The date for the exhibition has been intentionally selected to coincide with the Global Day of Design, a national one-day event that is intended to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an everyday practice with students.
Students in four divisions (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) will join their peers from around the world to create, make, and build.
Working as individuals, teams, or classes, Fairview students — with guidance from their teachers — will identify a challenge they find compelling, develop a tangible solution or product, reflect on this learning experience.
They will present their creations to the public on May 2 from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Fairview High School Innovation Center.
Prizes will be awarded to the top in each division.
In addition, teachers at each grade level K-12 will select a one student whose electronic portfolio of learning best exemplifies the nine elements of the Fairview Student Learning Profile (Create, Innovate, Investigate, Collaborate, Communicate, Solve Problems, Lead, Reflect and Serve.)
The Fairview Innovation Challenge is supported by the West Shore Rotary Club and the generous donations to the Dr. John Babel, Jr. memorial fund. Dr. Babel was a longtime Rotary member and a leader in innovation during his tenure as Fairview Park City Schools Superintendent from 1979-1992.