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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
It's National Engineering Week. As the STEM Coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to highlight different aspect of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering is not just building. It is a part of our teachers' everyday skill set. All of us engineer more than we realize!
Engineering and Dadisms
I swear my dad took the how-to-speak-dad class! I got lectured in all the classic "dadisms." I lived in a pigpen. I expected money to grow on trees. I never acted my age. I was sure to jump off a bridge after some friend. You know. The usual.
BUT the very best, my most favorite, Dad saying is "Do your best... and a little bit better." I used to roll my eyes at that! (and I was a master eye-roller!) How's it possible to do better than my best?!?!
I eventually figured it out (along with the money tree) and now I'd like to think it is ingrained in me - part of who I am.
"... and a little bit better" is a big part of engineering. Most engineering is small, incremental improvements. Of course, some engineering requires completely new, innovative problem solving. But if you ask an engineer (I did), they'd probably say that most successes in engineering come from enhancements to existing materials/solutions. And these renovations are often baby-steps.... even a small improvement is "a little bit better."
Think about what you do in your classroom everyday. If you're like me, you're constantly thinking, "How could what I'm doing be better?" Not all kids think like that. It's a skill that needs to be practiced to learn. Thus, when we give students opportunities to make revisions, improve their work, retake quizzes, etc., we foster the engineer in them - we cultivate their little bit betters.