All the teams did a great job creating eco-friendly amusement park rides which included the use of a motor in their design. Each team had to create blueprints, a journal of their work and a narrative and 6th grade teams also had to create a budget. The narrative was used to create their 2-minute presentation for the judges. Students were observed and scored on how well the team collaborated and worked together as well as how much each person contributed to the overall presentation and information about the process and the project. Creativity in design was a key judging point. We were very excited and happy to learn at the end of the competition that the Green Team, one of our 4th/5th grade teams, took first place. Below is a picture of the announcement. This team will move on to the state competition in May. Below is the spotlight announcement that was shared to all districts by the IU. Go Green Team!
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Spring Workshop Reminder
Update on Adams County Teaching and Learning Conference - looking for presenters
We are excited to begin planning for our second Adams County Teaching and Learning Conference. This year, there will be a keynote presentation by Jared Mader and Ben Smith from the IU centered around STEM. Both are amazing speakers and we are looking forward to having them help kick off the conference.
Like last year, this conference is about sharing our strengths and growing professionally. We are looking for presenters from all grade levels and content areas. Based on feedback from last year, each presentation will last one hour and teachers would like to see more secondary options. Here are some topics that teachers suggested:
Managing a 1:1 Environment
Effective Literacy Practices
Ideas for non-core subjects
Best Instructional Practices
We encourage you to submit a session outside of these areas as well! We have amazing educators in Adams County and we are looking forward to coming together to learn.
If you are interested in presenting, please fill out the attached Google form by April 15th.
Instructional Technology Integrator