Technology at 254
P.S.254Q, The Rosa Parks School has a learning environment in which all participants are dedicated to working towards a quality education that includes the integration of technology within our rigorous academic curriculum. Our students will become life-long learners, who will contribute positively, not only to our school, but also to society as a whole.
With computer science education, we envision our students becoming leaders who create and develop their own ideas in this high tech world. We look forward to exposing our students to computer science in the early grades as well as the upper grades, allowing our students to easily adapt and compete in this diverse, high tech world as adults.
Students in all grades will receive computer science in their classrooms by giving them access to laptops, desktops and other technological equipment. Students will have access to computers in the Computer Lab and the Library Media Center. We will include computer science during STEM enrichment programs before and after-school. We envision that all students will have access to a wealth of technological education, experiences, and real world application projects.
The Rosa Parks School strives to maintain equity in all that we do and we will do the same with computer science education. All of our students, including students with special needs, English Language Learners and girls, will become the independent problem solvers and critical thinkers needed in this male dominated field of study. Our students will realize that being a computer scientist or engineer is not just a field for men, but for all motivated, logical thinking, and creative people. We will also offer our parents access to technology by having open access hours in the computer lab after school and we will offer monthly workshops in order to keep parents abreast of the technology their children are learning.