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Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning

April 8, 2018View for printing

What differentiates the Mayfield Innovation Center from traditional classrooms is evident not just in the virtual reality technology, the 3-D printers or the open architecture that make the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot building seem less of a secondary school than a Google satellite office.

It is also in the words emblazoned on the crimson-colored wall of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design lab, a quote attributed to Curt Richardson, the founder of OtterBox, which makes consumer electronics accessories:

Failure is a part of innovation. Perhaps the most important part.

Wait a minute. Failure, being extolled, even celebrated? In a high school?

By JOHN HANC ... bottom-well
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