D Printers, a CO2 laser cutter, a green screen area, and an interactive touch display capable of laying flat as a table for students to collaborate during projects. The Makerspace is the home to the Technology & Design class that all students take once weekly.
Library Media Center
The goal of the Library Media Center is to enhance student's ability to analyze and access information, and to encourage them to become life-long readers and learners.
To see what the Library Media Center has to offer, check out the Library's page!
Technology helps students utilize their strengths to compensate for, or work around, learning challenges. The definition for assistive technology device is "any device, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a student with a complex learning profile." Devices range from "low tech" (highlighters, modified paper) to "high tech" (laptops, software applications).
All students are given a Google Chromebook to use daily within the classroom setting as well as for school-related work at home. Students are introduced to the Google Suite for Education Apps and many other apps to enhance the curriculum. Onsite assistance and consultation are provided by our full time Assistive Technology Specialist (ATS) in accordance with student's IEPs. The ATS works with students and staff 1:1 as well as in groups including in classrooms.
Check out the wealth of resources here on our Assistive Technology page.