Technology is implemented in an age-appropriate and mindful way at Pincushion. Focusing on the development of 21st century skills, we have developed a technology program which allows students access to Chromebooks to build academic preparedness. Elementary students use technology for research and presentation skills, keyboarding skills using the Keyboarding Without Tears curriculum, internet safety, and digital citizenship. Coding is introduced in the Elementary classroom through monthly Hour of Code sessions to teach computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts, and collaboration.
Coding Enrichment Class
Lego Steam Park Enrichment Class
First Lego League Jr. Enrichment Class
Teams of children ages 5 and up explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking. At he close of each season, teams come together on a regional basis to share their Show Me poster and model, celebrate, and have fun!