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Industry and Education Partnerships

Partnerships between Industry and Education are providing schools with some fantastic opportunities for student learning.  As part of a $20,000 grant, some SVVSD schools, including Alpine Elementary, are partnering with Bitsbox to explore coding in JavaScript in the classroom.  Bitsbox is a website where kids can learn computer programming.  They build apps on the site and can load them to their mobile device.  Why code, and why use JavaScript?  Here’s what Bitsbox has to say:

In St Vrain, Robotics Integration Starts in Preschool

February 6, 2016, 12:00am  |  St Vrain Valley School District Twenty-first century education is constantly evolving. With new technologies being developed daily, it’s more important than ever that students learn to be innovators as well as learners.

STEM Day at the Capitol

Colorado Succeeds (an organization dedicated to continuous improvement in our state's education system) hosted a STEM day at the Capitol for local educators and policy makers to meet with legislators to discuss current issues and bills that affect STEM education in our state. The morning began with a panel discussion around the importance of industry and education partnerships in advancing STEM programming for all students.

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!

 

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