Platt Middle School's project will involve creating a Maker Space and renovating the library. The Maker Space will include areas for small and large group collaboration as well as tools and materials to help teachers integrate technology in meaningful ways.The objective of the library renovation is to create a space that provides flexibility in learning zones and instructional use to support different modalities of learning. The project aligns with three of BVSD's six Innovation Guiding Principles: Learning is a Social Process, Learning is Personalized and Learner Led, and Learning is Founded in Inquiry.
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?"
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To develop the school's project, staff worked together to develop responses to the following guiding questions.