Technology can play a positive and meaningful role in education if used correctly. Our goal is that every student who graduates from Willard have the tools and knowledge to both succeed in the high-tech world that awaits them, while also becoming a responsible and caring member of society. In light of this, the Willard Technology Department, along with the Curriculum Department and Administration work together to provide our teaching staff with the tools and training needed to teach our students to succeed in the classroom and life after school.
We believe that a project-based approach to teaching and learning is the future of education and have been working hard to adapt our technology curriculum to provide our students with a high-level of technology skills. It is our ultimate goal that students graduating from the Willard City Schools are provided not only the education to be successful in college, but also the skill set to enter the workforce directly following their graduation. There are many steps yet to take, but we feel confident that we are moving in the right direction.
Our current technology curriculum includes an introduction to keyboarding, word processing and coding at grades 4-7. We provide a media class for our 8th grade students, along with an additional technology class for reinforcing spreadsheet development, word processing and presentation skills. 3D software, photo editing and several other applications and programs are also implimented at that grade level. Lastly, the High School technology curriculum offers several options for our students, including Introduction to Game Design, Multimedia and Animation, including 3D printing and Information Technology. In addition, we have added an introduction to Robotics class that was rolled out at the beginning of this school year.
If you have any questions about the technology department, our technology curriculum or other informational requests, please feel free to contact me.
Director of Technology
Willard City Schools
419-935-1541 ext. 46005