So after nearly 12 months ThinkLab is open for business. While the physical set-up still requires some work the intent and school support is there.
Connected structure is so important. With a focus on supporting subject and learning discipline the parts hopefully constitute a greater whole:
- Teacher and Student lunchtime sandboxes for problem solving, ideas, shared learning and catch-up
- A Digital Curriculum lesson across Grades 6 through 9 to develop student support expertise for curriculum projects. Includes a skills toolkit aimed at supporting student independence and diversity
- A Student Fanar (Support Group) that provides support and leadership within and beyond the classroom
- 1:1 laptop program built on student laptop diversity, an open and use network, and software freedom through focus on learning requirements over this or that dictated technology
- Student eportfolios to develop digital learning in support of subject and International Baccalaureate objectives.
- Using Moodle and other Oas a 24/7 Virtual Learning Environment
- Formal teacher learning program through the State University of New York Certificate of Educational Technologies and Information Literacies, connected to Wednesday afternoon teacher digital learning program.