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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.
This week, fourth graders took learning into their own hands by making connections in their reading to a real world design challenge. Students in Mrs. Banning's class did a Close Reading Unit from Reading A-Z first. The key question was "Why do some inventions change the world?" Then they read "Modern Marvels" from Readworks. Next, they watched a Youtube video on inventions that have changed the world. In class, they brainstormed a list of inventions they would like to create to solve a common problem. In our school innovation lab, they went through the design thinking process to help their classmates solve their problem. They worked on how to feed a guinea without it jumping out of it's cage, how to put away the dishes, how to fold their laundry, and how to remember everything they need in their backpacks for school. Each team heard from the "client" and proceeded to come up with ideas to solve the problem. They then got feedback from their client before prototying the product. Next, they shared the prototypes with their clients, got feedback, and made any adjustments needed. Finally, they shared their solutions with the whole class. Through this challenge, they were able to integrate all the elements of STEM by Design.
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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