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Innovation Lab

What is the Innovation Lab?

Where children explore interests, strengths, and values through innovation & design thinking

Solving Problems in Our Community:

  • Class
  • School
  • Community/City
  • World

We aim to be changemakers!


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Design Thinking

design thinking



Students go through the Design Thinking process to solve problems or create a product to fill a need/desire. Dependent on the grade, the topics may be teacher or student selected or both. The design thinking process enables students to explore entrepreneurship too !


  • Coding
  • Prototyping 
  • Micro:Bit (beg. robotics)
  • Sewing
  • Green Screen Video 
  • Garage Band
  • Electronics
  • Circuitry
  • Augmented Reality
  • Tinkercad
  • Stop-Motion
  •  Art
  • 3D Printing
  • Wood Working
  • Toy Hacking (Reverse Engineering)

Skills, Interests, Career Centered

Students learn skills and how things work. Once students have experience with coding, prototyping, and electronics, they can move into beginning robotics. Students select these as approaches to the problem they are solving. The list of approaches continues to grow!



Students learn about the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development and innovate solutions to real-world problems. 



Students use what we have or ideate ways to obtain things they need. Being resourceful fosters creativity and innovation. Learning to be resourceful makes innovation and creativity accessible to students at home. We...

Recycle. Reduce. Reuse.







The electronics, robotics, and programs we use are either FREE or have low price points so students can continue exploring and creating with them at home or we inform them of places they can use the tool. For example, Vista Library has a 3-D printer.


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