Design Thinking

Hygiene Elementary Hawk Air Event 2017

Hawk Air Ocean was truly amazing!  We are so proud of our PreK-5th grade students and all the design thinking they have done since October to help solve the many issues our ocean faces. 

Watch out for Tornadoes!

Students Present and Win 'Real World' Award at State Capitol

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

2016 Northridge STEM Expo

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.

Skyline Wins District Design Challenge

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.

 

Third Grade Helps Design VEX IQ Challenge

In the News section of the Northridge STEM page, you'll read about our first annual VEX IQ Challenge we hosted on February 6th.

5th Grade Inquiry Project: Friction

Students in 5th grade at Northridge Elementary took their interest for a topic in their guided reading group and enriched their understandin

Will You Take the Challenge?

In late October, St. Vrain Valley Schools, with support from the Education Foundation for the St.

Indian Peaks Informs the Tech Tray's First Iteration!

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.