The Center for Innovation, Inspiration, and Exploration
The TASIS England Center for Innovation, Inspiration, and Exploration is the latest development on campus that reflects the School’s commitment to forward thinking and visionary education. Created in partnership with Samsung, the Center features cutting edge technology to support the Robotics program and courses in Digital Design and Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS). TASIS is the first school in Europe to feature a display wall, which allows students to share ideas and to collaborate on projects by using screen mirroring from tablet to television. Robotics students use Samsung Galaxy TabPRO tablets to program their robots, and computer design classes are learning to create objects with the new 3-D printer as they experiment with product design. The printer will allow mathematics classes to take their work from the page to more visible dimensions. Looking at the new possibilities the technology offers, Mr. Kennedy, upper school mathematics teacher, says that they will be able to “look at the challenges of making pure mathematics ‘work’ in the mechanical world. Students will take the notion of a ‘straight line,’ then will build mechanisms with the 3-D printer to make different types of straight lines.”
Interactive White Boards form additional learning spaces, where teachers from all disciplines hold classes that focus on collaboration, inquiry based learning, and enhanced media production. The Center gives both teachers and students access to technologies that promote advanced levels of instruction and collaboration. By fueling creativity and supporting entrepreneurial initiatives, this state-of-the-art setting and its programs equips and empowers our students for success in a world where the ability to embrace change is vital.