Innovation Center

  • New York State Learning Technology Grant

    The Geneva City School District is launching an Innovation Center as part of the New York State Learning Technology Grant. The district was awarded over $103,000 over a three-year period, joining 23 other award winners (including New York City schools, BOCES and districts) throughout the state to receive $9.6 million in state funding over the duration of the grants.

    Through the grant, the district's offers innovative professional development to teachers through personalized learning mentors, technology mentors, and library media specialists, with a focus on deepening teachers' technology integration skills, addressing pedagogy and content, and facilitating personalized learning. An Innovation Center is being established in each school building, to house online blended learning, computer coding (computational thinking), Robotics, and Tech Trep.

    The current grant cycle ends June 30, 2021.

    Innovation Center Strategic Plan

    Foundation

    The mission of the Geneva City School District is to educate and graduate all students with the essential skills and knowledge to live lives of consequence.

    How might we empower our community of learners to take risks as they explore possibilities, generate impactful new ideas, and solve real-world problems in an ever changing world?

    Actions

    Physical Space and Resources

    • Open flexible environment that inspires creativity and hands on discovery.
    • Space can be adaptable to meet the needs of students, teachers, community partners.
    • Innovation center coordinator will oversee the scheduling, training and resources of the center.

    Curriculum and Instruction

    • Offering opportunities that give students experiences beyond the traditional classroom structure and traditional school day. 
    • Lesson content and materials driven by student choice and curriculum.
    • Project-based, incorporating science, technology, engineering, art and math.

    Professional Development and Training

    • Professional development to inspire educators and expand their knowledge of the design process, inquiry-based teaching and learning, and the S.T.E.A.M. areas. 
    • Training to familiarize and leverage the use of learning tools in the innovation center to engage students in inquiry based learning.

    Community Partnerships

    • Community partnerships will support the authentic application of work created at the innovation center.
    • Create authentic opportunities for students to share their research, ideas and products with community partners.

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  • Geneva CSD Makerspace Research

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  • Geneva Innovation Center Kick-Off Meeting

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  • Geneva CSD Focus Group Tech Mentor

    It is the goal of the Geneva City School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, motor or cognitive disabilities. If you are unable to access this document, please call our District Webmaster at (315) 781-0400 ext. 1102.

    To the extent possible under law, Heather Swanson has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Geneva City Schools Learning Technology Grant. This work is published from: United States.

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