AEF Technology Initiative
Accelerate – Connect – Innovate
This three-year fundraising effort is accelerating the implementation of technology into the Arlington Public Schools. In partnership with the school department, AEF is bringing significant new capacities to all educational levels, from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to teacher training and curriculum development.
2014 Expansion of STEM at the Middle School
- Goal: $50,000
- Spring 2014 – Enhance Tech classes with computer simulations, app development and 3D prototyping
- Fall 2014 – Update Digital Citizenship and Literacy curriculum and equipment
2013 High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Lab
- Raised $50,000
- Lab opened Fall 2013
- Re-introduced computer programming courses
- Enabled expansion of STEM classes
Donate to help fund the acceleration of the Arlington School’s Technology Plan and the innovations that can enhance learning, and provide new avenues for creativity and give Arlington students the skills they need to join the next wave of technology entrepreneurs.
- Read highlights of APS’ technology progress in the November 2013 Superintendent Newsletter
- Download the AEF Technology Initiative brochure
- Learn more about AEF’s technology grants to the Arlington Public Schools.
- Read about the 2nd Annual Technology Showcase
Sign up to join the dialogue between AEF, the community, the technology industry and Arlington school’s technology leaders to help the schools fulfill their vision.
AEF & Arlington Public Schools:
Transforming Education through Technology
|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 a 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 technologist themselves by tapping into the knowledge and networks of our community of entrepreneurs and educators.|