The iTHINK initiative focuses on the expansion and growth of K-12 curriculum, programs, and experiential learning. Maclay students develop and refine their collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills while studying problems worth solving in real-world settings.
Lower School iTHINK Curriculum
The iTHINK initiative brings age-appropriate expansion of hands-on learning, technology, and integrated classroom skills. Additional staff positions will enhance teacher training as well as broaden classroom curriculum and offer Lower School students additional afterschool and summer opportunities rich in experiential learning.
New Computer Science Instructor (Aug. 2018)
Coding and Programming
Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Hands-on Science Lab (PreK-5)
Long Leaf Pine Outdoor Habitat & Classroom (PreK-5)
Outdoor Garden Classroom (PreK-5)
iPads Instruction (PreK-5)
1:1 iPads (4-5)
LEGO Education Discovery Units
LEGO Early Simple Machines (PreK-1) LEGO Simple Machines (2-3)
LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 (2-4) LEGO Simple & Powered Mechanisms (5)
Lower School Clubs and Competitions
TECH Club Green Club Math Olympiad (5) Mini-Mu Math Competition (4-5)
Middle School iTHINK Curriculum
Dedicated staff, classroom instruction, and facilities, as well as new equipment and club offerings, will be pivotal additions to advancing the iTHINK initiative in Middle School. Students will take a more in-depth step into computer science, coding, and robotics at each grade level as we expand our STEM curriculum and transformational instruction.
6th Grade Computer Science
7th Grade Robotics
8th Grade Computer Science with a focus on coding and HTML
Middle School Clubs and Competitions
Makerspace (Drone Kits, 3DPrinter, Arduinos)
LEGO League Robotics (Aug. 2018)
Upper School Curriculum
Engineer Your World curriculum – Partnership with curricula by University of Texas at Austin
AP Mobile Computer Science Principles
Engineering I Design and Analysis
Intro to Programming
Florida State University
For Middle and Upper School: FAMU School of Architecture and Engineering and VEX Robotics program.
The National Science Foundation and its Math-Science Partnership Program.
The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas
The College of Education at the University of Texas
An International Network of Schools from around the Nation and South Korea