Teague Institutite of Innovation
Welcome to the Institute of Innovation @ Teague Middle School, our new Program of Exploration. The curriculum employs the SCPS ePathways skills for Future Ready Graduates. Through Project Based Learning, we will prepare students to be productive members of the community, informed members of a democratic society, and responsible members of the 21st Century global economy. This course will prepare students by using a positive, competitive business environment that will inspire them to create and innovate. We look forward to a challenging and productive school year.
This ground-breaking program will allow students to develop their own personal brand through reflection and self-evaluation. The students will then work in teams to complete a passion project by identifying a problem, researching and implementing a solution, and reflecting on personal goals.
Pursuing Our Passions And Creatively Solving Real-World Problems
Students enrolled in the Institute of Innovation courses focus on their passions in a student-centered learning environment. They dig deep into learning about topics that motivate and inspire them. We ask students questions such as, “What are you interested in?”, “What are you curious about?”, and “What do you care about and why it matters?” to get them thinking about the world around them and how they can impact others.
Institute Of Innovation Course Offerings
Innovation I: Future Ready Skills Lab - Personal Branding This ground-breaking program will allow students the opportunity to develop their own personal brand through reflection and self-evaluation. Students will work in teams to complete a passion project using the Essential Project Design Elements for gold standard Project Based Learning. Students will identify a problem, research and implement a solution, and reflect on their personal goals.
Innovation II: Future Ready Skills Lab -Thinking Like an Entrepreneur This course will require students to use their newly identified knowledge and strengths to begin thinking like an entrepreneur. Students will reflect on the learning that has taken place in order to refine the implementation of their passion project.
Innovation III- Future Ready Skills Lab –Innovative Community Partnerships. In this course students will use the Design Thinking Process to solve real-world problems provided by our community partners. Students will incorporate technology using both hardware and software to develop ideas, build prototypes and communicate electronically. This course will enable our students to work with our community partners, using a variety of technology resources in a authentic working environment.
Institute of Innovation Relevant Electives
- Innovation I
- Innovation II
- Innovation III
- Robotics I
- Robotics II
- Robotics III
- Digital Design
- Creative Photography
- iJourneys: Orientation to Career and Technical Occupations
- iConnect: Workplace Technology Applications
- iChallenge: Exploring Information Technology