Students today are digital natives ...
Technology shapes how they view and move through the world every day. We aim to teach them how to use devices, platforms, and media to advance their learning, to better communicate, and to know what it means to be responsible digital citizens.
Branson's design and innovation space, called The Garage, is a space for classes like Engineering, Arduino, a space for projects in art, economics, and others, and a place for students to pursue their own projects, including coding. Equipment on hand there:
- 60-watt laser cutter
- 3D printer
- Carvey machine – digital router
Branson has a Bring Your Own Device program. Having students be able to incorporate their own tools into the learning process is extremely successful. We are also committed to ensuring that all students have the same level of tools, so our financial aid program allows us to provide devices for those without the means to purchase them.
Our Technology Philosophy Statement:
Technology encompasses a vast and ever-changing collection of tools that should always be evaluated through the lens of Branson’s educational goals and objectives. When adopted, technology should be used mindfully in support of learning, communication, digital citizenship, and technological competence.
For the tech-minded (or the tech curious), Branson is a great place to explore your potential in coding, robotics, and electronics.