6th graders Practice the Design Thinking Mindset

Students in Mr. Fortes' iDesign class have been engaged in Design Thinking Projects all quarter. They quickly recall the five steps of the process when asked... Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. But do they really know what those titles mean?? 

Engineering and the Wondertwins - the E in STEM isn't as silent as you thought!

It's National Engineering Week.  As the STEM Coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to hightlight different aspects of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering is not just building stuff.  It is a part of our teacher's everyday skill set.  All of us engineer more than we realize!



Wondertwin powers activate!  Form of....  an IDEA!


That's what I think of when I hear the word 'ideate.'