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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.
A newly developed robotics unit for our sophomore STEM students included working with Nao robots. With the help of Axel Reitzig at the Innovation Center, students were able to learn about potential applications of humanoid robots through a hands-on design challenge. Another amazing part of this project is that several of our students are on the Nao Robotics team at the Innovation Center, so they were able to assist their classmates through the design challenge. It was a model example of students teaching students!
Groups chose one of three applications (autistic students, ELL students, elementary-aged students engaged in "movement" breaks) before becoming acquainted with Choregraphe, a program that allows students to communicate with their robots. Students developed a flow chart to help them as they programmed, and used Choregraphe's "Virtual Robot" to practice before connecting to their live robot.
As the final presentations occurred, the entire class enjoyed testing out the programs. One program developed math skills, and another helped English learners use the correct tense of verbs when translating words and phrases from Spanish to English. Other programs had the entire class engaged in the Hokey Pokey and playing Simon Says.
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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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