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Promoting Successful Students

by Peter 17. November 2020 02:54

 

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Dail Berry

Social Media Success Stories

When we developed our College & Career Ready Labs program, our focus was on improving the career and college readiness of America’s secondary education students. We had an idea of what it would look like in the classroom, however, since we can’t be in the classroom with the tens of thousands of students engaged in our programs every day, we must rely on instructors sharing their experiences.

We want to thank Dail Berry, from Mattamuskeet Early College, for inspiring us with frequent updates and posts of her students achieving college & career readiness.

"We are in our second year of STEM here in Hyde County Schools and the middle grade students of Mattamuskeet Early College High School have been exploring STEM careers through the Paxton/Patterson curriculum. Within the STEM lab, students have been given the opportunity to learn about careers and have experiences that can lead them to success whether it be in college or a career. Not only are students gaining information for their future career or college experiences, students are collaborating, critically thinking, analyzing, building, creating, scaffolding, and learning soft skills! Students are excited about the hands-on activities which leads to excitement about learning. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our STEM program at MECHS."
     - Dail Berry

Keep up the great work Dail and students of Mattasmuskeet Early College!

 

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Melissa Ellis - Making a Difference

by Peter 12. October 2020 02:55

 

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Melissa Ellis

When Melissa Ellis, Health Science instructor at Bellflower High School, learned her students would not be back in the classroom she had to consider how she could bring the experience from her classroom into the students’ dining rooms. Instead of being satisfied with online content and virtual resources, Melissa wanted to give students a creative hands-on experience at home.

This began with a brainstorming session for each of the modules and ended with packaged kits to be sent home with students. Lessons included phlebotomy in a bag, suturing with shoelaces, and proper glove removal (with gloves and a packet of ketchup), as well as handwashing with glow-germ and a portable UV light. Melissa continues to pursue resources and share their availability with others in the same situation.

Thank you Melissa for keeping up the great work and making a difference every day!

 

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Educators Attend College & Career Ready Labs Showcase

by Peter 10. March 2020 10:18

 

Showcase

 

Taking an Inside Look at

College & Career Ready Labs

Community and district leaders visited Lincoln Middle School to learn about the school's new College & Career Ready STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Labs. 

Would You Like to Attend a Showcase Event?
Contact Your local Educational Consultant for details.

877-243-8763

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Got Grit Contest Winners

by Peter 27. January 2020 10:02

 

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Engineering Energy

It takes Grit to go from prototype to final design. Zion, David and Jeremiah were challenged to create a working launcher that used mixed forms of potential and kinetic energy. Overcoming a mountain of broken rubber bands, bent cardboard, cut wire and splintered wood, the team developed a functioning model that met all the assigned goals. Congratulations, winners of the Got Grit Contest!

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Enter the Got Grit Contest

 

Want to prepare your students for postsecondary success?
Contact your local Educational Consultant for details.

877-243-8763

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Inventing an Arcade Game

by Peter 6. January 2020 01:48

 

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The Design Process

Got Grit Contest winners, Ethan and Henry invented a vintage arcade game. They quickly found that their CAD drawing was more challenging to create than had been anticipated. Paddles had to be modified, the launcher had to be reinforced, the ball became trapped, leftover materials had to be resourced. The engineering team demonstrated GRIT by overcoming the obstacles and creating a working prototype.:

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