Discover 2018 promises to be a combination of an amusement park meets the CUTE Awards at Max Aitken Academy on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM as Anglophone North School District will proudly host Discover 2018: Journey into Innovation. This exciting event will be an interactive showcase of innovative teaching and learning currently taking place throughout our District.
From Builder Boulevard to Planet Parkway or Fantasy Freeway to the Fitness Fun Zone, there promises to be something for everyone.
K-1 Students at Parkwood Heights Elementary were recently given a Geometry STEM Challenge by teacher Pattie Furlotte and Numeracy Lead Gail Girouard. This challenge asked students to create the largest 3D shape possible and it had to have 8 vertices. Many young engineers and critical thinkers emerged from the group and fun was had by all. To check out more photos please click here: http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/gallery/parkwood-heights-geometry-stem-challenge
The week before Easter the students at Parkwood Heights Elementary were given a STEM challenge: working in teams to design and create something that would keep an egg safe from a drop from the roof of the school. Our students brought in all the materials they thought they might need and got to work. They problem-solved and worked together to come up with innovative ideas. On Thursday, all the prototypes were put to the test. At our assembly we learned that over 70% of our groups were successful in creating something that kept their egg safe, and those students were presented with a cer
In October, ASD-N rolled out a district wide STEM Bin initiative that saw all K-1 classrooms in ASD-N receive multiple bins of manipulatives used to inspire our youngest students to become problem solvers and engineers. Since that time our teachers have kept the STEM Bin momentum alive by participating in monthly challenges with their classes.
Over 20 kindergarten and grade one classes have participated in each of these challenges by reading, writing, and building. The challenges have included:
Mrs. Noel’s primary’s classroom was a popular spot during the King Street Elementary Open House & Grand Opening held on Monday evening. Students, parents, family members and special guests kept the room busy throughout the evening as they got to experience Osmo Numbers, Words & Tangeams, sling with STEM Bins and SMART Interactive sessions. The Open House portion of the evening ran from 6-7 and was followed by an official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony in the gym featuring many dignitaries. Certainly a great evening for a beautiful new school!