To prepare our children for the future, Harbor View Elementary places a high emphasis on STEAM. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math leads to creativity and ingenuity. Studies show that by realizing the potential of both sides of the brain, STEAM teaching increases innovative ideas among students and employees.
The HVPFO provides a part-time Technology Teacher to instruct and integrate STEAM into the curriculum. We push-in outside programs such as Build It Workspace’s STEAMulate, Fibo Kids Art Academy, and Class Act. We pay annual renewal license fees for computer programs, providing intense practice and review of skills including:
- Accelerated Reader and Math
- STAR Reading
- Math Facts in A Flash
- Lexia CORE5
- ST Math/JiJi
- Reading Plus
The HVPFO supplies devices and technology upgrades, too, with iPads, iPad carts, and Chrome Books. iPads for in-class use will be available to 4th Graders. One iPad cart per grade level is available to students, Grades K-3. We plan to make individual in-class iPads available to every student Grades, K-4th as that becomes feasible. 5th & 6th Graders will participate in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Tablet/Laptop Program this year – with iPads available to borrow by students without a personal device.
3-D Printing: Thanks to generous funding from the PFO and donations made by Airwolf 3-D, our 2nd-6th Grade students are getting the chance to develop STEAM skills with 3-D Printing! In partnership with BuildIt Workspace, each class will get a chance to learn how to use programs like TinkerCAD and other design apps to create their own 3-D masterpieces!