GROUND-BREAKING: THE MURRAY INNOVATION CENTER
The Murray Innovation Center - a 23,000+ square foot expansion of the Mount Paran Christian School high school building - will offer innovative instructional spaces for enhanced programming and instruction for an enriched high school educational experience.
These enhancements include
- a dedicated space for a robotics field
- additional classroom spaces and new science labs
- a technology-rich classroom for collaborative work
- a digital lab, makerspace, and fabrication lab
- a "quiet" room for prayer, study, and discipleship
- a lake-facing commons area, to include space for the high school entrepreneurship Roost cafe
- a quad with picturesque spots for outdoor classes and community events.
The final design offers improved layouts for student experiences in every STEAM discipline. With the breaking ground ceremony in February 2021, we eagerly look forward to the Murray Innovation Center's construction and completion.
DEFINITION OF INNOVATION:
MPCS engages in innovation through the exploration, creation, and
implementation of solutions to real-world problems.
INNOVATION IS MORE THAN TECHNOLOGY
Innovative learning takes many shapes and forms in the classroom. In preschool, to innovate may involve building towers with oversized blocks or using the iPad Osmo® to create tangrams. In middle school, advanced science labs may explore chemical reactions to study bio-engineering hypotheses. High school AP Biology takes swab samples to study and compare effective COVID-sanitization standards. Technical Theatre classes also build, fabricate, and design for real-world entertainment production. Lower school's STEAM days involve students in the engineering design process helping them to work through new hands-on challenges each semester. They also engage in earth science field trips, cultivating the lower school garden, as well as learning laws of physics through aviation-science at Starbase. Watch the video below to learn how.
INNOVATION AT WORK
Whether it is learning design and fabrication skills in a high school costuming class or introducing the mind-stretching practice of cursive handwriting to second-grade students, innovation permeates the way we teach and learn at Mount Paran Christian School.
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- How to Imagine, Innovate, and Build for the Education of Tomorrow
- Innovation Outside the Classroom
- 6 Tips for Making the Most of Virtual Learning
- goLEAD Year 2: Experiential Leadership
- Technology and the Liberal Arts
- Project Lead the Way®
- Connected for the Future
- God-Honoring Imagination
- STEAM-Training Teachers
- Integration of Art, Technology, and Music
- Connected Learning Program
- Uncovering the Eclipse
- Pre-K Full STEAM Ahead
- Gears in Motion
- How to Build a Roller Coaster
- Innovating for the Future
- "Growing" in Project-Based Curriculum
- A Summer So Sweet
- Mentoring Made Meaningul
- Why "Why" Matters
- The Global Classroom