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Monthly Archives: October 2014
1. The highlight of the week was finally finishing the letter we sent out to parents inviting them to an info session to learn more about Innovation Lab. It’s tough to describe such a progressive academic offering in just one page, … Continue reading
On October 3rd, I had the opportunity to visit the iSchool in New York City, a high school “dedicated to equipping students with the skills necessary for success and leadership in the 21st century.” After navigating the complex maze of … Continue reading
1. We took Innovation Lab on the road this week and visited freshman classes. We tried out a few different styles of presentation and found a couple that work really well. The best part is getting into small clusters of students and … Continue reading
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1. We started the week with a solid discussion about the Innovation Lab Design Studio elective that we are proposing to fall under the Applied Arts. We wanted to be sure we had a clear vision for the course and … Continue reading
Two Fridays ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Renaissance School in Springfield, MA with a team of teachers from GHS. The school is considered a magnet school within the Springfield school district. Its population is typically urban, with a high … Continue reading
It’s been way too long, but here are some resources we’ve been reading over the last month and a half or so. Another school doing what we’re doing is New Trier High School out in Chicago. They’ve also got an … Continue reading
1. We spent a good amount of time Monday reframing our answer to the question “why do we need Innovation Lab?” We believe in the merits of the school and wanted to make sure we could accurately articulate that to … Continue reading
If any week encapsulates the frantic design process of putting a new school program together, this is it. 1. On Monday, we fine-tuned our one-page info document with language reviewed by teachers, admins, and basically anyone that would listen to … Continue reading