The learning studios at Chitkara International School exhibit the various learning centers specifically designed to provide a hands – on learning experience. Learning studios or learning labs whatever you may call, signify the research culture at our school. The tools needed for the research are made available for the students. There is a philosophy behind these learning studios which govern the concept of each and every learning lab at Chitkara. Outside every door of the learning studio, a question mark is well displayed on the door that gives the child the freedom to question. No question is unintelligent question; “Aeroplane could fly” was a vacuous question at one point of time that was proven wrong by few researchers later. This is what every student and faculty at Chitkara School believes in.
The school provides the student with the latest equipments and apparatuses for the science labs to stimulate innovation through multi-sensory environment to ensure that students learn while experimenting. These learning studios cover wide range of subject areas and for us every class is a learning lab but to provide a student with their specific needs for specific subjects following labs are also part of the school.
Tinkering Talkies – CIS ATL Terminus
Chitkara International School has a well-equipped and extensively operative Atal Tinkering Lab titled “Tinkering Talkies”, established under the NITI Aayog’s, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at its Chandigarh Campus. The lab is a remarkable initiative that helps in creating and promoting a culture of innovation and research among its proficient students. Further, through this lab, the school provides its students with the much-needed knowledge of STEAM and opens doors to unparalleled growth & learning opportunities.
Lab tour – https://youtu.be/bWbsAvv-WdA
Oxyden (Chemistry Lab)
This lab is marked by a state –of –the art infrastructure that is needed for any experiment at any level. Also this lab provides the scope of group experiments as well as caters to the individual needs of a child. The apparatus and the environment are research friendly, child-friendly and all the safety parameters have been duly complied to ensure the comfort of the child.
The Magnetic Field (Physics Lab)
This lab is full of equipments and is marked by ample space to perform experiments in this subject area. This lab environment invites the scientific temperament in each and every child and provides a platform to the child to reason, question, analyze, understand and perform at varying levels of learning and understanding science.
The Canvas Theatre
As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. Most significant perhaps is when children feel great while they are creating thus helping them boost their self-confidence. This inspiriting environment is provided to the students of CIS at ‘The Canvas Theatre’ and students here love to bring their imagination to life. Here the art and craft are products of a child’s creativity and when these creative seeds are nurtured in the right manner, masterpieces are made. This beautiful art space is embossed with colourful motifs and an aura to give wings to our young minds.
The animation and media lab of Chitkara International School, ‘#Footage Square’ provides a platform to the students of the school that aids hands-on learning. The lab is well-equipped with various animation and media tools employed in recording, filming, editing etc. The audio-visual, clay modelling, game design are also pivotal to this state of the art lab. This lab helps students in myriad ways to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
This lab is a place where the entire environment is full of Mathematics and Magic. This is also a place that caters to the needs of the young learners as well as math manipulative to Abacus form part of their learning process. It also provides the scope of group as well as individual learning. The primary aim of our mathematics lab is to enable students develop their ability in mathematical problem solving. We depend on the use of different manipulative to learn and make mathematics fun.
The above two learning studios are part of the “M” floor which covers all the pre-requisites of doing research i.e. Men, Material, Machine, Money, Magic etc.
Biosphere (Biology Lab)
This lab forms part of the “W” floor which not only highlights the philosophy of www (World Wide Web) but also Wisdom, Whole-hearted Reading and Wholesome food items .The wholesome food items showcases the biology part and the biology lab that is equally exciting with a big “W” written on the door along with a question mark which signifies that questioning is the first step of research work.
Megabytes & i-Class (Technology Labs)
Technology is a very essential part of our curriculum and it starts right from the Pre-primary level. Therefore to facilitate individual practice, the school has a well-equipped Technology Lab that has adequate number of computers and educational softwares that provides the child with necessary technology experience. Our every classroom is a technology lab in itself, with smart class approach- touch screens, audio-video systems, e-beams and the digital content to cater the individual learning needs of the child.
Lifestyle Education Centre
This lab at Chitkara International School marks the need for training the children for life. It not only includes imparting of life skills, activities and projects but also orients students towards various patterns of lifestyle that they follow in their day to day lives. Lifestyle Education is the education based on the set of attitudes, habits or possessions associated with a particular person or group. Personality development and grooming sessions are part of lifestyle education at CIS where students are taught how to tie laces, buttoning, unbuttoning, how to maintain their cupboards, how to dress up (smartly in casuals, formals, tying of scarves and tying knots etc). They also learn how to attend guests, table etiquettes, telephone etiquettes, creating best out of waste (like gift mapping) etc. All the activities performed in the Lifestyle Education Lab are as per the level of the students.
Acknowledging English as a global language, we have provision to provide plenty of opportunities to enhance speaking and listening aspects of the language. As a part of megabytes with headphones and speaker phones, language software especially designed to cater to student’s language learning needs aid the students in learning, listening and speaking activities.
Coding assist us to understand the technology shaping our world. Learning coding empowers us to handcraft websites, softwares and computer applications. Through Code Hours, CIS provides labs and desktops exclusively for coding. We have comprehensive and specialised code labs for conducting coding workshops, sessions and faculty programs for its students. They are able to explore and enrich themselves with latest developments in technology in the best possible way.
Thus, the learning studios at Chitkara School are centric of innovation and discovery.