Effective use of technology in classrooms does not just happen because the technology exists. It must be used in ways that will enhance teaching and learning, and not merely replace an existing practice that could be done without technology. At HTS, we have educational technology experts that work side by side with our teachers to help them navigate this process so that they make successful and sustainable choices.
Working with individual teachers or teaching teams, our technology integrators collaborate on every aspect of planning technology-focussed assignments and projects. They also work directly with teachers in their classrooms to support the process in action.
Our digital book, A Community of Learners, is an excellent look at what it means to integrate technology in the classroom at HTS. The videos, images, and text clearly illustrate the powerful ways in which technology is being leveraged at our school. It is evident that we are not merely using the tools because they look shiny and impressive, but rather that we have used them to broaden the scope of learners, help our students think more deeply, be more creative, and work more collaboratively.
Innovation & Design Technology Co-Curricular Options
HTS students have multiple learning pathways that are embedded into our program to maximize learning and student empowerment. The learning pathways ensure that every student has experiences that are unique to HTS, and the use of technology enables and enriches this for every student. Technology has also fostered a creative, global and connected classroom experience. HTS is committed to developing innovative environments for our students to grow and develop in all the digital competencies they will need to thrive, while maintaining a positive and ethical digital identity.
Innovation Programming & Challenges – Our students participate in a wide range of hackathons and technology-focussed challenges throughout the year
Exploring Technology Programs (Grades 6-12)
VEX Robotics (Grades 5-12)
Fashion Forward (Grades 6-12)
Certifications & Microcredential Options (Grades 6-12)
@ccessHTS provides a flexible and accessible learning environment for students needing an extended absence from school. As no two learners are the same, our learning environment must continues to provide accessibility, flexibility and personalized learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of our learners. There is specific criteria regarding who can make use of the @ccessHTS program and when along with a few new limitations as to what programming is provided through the structure.