The mission of Taylor
Elementary School is to foster each student's intrinsic curiosity, joy
of discovery and experiential learning through STEAM. We prepare
students to be academically successful, socially aware, scientifically
literate, and respectful, responsible citizens in
the global community. We achieve this by combining student-centered,
collaboration through professional learning communities and problem-based learning with active parental and community involvement.
Our "STEM and Beyond..." program has many facets:
Several teachers attended VISTA (Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement) in 2012 and 2013.
Teacher teams have presented at the ISTE Conference; San Diego, CA 2012, San Antonio, TX 2013, and Atlanta, GA 2014.
Teachers attended the VA Children's Engineering Conference, February 2014 and 2015 in Richmond!
School holds regular Engineering Days annually.
Teachers are working on their Problem-Based Learning units
STEM Productivity Days for teacher professional development are planned annually. These sessions are designed to integrate technologies such as Sketch-Up, Scratch Jr., Blackboard, APS Google, iPads/Tablets, interactive whiteboards and other tools
Staff is participating in their first online course on "The 4 C's" - communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity
Online courses for students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 will be offered soon, using NASA's BEST program - engineering units for grades K-8
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, creed, color, religion, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and/or disability. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Violations of this policy should be reported to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services at 703-228-6008 or the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at 703-228-6110.