Teacher Alicia Hamilton jumped at the chance to reinvent what schooling looks like by being part of creating the new TK-8 Campbell School of Innovation.
?I?m excited about building a place where kids can develop skills that will help them thrive in a 21st century world,? she says. ?This is a huge opportunity to grow and learn together as we apply the Design Thinking process to TK-8 academics and build strong connections between the students, the school and the community.?
Design Thinking is a way of thinking about problems where students can design solutions, try them out, and learn from their mistakes. CSI will be a catalyst for bringing this new approach to all schools in the District.
Hamilton holds a teaching credential and Master?s degree from San Jose State University. In her 21-year career, Hamilton has taught many different grade levels and was a District Equity Coach who supported her peers in applying new teaching strategies. She currently teaches 7th grade, and will teach one of the elementary grades when CSI opens in August 2018.