Harnessing Collaboration and Innovation to Improve Athletic Performance

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 8, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Pine Crest School alumnus Daniel Fine ‘13 is laser-focused on revolutionizing athletic performance.  It was during a summer internship experience while he was studying at the University of Tampa that Daniel came up with an idea.

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Topics: Innovation, Upper School, Athletics, Alumni, Design Thinking

Developing a Design Thinking Mindset in Middle School

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 7, 2018 at 4:31 PM

Design thinking is a methodology for creative, complex problem solving. A design thinker questions and explores possibilities with a clear goal in mind: creating a solution, service, or product that benefits the end user. This technique is often described as human-centered because it is rooted in empathy and aimed at understanding a person or group of people.

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Topics: 2018, Innovation, Panther Pulse, Middle School, Design Thinking

Why We Teach Computer Science in Pre-Kindergarten at Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 16, 2018 at 11:58 AM

When you think of a pre-kindergarten curriculum, subjects that may come to mind are reading, writing, and math. However, in 2015 as part of the 2014-19 Strategic Plan, Pine Crest School launched a new computer science program that started with our pre-kindergarteners on both our Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

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Topics: Lower School, Innovation, Student Life, Admission

Investing in High Quality Faculty Professional Development

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 21, 2018 at 4:32 PM

Before setting up classrooms and welcoming students for the first day of school in August, Pine Crest School faculty participated in the Teachers Teaching Teachers professional development day. Now in its ninth year, teachers participate in a variety of peer-led learning sessions where they connected with colleagues, exchanged expertise, and engaged in dialogue about best practices.

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Topics: News, 2018, Innovation, Panther Pulse, Faculty

Second Grade Student Designed a Prototype to Assist Stroke Patients

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 28, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Drawing upon inspiration by one of our School's beloved nurses, a Pine Crest second grade student imagined and designed a prototype to assist stroke patients suffering from upper extremity weakness. The end result: a system to help patients tie their long hair into a ponytail. The student was guided along the way by Pine Crest teachers and innovation specialists, using the tools available in the Zimmerman Family iLab.

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Topics: Innovation