JUST ANNOUNCED: THIS PRODUCT WAS JUST VOTED: ISTE Outstanding Learning Space Designer Award Winner (see proof at bottom of this product description)
This single product will REVOLUTIONIZE the learning in your classroom. Your students will LOVE this product and BEG to do the stations every week! THAT IS A PROMISE.
Innovation Stations are 21st Century Learning Centers that can be implemented in any K-3 classroom. The main student learning outcomes revolve around building 21st century skills such as character, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Through HIGHLY ENGAGING and MOTIVATING challenges, students embark of tasks that require them to first DISCOVER, then CREATE, and later INNOVATE.
Watch this video to learn more about Innovation Stations
Innovation Stations Tutorial
Innovation Stations: 21st Century Learning Centers are just that, centers. This package contains 10 stations (centers) that are related to 5 learning strands: art, building, coding, engineering, and filmmaking, x2 stations per strand. Depending on class size, teachers can set up all 10 stations. The Discover, Create, and Innovate task cards at each station would easily fill a 45min session. For a student to visit all 10 stations, at least 10x45 min would be required. Alternatively, teachers can set up 5 stations, 1 station per strand, for a class size of 20-25 students, or opt to implement 1 or 2 Innovation Stations into an already developed center time in your schedule. How often and how many Innovation Stations a teacher uses at a time is completely flexible.
The critical component of Innovation Stations is the Task Card associated with each station. Students engage in 3 levels of thinking, working, and learning while at a station, (Discover, Create, and Innovate) with innovate being the highest level. Students always begin with ‘DISCOVER’, exploring the materials at the station and replicating a demonstration product. Next students are encouraged to ‘CREATE’ - taking the 'discovered' knowledge or product from stage 1 and improving upon it. Finally, students are encouraged to INNOVATE - students apply their learning in order to design their own product at each station. Yes - Kindergarten can do these steps! This process may happen in one 45min session or take multiple sessions.
Also supplied with this product is a ‘Station Tracker’ - a way to record your students' progress through the stations. Students should be encouraged to independently track their learning and application of 21st century skills during Innovation Stations. They can simply note down the station, strand, date, level of learning, and use an 'emoticon' reflection.
Included in your purchase of a 62-page .pdf file:
Titles for tubs and storing of Innovation Station resources
10 Innovation Stations each with its own ‘Discover, Create, and Innovate’ Task Cards
10x1 A4 Sized Poster - Station Title Page
Innovation Stations Included:
Art - Hand Sewing AND Colored Pencil Drawing
Building - Lego Bricks AND Blocks
Coding - Programming with Paper AND Scratch Jr. (Free app)
Engineering - Balanced Structure AND Popsicle Plane
Filmmaking - Imovie AND Stop Motion
Based on each student’s emoticon reflection, teachers could have conversations with students about their successes, confusion, frustrations etc. in order to support students with their next learning adventure at Innovation Stations.
A series of short mini-lessons for each of the five 21st century skills are also included to help launch an Innovation Station session. Begin your Innovation Stations session with a quick 5 minute introduction or review of one of the 21C Skills to provide a more focused learning objective during the experience.
In addition, question prompts to stimulate thinking and posters to display near each station are also provided to encourage students to deepen their creative thinking.
Please also take note of the inventory overview that is included. Here, teachers can find a list of all the materials needed for each station. The materials are NOT provided. Teachers must collect these resources themselves. (Almost all resources are easily collectible - plastic cups, sewing needles, lego block and other blocks.) Three stations do require access to an iPad. E.g. If you have 4 students at one of these stations, two iPads would be needed.
Teachers would need to organize all of the materials, printouts, and additional resources needed for each station in a self-contained bin. THE RESOURCES REQUIRED TO BE COLLECTED IN ADVANCE BY THE TEACHER ARE DISPLAYED IN THE PREVIEW OF THIS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION. Setting up the Stations in the tubs, laminating task cards can take up to 2hrs, but once they are set up, it is simply a matter of pulling the tubs out.
Innovation Stations: 21st Century Learning Centers are a hands-on, engaging approach to learning which provides students with innovative student-centered opportunities allowing them to apply key 21st century skills such as character, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity in order to improve their learning outcomes.
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Get these FREE posters that go perfectly with the stations HERE
21st Century Posters
Check out my complimentary - Passion Project Unit kG-3rd Grade here:
Passion Project Personal Inquiry Time
ANNOUNCED APRIL 2017
WINNER ISTE AWARD BEST LEARNING SPACE DESIGN 2017
2017 Outstanding Learning Space Designer Award. 2017 winner: Kelli Buxton, ES Educational Technology Coach, Singapore American School, Singapore
The ISTE Learning Space Network Outstanding Learning Space Designer Award recognizes an educator who has created an innovative physical learning environment for his/her class, school, or district. The recipient will have applied the best practices of learning space design to create a space that promotes active learning.