SMHS STEM presentation dec 2012 v.2


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SMHS STEM presentation dec 2012 v.2

  1. 1. San Marin High SchoolSTEM ProgramScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
  2. 2. IntroductionsSchool StaffBusiness and IndustryHigher EducationParents
  3. 3. Why San Marin High School?Focus on the whole studentOpportunity to excel in all areasAP and honors courses - academicssmARTt – Arts and Technical ArtsAthleticsClubs and activitiesCommunity service
  4. 4. Why San Marin STEM?First and only STEM-focused high school program in Marin CountyRigorous science, engineering, and math curriculumSmall community atmosphereCritical thinking, Collaboration, and CommunicationProject-based learning
  5. 5. Successful San Marin STEM StudentsLove math, science, and technologyExpect to go to a four year collegeValue learning and have high expectations for their academic progress and behaviorKnow how to work on projects with other peopleDo their personal best on all assignmentsWant to attend a program within high schoolParticipate in clubs and activities
  6. 6. STEM(Science▼Technology▲Engineering▶Math)At San Marin High School
  7. 7. Why STEM?The current demand for STEM-capable workers surpasses the supply of applicants who have trained for those careers.16 of the 20 occupations with the largest projected growth in the next decade are STEM related.STEM teaches critical thinking and problem solving
  8. 8. VisionThe San Marin High School’s Science, Technology,Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program seeks to excite,engage, and educate students in a project-basedenvironment. Using state-of-the-art technology tools, 21 stCentury skills, and rigorous cutting-edge curriculum,graduates will be prepared for future STEM-relatedcareers.
  9. 9. About Our ProgramCollege PreparatoryThe Five Tenets  Project-Based Learning  Integrated Curriculum  Use of Technology  Small Program Environment  Empowering Students to manage their learning
  10. 10. Core BeliefsWe believe that students should develop  Learning and Innovation skills  Digital Literacy skills  Career and Life skills
  11. 11. Typical DayPeriod 1 7:26-8:18amPeriod 2 8:23-9:15amPeriod 3 9:20-10:12amBreak10:12-10:22amPeriod 4 10:27-11:19amPeriod 5 11:24-12:16pmLunch 12:16-12:51pmPeriod 6 12:56-1:48pmPeriod 7 1:53-2:45pm
  12. 12. Typical Schedule – 9th grade9th GradePhysicsPrinciples of EngineeringAlgebra 2English 9/9HGeography/HealthSpanish 1Physical Education
  13. 13. Typical Schedule – 10th grade10th GradeBiologyBioengineering/Biotechnology 1GeometryEnglish 10/10HWorld History or AP European HistorySpanish 2Physical Education (can be waived if in a sport)
  14. 14. Typical Schedule - 11th grade11th GradeChemistryEngineering Electives or Biotech 2Pre-calculusEnglish 11/AP EnglishUS History/AP US HistorySpanish 3Art
  15. 15. Typical Schedule 12th Grade12th GradeAP Biology or AP PhysicsEngineering Elective – Senior ProjectAP CalculusEnglish 12/AP EnglishGovernment/Economics or APAP SpanishArt
  16. 16. Total Curriculum8 Science courses  Including 4 Engineering courses  Physical science or biological science emphasis  Including AP courses4 Math courses  Culminating with AP CalculusTechnology used throughout all courses
  17. 17. What is Project-Based?Entry EventDriving QuestionNeed to know listIn Depth InquiryRevision and ReflectionPublic Audience
  18. 18. Why Project-Based Learning?EngagingProvokes students to encounter (and struggle with) the central concepts and principles of a discipline.Teaches  communication and presentation  organization and time management  research and inquiry  self-assessment and reflection  group participation and leadership
  19. 19. Project-Based LearningTypical 9th Grade Units/Projects  Rube Goldberg  Wave  Siege!  Multimedia Applications
  20. 20. Fly Swatter
  21. 21. Rube Goldberg6 week project- Simple MachinesIntegration of Science and EngineeringClassroom instructionProject TimeCulminating ActivityWhat students learn
  22. 22. Sample end project
  23. 23. Use of TechnologyComputersSpecialized Science/Engineering EquipmentCalculatorsShop EquipmentMobile devicesBring your own device (laptop, iPad, iPod, etc.)Other
  24. 24. Small Program EnvironmentPopulation – Year 1  60 Students  2-3 Dedicated Math/Science TeachersBuild program community
  25. 25. Empowering StudentsTake responsibilityExpectationsPrivilegesConsequences
  26. 26. Clubs and ActivitiesStudent LeadershipRoboticsFlightVideo GamingComputer Programming/App DevelopmentTechnology-related competitionsService LearningPlus other San Marin clubs and activities
  27. 27. CriteriaComplete Application by January 31  Student Responses  Evidence of a Project  Counselor Report  Math or Science Teacher Recommendation  Other Adult Recommendation Completion of Algebra 1 Math Grades – CST Test Score Science Grades – CST Test Score English Test Scores Grades
  28. 28. Student SelectionStudents will be selected based on their application and interview.Merit-basedInterest in science and mathDesire to be in a small-program environmentPotential to excel in STEM
  29. 29. Next StepsStudent Shadows on Tuesdays…Must be pre- arranged.Applications now availableCompleted application due by January 31For more information… or callSan Marin High School (415) 898-2121
  30. 30. When will we know?By March 1, 2013
  31. 31. Building a ProgramJanuary Activities  After-School Middle School Activities  Robotics  Problem solving and critical thinkingFebruary Activities  Interviews  Student SelectionSpring Activities  Updates  Program Name and Logo Development
  32. 32. Questions and Answers