We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Technology education encompasses the processes of critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration in which students integrate concepts in real world contexts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fostering the development of skills and competencies for college, career, and life. Through activity, project, and problem-based curriculum, STEM education motivates and engages students to apply what they know, identify problems, design unique solutions, and lead their own learning. Students focus on the process as they learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better placed through innovation.
Technology education courses help shape a student’s future whether or not they plan to pursue STEM related field. STEM skills easily transfer to other areas of study and prepare students for post-secondary pursuits. Success is measured not just from what one knows, but what one is able to do with that knowledge. STEM education is becoming increasingly recognized as a key driver of opportunity; graduates with practical and relevant STEM teachings embedded into their educational experiences will be in high demand in all job sectors. (STEM 2026 - Department of Education).
Should you have any questions about the Technology program at Seaford, feel free to contact our teachers or myself.
Thomas E. Lynch Jr.
Executive Director for Instructional Technology and STEM