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Cardboard arcade, Colonial News Network, new iPads highlight Innovation Academy’s week

October 6th, 2013 8:29 pm by Rick Wagner

Cardboard arcade, Colonial News Network, new iPads highlight Innovation Academy’s week

KINGSPORT — Tuesday morning, eighth-graders at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee did mock television newscasts from each of the original 13 colonies.

Friday, students from grades 6-8 at the science, technology, engineering and math school were showcasing a cardboard arcade students have made.

And distribution of the school-provided iPads that began with the sixth and seventh grades Monday finished up Tuesday with the eighth grade.

Such are glimpses into what IA Principal Sandy Watkins called project-based, problem-based STEM learning two months into IA’s second year of operation.

The program is a joint venture of Kingsport and Sullivan County schools and is located in the former Brookside Elementary School building in the Bloomingdale community of Sullivan County.

Read more in the Monday print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition. 

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