Bennett Day School News

Kids Co-designing for Kids: 7 Hands-On Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

PreK-4th grade children at Bennett Day School worked together to design a new app for Osmo explorations. Co-designed with their Tinkering and Engineering Sciences (TES) Lab teacher, this collaboration resulted in the creation of Osmo Kaleidoscope...

Student Innovation Through Bennett Labs: Creating Apps, Books, and 21st Century Learning at Bennett Day School

 

By Frances Judd, Special Projects Coordinator & Early Childhood Tinkering and Engineering Sciences Lab Teacher

I love sharing these photos of enthusiastic and engaged learners at Bennett Day School as they participate in Bennett Labs projects:

"Gaga for a Gaga Pit!" Guest Blog By Tinkering & Engineering Sciences Teacher, Zak Thompson, on STEM & Design Thinking

 

Gaga Pit Process 2.0

 How We Made the Gaga Pit

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Tinker Lab Take-Apart and Circuits Galore!

Curious to see what’s happening in our Tinker Labs?

Early Childhood Campus

The world of electricity and circuits is all about making connections; literally and figuratively.  Squishy Circuits are an excellent avenue for our youngest learners to...

Northwestern University Learning Scientists Partner with Bennett Day School

 

Collaboration over ‘design thinking’ benefits both sides

CHICAGO, Ill.  – What happens when inventive children work side by side with university students on a design problem? Northwestern University researchers are testing the idea with...

Chicago Toy and Game Fair & Our Black Friday Picks

 

A Busy Autumn Season at Bennett Day School!

The leaves are changing, the children have found their routines, and our community is hosting a variety of events for prospective and enrolled families alike. Come out and join us at one or more of the upcoming events:

Bennett Day School at the Second Annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire!

Bennett Day School is honored to announce its invitation to participate in the Barnes & Noble second annual Mini Maker Faire on November 5, 2016 at 10am. This fantastic event lineup will give customers the opportunity to “Meet the Makers” by...

Bennett Day Nominated for Chicago Innovation Awards 2016

How our students helped to develop a coding tool used in 15k schools

As many of our Bennett families already know, we have a wonderful relationship with Northwestern's Tangible Interaction Design and Learning Laboratory. Our students, with the help of JK Teacher and Special Projects Leader, Frances Judd, were...