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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
It is important that students are able to communicate the difference in climates around the world. Being able to question and evaluate information about climates from a variety of sources is an invaluable skill.
I prompted the students with questions to evoke inquiry such as, “What do we know about the homes that people in other countries around the world live in?” and “How is your house designed to be stable in your climate?” Students were very excited and came to similar conclusions.
Then, I challenged the students to design a house that would keep a human safe in a climate of their choice. The student groups followed the design thinking process by following the google doc I made which can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/a/svvsd.org/document/d/1pVdCmCiHVb7Xp6AOAjcfhmzeycKkt8zxE4pwPB6I070/edit
They created empathy for the project, defined their climate, and went through the ideation process to build their houses.
After they built their prototype, we tested those houses - which was very exciting! We used a cotton ball to simulate the human inhabitant. The cotton-ball-human could not get wet and had to stay between 20-30 degrees celsius. Here were the following simulations:
The students were able to test and analyze how their house stood up to the simulation and discuss redesigns they would implement. They took into account critical feedback from their peers. The students practiced 21st century skills through collaboration with their group and critical thinking to create and redesign their house. This was an incredibly fun challenge!
- See more at: http://trms.svvsd.org/updates/climate-hot-topic#sthash.9RcN5VIL.dpuf
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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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