Crimson View Elementary School
At Crimson View Elementary, we would like to develop innovation in every student. We would like to integrate STEM into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. We would like to focus on teacher knowledge, student projects, and creating technology rich classrooms. We would like create more opportunities for our students to EXPLORE-CREATE-DISCOVER, our mission statement. We will do this by training teachers to provide more hands on science and engineering opportunities for students and by collaborating with other STEM communities. We would like to train our students to think and solve problems, not regurgitate information. We would like to better prepare our students to enter STEM careers by helping students become more aware of STEM related jobs, discover their talents, develop their passions, and deepen their understanding, to provide a better world for us all. We would like to develop STEM leaders at our school, teaching students that they have a voice in the world by sharing their ideas and projects. We would like students to learn and become proficient at the scientific practices.
- Asking questions and defining problems
- Developing and using models
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Using mathematics and computational thinking
- Constructing explanations and designing solutions
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information).
This can all be accomplished by continuing teacher education, providing hands on opportunities for students, investing in new technology, and implementing the latest research. Beehive Science and Technology Academy (BSTA) is a STEM-focused, charter school which uses iPads and other technology aided education tools. We serve around 300 students in grades 6 through 12. BSTA offers courses and extended day activities that promote STEM, including computer science and advanced math courses, STEM expo projects and other STEM related activities. BSTA also prepares students for prestigious STEM competitions such as Robotics, Lego Robotics, MathCounts, Math Matters and state science fairs. College prep courses are offered with particular emphasis on STEM related industries so that Beehive students graduate ready to move on to their next level of education. The main objective is to develop students who possess critical thinking skills, mathematical reasoning, and complex problem-solving abilities, and who will be equipped for college matriculation and work-ready careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Project-based learning is at the center of BSTA’s STEM learning and certification programs, leading to increased student engagement, collaborative work ethic, and real-world culminating projects that showcase students’ understanding and acquisition of academic vocabulary, math conceptual mastery, problem-solving/reasoning skills, and computational fluency-automaticity. Every student in the school is issued an iPad that are used extensively in each classroom, as well as for major projects. Each year, all students participate in the Utah STEM Expo hosted by BSTA. iPads are particularly used for this event as students have to design a project, film it, put it on BSTA’s YouTube channel, and then demonstrate it in front of thousands of visitors.View STEM School Awardees