TECHNOLOGY | The Westwood School | PK-12 Private School | Dallas, TX
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Design Technology

“It focuses on analysis, design and development, synthesis and evaluation. The creative tension between theory and practice is what characterizes design technology… A well-planned design program enables students to develop not only practical skills but also strategies for creative and critical thinking.” (www.ibo.org)

Westwood students have many opportunities to learn and create with both simple and advanced types of technology. From the building of sets to the sewing of costumes, our students form a foundation from which they can utlilize more advanced equipment to its fullest. Both Lower and Upper School have MakerSpaces where students can experiment individually and in groups using the latest tools and 3-D printers. They have access to the newest computers and programs starting in first grade. They also learn to work with state-of-the art light and sound boards, photography and developing film, film cameras, editing equipment, computer enhanced graphics and projection equipment.

Students participate in an array of activities involving the latest technology:

  • Writing and publishing books
  • Coding
  • Game design
  • Future City Engineering Contest – middle school students design, create a model a city of the future that will solve a problem facing society and present their ideas to engineers at a competition at UTA
  • Digital portfolios and digitizing art
  • Robotics club
Technology 2
Future City
“If you are looking for a school where your child is known by his first name, by staff and teachers at multiple levels, a school where people firmly believe in independent thinking, self respect, community spirit, multicultural tolerance and understanding, and above all, academic excellence, The Westwood School is your arrival destination! I have been a Montessori parent, and a Westwood parent for many years now, and I have grown a lot, and learned a lot about our changing world, together with my children. This school is set apart from the rest in so many ways…Here children are familiar personalities to their teachers and staff, not just another face in a crowd. The teachers are kind and focused on each individual, finding the best way of maximizing each potential for success. It all begins early, around the toddler age, and it beautifully grows into a place where teenagers feel proud and connected with whom they want to become.This school truly focusses on the child’s world, and the understanding of his needs and potential.”
— Westwood Parent