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CCS Parent Ed Series presents: Becky Worley
Workshop on Creating a Family Technology Plan
Becky Worley is a tech journalist on ABC's Good Morning America. She has hosted shows for The Travel Channel, The National Geographic and is a blogger for Yahoo! Tech. Becky will be exploring the different types of technology that influence our children. Come and help create your family's technology plan of the future.
Wednesday February 1 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
CCS is continuing with Plastic-Free School Supply Kits this year! There is no "back to school shopping list" and no trip to the big box office supply store. Students come to school with their supplies waiting for them. The items are well thought through by teachers beforehand in an effort to minimize waste. These items cost less than traditional back to school shopping. Most of the products we used can be found here:
- All grade levels at Cascade Canyon School participate in a specialist program called STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math). In a STEAM class, students learn technology and design skills with the goal of increasing connection with others, solving real problems, and interacting with their school’s environment. James Brunner, our STEAM coordinator, holds teaching credentials in Biology, Chemistry, and Industrial and Technology Education. Prior to joining Cascade Canyon, James taught middle school at the Bayside STEM Academy in San Mateo. James also trained in design thinking at Stanford University’s dSchool. He weaves the dSchool’s empathy-focused design principles into the foundation of Cascade Canyon’s STEAM Program classes.
Our Kindergartners build connections between science and STEAM with an emphasis on asking good questions, being careful observers, and having empathy for others. STEAM for first and second graders offers students opportunities as inventors with access to high tech tools. In our third through sixth grade STEAM classes, students experiment with elements of design thinking in the context of computer programming. STEAM for seventh and eighth graders integrates design thinking with technology made popular by the Maker Movement, such as 3D printing.
STEAM gives Cascade Canyon School students exposure to the powerful creative tools of the digital age, and fosters successful experiences in engineering by highlighting the importance of the human connection as part of the creative process.