When learning begins in wonder, technology is a long standing tradition.
In the Tinkering Lab (K-4 – grade 2) and the Innovation Hub (grades 3-6) students grow in their 21st Century learning skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Our technology programs are project based and encourage students to learn to think long-term. The skills that students learn will prepare them to adapt and respond to our rapidly changing world. This foundation allows our students to excel even as the tools, mediums, and technology evolve.
The Tinkering Lab is the perfect place to participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) activities and challenges. Students collaborate with their classmates and teachers while participating in projects. They learn about the Engineering Design Process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve, and Communicate) while repurposing materials, making models, and creating.
While we always strive to celebrate all of our tinkering successes, we also place great value in learning about why things failed. This concept helps children learn that there are many ways to approach a problem, and that some problems may have more than one solution. The problem-solving skills learned in the Tinkering Lab will prove to be an invaluable tool that goes far beyond the classroom as the children grow. Our belief is that their ideas may truly change the world!
Students in upper elementary grades enjoy ample time in our Innovation Hub building. Affectionately dubbed ‘iHub’ by our students, this space holds our library, science labs and Maker Space. Through innovative and cross-disciplinary projects, science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) play an important role in student learning. Our students use design thinking to develop creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking in the Maker Space.