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Innovative Technology Curriculum

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

Technology K

Kindergarten students are introduced to robotics and programming through Bee-Bots. Bee-Bot is a programmable robot that is perfect for teaching sequencing, estimation, and problem-solving. Research has shown that if a student gets better at sequencing, it has a measurable positive effect on reading comprehension.

Technology 1

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well as being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

Grade one students continue to learn about computer programming through Scratch Jr. Students learn problem-solving by programming their own interactive stories and games.

Technology 2

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well as being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

Grade 2 students are introduced to robotics through the WeDo Lego robotics program. Students are able to build and program a variety of robots.

Technology 3

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well as being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

Grade 3 students learn computer programming concepts through Scratch and Kodu. Scratch and Kudo were developed to allow students to create interactive stories, games, music, and art while using mathematical and computational ideas.

Technology 4

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well as being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

Grade 4 students learn computer programming concepts through Scratch and Kodu. Scratch and Kudo were developed to allow students to create interactive stories, games, music, and art while using mathematical and computational ideas.

Technology 5

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well as being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

Grade 5 students learn about The Science of Robotics. The Lego Mindstorms Robotics curriculum forms the core of the computer programming and robotics unit. Students are challenged to design and program robots that will accomplish a variety of tasks. The unit culminates with a robot design competition.

Technology 6

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well as being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

In Grade 6, students take a technology class to continue their understanding of computer science. Students explore computational concepts and design thinking by creating games. They use various applications to rapidly prototype and apply programming skills.

Technology 7&8

At The Woods Academy, we believe that our students need a solid foundation in technology. This foundation includes understanding how technology works as well as being able to use technology to create. Not only do our classroom teachers integrate technology into their lessons, but an explicit technology curriculum is taught to our students beginning in Preschool.

Grade 7 and 8 students explore the food science lab. Students learn about different growing techniques such as hydroponics. They build and program electronic sensors to take readings about the growing environment. Students also learn how to design objects for the 3D printer. They combine these designs with their electronics.