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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Philosophy and Mission

Stem and Beyond
 

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 27-28, 2014 in Richmond!
  • 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, 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
  • A STEM overview course will be offered for Parents - coming soon!
  • 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
  • Check out our STEM Weekly Wonder!

 

 
Last Modified on October 16, 2014