Engaging Students in Problem Solving Through Escape

Teachers are finding that engaging students in problem solving through escape games is encouraging critical thinking and creativity. At Williwcreek Middle School, teachers worked on mat equations, riddles, and quotation, figuring out clues that led to tools. when the...

Classes in Entrepreneurship for Middle Schoolers

Classes in entrepreneurship for middle schoolers are coming to the Erie School District, as a pilot program was made possible by a $37,000 grant from United Way of Erie County. The program will start in January. Seventh graders will begin by reading the book, “Who...

Escape Rooms Are Great Math Activities

One eighth grade math class is discovering that escape rooms are great math activities. Eighth graders in Nathan Dunham’s math class enjoy the challenge of solving puzzles, finding objects hiding in plain sight, and racing against the clock. Escape rooms feature...

Students Present Ideas for Community Development

The project was purely speculative, but having THINC College and Career Academy students present ideas for community development to the LaGrange City Council opened up new ideas for making the area more attractive to young adults for living and working. The academy...

Makerspaces for Special Education Students

Creative projects reflecting imagination, creativity, and pieces of PVC pipe were some of the items that resulted from teachers establishing makerspaces for special education students.  Some of the projects included Lightsabers from “Star Wars,” a miniature football...