Our goal is to prepare, enable, and empower students to utilize a wide variety of technological tools and skills in their learning and in their daily lives. To achieve this goal, our curriculum involves direct instruction and practice in Grades 1-6 technology classes as well as in regular classrooms throughout the school. We have identified six strands of learning based on the recommendations of the International Society for Technology in Education. The scope and sequence for each strand is designed to align learning outcomes in technology with skills and content knowledge in all other subjects. Technology integration teachers, grade-level teachers, and administrators share responsibility for supporting students in developing technology skills, and in using 21st century tools and applications in meaningful, appropriate ways.
Computer coding is an interactive, hands-on pursuit at Foote. For a third grade STEM project, students design robots using LEGOs and program their movements using click-and-drag Scratch coding.