Kent Innovation High School
Kent Innovation High School offers new concepts in learning, focusing on project-based learning in a team environment. This new school opened to 108 ninth graders across Kent ISD in September 2011.
3 WAYS INNOVATION HIGH IS DIFFERENT
Project-based learning is the way students master their material in every class at Innovation High. Students work through multiple projects during the year and develop key workplace skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking. They research, ask and answer questions and then demonstrate what they've learned in presentations to business and community members.
We give students the world of research and learning - right at their fingertips - starting with their own laptops. Technology tools are used continuously at Innovation High, where students no longer rely solely on teachers and textbook for their learning, but on their own research and discoveries as well. Innovation High students own their own education and technology helps them learn.
Gone are the days of desks in rows and quiet, solitary book-work. At Innovation High, teams of students drive learning. From flexible classrooms to the lounge or common rooms, students can take advantage of the atmosphere which matches their learning styles and the needs of the project. It's not quiet, but it is productive. Students learn to work, gather and share information, plan and achieve - together. Along the way, they learn skills needed to work successfully with others, including the personal responsibility of being an effective team member.
I loved having the opportunity to see a school where teachers were seen as "facilitators" and the students had a voice, took complete ownership of their learning, and education is individualized for each student. The culture that Kent Innovation High School has created, portrayed a place for students to want to be better not just for the grade, but for their personal growth and what is to come in their future. ~Heather Merte, Deerfield
It rocked my PBL world! The environment and culture showed me all the possibilities of PBL. ~ Lindsey Pintar, Deerfield