AEF Technology Initiative

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Tech Initiative Event Graphic_Feb27AEF is accelerating the use of technology in the Arlington Public Schools and preparing students for careers in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

As we enter the third and final year of our Technology Initiative, help us give Arlington students the skills they need to join the next wave of technology entrepreneurs!

2015:  Accelerate Technology for Science, Arts and Engineering

  • Goal:  $130,000
  • Provide mobile science workstations for the High School
  • Establish High School digital arts studio
  • Outfit additional Middle School computer science and engineering labs

    Arlington High School's new STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) is the first project of the Technology Initiative.  With this lab, AHS is offering computer programming for the first time in over 4 years.

    Arlington High School’s STEM Lab was the first project of the Technology Initiative, re-introducing computer science.

2014: Expanded STEM at the Middle School

  • Raised:  $34,000
  • Enhanced Technology & Engineering classes with computer simulations, app development and 3D prototyping
  • Updated 6th grade Computer Science curriculum and equipment

2013: Established High School STEM Lab

  • Raised $50,000
  • Re-introduced Computer Programming courses (now four sections are offered – from introductory to AP

AEF is supporting the school department’s effort to bring significant new capacities to its students, from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to teacher training and curriculum development.  The impact on Arlington students is immense and immediate.

YOU can help Arlington students begin the journey to careers in STEAM.

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AEF & Arlington Public Schools:
Transforming Education through Technology

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Bring innovative technology to more students sooner Create a strong community-education partnership Offer our students truly innovative opportunities
The AEF Technology Initiative will ensure that technology enhancements reach students as quickly as possible and have a broad impact. Furthermore, since this is private funding, no changes in the pubic funding at the local, state or federal level can divert it from the intended goals. The Arlington community is rich in expertise in both technology and education. With so many entrepreneurs, professors, technologists and teachers, a strong  community-education partnership can contribute to an effective technology plan and create connections to give our students unique experiences. Arlington is in a unique position to be able to offer our students truly innovative opportunities to both learn with technology and build the foundation to become technologists themselves by tapping into the knowledge and networks of our community of entrepreneurs and educators.



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