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Teachers in Marana schools receive STEM-CAN grants

IMAGE: Robin Maxey Students working on STEM Project.Congratulations to several teachers in the District who received STEM-CAN grants through STEM-CAN Supporters, Inc.

 

Robin Maxey, Tortolita Middle School educator. Her STEM-CAN grant makes it possible for 7th grade students to learn in a more conceptual hands-on way using Math link cubes to bring the abstract right to student’s hands. Rational numbers, expressions and equations can be brought from the abstract to concrete when done with manipulatives giving the students the ability to put a physical representation to an abstract concept.

 

Adam Scafede, Tortolita Middle School educator. His STEM-CAN grant makes it possible for 8th grade students to apply the engineering and design process by learning how to build Underwater Robots from the MATE (Marine Advance Technology Education) Center. Students will experience relevant hands-on learning as they learn to build the robot from nothing but PVC, underwater motors, printed circuit boards and soldering everything together.

 

Stacy Bansback, Tortolita Middle School educator. Her STEM-CAN grant makes it possible for 7th grade students to learn in a more conceptual hands-on way using algebra tiles to bring the abstract to student’s hands. Rational numbers, expressions and equations can be brought from the abstract to concrete when done with manipulatives giving the students the ability to put a physical representation to an abstract concept.

 

Tori Jones, Estes Elementary School GEM educator. Her STEM-CAN grant makes it possible for 4th and 5th grade GEM students to apply the engineering and design process using ROVs as part of the University of Arizona's Underwater ROV project. Students will experience relevant hands-on learning as they learn to build the robot from nothing but PVC, underwater motors, printed circuit boards and soldering everything together.