We believe it is a moral imperative to teach our students how to navigate the tricky path of adolescence without digital blemish. We want them to exhibit digital ethics and understand how to curate their knowledge, skills and talents.
Most of all, we want our students to create a positive digital footprint and develop a strong network that they will need in a world where the average graduate today will hold at least eight to ten different jobs, several of which they will need to create themselves.
A unique part of our STEAM curriculum is our Digital Life strand. Tony Wagner, bestselling author and Harvard professor, tells us that our students will need to develop seven skills in order to succeed in this globally connected environment:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
- Agility and adaptability
- Initiative and entrepreneurship
- Effective oral and written communication
- Accessing and analyzing information
- Curiosity and imagination