Technology, STEAM & Innovation
The Chappaqua Central School District will create an innovative, agile atmosphere of learning, that leverages advanced instructional technologies to support active learning environments. We will continually improve our secure and private, Education Law 2-D compliant infrastructure and policies to support and advance District instructional visions and goals.
The Chappaqua School District Technology Department Has adopted these three Digital Learning Goals that guide all of the decisions and work related to technology integration in our classrooms.
Digital Learning Goals
Support Chappaqua students to be thoughtful learners and critical thinkers by providing a technology-infused, active learning environment. (...more...)
Prepare Chappaqua students to become collaborative citizens. (...more...)
Create an environment that increases the value and efficiency of learning time. (...more...)
Elementary Technology Integration
Our students in Kindergarten through fourth grade engage in a fully integrated 1:1 learning environment with Apple iPads. With these devices, students learn digital literacy skills, how to be a responsible digital citizen, and also how to use multiple tools for self expression and creativity.
Middle School Technology Integration
Our students in fifth- through eighth-grade engage in a fully integrated 1:1 learning environment with Microsoft Surface Gos. With these devices, students learn to navigate and utilize Canvas, our learning management system, develop executive functioning skills, collaborate and share work, as well as continue to learn how to be a respectful and responsible digital citizen.
High School Technology Integration
Our students in ninth through twelfth grade participate in a BYOD program. With the devices that students bring from home, they utilize Canvas to collaborate and share work, think deeply, and engage in the critical and high level thinking skills expected of a Greeley student.
Science ~ Technology ~ Engineering ~ Art ~ Math
STEAM \steem\ n.
- STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach to active learning based on authentic problem solving using the Design Process of brainstorming, production and reflection.
- In STEAM, students work collaboratively, conducting rounds of prototype revision to design functional products. Students reflect on process, assess the final form and function of their products, ask essential questions developed during each project and debate the ethical implications of their work.
- STEAM teachers work collaboratively, combining the elements of each STEAM discipline to teach the design process, production skills and the application of academic knowledge.
- It is the goal of the STEAM program to help students develop their creativity, teamwork ability, and design skills, while instilling in them a passion for creation.
The CCSD STEAM program is built upon the following beliefs as our Raison d’etre.
We believe in learning experiences which are:
We believe in curriculum that fosters the development of:
We believe in anchoring assessment in the design process, with emphasis on:
|Methods & Practices
We believe in a PBL model of instruction that focuses on:
|Structures & Systems
We believe in facilitating learning for students and staff by incorporating:
We believe that spaces should:
The CCSD STEAM learning team created this three-part design process to guide students through the stages of design.
The Chappaqua School Community has always prided itself on our passion for learning. As research on education, learning, brain development and pedagogy advances, we must continually grow and change. We believe that innovative educational practices encourage greatness from our faculty and students. A culture of innovation encourages risk taking, perseverance, inquiry, reflection and growth, which are traits and characteristics of the life long learners we hope to cultivate within our school community.