Preparing Students for the Future
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) embraces technology for the 21st Century. Through an integrated Technology curriculum, beginning in Grade 1, students engage with technology to find critical information, solve problems creatively, and explore new concepts. Design thinking and digital literacy are interwoven into every day lessons by core teachers, supported by the Technology Department. Developing a deep understanding and use of technology supports students in their overall achievement and well prepares them for an increasingly technological world.
In addition to the integrated Technology curriculum, specialized courses in Tech and Robotics are available by Division.
Technology Classes by Division
The Sophie Center is a learning environment that provides both space and resources, beyond the classroom, for active learning that includes reading, researching, innovation thinking, and collaboration. Within the Sophie Center there is the Lower School Library, The Innovation Center, and the Duchesne Room.
The Innovation Center is an inviting and dynamic space for STEM activities — a place where students develop their technology skills and knowledge as global digital citizens. Students are taught the fundamentals of design thinking, digital literacy, and the four C’s: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication.
The Innovation Center is located in the Sophie Center, offering students more opportunities to think, create, share and grow. The center is equipped with laptops, iPads, interactive whiteboards, a 3D printer, programmable robots, and various makerspace items. Black and white and color printers are available.
Technology in CLASSROOMS
Classrooms are equipped with computer stations, interactive whiteboards, and flat screen televisions with Apple TV.
This January, the Middle School Robotics Club soared at the Mid-Atlantic Robotics Skirmish, an official FMA-FLL Challenge Regional Qualifying Tournament, capturing the Breakthrough Award acknowledging the team’s significant capability and confidence in both the robotic game and innovation project.
The SHA Lady Bots, composed of 5th and 6th graders, competed against eighteen schools at the Skirmish, hosted by LaSalle College High School. Under the direction of Teacher and Technology Chair, Mrs. Sharon Ackerley, and MS Science Teacher, Mrs. Laura Mullan, the team designed a FIRST LEGO League robot with multiple missions focused on renewable resources.
Technology Department Chair
610-527-3915 ext. 318