Innovation Lab

  • This year in the Innovation Lab (powered by STEAM), all students are working on developing skills and experiences with: 

    Persistence
    Cooperation
    CollaborationScratch
    Problem Solving 
    Logical Thinking
    Creativity

    Lab activities and lessons will:

    Include Digital Citizenship (utilizing lessons and activities from https://www.commonsensemedia.org)

    Support the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and student standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE, 2016). http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students-2016 

    K - 2nd Focus

    Using technology tools - cut, paste, edit a picture, add text/voice, identifying keys on the keyboard using the plan/do for design challenges, video

    Second grade will start the year with Course 1 on Code.Org https://code.org  and kindergarten and first grade will begin the course mid-year. This includes "Unplugged" lessons as well as self-paced completion of coding activities.

    3rd - 5th Focus

    Research, note taking, presentations, design challenges, editing/revising tools, video, classroom and personal project support, and Keyboarding without Tears support. https://www.hwtears.com/kwt 

    Third through fifth grade will complete Course 2 on Code.Org https://code.org. This includes "Unplugged" lessons as well as self-paced completion of coding activities.  

    code.org