16. December 2016 06:37
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.
Watch Successful STEM Program Video
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.
Source: Arizona Week news
13. December 2016 04:57
November Got Grit Contest Winner
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.
8. December 2016 04:46
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
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17. November 2016 07:52
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.
2. November 2016 03:37
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
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