Innovation in Action
Whether in the classroom, Stansky Family Makerspace, or Danoff Family Innovation Center, students are presented with design challenges, diving into the subject matter, empathizing with the user, and using an iterative process to get to a final, working solution. Design thinking is fully integrated across the curriculum, undergirding student-driven, passion-oriented projects at all grade levels.
Junior kindergarten students designed their own cars and shared them at the annual Jr-K Car Show.
In the annual rain forest project, second graders each research an animal and then create accurate costumes for an assembly where they share what they’ve learned.
Seventh graders collaborated in teams to create models that illustrated physics concepts. From marble launchers to a Newton’s Cradle, they refined prototypes until they had projects that worked.
After reading Frankenstein, eighth graders designed, programmed, and built robots that personified their own “monster.”