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ITEEA Program Excellence Award

by Peter 20. April 2018 08:39

 

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Atlanta, GA – April 12, 2018: At the recent annual conference for the International Technology and Engineering Educator Association (ITEEA), 39 programs worldwide were recognized as winners of the prestigious Program Excellence Award for 2018.

Sponsored by ITEEA and Paxton/Patterson, the Program Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to Technology & Engineering Education classroom teachers on the elementary, middle and high school levels. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and students. Schools from all over the United States and around the world compete for this honor.

For details, visit ITEEA Program Excellence

 

Tags: STEM lab, middle school, STEM Education, High School Engineering, college and career ready, STEM Learning, Paxton Patterson STEM Education, school counselors, iteea, Technology & Engineering Education

Technology Paves the Way to Future Learners

by Peter 9. January 2018 11:01

 

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What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?

How does being exposed to technology pave the way to future careers?

"At Madison Park Middle School, students are learning by using and managing technology through Paxton/Patterson’s interactive multimedia program, while engaging in authentic problem-based learning. 1-to-1 technology, project-based learning, and group collaboration to build their ability to understand, apply, and analyze information.”

Click to watch video.

STEAM Program instructor, Jason Bruso, hopes his students will become highly skilled, successful and valuable members of the future workforce. “The more technology, the more skills and engineering you do, the more options you will have.”  His Paxton/Patterson lab provides just that.

Paxton/Patterson’s College & Career Ready Labs expose students to a wide range of knowledge and skills, encourage creativity and innovation, while exploring a variety of careers to help them figure out “What do I want to be when I grow up? 

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Tags: Health Science Education, STEM lab, middle school, STEM Education, STEM robot, college and career ready, STEM Learning, Robot Programming, STEM and Language Arts, S.T.E.A.M. academy student project, Paxton Patterson STEM Education, school counselors

Got Grit? Self-Propelled Boat Engineer Does

by Peter 18. December 2017 08:27

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Hunter Wright, demonstrated that he’s Got Grit

Hunter had to overcome many challenges while engineering a self-propelled boat, at South Lee High School, with instructor, Martin Bryant. His 3D printed design did not completely print and leaked. The boat would shift to the right and motor mount modifications were required. A custom switch was needed for consistent electrical connection and the boat was dramatically off balance during testing.

Have you Got Grit? Enter the contest.

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Tags: Got Grit? STEM education, college and career ready, STEM Learning Systems, school counselors