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STEM Education Success Stories

by Peter 16. December 2016 05:37

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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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.

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Source: Arizona Week news

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Tags: STEM Education, STEM curriculum, successful STEM EDUCATION, middle school STEM program

November Got Grit Contest Winner

by Peter 13. December 2016 03:57

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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Tags: STEM Education, STEM education contest, school contest, STEM Learning, Got Grit?

SawStop Safety Demo

by Peter 8. December 2016 03:46

Paxton/Patterson Learning

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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Tags: STEM Education, sawstop, woodshop safety, table saw safety, cte future, paxton patterson, Construction Trades Education, Tools