Pitner Elementary Students Explore New HOTSpot Lab

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Students are deep into learning at Pitner Elementary’s HOTSpot Strategy Lab.  HOTSpot stands for Higher Order Thinking Skills.  Kindergarten through fifth grade students visit the HOTSpot on a regular basis to play critical thinking games, solve puzzles, explore learning apps on tablets and work in cooperative groups on the ActivTable.  HOTSpot is a cool place to give your brain a workout, and by using higher order thinking skills, students are encouraged to play with a purpose.

The HOTSpot Strategy Lab is decorated with bean bags, cool lamps, colorful rugs, and hands-on learning resources that students use to deepen their understanding. To reinforce the problem-solving theme of the surroundings, students are currently completing puzzles that are being framed to add to the décor.  Students love to chill and learn in the HOTSpot!