Exeter Math and STEM News!

A Glimpse into Classrooms Across the District

Implementation Year 2: Weeks 15 and 16

What an exciting couple of weeks we've had! Instead of just the HOUR of code during National Computer Science Week, we had somewhere in the neighborhood of TEN hours of code happening in our schools...and there are still more to come! It was great to see computer science come to life in our elementary and intermediate schools. It's never too late to host your own "Hour of Code". If you are still interested, take a look at the information below or contact me or Dan Wilchek to help get you started. We also had several great days of coaching with Tim Scripko in our CPM classrooms.

Be sure to check out the "Peek of the Week" section for important dates and activities!

Peek of the Week

Monday, December 14th:

-Professional Development Sub-Committee planning meeting, all day

-"Snapology" at Lorane with 4th Grade

Tuesday, December 15th:

-3rd Grade team meeting at Jacksonwald, 8:20

-Math Walkthroughs, Owatin Creek, a.m.

-Tech Ed. Department meeting, High School, 2:30

Wednesday, December 16th:

-3rd Grade Team Meeting, Lorane, 8:20

-Math Walkthroughs, High School, p.m.

-Math Department Meeting, High School, 2:30

Thursday, December 17th:

-Elementary Principal PLC, 9:30, Admin

-Math Walkthroughs, Owatin Creek, p.m.

Friday, December 18th:

-"Snapology" at Lorane, 3rd Grade

- Walkthroughs, all classrooms, Senior High, p.m.

Monday, December 21st:

-"Hour of Code" at Jacksonwald, 4th Grade, 12:45 (Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Gierlich)

Shout Outs!

To all of the teachers who hosted an "Hour of Code" in their classrooms. Students and teachers alike were engaged with and excited about computer science! Awesome!

To all of our CPM teachers for great days of coaching with Tim Scripko. Keep up the great work!

Special Events and Opportunities!

Host an Hour of Code in Your Classroom!

If you are interested in hosting an "Hour of Code" event in your classroom please let me or Dan Wilchek know! More information can be found at www.hourofcode.com.

Annual BCIU K'Nex STEM Design Challenge!

The BCIU is hosting a K'Nex STEM Design Challenge. If you would like to gather a team and be a part of the design challenge, please let me know. The BCIU provides all materials (even the K'Nex!!!) and you can keep them when the competition is finished. Contact me for more information, or sign-up here.