Hello!

 

2015-16 promises to be a very exciting year for everyone in the Middle School as we launch a brand-new, student-centered, hands-on, construcivist-based STEAM / technology offering called "Technology, Engineering & Design (TED)."

 

This new program has two parts: the traditional quarterly technology "special," which utilizes a custom developed, gamified learning management system, facilitated by Mrs. Colleen Kennedy; and a year-long, studio-based experience best described as "Digital Shop," facilitated by Mr. Kevin Jarrett. That portion of the program will meet during sequential five-day rotations called "Design Experiences" during what is now 'Writing Block' in Math class (grades 5-6-7) and 'Encore' (grade 8).

 

This innovative program, which has a Design thinking foundation, was created over the summer of 2015. Mr. Jarrett is blogging about the project here: http://blogs.ncs-nj.org/daedalus/ and is also writing a monthly series for the Eduopia website (his most recent post is available here). A photo album documenting the project is available here. A record of Twitter postings including the hashtag coined by Mr. Jarrett, #NCSDigitalShop, is available here.

 

THIS SITE IS ACTIVELY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

 

Mrs. Kennedy & Mr. Jarrett