Hanflig Technology Center
The Hanflig Technology Center's mission is to expose students to the various intersections between technology and any subject matter thus increasing the number of Thayer students pursuing careers in technology and engineering disciplines.
The Hanflig Technology Center promotes the advancement of technology in service of learning and teaching at Thayer Academy in two critical areas:
The HTC serves the faculty and students by providing a demonstration, testing, and learning site for state-of-the art hardware and software applications appropriate to an educational setting.
Reflecting the dynamic, evolving world of technology, the Hanflig Technology Center’s lab is a wireless, mobile environment equipped with technology that easily lends itself to change and provides all participants with an avenue to contribute their ideas.
Working with faculty, and through the cultivation of ongoing relationships with businesses, universities, and other outside organizations, the HTC staff develops training workshops for both faculty and students that introduce current knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in education and foster collaboration among students and faculty. These workshops:
- Promote the use of technology in the classroom
- Explore new hardware and software applications
- Provide technical devices for class projects
- Encourage distance learning
- Discover uses of mobile devices that benefit education
To encourage student interest, participation, and leadership in the area of technology, the HTC sponsors a Technology Fellow Program. Motivated students can apply to become a Fellow and receive hands-on-training to provide support to their peers and faculty for the integration of technology in the classroom. Technology Fellows also work on assigned and independently crafted technology projects, and help to maintain and support technology equipment. Where possible and appropriate, the HTC will also facilitate technology internships and employment during the summer.
The technology fellow position is a year-long internship for students in grades 10 through 12 interested in careers in computer science, network engineering, marketing, fashion design, and academic technology.
The Tech Fellow group collaborates weekly to generate ideas and projects that will enhance excellence in education through innovation in the Thayer community. Tech Fellows can work within Community Outreach, Marketing, Tech Integration and Emerging Technologies groups to develop skills in leadership, creativity, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving as they fulfill the Tech Fellow mission throughout the Thayer community.
Tech Fellows also dedicate one to two free periods a week working on projects, such as digital safety, digital identity, Middle School outreach activities, virtual reality, 3D design printing, emerging technology workshops and website design.