A handful of 6th graders during tech class and lunch/recess worked on the initial phases of Virtual Reality (VR) development, using Unity. Three of our JH students, David Polkowski, Michael Moret, and Manny Villar are featured in this video. These individuals, along with Tifany Gomez also collaborated in the building of a gaming computer.
S.T.E.M. curriculum is overwhelmingly being advocated by several schools around our country. STEM education is meant to empower students in the integration of four areas: (science, technology, engineering, and math). Springs School Dstrict has been bringing this learning initiative to the forefront for awhile now.
Our students have an opportunity to do hands-on projects from wood working to robotics. Also, Springs students participate in CBT exercises whereby they learn about everything from video editing to CAD.
It is based on the history and geography of the Eastern Hemisphere, including the development of cultures, civilizations, empires, interaction between societies, and the comparison of trends in government and economics. It also incorporates elements of of the social sciences. The course is divided into eight Key Ideas that cover a time span from pre-history into the 1300s. Coursework is also intended to address current events and English Language Arts standards.