Academics

Learning Resources

Amber Mullins, Lower School Academic Technology

At Saint Edward’s School, learning and innovation happens everywhere, anytime!



The Academic Learning Lab (A.L.L.)



The Learning Support Services teachers are a team of specialists in the field of learning differences and are focused on helping students turn differences into advantages and unleashing students’ passion for knowledge. They work to help students understand that their challenges come from differences in the way they learn, not their intelligence or potential.

Fostered by a growth mindset, students discover how they learn most effectively and are empowered with strategies to set goals that lead to higher achievement. Students with Educational Support Plans are supported in the welcoming setting of the Academic Learning Lab, as are any motivated and passionate learners seeking to capitalize on their strengths and build their skills. 
 
 

Academic Technology

Academic Technology in the Upper School
Students at the early childhood and elementary levels have frequent lessons using iPads and MacBook computers. The iPads are particularly helpful for hands-on applications inside and outside of the classroom. Students in elementary science labs use a variety of scientific equipment to track results, and all children in grades 1-5 use a typing curriculum to hone their typing skills. By the time students complete fifth grade, they will have been exposed to Google Education Suite.
 
Beginning in the sixth grade, computer technology is integrated seamlessly across the curriculum and continues through grade 12. Students benefit from one-to-one computing in their classes and organize and maintain all of their assignments using their computers. Work is assigned and submitted online through the school's learning management system. Students also have access to the library's resources from anywhere on campus and from home at any time.
 
 

Campus Libraries

The Lower School library's most important goal is to ensure that the library is a welcoming, warm, accessible, safe and friendly place for students to be. We encourage students to come to the library often and to spread the word about good books. The primary goal is that each student will become a lifetime lover of reading and a skilled user of information resources. Library skills are not taught in isolation, but as an extension of the classroom curriculum.
 
The Peter B. Benedict Library provides both Middle and Upper School students a pleasant place to research, study, and read. The service-oriented teaching library offers an array of print, electronic, video, audio, and computer resources in order to meet the wide-ranging needs of students and faculty.

The mission of the Saint Edward’s School's library media program is to create a stimulating learning environment in which all individuals are empowered to become independent life-long learners. To this end we strive to teach our students to use information and technology effectively and ethically, and to love reading and literature. The library’s programs, resources, and services support and enhance the curriculum and intellectual life of the school, providing a resource-rich student-centered multimedia environment.


Additional Student Resources

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  • Electronic Resources

    Students in Grades 6 through 12 have immediate access to a wealth of scholarly and academic resources around the clock. Anytime they need them, students use their computers to log on to the subscription databases provided on the School's library web site. 
     
    Children as young as Pre-K can access appropriate sites through an on-line list provided by the teachers. These sites enhance the learning in the classroom and make it easy for children to share what they have learned with their parents.
     
    Middle Schoolers begin to learn more sophisticated sources and they are instructed on the use of databases to search for primary source information. 
     
    Upper and Middle School students have access to a wide range of pre-screened resources known for the quality of their content. Subscriptions include Florida Electronic Library, National Institutes of Health and National Medical Library, the Library of Congress and the CIA Factbook, Literature Online, Newspapers and periodicals, encyclopedias and much more. 
  • Lower School Library

    The Lower School Library's most important goal is to ensure that the library is a welcoming, warm, accessible, safe and friendly place for students to be. We encourage students to come to the library often and to spread the word about good books. We do this informally in the library and during daily chapel times. The library's instructional program is designed to promote recreational reading, introduce library skills, and to support the classroom teachers in all their studies. Children learn research techniques through use of the computerized card catalog and the Internet.

    The primary goal is that each student will become a lifetime lover of reading and a skilled user of information resources. Library skills are not taught in isolation, but as an extension of the classroom curriculum. The librarian wishes to provide all students with exposure to diverse opinions and perspectives. We encourage all students to think critically and solve problems.
  • Upper School Library

    The Peter B. Benedict Library provides both Middle and Upper School students a pleasant place to research, study, and read. The service-oriented teaching library offers an array of print, electronic, video, audio, and computer resources in order to meet the wide-ranging needs of students and faculty at our Vero Beach high school. The facility also houses the Wahlstrom Writing Center offering individualized writing assistance.

    The mission of the Saint Edward’s Library media program is to create a stimulating learning environment in which all individuals are empowered to become independent life-long learners. To this end we strive to teach our students to use information and technology effectively and ethically, and to love reading and literature. The library’s programs, resources, and services support and enhance the curriculum and intellectual life of the school, providing a resource-rich student-centered multimedia environment.

    The library staff welcomes opportunities to provide assistance, instruction or training that will enable students and faculty to use library resources effectively. They are also available to collaborate with teachers in the school to design units, lessons, and learning strategies to meet the varied needs of students.
  • Facilities, Lab and Environment

    The physical environment within which we each spend our days is important to our health and well-being. Saint Edward's is blessed with a campus that is beautiful, secure and easily navigable. Classroom, lab, athletic and arts facilities are first and foremost safe and functional for children. The Lower School operates around an inner courtyard which allows children to move easily in and around the enclosed campus. The Middle School has a classroom wing complete with science labs. The Middle School campus is within the footprint of the Upper school which allows the middle schoolers easy access to shared fine arts facilities, the aquatic center and playing fields. Upper School students have an array of sophisticated science labs, spacious choral and instrumental music studios and visual arts studios. An extensive array of athletic playing fields, two gyms, and a performing arts center complete the campus. 
     
    The School's science programs make exceptionally good use of the natural environment surrounding the campus - especially the diverse Indian River Lagoon - one of the most unique natural environments in Florida. Students at all grade levels take boat trips on the lagoon to observe and learn about its wildlife, take water quality samples, go seining and learn good practices for caring for the natural world around them.

Educational Innovation

In a dynamic, digitalized, and rapidly changing world, learners at Saint Edward’s School are encouraged to develop and grow in a community that openly embraces technology for academic preparation. This sustained passion for lifelong learning fosters resilience and leadership skills in the 21st century as part of a global, collaborative community.

Academic Technology

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    Mrs. Amber Mullins 

    LS Academic Technology Coordinator
    (772) 492-2281
  • Photo of Kelly Fykes

    Mrs. Kelly Fykes 

    English as a Second Language Teacher
    (772) 492-2203
  • Photo of Shaun Hurley

    Dr. Shaun Hurley 

    Mathematics Teacher
    (772) 492-2288

Learning Support Services

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Library Services

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