It is no secret that the workplace and jobs have changed drastically over the last 25 years, and the same rate of change will continue into our children’s futures. Our connected, global world calls for different types of learning structures and newly designed curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
When students can see, touch, manipulate, and modify materials, they are constructing new understandings about their world. With scaffolding and guidance, our students develop ownership of their learning and develop the desire to explore, investigate, and understand their world. We strongly believe that when students have opportunities to explore the world around them through hands-on experiences, we are helping them build a strong educational foundation that will last a lifetime.
Academic training that emphasizes innovation, collaboration, communication and the development of unique and creative solutions to problems is more important and relevant than ever. At HCES, we have taken aggressive steps to ensure the education we provide will be relevant by infusing 21st century skills and STEM programming into our curriculum.