Students at Fall River Elementary have several opportunities to learn about computer science and robotics. Students can participate in a competitive VEX IQ program. These students work in collaborative teams to accomplish tasks determined by VEX IQ in advance. During tournaments, teams compete and form alliances to earn points, win awards and possibly advance to state and world tournaments. Students on the competitive robotics team meet at least twice a week and before or after school as needed.
Fall River's Family STEM Night was well attended by students, families, friends and special guests! BB-8 and R2D2 attended and entertained one and all. The fully functioning, life-size models were one of several interactive displays families and community members shared with the Fall River Community. Booths included Tinker Mill, Longmont Arts Council and Google, to name a few! Fall River students also volunteered to demonstrated their STEM work.
Third grade student Ryan C. is sharing about his upcoming heart surgery. He is teaching others about the elements of STEM he will be experiencing when he undergoes treatment in February. In the book Ryan is sharing, he points out his favorite page which shows all of the biotechnology and surgical suite machines he will be able to see close up. "I'm not afraid right now, I'm sort of excited to see all of these things before I go to sleep." Ryan is sharing how science, technology, engineering and math can help people who need complex surgery.
Trail Ridge Middle School and Westview Middle School were both recently awarded the title of "Apple Distinguished" schools, for demonstrating the five best practices designated by Apple to signify innovation in education with technology. The five characteristics are as follows:
1. Visionary Leadership: Leadership is evident not only in the school's administration, but also in teacher leaders, student self advocacy, and community involvement.
Math and science content were a major focus for this year's summer school sessions at Timberline PK-8. The content was taught through literacy instruction, technology integration, and the design process.
Alpine is organizing its TECHNOLOGY. What an exciting time for us! With funds from the Race to the Top Federal Grant (RTTT), STEM schools in the Skyline High School feeder system are benefitting in so many ways. One of those ways is through technology. This year at Alpine, due to the grant, we have some great opportunities with the technology we’ve been able to purchase.