Integrating community involvement in the classroom without ever leaving campus
A Guest Blog Post by Janice Mak, 2016 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year Semifinalist and STEM Teacher at Explorer Middle School
Have you ever taught a science lesson on animal adaptations and wished you could show something more compelling than a photograph or labeled diagram in a textbook? Have you dreamed of teaching about fragile coral reef ecosystems by going for a dive and really looking closely at these amazing creatures?
A few years ago, I never could have imagined that I would be able to show students closeup glimpses of Mars in 3D. But all of this and more is now possible through the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program.
A Guest Blog Post by Kevin Harcourt, Professional Development Coordinator for Sahuarita Unified School District and 2007 Teacher of the Year Semifinalist
STEM is such a big buzz-word in education today and for good reason. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is key to our children’s education because STEM pervades every aspect of our lives. Thankfully, it’s not hard to see how science, technology, engineering, and math are everywhere when you start listing examples.
Scottsdale, Ariz., January 28, 2016 — The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) kicked off the 2016 UnitED program Thursday and announced six new business, school partnerships across the state.
- McCarthy Business Companies & Santa Maria Middle School
- Microsoft (Scottsdale) & Mountainside Middle School
- Microsoft (Chandler) & Basha High School
- Suddath Workplace Solutions & Westview High School
- GenoSensor Corporation & Western School of Science and Technology
- Microsoft (Tucson) & La Paloma Academy Lakeside