"In preparation for success in college and beyond, all our students gain technical proficiencies and essential literacies for the growth of academic achievement, critical thinking, and problem-solving, while learning to effectively communicate and collaborate in a digital world."
The Walker School is committed to providing students with an academic experience that will serve them well beyond the walls of conventional education and enable them to excel in the dynamic environment of 21st century society. Toward that end we have incorporated the development of specific technical competencies into the curriculum as we prepare our students for success in a digital world. The Walker School consistently upgrades our technology infrastructure to match current industry standards which includes our wireless network, operating systems, computer and server hardware, and classroom software.
Six teaching computer labs as well as one Mac lab for digital communication classes
Integration of Technology
Our technology offerings cover a wide range of technical disciplines including multimedia communications, computer programming, robotics, and computer literacy. The integration of technology across the curriculum provides relevance and the reinforcement of skills for students as they use technology to perform authentic tasks. Technology supported activities such as the 5th grade Water World wiki and the comprehensive 8th grade project require students to utilize technology for identifying both local and global problems, conducting valid research, and collaborating with others in order to propose solutions to these problems. Strategically planned field trips such as the Middle School trip to Space Camp are designed to expand upon students’ academic knowledge and often expose them to sophisticated, real-life technology applications. Extracurricular activities such as the Robotics Club, Audiovisual Club and Photography Club foster students’ enthusiasm for creative applications of technology while extending learning outside of the classroom.