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Melissa Ellis - Making a Difference

by Peter 17. September 2020 09:54

 

September Web - Melissa Ellis

 

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

 

Got Grit December 2020 - 647

 

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

 

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Inventing an Arcade Game

by Peter 6. January 2020 01:48

 

Got Grit November 2019

 

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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Stacy Latham - Winner of Got Grit? Contest

by Peter 6. November 2019 10:10

 

Stacy Latham Blog

 

Above and Beyond Teaching

We are recognizing Stacy Latham for her demonstration of Grit in the classroom. View Full Got Grit? Winner Announcement

Stacy demonstrated Grit through an impressive history of remarkable lab improvements; lobbying for funds to get a new module, creating her own modules when funds weren’t available, and customizing the curriculum with her own how-to videos. Her attention to detail and focus on improvements - day after day, year after year - has led to a truly impressive lab experience. Students have clearly defined expectations and her lab management keeps students on task. 

Congratulations Stacy and keep up the great work!

You can check out a couple resources Stacy has developed to improve the management of her STEM Lab below:

Testing the pH of Water Samples Video
Rotation Grade Sheet

 

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