- Community Schools
It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
New robots have made their way into the Indian Peaks family! Squeals of delight have filled the hallways as Wonder Workshop robots' "On" button is lit!
Teachers are learning about robotics alongside enthusiastic students with the "Dot" and "Dash" robots. Dot and Dash coincide with 4 different applications. Students are able to manipulate their robots by programming on the iPads. Lights, sound effects, sensors, and motion engage students of all ages.
Students were introduced to the drag-and-drop programming app, "Blockly", to code representation of their morning routine. Students were able to program an alarm, sounds to represent grumpiness, transportation to school, and their arrival at school (with the sound effect, "Ta da!").
The Indian Peaks community has been fortunate to be part of the design process with the founding company, Wonder Workshop. Educational representatives are in constant contact with our school to gather feedback on student reactions and ways teachers are using the materials. Our feedback has been taken into account and used to help better the product. True design thinking in action!
In the future, students will explore Dot and Dash's response to one another and their story-telling capabilities. We hope to integrate this unique feature into the core areas of literacy, math, science, and social studies.