Innovation in Learning Study Group

East Coast Innovation Team Hits the Road!

By: Mary Beth Banios

This Monday, members of our Windsor Central Innovation Team arrived in the Boston area for a 4-day tour of innovative programs and facilities.  Our itinerary included the following visits:


Monday, November 27th



Tuesday, November 28th

  • A tour of the recently renovated K-8 Meadow Brook School in Weston, MA with emphasis on their eurekaLab

  • A tour of the Field School in Weston, MA


Wednesday, November 29th (off to Philadelphia, PA for the day!)


Thursday, November 30th

  • A full-day visit to Olin College of Engineering, this institute of high ed is considered one of the best engineering schools in the country.  Olin College of Engineering is focused on graduating engineering innovators who will be leaders in solving the pressing global challenges of today and tomorrow but also on being a resource to other colleges and universities across the world seeking to broaden and rethink their educational approaches and learning environments.

East Coast Team

Raphael Adamek: Director of Instructional Technology
Gabe Bango: 10th Grade Student
Luis Bango: Technology Integration Teacher
Mary Beth Banios: WCSU Superintendent
Julie Brown: Special Educator/Reading Specialist
Nerissa Edwards: High School Counselor
Melissa Fellows: Science Teacher-7th grade, Science Department Co-Chair
Erin Hanrahan: English Teacher- Middle School
Jody Henderson: Instrumental and Digital Music Teacher
Andrew Smith: Computer Science Teacher and Innovation Lab Teacher
Owen Spann: 10th Grade Student
Hannah Thein: Principal, Barnard Academy
Eileen Vaughn: Elementary Library Media Specialist & Tech Integration
Perrin Worrell: WCUD and WUHSMS Board Member

Through our visits, reflections, and collaborative conversations, our team is developing a vision for what teaching and learning could become in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union.