The staff at Community Montessori felt their antiquated school building was a significant barrier to educational innovation. To overcome that limit and fulfill the highest potential of our program, they chose to use their innovation funds towards purchasing new furniture to help them take advantage of their learning spaces as they are currently configured.
During the first school year the new space was used, educators were asked to monitor and track growth towards the outcomes identified in their project plan and present the findings in a digital story. The story was framed by the question, "How is innovation shifting the story of learning at our school?"
To develop the school's project, staff worked together to develop responses to the following guiding questions.
At Community Montessori, our antiquated school building is a significant barrier to our educational innovation. To overcome that limit and fulfill the highest potential of our innovative program, we would propose to use our innovation funds towards purchasing new furniture to help us take advantage of our spaces as they are currently configured. New, cleverly designed furniture will help us use our space more efficiently and support our program’s educational innovations.
We plan to participate in the innovation cohort offered through Innovation and Educational Technology. We’ll also participate in Montessori refresher courses and use PLCs to focus on the Montessori approach. We will need support connecting our outdoor and indoor learning environments to optimize space.