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
The Rocky Mountain section of the American Astronautical Society, together with Lockheed Martin and a Race To The Top grant from the US Department of Education, made it possible for 15 Skyline High School students to learn more about the field of Aerospace Engineering and Student Career Arcs to Professional Engineers (SCAPE). The event took place at Beaver Run Conference Center in Breckenridge, CO, and was part of the 38th annual AAS GN&C conference (http://www.aas-rocky-mountain-section.org/conf_info.htm).
Right before the winter break, the parent involvement team at Rocky Mountain Elementary collaborated around the idea of bringing parents together to witness STEM learning with their children. The result was STEM night.
On Saturday, January 24th, Alpine Elementary will host a Vex IQ Robotics Tournament. This year's challenge for tournaments, put forth by VEX robotics, is called HighRise. In the Teamwork Challenge, students are tasked with scoring points on the playing field through their alliance with another team. Each match is 60 seconds long. In addition to the Teamwork Challenge, teams can also participate in the Robot Skills Challenge, where individual robots take to the field to score as many points as possible under driver control.