The HVPFO provides a dedicated technology teacher to instruct and integrate STEAM in the Innovation Lab as well as providing support for the teachers. We send this teacher to an annual conference that inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. We pay annual renewal license fees for computer programs, providing intense practice and review of skills such as STAR reading.
HVPFO purchases materials as needed for the Innovation Lab. These materials support STEAM which allows for the teaching of robotics, coding, and engineering concepts. Also, HVPFO has supplied devices and technology upgrades over the years, such as iPads, iPad carts, Chromebooks, and Chromebook Carts. Today this allows 1:1 Chromebooks or iPads for our 1st and 2nd graders. The District provides 1:1 Chromebooks for 3rd and above.