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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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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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Congressman Josh Harder observes College & Career Ready Labs

by Peter 16. October 2019 09:11

 

Josh Harder

 

Health Science Careers Program

Congressman Josh Harder visited Patterson High School's CTE Programs. After a discussion with a portion of the program's CTE Industry Advisors, Harder applauded the District's successes in developing so many post-secondary options for students, commenting on the challenges of maintaining such meaningful partnerships, and the vision to replicate such accomplishments across the State.

After the brief meeting, which included success stories form PHS CTE Program Alumni, the Congressman embarked on a tour of each component of the CTE Program, witnessing first-hand the knowledge and quality preparation Patterson students encounter while participating in our CTE programs.

Patterson High School has approximately 800 students enrolled in its CTE programs each year. Health Careers, students are provided a variety of skills and knowledge to begin to pursue a high-paying career of their choice right out of high school. Additionally, due to partnerships with industry leaders throughout the community and local colleges, students are given the additional option to make a considerable earning, while continuing their education.

Provided by Johnny Padilla, Patterson Joint Unified School District

 

 

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Do Your Students Think Like Programmers?

by Peter 11. May 2018 12:58

 

Intro to Computer Science

 

Intro to Computer Science

Computer Science is not just about writing complicated algorithms, it’s learning the thought process of breaking down problems into smaller, more manageable steps. Not every student needs to be a computer scientist, but all students should be exposed to the basics of computer science and computational thinking because it is a critical aspect of their future.

“Computer Science is more than a discipline for a few, but rather it is an essential 21st century literacy for all students.” Cornelia Connolly (B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.)

In this module, students will explore the following:

What is computer science? • history of computers • how computers work • information & data • binary numbers  • logic statements & truth tables • software vs. hardware • the internet • basic programming • app design •  web development • computational thinking • cybersecurity • ethics & societal impacts • career planning

 

Learn why experts in the field believe

Computer Science should be taught at your school.

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