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What Innovation Lab Means to Me

Reflections from a 2020 Graduate By Gracie McCooe I was extremely fortunate to be able to find my home in Innovation Lab. The program emphasizes learning the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving global and technological economy. It … Continue reading

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CLOSING THE YEAR REMOTELY – JUNE 2020

CELEBRATING OUR YEAR IN GHS INLAB Dear GHS Innovation Lab Students, Parents, and GHS Community Partners: We did it! Here we are in June, thinking back to this spring when we made the daunting, overnight transition to Distance Learning in … Continue reading

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On Exhibition and Growth: One Student’s Perspective by Veronica Paez-Deggeller

After the Bruce Museum exhibition last year, I looked forward to the second time around and what new knowledge, creativity, and struggles my classmates and I would receive. However, I had no idea just how taxing the process would end … Continue reading

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Learn More about Innovation Lab: A Night at the Bruce Museum and our 2020 Information Session

Read more about the Upcoming Exhibition at the Bruce Museum on February 5th at 6:30-8:30pm and our only Open House for Interested Parents/Students January 29th, 6-7pm. Read it in our InLab Newsletter 2020

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GHS Innovation Lab Required Summer Reading 2019

The Innovation Lab teachers love reading! We will join you in reading the summer reading, and we can’t wait to find out what you think! All Innovation Lab students will read two books for summer reading – one assigned grade … Continue reading

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InLab Scholarship Showcased at National History Day Competition

On the heels of an exciting and professional exhibition at the Bruce Museum in February, InLab students worked hard to prepare their National History Day work for a Parent Showcase on March 15th in the GHS Media Center, and half … Continue reading

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Introducing Our New InLab Teachers

We are excited to share that we have expanded our physical space and our teaching staff! InLab has two new Cantor rooms, 516 and 520, a rehabilitated outdoor courtyard, and five additional faculty members. Joining the 10th grade team of … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning: Outside the Proverbial Box

Aristotle wrote, ‘For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” A hallmark of Innovation Lab is the opportunity for students (and faculty) to experience and share learning within and beyond the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Metaphor?

We are all familiar with the race – the rat race, the treadmill, the conveyor belt, the carousel – of life. Whichever metaphor fits best, we often find ourselves scrambling to get to the next activity, the next hurdle, or … Continue reading

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Recombobulation

As our inaugural year winds down, we, teachers, reflect on our experience as well. The year-end is always a bittersweet time; I never feel as if I have done enough, helped enough, challenged and taught and championed and supported enough. I am often reminded of Maya Angelou’s famous line: “When we cast our bread upon the waters, we can presume that someone downstream whose face we will never know will benefit from our action.”

If only we knew the impact.

But this year, we have a remarkable opportunity for which I am grateful… we will join our students further down the river, and we will continue together again next year. That is enough. Continue reading

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