As part of the "Project Citizen" showcase, fourth and fifth grade students presented at the state capitol Thursday. The Civic Canopy sponsored the event and hosted elementary, middle, and high schools from around the state. The Indian Peaks team gave a 12-minute presentation on the partnership to renovate Affolter Park's playground. They shared highlights from the year and a half long design project; including, prototype mockups, models, stakeholder survey data, community meeting outcomes, processes of city government, and reflections of the process. A
On the eve of Spring Break at Northridge, the community flocked to the school to join teachers and staff to celebrate the amazing learning progress students have made this year. Teachers and students worked together to create stations that showcased their amazing work. Mr. Hillis' class created an iMovie to show how they use the Design Thinking Process as they solve math, science, reading, and even classroom challenges. Fourth graders created "operation" like games that demonstrated their understanding of circuits.
In SVVSD's first annual District Design Challenge, Skyline took first prize in the "Skillful Practitioners" category with their team of four - Cara Luchies, Marie Kaufman, Ryan Johnson, and Amanda Giuliani.
Now, with Wonders Technology’s teaching tools, educators can teach students as young as four years old how to program complicated technology, such as robots and 3D printers. The Tech Tray works as an input so that students without reading or typing abilities can easily get up and running. By replacing core programming words with building blocks, we’ve simplified the process into something that is not only easy and fun but also paves the way for plenty of deeper learning.