Innovation

Students putting together robots

Technology classes in grades 6 and 7 encourage students to understand both the personal and worldly uses of technology, encourage them to be safe and responsible computer and Internet users, and unleash the creative potential of computers, imaging, and programming. IDE8, gives 8th graders the opportunity to pursue yearlong independent research and creative projects with the gentle guidance of faculty members. 

Courses

Technology 6

Technology 6 helps students develop their research skills in this information literacy-based course. Students conduct research and create reports and presentations using desktop software and iOS applications. In addition, 6th graders are introduced to coding through HTML and learn to design and code a web page. 

Technology 7

Technology 7 focuses on programming and design. Through the use of multiple programming applications, students create interactive games and animations. Students create original digital work using 3-D modeling programs and imaging software applications. Internet research and computer skills are integrated throughout the curriculum. 

IDE8 [Inquire-Discover-Explore-8th grade]

IDE8 [Inquire-Discover-Explore-8th grade] allows students to explore their passions through a self-directed sustained project or projects. Working with faculty co-facilitators, 8th grade students will determine what they learn, how they learn it, and how they share their discoveries. The course will be designed to foster creativity and encourage lifelong learning by giving the students time and a framework (or structure) for learning, provide 8th graders with a meaningful capstone academic experience that synthesizes material from multiple disciplines, and create a student-driven learning experience that appropriately challenges and motivates each individual student.

Innovation Faculty

Osei Hill

Osei Hill

Class of 2007
Titles: Visual Arts, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Varsity Girls' Basketball (Head), Track and Field, House Program Leader (Christabel), Tech 6
Degrees: B.Arch., Tuskegee University
Email:
Marion Knoll

Marion Knoll

Titles: Science, IDE8, Swimming (Head), 8th Grade Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.Ed., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Email:
Rachel Malde

Rachel Malde

Titles: Middle School Coordinator, Arts Department Chair, Special Studies, IDE8, Service Coordinator, Photography
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South
Email:
Viva Reynolds

Viva Reynolds

Titles: Educational Technology Coordinator, Information & Literacy Department Chair, Middle School Science, Special Studies, Innovation, 7th Grade Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., California State University
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1001