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    Facilitator Spotlight: Meghan Bagley Facilitator Spotlight: Meghan Bagley

    Facilitator Spotlight: Meghan Bagley

Facilitator Spotlight: Meghan Bagley

One of our newest STEM Facilitators, Meghan Bagley, has a chat with our Program Manager, Jaclyn Carmichael!

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    Coding and Spatial Reasoning Coding and Spatial Reasoning

    Coding and Spatial Reasoning

Coding and Spatial Reasoning

Written by GoIT STEM Facilitator, Carlos Matallana In the first two classes of the GoIT program we ran in November, exercises with the robots became more complex and challenging. The first week we learned to move the robots forward, backwards, rotation, and specific tasks such as following a path. Even though these exercises seem very simple they are key to understand the robot commands, once students resolve this basic task they understand coding arrangement and familiarize with the software interface. MindStorm link Facilitator asked the students to move the robot around a table. Some groups started coding right away, a group of students named ‘Los Panchos’ asked for help, Luis and Jorge, they both have an idea but wanted to make sure before moving forward. They certainly were. They broke down the commands first mentally (spatial reasoning) then started coding. As the time went by some groups were coding-excited, aiming to finish first. Most of them have their ideas clear but were sort of confused in the commands series. The facilitator explained in the board the spatial movements required for the robot to accomplish its tasks. ‘8 commands in total,’ said Danny, ‘yes,’ said Nicole ‘…four forward commands and four rotations all intertwined’. Once everyone had a clear idea of the task they ran back to their computers and started coding. Team Los Panchos won this task by finishing first the set of assigned tasks.

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    Circuit Boards! Circuit Boards!

    Circuit Boards!

Circuit Boards!

STEM Facilitator Eugenia Ruiz writes about our Funston Sisters4Science working with circuit boards!

Data is Technology’s DNA

STEM Facilitator Carlos Matallana writes about our Funston Brothers4Science learning math through sports!

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    Coop Joins 27 STEM Ecosystems in Washington, D.C. Coop Joins 27 STEM Ecosystems in Washington, D.C.

    Coop Joins 27 STEM Ecosystems in Washington, D.C.

Coop Joins 27 STEM Ecosystems in Washington, D.C.

Natasha Smith-Walker reflects on the Cooperative’s participation in the 1st national convening of the STEM Ecosystems Initiative in Washington, D.C.

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    PE at MozFest in London

PE at MozFest in London

Manager of Programs Jaclyn Carmichael writes about participating in the annual Mozilla Festival in London.

By |November 19th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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    Science Giants: Around the World in Fifteen Fruits Science Giants: Around the World in Fifteen Fruits

    Science Giants: Around the World in Fifteen Fruits

Science Giants: Around the World in Fifteen Fruits

STEM facilitator Meghan Bagley reflects on the first month of the fall Science Giants, at Al Raby High School.

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    Rub Some Slime on It! Rub Some Slime on It!

    Rub Some Slime on It!

Rub Some Slime on It!

The Woodson Sisters4Science get their hands dirty learning about polymerization.

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    Recreating Nature! Recreating Nature!

    Recreating Nature!

Recreating Nature!

The Ariel Sisters4Science evolve their own species.

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    Facilitator Spotlight: Vanessa Rivera Facilitator Spotlight: Vanessa Rivera

    Facilitator Spotlight: Vanessa Rivera

Facilitator Spotlight: Vanessa Rivera

PE Intern Amber Myers Speaks With Vanessa Rivera a 1st year STEM Facilitator.

By |November 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments