WNS prides itself on continuing to update its technology in the classroom and provide significant resources to our students, within a STEAM curriculum.
Skills for the Future of the World
Students in grades 2-5 have regularly scheduled technology classes to learn keyboarding, research skills, programming, robotics, and appropriate Internet use. Students in grades 2-5 use the Design Lab for most classes and the laptop carts for educational purposes that require a computer. The computers at WNS are used as tools to further curriculum objectives and learn the fundamentals of computer science.
Middle school students participate in a once weekly class called Design, Code, Make with the Director of Entrepreneurial Studies. Additionally, technology is integrated across the curriculum.
Students are also issued a Chromebook (6th grade) or iPad Mini (7th and 8th grades). Students use these tools, which include a variety of school-installed apps and textbooks, at school and at home. Mastery of digital citizenship and understanding the responsibilities that come with using technology is as important as the technology skills we teach and use.
Technology is integrated into the classroom as a tool for learning through SmartBoards and Green-Screen multimedia. WNS has state of the art laptop carts for our classes to use as well as a 1:1 iPad program for our middle school students. Our robotics lab is a favorite among students, as well as our 3D printer. WNS uses Common Sense Media’s guidelines to help teach safe media habits to our students. iPhones are allowed on campus for middle school students, but must be checked in to the front desk at the start of the day, allowing our students the ability to be fully immersed in the classroom without distractions.
WNS's mission is to create a community of lifelong learners that nurtures students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential and inspires them to contribute to the world with confidence, creativity, curiosity, conscience and compassion.