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The Indian Peaks Teacher Leadership Team used the design process to design around the question, "How might we inspire parents in STEM during our Parent Update Meeting?" During two school days, students worked together on the same design challenge: Design a STEM Moose Award to travel throughout our school and showcase STEM innovation. Classrooms participated in the EMPATHY, DEFINE, and IDEATE stages to focus on school community and pride.
To provide support, teachers were provided a bulleted lesson plan and an accompanying video.
The culminating event took place on November 11th! Families were introduced to STEM through a video presentation in the gym, and then traveled to break-out sessions where their students presented ideas they were working on in their classrooms. Teachers worked together to facilitate discussion in each design group. Families coordinated to prototype the students' designs and wrapped-up by voting on the most aesthetically pleasing.
We were excited to ideate and design a unique opportunity for our students and families! Feedback from the community was overwhelmingly positive, so we hope to make this a recurring event!