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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is a dynamic space that brings together the Windward community to exchange ideas, learn together, and grow. Through the collective talents of faculty and administrators who are teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists, and instructional technology professionals, the CTL enriches teaching, learning, and thinking at Windward.


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Thursday
Jan082015

Want to make life easier? There's a robot for that.

From scooping poop to folding t-shirts, check out what these Windward-original robots can do!

Tuesday
Jan062015

Reimagining & Redesigning Windward with 3D Printers

 Strolling around the Windward campus on a sunny day, such is the case most days, you can’t help but notice the amazing architecture of many of the newer buildings- the CTL included. Many buildings include expansive window panelling, letting large amounts of natural sunlight in; trees and various plants line the perimeter of every building. The etching in concrete bricks that line walkways; these details are thoughtful and well planned.

Although these buildings are already gorgeous, ninth grader Sydney Oppenheim, suggested a building design project with the idea of campus expansion in mind. In Katie Thoma’s 3-D Design class, students are doing just that: reimagining and re-designing various buildings on campus.

Here was their process:

  • Using their iPads, students took pictures of buildings around campus to use as reference

  • Redesigned buildings and created a 2D sketch in their notebooks

  • Built a 3D model in paper

  • Built a 3D model in Rhino

  • Using the 3D printers in the Exploration studio, print/built a physical representation of the building.


Check out their work!

 

Monday
Dec152014

Think differently: Creating change in a 21st century world.

This year, more than 3 million people donated to the ALS Association as a result of its Ice Bucket Challenge campaign that went viral on social media. Something about this campaign motivated people to give. A lot. The ALS association reports that the campaign raked in more than $100 million dollars.

What made this campaign so successful? How do charities convince potential donors to help? How do you reach your target audience?

That is exactly what students tried to figure out in Ernie Levroney’s Think Differently class on Entrepreneurship.

Students were challenged to identify a problem, propose a solution and then market that solution to potential donors. They researched their potential cause, identified possible customer archetypes and produced targeted ad campaigns using iMovie.

Watch all three and let us know which one motivates you by filling out this Google Form!

Monday
Dec082014

Community Spotlight: Firoz Noor

 

Friday
Nov212014

Thanksgiving Special -- brought to you by WW TV