S.T.E.M. in the 4 year old Kindergarten Classroom “Super Structures!”

26th October, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Submitted by East North Street Academy of Math and Science Shannon Graham Super Structures! My class recently completed an in-depth study of Structures.  Our integrated project included many activities in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Engineering.  We began our unit by researching structures using non-fiction books.  Then we went on a Structures walk around our » Read More

School tests kids’ use of iPads

4th October, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

By William Croyle • wcroyle@nky.com • September 30, 2010  INDEPENDENCE – It’s been a week since Thomas, Ilani and Miranda arrived here in Renee Kidwell’s fourth-grade class at Summit View Elementary School. To nobody’s surprise, they have been welcomed with open arms – and fingertips – by the other students. Thomas, Ilani and Miranda are » Read More

Akron, Ohio focuses on teaching inquiry in the classroom

4th March, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 4 Comments

I feel so inspired when I read stories such as this Akron, Ohio, newspaper article regarding a STEM school that opened in August of 2009.  The Akron Beacon Journal interviewed several of the 14 teachers, including a 20-year veteran Felicia Campbell, that were picked for the school’s first year.  The teachers at this 21st-century school » Read More