Innovation and Technology
The future demands learners to use technology and materials to create and not just consume digital content, products, and solutions. The EAC Mission (the “I” in GIANTS) calls for helping our students to develop into Innovative Thinkers. To realize our mission, we are committed to teaching our students what it means to innovate by integrating authentic Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) programs and experiences throughout the curriculum.
In the Pre-School and Elementary School, students use a range of multimedia resources including iPads and Chromebooks to support STEAM experiences in the classroom. Students use the EAC GIANT Cycle (design cycle) to explore, problem solve, and find solutions to authentic problems. Robotics is integrated into the Pre-School and Elementary School curriculum, so students learn to program and code as well.
EAC implements a 1:1 laptop program in the Upper School. During Middle School, students have opportunities to apply the GIANT Cycle when taking courses in Art and Design, Graphic/Multi-Media Design, Introduction to Engineering, Programming & Coding, and Robotics. In the High School, students have opportunities to pursue their interests and passions in any of these areas by taking a specialized elective course. Our goal is to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to learn and live productively in an increasingly digital and automated world.
With the ongoing implementation of a 1:1 program and access to mobile devices, access to technology and information is no longer a privilege but a necessity. To work and thrive within a supportive school community it is vital that all members of the EAC community understand what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. We explicitly teach students what it means to be a responsible digital citizen and offer learning opportunities for our parents as well.