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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
Students in 5th grade at Northridge Elementary took their interest for a topic in their guided reading group and enriched their understanding using the Design Thinking Process. In an integrated lesson (reading, writing, and science), students learned about force and motion. They were so interested in the topic, they barraged their teacher with question after question. Seeing their passion for the subject, Mrs. Bunta reserved time in the Innovation Lab for these students to persue their own lines of inquiry relating to the topic.
During their time in the Innovation Lab, students worked with the school's STEM Coordinator, Mr. Woodland, to reframe their inquiry questions as design challenges. Design challenge questions were phrased as "How might we" questions. Some of those questions were:
Students then worked through the Design Thinking Process to ideate and prototype their ideas. When they finished, they presented their ideas to Mrs. Bunta, who gave them feedback on their prototypes. Students came away from this mini-design challenge with a greater understanding of force and motion, and a renewed passion for learning. As they left the Innovation Lab following their presentations, students could already be heard how they plan to improve their designs to better manipulate friction or demonstrate types of energy.
The Innovation Center is a comprehensive research and development center. It provides an environment tailored to aspiring student inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.Click to Learn More
Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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