Current Initiatives in the Classroom
Girls in STEM is an ongoing initiative to expose girls to the field of STEM in a fun and engaging way. Started back in 2014, this initiative has helped double the female population in our STEM classes by exposing students to a new way of thinking.
MaKey MaKey uses Arduino hardware that enables Mr. Russo to create hands-on lessons for his students that focus on concepts such as electrical energy generated through everyday objects.
Kano is a computer students build and code themselves. The Kano OS is designed for exploration, creation, and play. Perfect for developing cognitive learning skills through discovery based learning.
Learning with Portals is a curriculum Mr. Russo created exclusively using Valve’s Portal 2 game that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) as well as English and Physics concepts.
Google’s CS First was designed to increases student exposure to computer science (CS) education. Utilizing the “In Game Design” curriculum we cover basic video game coding concepts through creating online games!