Innovation Academy

Day 02 - Smarter Public Safety (Middle School)

Our group started to look at “Smarter Public Safety” by looking through the lens of improving safety in schools.

Day 07 - Smarter Food (Elementary)

The children spent the bulk of the day working on prototypes. This morning we completed prototypes from yesterday and presented our ideas.

Day 07 - Smarter Buildings (Elementary)

The students were great during the whole prototyping day!

Group 2

Day 07 - Smarter Water (Elementary)

Today we began our last design challenge. Students chose a problem on which to focus and began empathizing with their client.

Day 07 - Smarter Buildings (Elementary)

Today we started with learning the area method for solving multiplication problems.

Group 1

Day 07 - Smarter Transportation (Elementary)

Today was a big design thinking day!  We focused on MANY design thinking steps to help further our transportation project ideas.

2014 Innovation Academy - Day 07 (Elementary)

The Elementary students are ramping up their research and design efforts as they begin to formulate some amazing ideas for their final projects. Here is some brainpower in action from this morning.

Sue Windels – District Education Advocate for Congressman Jared Polis

Sue Windels, the District Education Advocate for Congressman Jared Polis, visited Skyline High School and toured the Elementary Innovation Academy 2014.


A big “Thank You” to Ms. Windels for taking time out of her busy schedule to support and interact with our young St. Vrain designers.

Day 01 - Smarter Public Safety (Middle School)

The Smarter Public Safety group’s day began with the Parent Orientation in IBM’s Cafeteria.  Speakers from IBM and St.

Day 01 Smarter Cities (Middle School)

The day started out with some fabulous chemistry experiments by CU Teach’s Julie Andrew.  After that, the students headed to thei

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