The Center is a state-of-the-art multimedia classroom/lab that utilizes technology to enhance the teaching process. It is fitted with an HD smart projector which can be connected to almost any computer or tablet. In the near future, the room will also feature individual laptops for each student. It also offers a database of community partners, a depository for curriculum and instructional materials/resources, and a speakers bureau.
Our center is a place that allows students to learn beyond the core curriculum, and take on issues that surround them and their communities every day. The programs associated with the center get students exposed to many new learning topics and opportunities that connect with them emotionally. They will work to act with integrity, respect, and responsibility, while learning how to self-manage and become self-aware.
In doing some research, we found that building a student's empathy is a key component to their learning new content, leading us to value initiatives that focus heavily on using empathy as a learning tool. This method of teaching will hopefully allow students to feel good about the projects they are working on. This is done through supporting school activities/clubs, fostering awareness of social/emotional learning, and prvoding anti-bullying resources for the community.