GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE COLLEGE PREP

Chicago

SCHOOL WEBSITE

PROGRAM(S) PARTICIPATED IN: Sprint 2014

TEAM

Mr. Robinovitz, Physics + AP Physics Teacher
Deidra Freeman, Teacher
Keith Dumbleton, Teacher
Jackie Gudino, Geometry Teacher
Amanda Chang, Engineering + Physics Teacher
Maggie Cramer, English II: World Literature Teacher
Joyce Kenner, Principal

PROBLEM

Technology is not used effectively in lesson plans to enable students to apply their technology proficiency in a way that demonstrates the ability to solve problems using tech. 

HOW MIGHT WE…

Create an environment that fosters ingenuity and grit through the process of development and design?

SOLUTION

The George Westinghouse team rethought the use of technology in the classroom to better leverage the opportunity to build technology literacy and design skills. Their prototype implemented Edmodo, a teacher-student communication platform, to bridge teacher-student connections and incorporate technology into the classroom. Based on feedback during prototype testing, they adapted the use of Edmodo to maximize impact for students.