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Innovation at North Colonie


  • In these spaces we are all students, and in these spaces we are all teachers
  • Mistakes will happen in fact, they are supported, expected, and respected.
  • Innovation spaces are the brave-safe spaces for students to work collaboratively to practice helpful life long skills such as creativity, self comparison, expression of authenticity, connection, vulnerability and courage.

Students will



Learn more

Read an overview article: North Colonie’s Innovation Spaces allow students to find passion, purpose, and possibility

Watch a Parents’ Advisory Council meeting about the Innovation Spaces on North Colonie’s YouTube channel.

WNYT Newschannel 13 visited the Shaker Middle School Innovation Labs in March 2022. Watch here.