STEM education at OLL serves as a cornerstone of our commitment to preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing world. By nurturing their curiosity, fostering resilience, and instilling a passion for lifelong learning, we empower our students to be adaptable, confident, and well-equipped to make meaningful contributions to society as responsible and engaged citizens.
Recognizing the importance of introducing STEM education at an early age, OLL expanded its program to encompass all students from pre-kindergarten through 7th grade. As our students progress through the grade levels, they engage in increasingly sophisticated projects and challenges, building upon their knowledge and skills. We believe providing a progressive and enriching STEM curriculum that grows with our students is paramount in encouraging them to explore new concepts, take risks, and embrace a growth mindset.
OLL has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for both its PLTW Launch and PLTW Gateway programs. This commendable achievement places OLL among a select group of 176 middle schools nationwide and approximately 400 elementary schools that have been honored for their commitment to PLTW
Through PLTW programs, OLL students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they may take. PLTW empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.
Integrating cutting-edge technology into the learning process unlocks a world of possibilities for our students. By incorporating digital tools, interactive platforms, and innovative resources, we aim to create an immersive and engaging educational experience.
Through technology, our students can access a wealth of knowledge, collaborate seamlessly, and explore diverse perspectives from around the globe. Moreover, technology facilitates personalized learning, enabling us to cater to individual needs, strengths, and interests. As we wholeheartedly embrace the possibilities of technology, we empower our students to be future-ready, equipped with critical digital literacy skills and the ability to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the modern world with confidence and innovation.
The school's commitment to technology integration is evident in its substantial investments, creating a dynamic and interactive learning environment for students from pre-kindergarten through 7th grade. Each classroom, teacher, and student is thoughtfully equipped with an array of modern tech tools that not only enhance the educational experience but also support effective teaching practices.
We empower our students to be future-ready, equipped with critical digital literacy skills and the ability to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the modern world with confidence and innovation.