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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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College and Career Readiness Month

Let’s Make April STEMazing!

Goal: Increase STEM literacy for all students, including those who do not pursue STEM-related careers or additional study in the STEM disciplines.

Personal and societal decisions in the 21st century increasingly require scientific and technological understanding. Whether about health, the environment, or technology, a certain level of scientific knowledge is vital to informed decision making. Thus, a goal of STEM education is to increase STEM literacy—defined as the knowledge and understanding of scientific and mathematical concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity for all students. Targeting all students, not just those who will pursue postsecondary education or careers in STEM or STEM-related fields, will better prepare citizens to face the challenges of a science- and technology-driven society. Here are the group of volunteers who presented Career Cafes to our third grade students. 

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We also promote a college going culture throughout the year with first Friday College Spirit wear and a featured bulletin board each year. 

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2011 Career Fair: Picture the Possibilities!

Students in grades 3-5 participated in a career fair held in the Nottingham multipurpose room. The students were able to visit displays and ask questions of parents and community volunteers who represented six career paths. For example, in the Creative Path there was a book author and TV broadcaster. In the Nature Path was a park naturalist and representative from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. The other paths were Business, Helping, Health and Building and Fixing. The presenters helped students make the connection between schooling and real-world experiences.

2011 Career Fair: Picture the Possibilities!
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