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District Innovation Design Challenge

St Vrain's 2015-16 district-wide innovation design challenge, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St Vrain Valley, focused on incorporating the 6 Essential Components for Learning Technology into our classrooms and working through possible processes to holistically integrate learning technology as it becomes ubiquitous through 

SuperSTEM Course Descriptions

Once again, the Innovation Center will be hosting SuperSTEM Summer Camps open to all students ages 8-14. Dates for courses run from June 13-23 AND July 18-28, 2016. Go to RevTrack to register!!

To read the course descriptions and view the events calendar, check out this pdf with all the information about the camps. 

Skyline Wins District Design Challenge

In SVVSD's first annual District Design Challenge, Skyline took first prize in the "Skillful Practitioners" category with their team of four - Cara Luchies, Marie Kaufman, Ryan Johnson, and Amanda Giuliani.

 

CU-Boulder GK-12 Fellow Inspires Skyline Students with Research

Brian Straight, one of Skyline's GK-12 fellows, taught students about what is currently going on in the world of robotics.  Not only did he touch on biomedical engineering, humanoid robots, drones, and robots in space, he also taught the sophomores about his own personal research.  Students learned how he analyzed forces exerted on a person in a wheelchair as they were being pushed in an effort to create a more supportive chair in the future during his time as a mechanical engineering graduate student.  Students also got to learn about another project that Brian has work

Longmont Estates Elementary Robotics Team

Congratulations to our own Robotics Team, the Flying Python Innovators for their State Competition Performance. This team has the Highest Ranking in the State of Colorado for Programming Skills. Zeke W., Nicholas S. and Allison B. have created an incredible robot that has won several awards this year and secured the team a spot at the Worlds Competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Check out a video on their programming skill at LEERobotics.

Denver Zoo visits Longmont Estates

A few furry and scaly friends from the Denver Zoo visited Longmont Estates during our March Late Start.  Students in grades K-2 were invited to join us for an hour to learn about four different small animals:  Zambezi the African Bull Frog, Mombasa the Kenyan Sand Boa, Walla the Shingleback Skink, and Pelay, the Three-Banded Armadillo.  The students were enthralled learning about how the animals get their food, sleep, and have adapted to their surroundings.

Magneto goes to Worlds!

 

Columbine's Family STEM NIght

Drones!

9th-11th grade STEM Academy students were treated to a guest speaker last week.  Olivier Brousse with 3d Vista took the time out of his busy schedule to teach our students about drones.  He taught them about what components are necessary, what sensors are present and how they work, how Newton's 3rd law applies to their flight, and different applications of drones (search and rescue, aerial imaging, structural analysis, etc.).  Students were excited for the opportunity to learn about this cutting-edge technology!

Four Skyline Students Win NCWIT Awards

Four Skyline High School students - Avynne Trembly (12th, Local Winner), Lindsey Hamblin (11th, Local Winner), Susanna Jones (10th, Local Runner Up), and Renata Comeau (9th, National Runner Up, Local Winner) - were 2016 winners of the Colorado Affiliate of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

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