MILLBURN, NJ - As part of the district-wide commitment to fostering new learning methods for students, the Millburn Board of Education (BOE) has worked to update all schools in district with the proper space and equipment.
At Monday's meeting, middle school principal John Connolly presented in front of the BOE. The meeting was held in the new innovative space at Millburn Middle School. The room, which was a multipurpose space has been retrofitted to allow for new technology and uses.
Among the new things offered in the space will be hand tools, computers and a location for small group learning. The goal is to also get a robotics section in as well, and give students a hands-on space to learn more about STEM principles. In his presentation, Connolly said that there may even be a dividing curtain hung, allowing the room to be partitioned off into two separate parts.
Eventually, the end goal is to be able to fully integrate the new area in a variety of classroom and extracurricular ways throughout the school, with flexibility being key. During his presentation, Connolly said of the space, "we can do so much."
Speaking with TAPinto after the meeting, Connolly said that he was looking forward to what the new area could do for students.
"I'm very excited about the new space," Connolly said. "This is going to be an opportunity for our students to experience technology in a different way, give them the space they need. The new equipment that we're bringing in is going to really bolster our program, so yes this is going to be a land of opportunities for us, so to speak."