When: 8-11:30 a.m., October 26
(Buses depart hotel for Learning Walk at 8 a.m. and return no later than 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Clear Creek ISD's Ed White E-STEM Elementary, Bayside Intermediate, and Clear Falls High School
Stop 1: Ed White E-STEM Magnet SchoolThe Learning Walk will begin at the nation’s foremost model in elementary STEM education. Visit the school’s engineering lab and watch elementary students design products to solve a real-world problem. Also tour the outdoor learning habitat, Makerspace, and science lab, and peek inside classrooms that are modeling current best practices, including the use of computer tablets, iPads, and various seating accommodations.
Stop 2: Bayside Intermediate School
At this school for students in grades 6-8, you will see firsthand how science, engineering, technology, and math is being implemented in public schools. Visit a classroom of students learning the fundamentals of robotics and engineering while using industry-based Autodesk Inventor computer-aided design software and EasyC 4.0 programming software. In this same classroom, during another course period, students explore audio/video production in a course that introduces them to all phases of production, including concept development, scripting, pre-production, camera work, editing, sound mixing, and post-production. As you visit classrooms at Bayside you will notice the innovative use of space to provide STEM content to students.
Stop 3: Clear Falls High School
This campus opened in 2010 and is part of an "education village" that allows Mossman Elementary, Bayside Intermediate, and Clear Falls High School to share facilities on the same property. Tour the high school and visit the engineering and technology classrooms that highlight some of the best and brightest in CCISD. You will see how the district incorporates learning into long-term engineering projects and visit the facilities that support this effort.
Join us on this Learning Walk and bring fresh ideas back to your school district! Part of the fun is walking with your fellow administrators and learning how they incorporate STEM into their schools.