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Canyon Crest Elementary School

Canyon Crest Elementary has been awarded the highest level STEM designation this year from the Utah STEM Action Center. Earning the designation required significant work from teachers, administration, and staff to increase the degree of hands-on learning through robotics, coding, STEM labs, and other STEM experiences. It also involved an extensive self-assessment and a site visit from the STEM Action Center.

Suzy Cox, Director of Innovative Learning for the district, noted that “The work of everyone at Canyon Crest to earn this designation shows just how dedicated they are to helping all students learn the skills they will need for their futures.” We thank and applaud Principal Rene Cunningham, teachers, and staff of Canyon Crest Elementary for their extraordinary efforts in transforming Canyon Crest into a STEM-friendly school.

So how can classrooms and schools across the district implement more STEM-based activities that engage in deeper learning that doesn’t detract from the year’s scheduled curriculum?

Canyon Crest Elementary has an answer.

Once a week, all Canyon Crest students participate in hands-on, project-based STEM activities. Each room transforms into a unique mini-lab; from programming lessons on student-engineered bots to velocity-based units through marble-track coasters, Canyon Crest children see how STEM shapes the world around them through fun, engaging activities. It’s a sight to see.

(This story was originally posted on the Provo City School District Website.)

La hora STEM de la escuela primaria Canyon Crest

La escuela primaria Canyon Crest ha recibido este año la designación STEM de más alto nivel del Centro de Acción STEM de Utah. Earning the designation required significant work from teachers, administration, and staff to increase the degree of hands-on learning through robotics, coding, STEM labs, and other STEM experiences. It also involved an extensive self-assessment and a site visit from the STEM Action Center.

Suzy Cox, Directora de Aprendizaje Innovador del distrito, señaló que “el trabajo de todos en Canyon Crest para obtener esta designación muestra lo dedicados que están a ayudar a todos los estudiantes a aprender las habilidades que necesitarán para su futuro”. Agradecemos y aplaudimos a la directora Rene Cunningham, a los maestros y al personal de la escuela primaria Canyon Crest por sus extraordinarios esfuerzos para transformar a Canyon Crest en una escuela amigable con STEM.

Entonces, ¿cómo pueden las aulas y las escuelas de todo el distrito implementar más actividades basadas en STEM que involucren un aprendizaje más profundo que no reste importancia al plan de estudios programado para el año?

La escuela primaria Canyon Crest tiene una respuesta.

Una vez a la semana, todos los estudiantes de Canyon Crest participan en actividades prácticas, basadas en proyectos STEM. Cada sala se transforma en un minilaboratorio único; desde lecciones de programación de robots diseñados por los estudiantes hasta unidades basadas en la velocidad a través de posavasos con pista de canicas, los niños de Canyon Crest ven cómo STEM da forma al mundo que les rodea a través de actividades divertidas y atractivas. Es un espectáculo para ver.

Esta historia fue publicada originalmente en el sitio web del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Provo.

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