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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 this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
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 este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
Our final day at IBM was a busy one.
Students began the day by finishing their “Predict/Prevent Crime” prototype. They did a great job presenting their ideas and asking questions about everyone else’s.
The design challenge for today was designing a safety plan for a high profile event in a city. They began by brainstorming different high profile events in cities. We talked about what a “high profile” event looks like in Boulder County. Students chose their events that they wanted to work with which included: Times Square NYE, Sports Authority Field, the Olympics, and Fashion Shows.
Students had a long time to ideate and think about how their particular event needed to be secured. Some events (Olympics) are huge and have to have more than one entrance. We also talked about the realities of efficiency, cost, feasibility of their ideas. Students first put their ideas on paper drawing designs and writing down materials they will need for their prototypes.
In the prototyping stage, ideas went from words to models as students hurried to put their models together. Similar themes seemed to come out as students placed cameras and drones that aimed to keep things safe. One group even built an almost full scale “detector” that people would have to walk through. Public Safety is such a giant issue as we move forward with technologies, that I tried to ask the kids where they can balance privacy into these designs.
What a fun week at IBM and I’m hoping next week will be full of creativity as students choose their own projects themselves.
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