Innovation Institute

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    The three orbits are: scientific problem solving, collaboration and technology The three electrons are students, parents and community The nucleus is the Innovation Institute.
     
     

    ***There will be a Zoom parent information virtual meeting on March 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

    Use link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86167997095#success

    At this time, the in-person meeting will not be rescheduled due to D49 school closure on  March 23. 

     

    Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted. (See application on left)

                                     Innovation Institute is a very unique opportunity for your child in the 6th grade. This teacher-led program of choice focuses on scientific and mathematical practices, while integrating real world writing and reading skills to meet all sixth grade standards and more. Students will encounter, practice, create and analyze content . They will utilize 21st Century technology with Chromebooks, iPads, Google Expeditions and more. Project Fridays will help students bring learning to life, and for professionals in the community to come share their time and expertise to generate opportunities for students to create and apply learning to real world solutions. Examples of projects include solar cars and solar robots, coding games, programming robotic vehicles, circuits, LED art, scribbling machines, and physics of amusement park rides.

    The curriculum is based on and will meet all requirements of sixth grade standards and beyond. Students at Innovation Institute will be prepared and challenged to succeed not only in sixth grade, but as they transition on to seventh grade and real world ambitions. Through classroom, team, and project collaboration, students will gain effective problem solving skills and confidence.  Through technology (Chromebooks, iPads, Google Expeditions), students will develop mastery of skills needed for a successful aspiration to lead them into the fields of medicine, engineering, math, technology, and science if so desired.

    All Enrichment classes, lunch, sports, and after-school clubs will be offered through Horizon Middle School.   
     
    Watch a video on Innovation Institute Project Friday:
     
     
     
    For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us:
     
    Staci Gehling     sgehling@d49.org 
     
    Courtney Hutchinson     chutchinson@d49.org