Engagement is the Foundation of Future Success

BY Axel Reitzig 5/21/19 6:37 AM

Guest Post STEM

For the past year, my colleagues and I have been getting comfortable in our new home, the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools. Our program is fairly new to the district. Our primary mission ... Continue reading

SparkFun In The Wild: Summer 2019 Edition

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about summer plans. And it turns out, our summer is going to be very busy! If you will be attending any of these conferences, be ... Continue reading

Bringing Awareness to Environmental Issues Through STEAM

How do you bring awareness to issues that you are passionate about? Do you make a flyer? Stand outside with signs? Donate to organizations that you care about? How about art? How about combining art ... Continue reading

Constructing Modern Knowledge

Each year, teachers with little or no computing or engineering experience come to Manchester, New Hampshire to learn how to apply creativity, collaboration, and computing to amplify the potential of ... Continue reading

Inspiring Summer Programs: Checking in With Digital Media Academy

As a follow up to last week's post about the value of summer programs to introduce students to physical computing, we caught up with Marcus Duvoisin, the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at ... Continue reading

Introducing Physical Computing Through Summer Programs

For those looking to bring electronics and physical computing to students, summer provides a great opportunity. Outside the restrictions of typical classroom life (standards, testing, scheduling, ... Continue reading

Calling all Colorado educators - Don’t miss Rock CS! Rocky Mountain Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators

There’s an exciting new computer science conference coming to Colorado this summer, Rock CS. Created by Adams 12 Five Star Schools and St. Vrain Valley School District, Rock CS is funded by the ... Continue reading

What is a Capacitor?

Capacitors are used to store energy. But they aren’t batteries. So what are they used for and how do they work?... Continue reading

SparkFun Summer 2019 Professional Development

Each summer, SparkFun hosts a 5-day professional development workshop, Microcontrollers for Educators, to help teachers and other educators learn how to bring computer science and computational ... Continue reading

Using Computational Thinking to Create Music Videos

OK Go has some of the most innovative music videos around. Now, this may be old news to some of you, after all, the main video I’ll be talking about here was released in 2016, but that doesn’t mean ... Continue reading

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