Innovation and Technology

Open Window School is home to two state-of-the-art Innovation & Technology Labs (ITLs), unique multi-functional spaces where students come together to create, invent, tinker, and explore. The ITLs are hubs of student-driven innovation and provide students access to real-world tools and materials, including laser cutters, 3-D printers, electronics, hand tools, sewing machines, robotics, green screens, and more. Both ITLs are home to weekly technology classes, as well as authentic interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with homeroom and content-area teachers.

The goals of our Innovation & Technology program are to produce students who are:

Inclusive Collaborators:
  • Assume various roles to work toward a shared goal. 
  • Speak up for themselves and peers when in need.
  • Seek diverse perspectives to identify and solve problems.
  • Provide and receive feedback in constructive ways.     
Empowered Learners: 
  • Deepen understanding of tech operations, demonstrates ability to choose, use, and troubleshoot current tech and transfers knowledge to new technologies.
  • Show tolerance for ambiguity and capacity to work with open-ended problems. 
Computational Communicators:
  • Refer to data when communicating ideas.
  • Identify goals and outcomes of solutions.
  • Explain artifacts using correct vocabulary.
  • Explain the concepts of intellectual property and apply them to computational creations.  
Computational Thinkers:
  • Leverage technological methods (data analysis, abstract models, algorithmic thinking) to understand problems and develop, test, and refine solutions. 

Meet the ITL Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Gayathri Cunnathur Rajagopal

    Gayathri Cunnathur Rajagopal 

    Middle School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher
  • Photo of Maria DiGiovanni

    Maria DiGiovanni 

    Lower School Innovation & Technology Teacher
  • Photo of Adrienne Gifford

    Adrienne Gifford 

    Middle School Innovation & Technology Teacher
  • Photo of Gelareh Roomiany

    Gelareh Roomiany 

    Lower School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.