Koessler Family Innovation and Technology Center
Located on the third floor of the Cleveland campus, the Koessler Innovation and Technology Center is a hub for Nardin Academy students in grades K-12 to manually or digitally research and explore topics within a course or an individual interest. Students gather in The Center’s hubs for collaborative projects and technology integrated lessons through The Research and Design lab in Lower and Middle Schools, self guided research in the Montessori School, and is continuously open for Upper School classes and students and all teachers and staff.
In the Research & Design Lab the students combine their core subject matter with integrated technologies and research skills to enhance their learning and bring about real life applications. This course offers a curriculum based on elements from the IFC, Future Ready Librarians, ISTE, NYSCSDL standards with a focus on research skills, digital literacy and citizenship, as well as an introduction to Computer Science and coding through Project Based Learning. Students pair their research skills with the ability to determine credible sources online, how to create a positive digital footprint, and learn how to parallel their in-person community behaviors with that of their online presence. Nardin Academy believes in educating the whole student by meeting them where they are in the digital world as well as the world of their future.
The Center is home to over 10,000 books, five academic databases, 5,000 streaming videos, 400 audio books and 8,000 ebooks. The Center’s assets also include endless digital resources, virtual reality experiences, a recording space with a green screen and editing space, a 3D printer and robotics material for all ages.