On Feb. 22-23, 2017, 20 teachers and staff from Newberg High School and middle schools will “Breakaway” for two days of intensive professional development learning a design-driven method for curriculum creation that builds a culture of innovation in their schools.

Construct Foundation has intentionally structured the Breakaway team training to link the middle schools’ curriculum to the high school and to directly lead into implementation of student-led design challenges during the 2017-2018 school year to complete the second phase of Innovate Newberg. Breakaway builds on the first phase of Innovate Newberg: a day-long Make-A-Thon held on Jan.27, 2018, which introduced students, educators and community members to coding, engineering and circuit design, and prototype creation as well as the School Retool training that Newberg principals and assistant principals took in 2017. Read the entire press release here.