Teacher Innovation Grant pave pathway to fun and learning

Teachers are among the most creative people, especially in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Using funding from Teacher Innovation Grants, they are changing the way students are learning as well. Awards for Teacher Innovation Grants, supplied by the St. Vrain Valley Education Foundation, or SVVEF, went out to 53 local teachers in the district
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November 16: Future-Ready Robotics Showcase Highlights and Celebrates Student Learning and Whole Community Engagement

October 16, 2019, 1:08pm  |  St Vrain Valley School District Walk into any St. Vrain robotics program – be it after-school clubs at the elementary level, secondary classes, or competitive tournaments – and you will be immediately struck by captivated engagement. Students (and teachers) are busily and eagerly developing knowledge and skills in computer science, coding, engineering,
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Xilinx turns the Innovation Center PYNQ

August 15, 2019, 8:58am  |  St Vrain Valley School District From band camps to robotics classes, students across St. Vrain Valley Schools were deeply engaged in learning new skills over the summer that would advance their personal growth and interests. One opportunity at the Innovation Center was a PYNQ bootcamp for secondary students to get hands-on with engineering
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On-the-job education: Flourishing partnership with Anark Corporation provides Innovation Center students with skills, real-world opportunities

August 13, 2019, 9:24am  |  St Vrain Valley School District Imagine: you are invited into an opportunity to pilot cutting-edge product for a leading provider of manufacturing and engineering software. Simply write up a thoughtful test plan to get started. Stumped? Reach out to any of the following students: Davita Bird (senior, Niwot HS); James Tran (senior,
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St. Vrain, with a decade of momentum, is on a “high-tech high” that’s gaining national attention for its students and teachers

April 30, 2019, 2:38pm  |  St Vrain Valley School DistrictBy Christopher Osher, Colorado Sun Innovations that emphasize real-world experience have northern Colorado students working on everything from rescuing endangered frogs in Peru to using drones to deliver mail  Eric Berngen realized just how different a learning environment he had signed up for when he almost stepped on
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St. Vrain Valley shines as model of innovative curriculum done right

Patty Quinones doesn’t want to know what kids want to be when they grow up, but instead what problems they want to solve in their lifetimes. “We want kids to be very, very prepared for their futures,” said Quinones, the St. Vrain Valley School District’s assistant superintendent of innovation. She spoke Thursday at Discovery Education’s
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Beacon of Innovation: Innovation Center InvenTeam Sets a Shining Example

It’s the process, not the product. This piece of educational wisdom, especially popular in early childhood, can serve us well throughout many aspects of life. Then again, sometimes process and product become so intertwined they attain a rare gleam wherein neither is completely distinguishable from the other. So it might be said of the incredible
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Summer Learning Encompasses Cybersecurity and Machine Learning Camps

33 middle and high school students are participating in week-long camps on cybersecurity and machine learning at Trail Ridge Middle School. These camps are co-sponsored by St. Vrain Valley Schools, the University of Colorado Boulder and Northrop Grumman. The three camps include: Fundamentals of cybersecurityAdvanced cybersecurityPrinciples of machine learning “Part of why we do camps
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