The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is is the focal point for Windward's academic initiatives and programs for 21st century research, writing, new media production, library services, and scholarship across the disciplines. The CTL is also home to the Windward Institute
, the intellectual hub of Windward School, and to our university-style library.
The Center for Teaching & Learning
In September 2009, Windward unveiled its Center for Teaching & Learning, a three-story complex that serves as Windward’s gathering place for 21st century education. By creating learning environments that promote active learning, critical thinking, and collaborative learning, the CTL enriches the learning and teaching at Windward and provides a place for conversations within the Windward community.
The CTL is dedicated to excellence and innovation in education. We provide a supportive environment for faculty and students who invest their time in scholarship and learning. By bringing together the collective talents of faculty, library staff, information and instructional technology professionals, and other school resources, the CTL supports research and classroom instruction throughout campus.
Not so long ago, a school library was most likely a one-room schoolhouse with books piled on dusty shelves, a librarian shushing children as they scratched pencils across paper. Today’s libraries are a far cry from the small-room model. Students do not merely book-learn these days. They have multiple learning styles, process knowledge in different ways, and accept technology in ways we never dreamed. Today’s library must keep pace with those advances.
The Windward Center for Teaching & Learning does not aim to replace the old library but seeks to retain the best of a traditional library and integrate it with new technologies and understandings of learning styles. The CTL is at the forefront of education innovation for teachers and students, and prepares our students for rigorous university study, and helps produce people who embody the School’s philosophy of being well informed, ethical, and prepared.
The Windward Institute
The Windward Institute is committed to developing innovative 21st century programs and university partnerships. These dynamics initiatives include the Windward Global Scholars Program, the Windward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Scholars Program, Writing & Rhetoric Across the Curriculum, Academic Integrity, and a Middle School iPad Mobile Computing Initiative.
Please visit the Institute page
to learn more about its mission, the Windward Speaker Series, and the exciting new ideas the Institute generates. Click any of the tabs below to learn more about Windward's current academic initiatives. A 21st Century Library
In addition to serving as the academic center of the Windward campus, the Center for Teaching & Learning also holds a premier, university-style research library with one floor dedicated to contemplative, independent study and another -- the Research Center -- for collaboration and social learning.
The CTL has its own vibrant website with catalogs, and other resources, including a CTL Blog that highlights stories inside the classrooom. Explore the CTL website and blog
to learn more about the great things our faculty and students are doing.