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innovative learning In order to accomplish our mission statement of “ensuring an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high achieving and responsible citizen”, the Barrow County School System intentionally grows its teachers and students by supporting innovations in teaching and learning. By definition, innovation is action that results in new methods, ideas, and products. Our current innovations in teaching and learning involve STEAM-inspired instructional practices with special emphasis on project-based learning, arts integration, and the 5 C’s of 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Career Readiness.) 
The nexus of the system’s support for innovation is our Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT), located at 84 West Midland Avenue in Winder. Within the CFIT campus, students, teachers, and other stakeholders have access to the school system’s only Black Box Theater and Dance Studio. Other innovative spaces at the center include a 1000 square foot makerspace, a robotics lab, dedicated theater and visual arts classrooms, several large meeting spaces, and coming soon, a USDA-sponsored learning garden.
ARTSNOW LEARNING A year-long series of standards-based lessons integrating theater, dance, and visual arts. ARTS & INNOVATION MAGNET Fifth and sixth grade students will experience CFIT’s innovative approach to teaching and learning every day of the school year. ROBOROBO A new project focused on developing student’s computational thinking through robotics and programming.
innovative learning In order to accomplish our mission statement of “ensuring an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high achieving and responsible citizen”, the Barrow County School System intentionally grows its teachers and students by supporting innovations in teaching and learning. By definition, innovation is action that results in new methods, ideas, and products. Our current innovations in teaching and learning involve STEAM-inspired instructional practices with special emphasis on project-based learning, arts integration, and the 5 C’s of 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Career Readiness.) 
The nexus of the system’s support for innovation is our Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT), located at 84 West Midland Avenue in Winder. Within the CFIT campus, students, teachers, and other stakeholders have access to the school system’s only Black Box Theater and Dance Studio. Other innovative spaces at the center include a 1000 square foot makerspace, a robotics lab, dedicated theater and visual arts classrooms, several large meeting spaces, and coming soon, a USDA-sponsored learning garden.
ARTSNOW LEARNING A year-long series of standards-based lessons integrating theater, dance, and visual arts. ARTS & INNOVATION MAGNET Fifth and sixth grade students will experience CFIT’s innovative approach to teaching and learning every day of the school year. ROBOROBO A new project focused on developing student’s computational thinking through robotics and programming.
innovative learning In order to accomplish our mission statement of “ensuring an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high achieving and responsible citizen”, the Barrow County School System intentionally grows its teachers and students by supporting innovations in teaching and learning. By definition, innovation is action that results in new methods, ideas, and products. Our current innovations in teaching and learning involve STEAM-inspired instructional practices with special emphasis on project-based learning, arts integration, and the 5 C’s of 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Career Readiness.) 
The nexus of the system’s support for innovation is our Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT), located at 84 West Midland Avenue in Winder. Within the CFIT campus, students, teachers, and other stakeholders have access to the school system’s only Black Box Theater and Dance Studio. Other innovative spaces at the center include a 1000 square foot makerspace, a robotics lab, dedicated theater and visual arts classrooms, several large meeting spaces, and coming soon, a USDA-sponsored learning garden.
ARTSNOW LEARNING A year-long series of standards-based lessons integrating theater, dance, and visual arts. ARTS & INNOVATION MAGNET Fifth and sixth grade students will experience CFIT’s innovative approach to teaching and learning every day of the school year. ROBOROBO A new project focused on developing student’s computational thinking through robotics and programming.
innovative learning In order to accomplish our mission statement of “ensuring an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high achieving and responsible citizen”, the Barrow County School System intentionally grows its teachers and students by supporting innovations in teaching and learning. By definition, innovation is action that results in new methods, ideas, and products. Our current innovations in teaching and learning involve STEAM-inspired instructional practices with special emphasis on project-based learning, arts integration, and the 5 C’s of 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Career Readiness.) 
The nexus of the system’s support for innovation is our Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT), located at 84 West Midland Avenue in Winder. Within the CFIT campus, students, teachers, and other stakeholders have access to the school system’s only Black Box Theater and Dance Studio. Other innovative spaces at the center include a 1000 square foot makerspace, a robotics lab, dedicated theater and visual arts classrooms, several large meeting spaces, and coming soon, a USDA-sponsored learning garden. ARTSNOW LEARNING A year-long series of standards-based lessons integrating theater, dance, and visual arts.
ARTS & INNOVATION MAGNET Fifth and sixth grade students will experience CFIT’s innovative approach to teaching and learning every day of the school year.
ROBOROBO A new project focused on developing student’s computational thinking through robotics and programming.