Xilinx turns the Innovation Center PYNQ

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 and invention using the PYNQ board technology
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Local high school students teaching technology class to middle schoolers

Paige Burns, an incoming senior at Lafayette’s Peak to Peak Charter School, enrolled reluctantly in an advanced placement computer science class last school year. Though she loved digital photography, she said, she didn’t think she would like the technical side. To her surprise, she found she liked learning Java and spending time coding. “I got
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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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Northridge Elementary wins $15,000 Succeeds Prize

Northridge Elementary School’s plans for an outdoor classroom for students and the community just got a $15,000 boost. The Longmont school recently won the $15,000 Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education, with the school planning to use the money to design and build an outdoor space. The $15,000 prize, presented by Ball Corporation, was
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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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Northridge Elementary Wins Prestigious Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education

After a year of applications, interviews and anticipation, teachers and leaders supporting student engagement and growth at Northridge Elementary School walked across a stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Tuesday to receive a prestigious Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education. As over 1,400 applauded their achievements, the focus was still on the
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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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Longmont Estates Elementary’s Jessicca Shaffer and Indian Peaks Elementary’s Jamie Lockwood win teacher recognition awards

Congratulations to Jessicca Shaffer and Jamie Lockwood for being chosen as 2018 Jared Polis Foundation Teacher Recognition Honorees! Mrs. Shaffer is the STEM Coordinator at Longmont Estates Elementary School and Mrs. Lockwood is a third grade teacher at Indian Peaks Elementary School. The two educators were selected as honorees along with nine others by the
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