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Helpful information about STEM education and CTE programs

STEM Education Success Stories

by Peter 16. December 2016 06:37

STEM Success Stories


Altar Valley STEM Success

Altar Valley Launches into STEM efforts with Paxton/Patterson. Learn how test scores have nearly doubled in just one year. Watch interviews with teachers, administrators and students.

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interview

Lorraine Rivera, of Arizona Week, interviews Dr. David Dumon, Superintendent of Altar Valley School District, to discuss the success of their Paxton/Patterson STEM Program. Learn about the significant improvements in reading, writing and math benchmark scores as the district concentrates on communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity skills.

Watch Interview

Source: Arizona Week news

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November Got Grit Contest Winner

by Peter 13. December 2016 04:57

November Contest Winners


November Got Grit Contest Winner

Connor Buckley

We are proud to reward the hard work and determination that Connor demonstrates at Clay Middle School with STEM Instructor, Derek Dial. Thanks for sharing your learning experience. Your contest submission demonstrated that you've Got Grit. Keep up the great work. 

Would you like to enter the Got Grit contest?

click for contest details

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SawStop Safety Demo

by Peter 8. December 2016 04:46

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SawStop Safety

Watch an impressive demonstration of SawStop safety with Paxton/Patterson at ACTE CareerTech VISION.
A patented automatic braking system stops the saw within milliseconds if its blade comes in contact with the operator's hand or other body part.

Watch Video Demonstration

For more information click here.

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October Got Grit Contest Winners

by Peter 17. November 2016 07:52

October Contest Winners


October Got Grit Contest Winners

Jorie and Haley

We are proud to reward the hard work and determination that Jorie and Haley demonstrated in the STEM Lab, at Ira Jones Middle School, with Applied Technology Instructor, John Pilch. Thanks for sharing your learning experience. Your contest submission demonstrated that you've Got Grit. Keep up the great work. 

Would you like to enter the Got Grit contest?

click for contest details

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The New Robot Dance

by Peter 2. November 2016 03:37

STEM Robots


Choreographed Programming

You've seen, and perhaps even performed, the robot dance at some point, but take a look at this version that features VEX Robots. watch video 

It's a great example of coordinated programming to share with your class. Working with robots encourages students to develop critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills while utilizing real-world applications. 

Students Work as Engineers

3D Printed CO2 Dragster

In the Paxton/Patterson learning systems, students work as engineers, designing and programming VEX robots. This STEM education curriculum helps prepare students for the following career pathways:

 

  • Artificial Intelligence Experts
  • Software Engineers
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Computer Systems Designer
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Software Programmer
  • CIM Operator
  • Electronics Technicians

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