As schools in our district increasingly see the importance of STEM integration, we begin to look more closely at what it means to be a “STEM Teacher”. Taking the philosophy of STEM and turning into the practice of STEM is no small feat. Here at Alpine, our teachers take this task seriously, working hard to learn, implement and integrate STEM practices into our daily learnings. Recently, teachers spent time developing their understanding and efficacy in using STEM practices. We focused on the following practices and how we might incorpor
Alpine 4th grade teacher Renee Cavallero-Lotocki and STEM Coordinator Axel Reitzig attended the regional conference of the National Science Teachers Association. They attended various sessions covering many topics that relate to both IB and STEM: project-based learning in the science classroom, the new Next Generation Science Standards, technology in science education and many others.