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Outreach Plans and Info Sessions

Yesterday during lunch we held one of our biweekly Innovation Lab “Town Hall” meetings.  At these meetings Innovation Lab students and faculty come together to discuss issues, problem solve, make plans, and generally build the cohesive community that is Innovation … Continue reading

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What a week!

Wow, what a week it has been in Innovation Lab!  We’ve seen and been seen, and it’s been a blast. On Tuesday, Innovation Lab students and faculty took our show on the road to the Grass Island Waste Water Treatment … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-up: Present and Future Innovators at the Riverside STEM Fair

Turns out the STEM team was being a bit elementary in our explorations last month. That, or the students at Greenwich’s Riverside Elementary School are upping their game. The truth is almost certainly the latter, as evidenced by a visit … Continue reading

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Deeper Learning 2015 – Day 2

Deeper Learning 2015 just gets better and better! For Day 2 of the conference, I participated in the Deep Dive hosted by Mark Hines of Mid Pacific Exploratory on Pedaling Towards Sustainability.  I and the other members of my team, Andrew … Continue reading

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Deeper Learning 2015 – Day 1

Well High Tech High knows how to throw a conference, that’s for sure. Deeper Learning 2015 got off to a roaring start yesterday with a keynote address by Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia … Continue reading

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Sarah’s visit to Drexel University’s ExCITe Center

Tuesday I had the opportunity to spend the day at Drexel University’s ExCITe (Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies) Center in Philadelphia.  The center’s mission: to bring together “faculty, students, and entrepreneurs from engineering, fashion design, digital media, performing arts, computer … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Visit to MIT’s D-Lab

While visiting Boston with some friends, Sarah arranged to take a tour of MIT’s D-Lab, where she met with the director of their Youth Outreach program.  During their tour, Sarah got a peak at how they arrange a learning space … Continue reading

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[FAQ] What is STEM?

In its most literal sense the commonly used acronym “STEM” refers to “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”  Within the traditional framework of disciplinary coursework, STEM thus encompasseses an institution’s collection of courses offered in each of these four disparate content … Continue reading

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[FAQ] Why? Defining the Need… Part II

In my first post delving into this topic, I attempted to provide the broadest, longest range perspective on why the team believes the new school initiative at Greenwich High School is not only a great idea but a necessary one. … Continue reading

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[FAQ] Why? Defining the Need…

Note: The following post reflects current thinking and we invite your commentary and input as we move forward. One of the most common themes that has emerged in the variety of conversations we’ve had with students, teachers, administrators, and community … Continue reading

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