Technology courses are essential to every Catholic school curriculum. In fact, technology is required to be integrated throughout each course of study from Mathematics to Religion. The use of technology in the 21st century is integral to preparing students for college and career success. Technology courses in Catholic schools cover a variety of lessons including Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration. All of these units are taught and influenced by the lens of Catholic identity and the dignity of all humankind.
STEM challenges are inquiry based that challenge students to open ended questions when trying to problem solve. We encourage our students to use critical thinking and to collaborate with each other while using the framework of the design process. We give students the expectations on what they need to create, however, they use the engineering design process to create. We have created an amusement park, used ozobots, drones, and robotics. Students have created an egg drop, solar ovens, bird nests, houses, etc.
We are proud to have the following resources throughout the school:
- All classrooms are equipped with new Ben Q Boards
- Drones and Robots for use during our Technology and Science classes (grades 5-8)
- 3D Printers
- 11 mobile Chromebook carts which house Chromebooks for student use in classrooms
- 2 mobile iPad carts which house iPads for student use in classrooms
- Document cameras
- Subscriptions to Discovery Education, BrainPop, and other online educational resources
- Wireless connectivity throughout the campus
- 1:1 student to device ratio
In addition to the core technology integrated curriculum, 3D printing has been added as an activity to enhance instruction throughout many of the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
On May 5, 2015, Archbishop William E. Lori held a press conference to announce an exciting new initiative that makes a 3D printer available in every Archdiocesan school. The initiative was made possible due to support from the Embracing Our Mission ~ Shaping Our Future capital campaign, a generous donation by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Croteau, and our technology and curriculum partners, 3D Systems and STEAMTrax.
3D printing is considered a “game-changer” for schools, as they provide children with unparalleled access to innovative technology used by engineers, astronauts on the International Space Station, and medical professionals and scientists.
St. Stephen School students have access to this same technology and a curriculum that allows our students to become more ready every day for future discoveries and advances we have yet envisioned.
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Located in Kingsville, Maryland St. Stephen School is a private Catholic School for students in PreK-4 through 8th Grade. To learn more about our school community and the admissions process we encourage you to contact our Admissions team today.