Innovation

 

Riverbend dLAb:

Through:

Making, Imagining, Designing, Creating, Exploring, Tinkering, Design thinking & Iterating

 

In a rich, robust, and prepared environment that:

Will spark students’ imagination

Allow for open-ended exploration

 

With the anticipated outcomes of:

Taking risks

Building confidence

Exploring their interests

Completing open-ended projects

Developing spatial awareness and logic

Developing skills (digital, using tools, machines, fine motor)

Acquiring knowledge of how things in their world work

Seeing themselves as engineers and scientists

Computational literacy

 

With the long term goal of:

Caring about self, others, environment, and our world

Learning to collaborate to successfully exist in a global society

Transforming their world

 

Five strands of work in the dLab:

Engineering/Making models

Age-appropriate Digital Literacy (digital footprint, plagiarism, social media)

Coding

Robotics

Skill building (typing, research, source evaluating and citing)

 

QUOTE FROM DR. MARIA MONTESSORI:

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”