This afternoon, our teachers gathered for the final faculty seminar of the year.
Today's topic - Classrooms of the Future, including a future Fab Lab at York. Faculty members brainstormed ways for students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to hands-on building projects. Academic Dean, Sean Raymond, led the discussion, and encouraged teachers to push the way they think about the space, to be creative, and to consider interdisciplinary uses. One group imagined taking the historical study of Carnival, engaging deeper in the topic in French, and then using the new space (and their math skills!) to create floats or masks for a mini Carnival in the Commons! Stay tuned in the coming school year for more on the ways York teachers are engaging students now AND preparing them for the future.