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Innovation is part of our culture at Hun.  It is defined as anything that encourages exploration and challenges the way we think, learn, and do. 
Innovative teaching is about constantly finding new ways to engage students in multi-disciplinary lessons and projects so that they are active, inspired, and even a little surprised. Innovative teaching is essential to our mission because it develops creative thinkers and problem solvers - students prepared to thrive in a world of constant change.  
“The world around us is constantly changing. Therefore, we have to constantly be moving forward in order to find the best way to reach kids.”  Ryan Hews, Upper School Head

Classroom Innovation at The Hun School

    • The Hun School of Princeton has a Faculty Innovation Team.  The team has a “blue sky” charge and works to set priorities based on a limitless ideal for advanced teaching.
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      The Hun School of Princeton has a Faculty Innovation Team. The team has a “blue sky” charge and works to set priorities based on a limitless ideal for advanced teaching.

Experiencing Locations through Virtual Reality

On Raider Reads Day, students used Virtual Reality goggles to "experience" the locations represented in Unbroken. Unbroken, the story of Louis Zamperini by Laura Hillenbrand, was the Upper School all-school read.  On Raider Reads day, students explored the themes of grit and resilience. 

English 10 Students Delve Deeper with "20 Percent Time"

Sophomores in the English literature class presented TEDx-style talks recently, after researching a topic of personal interest throughout the semester. Modeling a strategy popular with innovative tech companies, time was set aside one day each class cycle for students to work independently on topics of their own choosing. The technique, referred to at Google as "20 Percent Time" is meant to foster creativity, innovation, and enthusiasm.

Live from the Heart

Students at The Hun School of Princeton used Polycom and Zoom technologies available on campus to teleconference with doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center [ACMC] in Illinois during a live open-heart surgery. Students in Human Anatomy and Physiology [HAP], AP Biology and Biology classes were selected, through application, to participate with ACMC in the educational program, Live From the Heart. The program supplements the HAP curriculum by offering a unique and immersive real-world experience, complete with the exhilaration and wonder of participating is a real surgery.

Robotics Class Inspired by Automotive Innovations at Hyundai

The Hun Middle School’s robotics class spent a week building and programming robots that work together to move as a convoy this fall. Inspired by recent automotive innovations including lane assist technology and automatic emergency braking systems, eight students from the sixth and seventh grades worked in groups to determine how they could apply those ideas to programmable robots.

Designing a 3D Future

The Hun School of Princeton’s faculty are discovering the role of 3D printing in 21st century education. The School is home to two 3D printers in both the Science and Visual Arts Departments, yet the use of this tool is being employed throughout campus. A tool now commonly used in design, engineering, and medical industries, in now employed regularly at The Hun School. Because of the customization, precision, and ability for unrestrained creativity, 3D printing has been used for mathematical discovery, scientific research, problem solving, and visual artistry.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school.  Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.

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