First HSEvening of Innovation set for May 2

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In an effort to showcase project-based learning, Hamilton Southeastern Schools will host the first HSEvening of Innovation from 6 to 8 p.m. May 2 at HSE High School College and Career Academy, 13910 E. 126th St.

“Our district has grown tremendously over the last decade, and we’ve found that because it’s so big now, it’s very hard for the community and even for the teachers and students to see the breadth and scope and depth of what’s going on (in) other buildings,” said Susan Drumm, instructional technology coach. “We decided to pull together an evening of innovation.”

Drumm

The event is free and will feature booths and “playgrounds” showcasing projects from different schools. Playgrounds could include projects such as robotics.

“We have asked cross-building, cross-grade levels to come in and showcase some of their innovation projects they are doing in the classroom,” Drumm said. “Some are connected to technology, and some are not. The evening is going to pretty much be a walk-through exhibition showcase-type of event with representation from every school building.”

Drumm said depending on attendance and participation, the innovation evening could become an annual event.

“This is the first time, so we will see how it goes,” she said. “We hope families will come in, or parents who don’t have kids in the school district yet.”

More than 80 booths and playgrounds will be open during the event. Drumm said the layout  is similar to a science fair but more expansive.

“It’s all tied to the concept of innovation and teaching and learning,” she said.

For more, visit the HSEvening of Innovation Facebook page.


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