Have you scanned a QR code, participated in a video call, created a green screen video, or written computer code? At Holy Trinity’s Lower School, QR code hunts with iPad scanners, mystery Skype
calls to foreign countries, creating movies that demonstrate learning objectives, and learning computer programming are just a few of the creative ways our students utilize technology in the classroom.
As Melbourne's best private school, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy is at the forefront in providing a technology-rich learning environment. With a robust wireless network, students have access to technology across the entire campus. Our 21st century learning environment is supported with Mimio interactive white boards and Chromebooks in every classroom, iPads, laptops, state-of-the-art computer labs, and a 21st Century Learning Specialist on staff who supports teachers integrate technology seamlessly and authentically in classroom activities.
Lower School Tech-Based Learning:
To further support our commitment to providing the best in technology education for our students, we provide third through sixth graders with the option to take a coding class one day a week during their P.E. time, in addition to the computer science already included in their curricula. We also offer TEAM (Tigers Excel at Media) classes for our 5th and 6th graders. TEAM skills include mobile application development, computer programming (coding,) keyboarding, 3-D printing, laser cutting, creating digital presentations, and the responsible use of digital media. Sixth graders who choose to participate in the Enrichment Wheel instead of taking Beginner Band may enroll in a Media Class as one of their choices. Here, they learn to create and edit digital images, work with digital audio, and create high-quality video productions.
Upper School Tech-Based Learning:
The integration of technology across the Upper School curriculum provides relevance and reinforcement of skills. Seventh graders enrolled in Introduction to Engineering work with a variety of technology platforms, applying these skills to fun, hands-on tasks such as programming robots.
High school students have the opportunity to enroll in two Project Lead The Way (PLTW) classes as part of our STEAM program. These classes are project-based and reinforce the engineering design process. Students in Intro to Engineering Design use AutoDesk Inventor, a 3-D modeling software, to design solutions to a variety of problems. In Principles of Engineering VEX kits are used to engage and challenge students through a broad range of engineering topics, including strength of structures and materials, electricity, and automation. All students in engineering classes use an engineering notebook to document their work.
At Holy Trinity, our students are active creators of original content. Computer-based courses such as C++ programming and Computer Graphics Design are available, and even fine arts courses incorporate technology in the form of claymation videos and sophisticated digital photograpy projects using professional-grade software such as iMovie and Adobe CS6.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy is proud to provide students with the technology and digital literacy skills they need to be successful in our digital world.