STEM at Georgia Elementary School

STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that keeps students engaged and learning through a “plan, design, and improve” method of solving a problem. Throughout this flow students apply their current knowledge, build and test their thinking, and then make improvements from information they’ve attained. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. … Continue reading STEM at Georgia Elementary School

THE FWSU Story: GEMS Students Use STEM Problem Solving Methods

STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that keeps students engaged and learning through a “plan, design, and improve” method of solving a problem. Throughout this flow students apply their current knowledge, build and test their thinking, and then make improvements from information they’ve attained.  STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. … Continue reading THE FWSU Story: GEMS Students Use STEM Problem Solving Methods

THE FWSU STORY: BFA Fairfax’s Sandy Brown Honored as a Statewide Leader in STEM Education

This week, across the nation, schools and communities are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. At BFA Fairfax, we are also celebrating and today we want to honor our very own Sandy Brown. For those of you who know Sandy, you know how much she loves teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Recently, her love and … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: BFA Fairfax’s Sandy Brown Honored as a Statewide Leader in STEM Education

THE FWSU STORY: STEM Learning Opportunities Continue to Grow at BFA Fairfax Elementary/Middle School

To better prepare for their future, students need to develop a skill set for solving complex, real-world problems.  Innovation is prevalent throughout our PreK-8 school. Kindergarten STEM Challenges, Grade 1 Magnificent Mondays, Grade 3 & 4 Innovation Day, Grade 5 Innovation Hour and Grades 6-8 Flexible Learning Opportunities allow students choice in what they would … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: STEM Learning Opportunities Continue to Grow at BFA Fairfax Elementary/Middle School

THE FWSU STORY: BFA Preschoolers Engage in STEM

Every day in preschool we work to integrate academic content and skills into our classroom. We believe that every interaction with our students is an opportunity for learning. Students are constantly learning through guided play, group activities, and one-to-one interactions with staff members. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities are particularly engaging to our … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: BFA Preschoolers Engage in STEM

GEMS 2nd Graders Study Irrigation Systems

Second graders have been engineering irrigation systems as they study the importance of farming in our state. Gaining an understanding of the necessity of water and why farmers need irrigation systems to support Vermont crops was the underlying theme throughout the past weeks. Imagining, preparing, planning, and constructing were the initial steps to support the … Continue reading GEMS 2nd Graders Study Irrigation Systems

Middle School Students Visit Champlain College in STEM Event

Recently, a group of BFA and GEMS Middle school students attended Champlain College’s event Reaching Out On Technology & Science (ROOTS).  The goal of the learning experience was to spark interest in Science & Technology among middle school students with an emphasis on increasing diversity and female representation in these fields. ROOTS was an all-day event … Continue reading Middle School Students Visit Champlain College in STEM Event

FWSU System that Supports all Learners

The first district special education department meeting of the year was held in September. The meeting focused on developing consistency of procedures and planning tools to increase the systemic approach to teaching and learning designed to meet the individualized needs of all students. The group completed a team building activity and designed meeting norms to … Continue reading FWSU System that Supports all Learners

Fletcher Students Engineer Creativity at STEM Night

Students in Fletcher had an opportunity to showcase their skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math last week at STEM Night 2016. The annual event, coordinated by STEM Teacher Leader Denette Locke, included presentations and displays by students, instant engineering challenges before a live audience, and exhibits by community partners. STEM Night … Continue reading Fletcher Students Engineer Creativity at STEM Night