Innovative Learning Powered by the Idea Lab

Idea lab posterThe Kenora Catholic District School Board is very proud of the Idea Lab and the projects that are supported through this innovative service approach.

The Idea Lab began in 2013 as a process to take innovative ideas from the KCDSB community and make them a reality by matching the project with resources and support.   

The Idea Lab is a team of dedicated stewards that collaborate and strategize to support the ideas that come into the lab.  Educators, system staff and students are able to submit an online application to the Idea Lab to request support for their project.  If the project meets the criterial of innovative learning, the Idea Lab stewards work with the with the applicants to support the project.

The role of the Idea Lab steward is to work through the details and research of a project so teachers and students can focus on the learning results they want to achieve. The team aligns ideas with expertise to make an idea become a reality in the classroom.

Projects

The Idea Lab Team has created a series of videos that showcase just some of the projects that have been supported through this approach:

Transforming Classrooms into Learning Studios

This video captures the transformation of turning classrooms into studio learning environments at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and putting the 'home' into homeroom.

 

Story Workshop

When we let our students become the storytellers, there's no stopping their imaginations.  Pope John Paul II School's Creative Story Workshop Project:

 

 

3D Printing and Design Project

You won't believe what grade 1/2 students are capable of when given the right opportunity.  École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys 3D Printing and Design Project:

 

 

Technology Infused Language Project

The innovative Core French program has students at St. Louis School applying skills to new-age technology.  Robots, coding, video production and more, all with a French twist.  St. Louis School Technology Infused Language Project: