Excitement was in the air (and on the plates) at Innovation’s Students vs. Parents cooking competition Wednesday, November 20th. Special guest Maria Petridis (Winner of Chopped on Food Network!) and our very own food enthusiasts were blown away by our Chefs-in-Training’s hard work, professionalism, and creativity.
Innovation students teamed up with their parents and brought their best home-cooked recipes (making our judges very happy!). Stay tuned for our next culinary competition – Students vs. Teachers!
Innovation Warriors Volleyball finished the regular season in 2nd place, with a 13-2 record!
Last weekend our Innovation Warriors grabbed another victory in two games against Northside, winning 25-14 and 26-24. We are now advancing to the Semi-Finals, and will be playing MESA next week. Congratulations Warriors!!!
On Friday, our Culinary Arts club got creative & crafty with their baked goods. Using their own frosting, pastry bags & spatulas, C-Arts students learned what it takes to finish their masterpieces. Sweet presentation!
Our Culinary Arts club is a hands-on program where students learn career skills — during regular classes, and during the Culinary after school program.
Our Warrior volleyball team tasted victory Friday night against Achievement First in two matches scoring 25-10 and 25-11.
After a long train ride to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, our ladies showed up with skill, grace, and grit – defeating the home team two matches in a row. Thanks to all of our athletes for showing the true Warrior spirit, and to our coaches Chris and Diana for guiding these ladies to another victory away from home. GO WARRIORS!
Innovation and Boys Town have teamed up to provide counseling and parenting services to our students and their families, including Boys Town’s signature Common Sense Parenting Program®. Boys Town actively participates in the Innovation community, meets regularly with Innovation staff, and maintains an office at Innovation, staffed by trained Boys Town counselors.
Once a year, Innovation students get a chance to leave the classroom for a week or more to embark on credit-bearing project based experiential learning. This experience is at the heart of our mission, and allows our students to contextualize their education within the real world – in other cities, states, and countries!
Past Enrichment weeks include: Discover Senegal, Puerto Rico – a Culinary Journey, Islands of New York, ReMix Arts, Software Engineering, Music Recording, Graffiti Arts, Florida Ecology, “Think Tank” – New Orleans Social Justice
In March of 2016, Innovation embarked on its 6th annual Enrichment Week project-based learning program.
Over 400 students in 18 clusters engaged in true, project-based, experiential learning, in New York City and across the globe! Some highlights of the program included: Discover Brazil, Social Justice:NY to NOLA, Cycle Harlem, Conquer Spain!, Coding Virtual Reality, the REMIX project, and Innovation Music Recording Studio.
Congratulations to staff and students who conceived and carried out projects with great social, political and educational value, and that exemplified our core values of leadership, collaboration and social activism through Innovation!
Innovation is proud to be a participant in the PBS Newshour Reporting Labs.
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities. Students work with our staff and industry professionals to gain insight on this career field. They gain real-life experience that is translated to the workforce.
Innovation’s Special Education Collaborative Video:
The Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) is a comprehensive, standards-aligned computer science and software engineering education program for grades 6 to 12. The goals of the program are: (1) to increase the number of high school graduates, particularly from traditionally under-represented groups, who are ready to enter new and emerging high-tech fields, and (2) to develop students’ computational thinking and problem solving skills in real-world contexts.