The IDEA Lab
The IDEA (Innovation, Design, Engineering, Arts) Lab is a collaborative learning environment where students across all grades can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Students gather in grade or multi-aged groups to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build.The IDEA Lab encompasses both a physical space to extend learning beyond the classroom, and an approach to learning that encourages students to become innovative designers who use a variety of technologies within the design process. This process helps identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
It also promotes an interdisciplinary approach to Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), so that the space is purposeful and connected with the broader curriculum.