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Spartan School of Technology

Spartan School of Technology

Welcome to the OTHS Spartan School of Technology The Spartan School of Technology (SSoT) will provide students with a wide variety of learning experiences resulting in Autodesk certification, internships and job shadowing, and potential college credit.

The mission of the Spartan School of Technology is to create technology programs which develop college and career readiness skills through authentic learning experiences and community partnerships. Students will be exposed to concepts and build skills related to design and advanced manufacturing. This includes Robotics & Automation, Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D Printing, Coding, Electronics, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, Vinyl Cutting, Vacuum Forming, Traditional Woodworking and more.

To introduce the program and build excitement, via the Summer Bridge Program, SSoT students will attend events and workshops, such as Leadership Activities, Team/Cohort Building, and Local NJ Manufacturers Site Visits/Guest Speakers

Why Technology?
“Employment in occupations related to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. That’s an increase of about 1 million jobs over 2012 employment levels. ”

Chris Ippolito

Lead Teacher - Chris Ippolito


I have been teaching for over a decade and I love what I do. I know that students thrive in situations where the learning is hands-on and applicable to real-world scenarios, with a focus on creative problem solving and teamwork.
I have an affinity for everything that resides in the intersection of Technology and the Arts. I am eternally curious and always looking for ways to spark creativity and passion in my students, whether they are children, young adults or working professionals.
I have received extensive training in Robotics and other technologies through Carnegie Mellon University and Rochester Institute of Technology. I believe that it is imperative to view STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education as vital to student (and teacher) success.
In my free time (whenever that happens), I love spending time with my family, making music, watching movies, traveling, hiking, podcasting, fostering dogs and building LEGOs.
CREDENTIALS
NJ Certified Teacher - Technology, Art, K-5
LEGO EV3 Robotics Certified Instructor - Carnegie Mellon University
Project Lead The Way Certified Instructor - Rochester Institute of Technology
Honorary member of Monmouth University’s Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi
Member of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Goethe Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow
Panasonic Creative Design Challenge Team Advisor - Rookie Award 2016
Panasonic Creative Design Challenge Team Advisor - Design Award 2017
Technology Student Association Advisor - 2016 to Present
U.S. State Department/IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow
Presenter, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Presenter - Techspo ‘18
“Teacher of The Year” - Red Bank Middle School 2010-2011
Sony Technology in Motion 2: Community of The Future video contest 3rd place (2009 )
eInstruction Classroom Makeover video contest finalist (2007-2009)


Big Red Robotics Team Photo