Technology empowered learning
In the information age, learning extends far beyond the four walls of the classroom. That’s why Brehm utilizes a broad spectrum of viewpoints, strategies, and tools to advance our students’ learning experiences. A high capacity, fiber-optic network powers our wireless campus and classrooms. The school is continually investing in new learning technologies and infrastructure to offer students immersive access to knowledge.
Classrooms are equipped with projectors, displays, and other instructional technologies. In our one-to-one program, each Brehm student is issued an Apple laptop computer loaded with a suite of the latest tools and assistive software. These include Dragon Dictate®, Kurzweil 3000, and Inspiration®. Students can also utilize Garageband, iMovie, iPhoto, Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite, and other programs and apps to create works of art and rich multimedia presentations.
For students with dyslexia or other reading difficulties, digitized textbooks use Kurzweil 3000, and speech-to-text dictation to help students become independent learners. Math classes use science calculators, document cameras, Geogebra, and Geometer Sketchpad to support the needs of our students as well.
It’s like having your own bookstore, Brehm students have access to Bookshare’s vast library for instruction and personal reading.
Staying connected on campus
All students are issued a school e-mail account that allows them to stay connected with family members, students, teachers, and friends. An integrated student information system helps students, parents, and teachers track student appointments, assignments, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and holistic goals in Brehm’s transparent, 24/7 environment.
Investing in our staff
Brehm educators are continually learning about new and emerging technologies and how to best apply them with our students. We invest in our staff’s professional development by sending them to conferences, seminars, and workshops to improve their skills. Faculty members take continuing education courses and in-depth technology instruction in order to continually integrate the latest technologies into Brehm’s state-of-the-art learning environment.