School-wide Innovation Days
Miss Porter's School
2019-20 School Year
With the theme of "innovation" for the school year, there were three full school days dedicated to "Innovation Day." A significant portion of the programming was done by the students as the elected leaders in the T.I.E. program hosted the event, designed and led workshops (faculty participated as students), built game-like experiences (laser cut tokens), and invited guest speakers.
Ultimately we focused on learning about the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and how to tackle these global issues using innovation. Part of this experience included students and faculty creating a short video (same day, shown as videos here) and doing a conference-style exhibition of solutions each group came up with. The winning teams took a field trip to Manhattan to visit the UN and learn more about what's being done with SDGs through people who work at the UN.