Innovation Hub

Welcome to Plains Junior's
Innovation Hub

Plains Junior's Innovation Hub is the product of reimagining our school's media center to meet the changing needs of education and continue providing a first class learning experience for all students. 

Fostering Creativity & Collaboration

The Hub literally serves as an extension to our classrooms and supports hands-on, application-based learning across many different subject areas. By encouraging face-to-face interaction alongside the use of digital tools, the space fosters creativity and collaboration. 

Flexible furniture keeps the space fluid and applicable to all types of learning. From whole classes to small groups to individuals, the Hub is conducive to all different projects and purposes. 

Digital Learning Resources

The Hub continues providing students with access to books and online resources for their reading enjoyment or research. Programs like  Follett provide students with the opportunity to explore curated content for their learning and research.

Innovative Learning

The Hub is also the destination for cutting edge technologies that expand the learning process, like: 
  • Virtual reality experiences that break down the walls of the classroom;
  • Video filming and editing software that encourages digital communication;
  • 3D printing capabilities that empowers students to create and innovate; and
  • Makerspaces to brainstorm, plan, and bring learning to life. 

1:1 Support

In light of the 1:1 technology model, the Hub's staff provides direct support to staff and students, alike, who need assistance with their Chromebook. Our innovation specialist is a consistent resource for students seeking support and teachers seeking professional development for better integrating digital resources and tools into their daily classwork. 

The space is also about empowering students and staff to take a leadership role in supporting their peers and colleagues in using digital tools effectively. Student and staff leaders play a big role in keeping our Hub resourceful and relevant. 

Our Innovation Specialist provides our teachers with job embedded professional development and coaching aligned with our district initiatives related to innovation and personalization learning. In addition to professional development, the Innovation Specialists are also part of our curriculum and instructional design along with the evolution of spaces such as the Innovation Hub to transform the learning experience for our students.

Lakota Innovation Specialists collaborate regularly as a K-12 Team and with our curriculum and technology departments to impact the K-12 learning experience for our students.  Lakota is committed to preparing students for their future and our Innovation Specialists play an important part in helping us to transform the K-12 learning experience.

Our Innovation Specialist at Plains Junior is Moriah Walker. Moriah has been a Lakota educator since 2018 and has a Master's in Educational Technology from Miami University. Mrs. Walker assists both teachers and students integrate technology in the classroom to personalize their education

Moriah Walker 
Innovation Specialist 
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Alison Boyle 
Media Aide 
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