Fostering Innovation at St. James
At St. James, we focus on appropriate integration of technology in order to foster creative and innovative learning opportunities. At different grade levels, students develop 21st century skills while utilizing technology in a safe and educational environment.
After consultation, feedback, and observations from our continuing work, we developed our own Innovation Framework. Doing this has made lesson planning more fluid and more personalized to the St. James community.
Our students and teachers are moving from consumers of technology to creators and innovators.
Our framework takes into account the six areas we believe important to facilitate innovative learning opportunities: creativity, engagement, assessment/feedback, collaboration, differentiation, and critical thinking. All the while, our philosophy of integrating technology helps supports these six areas throughout the learning experience.
hands-on creativity combined with the power of modern technology to positively impact their learning.
Teachers use technology to continuously diagnose &
provide personalized instruction to each student.
Technology allows students and teachers to conduct research almost anywhere on many topics, helping them acquire skills through content.
Partnering with Common Sense Media, students in kindergarten-5th grade take part in lessons on how to appropriately use technology.