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Ware announces new programs

Ware Academy in Gloucester is excited to announce new programs for the upcoming school year.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be participating in a collaborative Global Competency Program. Global Competence is developed when students are given opportunities to investigate the world, recognize and weigh perspectives, take action and communicate ideas. This understanding of the interdependence of the world’s systems is needed in the 21st global classroom and workforce. “We are eager to collaborate with students, their classes and teachers in foreign countries to expand its already in-depth Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program as it relates to the Global Water Crisis,” said head of school Tom Thomas. Ware Academy students and classes will be paired with students whose schools are similar in size across the globe.

Ware also will be instituting a completely redesigned Computer Curriculum and Technology Program to encompass more instruction in coding and programming as well as continuing its integration of technology as a tool within the classroom. Students in grades kindergarten through second will be exposed to the everyday use of technology and gain the understanding of how it is used to make work easier. The students will be introduced to the creative process that inventors utilize to make a computerized device and be provided opportunities to develop this thinking process on their own. Beginning in third grade, students will gain understanding of how technology is used as a tool to improve productivity. The students will utilize these devices during word processing and other forms of the communication of ideas. The focus of advanced operating systems will include coding and basic programming in regards to robotics. In sixth grade, students will be introduced to advanced computer skills which include image editing and creation, animation and 3-dimensional modeling. Arduino robotics will be incorporated into this program, which allows students to build robots that utilize microprocessors. “Advanced Robotics” will be available as an elective. Students will build and program quadrupeds during this class.

posted 09.06.2018

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