SVVSD, the City of Longmont, and Thorne Nature Experience partnered to create the ultimate environmental education experience at Sandstone Ranch! In anticipation of providing this opportunity to second graders across the district, Indian Peaks piloted a field trip to the Ranch. Students were divided into four groups and participated in stations centered around the history of Sandstone Park and the Longmont area. Aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards, students were able to learn about land and water insects, birds, and the ways humans interacted with the ecosystem.&
The Office of Educational Technology recognizes that "strong leadership is essential to systemic, sustainable change in education." As such, the department has highlighted superintendents and districts who embody the forward-thinking leadership necessary to continuously improve education. Dr. Don Haddad and St Vrain Valley Schools were among those highlighted in a series of 50 short, high-quality videos promoting best practices in future ready leadership for schools.
Rocket Works! came to Longmont Estates at the end of March. It was a reward for students who participated in the Longmont Estates Innovation Fair back in January. Rocket Works! is a program run through the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
As part of a partnership with CU's Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative (Xsci), Timberline teachers have collaborated with local STEM professionals to develop projects for middle schoolers. 8th graders at Timberline PK-8 are working on a career exploration project. Monthly guest speakers who work in STEM-related fields come to school to talk about different career opportunities and the multiple pathways to attain them. Several of the guests have opted to return on other days to help students work on their projects.
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.
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.