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Innovative Learning

Immersive Learning Experiences

Cultivating a foundation for lifelong learning, immersive learning experiences are paramount in equipping our students with the ability to dive deep into topics, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and a genuine connection to the world around them. By engaging in these rich, hands-on experiences, students are not just learning; they're living their education, preparing them to navigate and contribute to an ever-evolving global landscape.

"The value of an idea lies in the using of it." — Thomas Edison

 

Innovative Tools

At Hawthorn, we wholeheartedly believe in harnessing the power of technology to elevate the learning experience of our students. Drawing inspiration from the wisdom that underlines the importance of using the right tools in the right manner, we are not just equipping our students with cutting-edge technological tools, but also ensuring they possess the knowledge and guidance to utilize them optimally.

Our educators ensure that every student finds the 'right tool for the job' in their educational journey. In doing so, we pave the way for creative exploration, critical thinking, and boundless innovation.

 

Innovative Methods

Fostering a culture of lifelong learning, we prioritize immersive educational experiences as a cornerstone of our teaching approach. To achieve this, we are committed to equipping our educators through comprehensive professional development opportunities and training. These programs aim to cultivate the skills and knowledge required to engage students in deep explorations of subjects, thereby nurturing critical thinking, creativity, and a real-world connection. By empowering our teachers to facilitate these rich experiences, we're ensuring that students are not merely learning but are fully living their education, all while preparing to thrive in an ever-changing global context.

 

Next Generation Experiences

At the core of our educational philosophy is the cultivation of lifelong learners. We believe that true learning extends beyond the walls of a classroom and continues throughout an individual's life.

To lay this foundation, we focus on providing immersive learning experiences that are critical in equipping students with the ability to dive deeply into a variety of topics. These experiences are meticulously designed to foster not only academic skills like critical thinking and creativity but also to instill a genuine connection and understanding of the world they inhabit. This is vital to prepare our students for the next generation of learning, creativity, careers, and life.

What Parents Should Know About School Technology

In today's fast-paced world, technology is becoming increasingly essential to our daily lives, including the education of our children. As we integrate more digital tools into our classrooms, parents play a crucial role in ensuring that technology serves as a bridge to knowledge, rather than a barrier. By actively engaging with both their students and the school, parents can make the most out of these valuable resources. Conversations about responsible use, screen time limits, and the educational purpose of various tools can go a long way in making technology a positive force in a student's academic journey. Together, we can create an environment where technology enriches learning without causing stress or tension at home.

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Department Staff


 

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Elizabeth Battaglia

Database Administrator

Luke Bruschuk

Technology Support Supervisor

John Casey

Technology Support Specialist

Carl Gruebele

Technology Support Specialist

David Hunwick

Technology Systems and Infrastructure Administrator

Ranjeeta Jain

Database Specialist

Wayne Keen

AV Support Specialist

Thiago Martins Amaral

Technology Support Specialist

Dr. Karen Maturo

Assistant Superintendent of Innovative Learning

John Reid

Director of Instructional Technology