Micah Brown and Dyane Smokorowski
Last year, due to your generosity (Please see this case sensitive link: tinyurl.com/AAFgrant), we were able to add to our traveling "SMILE (STEM-Mobile-Integrated-Learning-Experience) Lab‰Û� for the K-8 students in our district. This traveling SMILE Lab allowed students to experience the power of building, making, and creating.
This year we would like to continue this initiative by adding to our traveling SMILE Lab AND provide teachers more tools to model creative, independent student learning. At the elementary level, we are receiving new reading curriculum. If granted, these tools would help to align STEM practices with the district's newly adopted reading curriculum.
By adding to our traveling kit, we can continue to grow the ways that we serve teachers and students. Teachers know what their students need emotionally, socially, and academically. Therefore, teachers should be properly armed to advocate for change, when needed. These items will help students to not only be engaged in Computer Science learning but also sensory learning, raised levels of rigor, opportunities for improved socialization and hands-on innovation