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Indian Peaks Informs the Tech Tray's First Iteration!

Now with Wonders Technology’s teaching tools educators can teach students as young as four how to program complicated technology, such as robots and 3D printers. The Tech Tray works as an input so that students without reading or typing abilities can easily get up and running. By replacing core programming words with building blocks we’ve simplified the process into something that is easy, fun and paves the way for plenty of in depth learning! Learners can place the blocks on the tray in a bunch of different patterns to make a robot roll around in different ways.

Computer Science Week is underway!

PreK-5th grade students are experiencing several types of coding opportunities throughout the world-wide Computer Science Week.

Students use many tools to learn coding basics and design.  Teachers are exposing students to code.org, Beebots, Dash/Dot robots, Bitsbox, Tynker, and Cubelets.

IPES Robotics Featured at TEDx

The Longmont Museum hosted a TEDx event November 21st.  The two-hour Salon event featured short talks by local robotics companies to discuss the future impacts of the industry.  A feature video showcased the robotics program at IPES.

Please check out the film HERE

Further event information HERE

Students Design Bat Houses

 

300+ Participants at Dive Into STEM Event!

Indian Peaks families came together at the Dive Into STEM event! The night hosted 14 stations with hands-on activities that families were able to rotate through and experience together.

"Dive into STEM!" Night: Oct. 22nd

 Indian Peaks Elementary is hosting a "Dive Into STEM" Family Night on October 22nd from 5:30-7pm.  The event will have a multitude of hands-on activities family rotate through and experience together.  Visit 5 stations and enter your family to win a Kindle Fire HD! Activities include:
Denver Aquarium

Elementary schools explore the Genius Hour

“What animals have gone extinct?” “How are butterfly wings so thin, yet strong?” “What can I do to help orcas in captivity?” -

These are just a few questions explored during Genius Hour by elementary students at Indian Peaks and Blue Mountain schools.

Students follow Kilimanjaro Expedition

Thanks to partnerships with the GLOBE Program, Discovery Education, and the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, students are following SVVSD students and teachers while they make the trek to the tallest mountain in Africa's summit.

4th Grade Pen-pals with a STEM Twist

One of our fourth grade teachers was fortunate enough to travel to Japan this summer.  Influenced by the trip, and wanting to share the experience with her students, Mrs. Urquidi set up a partnership with a teacher in Japan.  Students will engage in a pen-pal experience this year, but with a STEM twist!  To introduce the project, Mrs. Urquidi set up a Blendspace (a digital bulletin board platform).

STEM Summer Camps- A Success!

Legos, rockets, superheros, towers, genius hour... All fun components of this year's STEM Summer School!

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