Fairfax City

Innovation Space

Categories: Fairfax City | 2017

This year Daniels Run Elementary School in Fairfax launched the “Innovation Space”, a classroom dedicated to bringing innovation to students. The space offers every student in the school an enrichment program to become inventors, collaborators and problem solvers. Students will take everyday items such as cardboard rolls, Legos, pipe cleaners and egg cartons to solve complex challenges to improve existing objects or create entirely new products. Classes rotate throughout the Innovation Space each quarter for age appropriate challenges that enriches their core curriculum subjects. Earlier this year, first graders studying shapes in math worked in groups to create new obstacles for the television show “American Ninja Warrior”. The students’ work was highlighted on the America Ninja Warrior website and the kids even received a video thank you from the show’s host! 

Contact

Carrie Dorsey
City of Fairfax Schools
carrie.dorsey@fairfaxva.gov
703-385-7911


Youth Exchange Program - US/Chinese Cultural Exchange

Categories: Fairfax City | 2017

The City of Fairfax Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), The Schools Superintendent Association and Triway International Group have entered a Youth Exchange Program partnership to increase opportunities for students to gain knowledge and immerse themselves in a new culture. Each party will take turn inviting the other region’s students every other year. A youth exchange group of approximately 10-15 students from the City of Fairfax Schools and FCPS will travel to Beijing and Nanjing during the summer of 2017 and a group from China will stay in Fairfax in the summer of 2018.  The students will have the opportunity to meet other students, attend summer school classes and visit regional and national monuments. As the students are visiting during the summer, the region host will design special activities for students to do on campus to meet students and learn about the education system in that country.

Contact

Carrie Dorsey
City of Fairfax Schools
carrie.dorsey@fairfaxva.gov
703-385-7911