I know schools are preparing for STAAR next week, and I want to wish students, teachers, and schools success.
Beccy, Vinitha, Rich, and I are working with teachers and students in Kelton on a CPATH project funded by NSF. We visited Kelton this week to work with everyone a bit and answer any questions students and teachers had about the project. The students had written down questions before we arrived, and that was a great help. Their questions were very thoughtful and pertinent. Thanks to Jay Watson, Mary Burns, Roy Herndon, and Aletha Bentley, and all the students for making our trip so enjoyable.
Educate Texas had some articles about some of our Academies.
- Workforce Solutions of the Upper Rio Grande recognized Presidio as the 2011 STEM Challenge 2 Best Presentation Winners. http://www.urgjobs.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
- Harmony Science Academy in Lubbock sent two teams to compete in the FIRST Lego League robotics competition in February. Both teams secured two first place trophies out of eight categories. http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=918279&userId=1063164&agentId=448107&type=3&etype=USER_CREATED&t=Harmony+Science+Academy+Lubbock+Champions+at+Robotics+Competition&rdt=1332277653875&cdt=1330629900000&cId=305188&sn=&cc=United+States&surl=&an=Clicked+from+Archive%2C+Newsfeed%2C+or+Newsletteremail@example.com&url=
When I was in school, I was excited by our typing lab–rows of typewriters, and our teacher used a metronome to help us type rhythmically. Teachers were covered with chalk dust–especially the math teachers. And our homework was done by hand. Today’s students are involved in so many new and exciting things through STEM topics and PBL projects that it makes me wish I could start school all over again. Well…maybe not. The teen years were rather emotional, weren’t they?