Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 5:45pm
Our @IS34 #UAU #GirlsInSTEM are working hard on #upcycling our old PCs for a new upcoming project in our STEM classes! Lots of hard work to do, but our girls are up to the task!! RussosRoom photo
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 12:50pm
Our @IS34 7thGr #makers are prepping for our Catapult Challenge, where they’ll have to create a catapult of their own design & calculate the distance & precise angles needed to siege the castle! #STEMeducation #PhysicsInAction RussosRoom photo
Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 6:59pm
Our @IS34 #STEM UAU students put on their #CivilEngineering hats today to build #BalsaBridges! How much load will they hold before they crack from the tension? #ItsGettingTense #DYCDAfterSchool RussosRoom photo
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 3:58pm
Hey 6thGr #STEM, @Ozobot EVO is coming to @IS34! A BIG TY to everyone at #UnitedActivitiesUnlimited for their continued support of our STEM program & fully funding us with over 40 #robots for our NEW #robotics/ #coding curriculum being introduced in all 6thGr STEM classes! RussosRoom photo
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“The traditional model is that the teacher imparts knowledge to the children, but if there aren’t enough teachers with the knowledge, why not let the kids teach themselves? Give them a basis to start with and let them try stuff out. There’s no getting stuck––only creativity in looking for the best path forward. The new generation is incredibly resourceful in finding information, and we as STEM facilitators need to aim in supporting them in whatever situation they encounter. Coding, designing, creating, building, discovering and troubleshooting are all parts of what it means to be in a STEM class. STEM isn’t about showing them how to do something, but empowering them with the right tools to create and discover it on their own.”

Mr. Russo