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!