The Innovation in Education event brought educators to St. James Episcopal Day School in April.
The April 11 event gave local teachers an opportunity to see the school’s technology infrastructure, including the school’s one-to-one iPad program. St. James teachers led a variety of workshops showing educators classroom practices that integrate digital tools and collaborative experiences, a news release said.
“We are always looking for new ways to make the experiences for students and faculty even better,” Head of School Lauren Ray said. “Creativity and innovation occur on our campus daily. After hearing the feedback from those who participated in our innovation showcase, it confirms what we have always known — St. James is on the cutting edge. Our faculty never stops thinking about how they can get better and our students are the lucky recipients.”
Science, technology, engineering and math were highlighted during the school’s annual STEM Day on April 27.
Booths were set up by representatives from Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, BASF, students from The Mentorship Academy and St. James fifth-graders in the school gymnasium. St. James students visited the booths for presentations and experiments.
A highlight of STEM Day was a fifth-grade group’s use of the ZooKam app, which allows students to learn about various animals while seeing and virtually interacting with the creatures.