Today on the FWSU STORY, we are pleased to share a guest post from GEMS Educational Technology Specialist Eric Hadd which was originally published on the GEMS Innovation Lab blog. We are pleased to showcase all the exciting work happening in this new space. Learn more about FWSU's wider initiative to create innovation labs in … Continue reading GEMS Teachers Imagine the Possibilities at Innovation Lab Open House
Hour of Code is an international movement established to promote computer science among millions of students in multiple countries regardless of their level of experience. Hour of Code has been named one of "the largest learning events in history." Several celebrities, visionary technology leaders, and even the President of the United States has joined in … Continue reading In FWSU, “Hour of Code” is Part of a Year of Computational Thinking
Recently, the BFA Freshman Core have been learning about innovation with Arduino. Arduino is an open-source project that created microcontroller-based kits that can be used to design, build and program a variety of things. It is like a little computer you can program to do things, and it interacts with the world through electronic sensors, lights, and … Continue reading Lights, Sound, Action: Coding with Arduino
This summer FWSU will offer an exciting opportunity for current seventh grade girls to explore the world of computer science. We are launching a Girls Who Code Club. The goal of the program is to heighten interest in this incredibly important field of study which is currently in decline, especially among women. Coding, or computational thinking, is a collection of skills … Continue reading FWSU to Launch “Girls Who Code” Club
This year, 13 GEMS middle school students accepted the NaNoWriMo challenge to participate in the Young Writers Program to create a novel. This is the eighth year GEMS has participated in this event. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is an opportunity for young creative writers to complete an entire novel in 30 days with classmates … Continue reading Contents Extremely Imaginative at GEMS
Biology students at BFA were able to utilize a new technology that completely changed the way they looked at a traditional science experiment. The experiment involved a glass globe, a tray with water for sealing the globe and a candle. As the candle burns under the globe, the oxygen level decreases, and is replaced with … Continue reading New Technology Provides Instant Feedback in BFA HS Science
BFA High School students and teachers are using the district’s new learning management system, Schoology, to access the resources they need for learning inside and outside the school walls. Students in all classes are accessing their daily agendas for each class. They can post comments to the their teacher or their classmates. Students can take … Continue reading BFA High School Students Access their Education with Schoology
Target 1 – Student-Centered Learning. FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities. Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment. FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning. Target 3 – Flexible Learning Environments. FWSU will … Continue reading Schoology Arrives at FWSU!