ENGAGE IN STEAM

Challenges make life interesting and meaningful

Let your curiosity drive the possibilities!

As we face the new normal and we transition into Distance Learning, we (SUHSD) want you to continue enriching your education with STEAM opportunities.


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Explore STEAM Opportunities!

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The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

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Make your own Face Mask

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Submissions are due April 10

The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Coca-Cola, and SDCOE will award new laptops to 40 San Diego County high school students through their annual laptop scholarship contest. Students in grades 9 to 12 can submit an essay on this year's theme: developing a shared vision for transit in San Diego.


Essays must be a minimum of 750 words and will be judged on four criteria. Submissions are due April 10. Visit the contest webpage for details.

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Know Thyself

Know thyself by understanding your own strengths, interests, and aspirations. Log into your FREE online account > Take the online assessment > Explore your interest > Find your purpose


Log into Thrively HERE using your district google email account


Every SUHSD (middle and high school) student has FREE access to Thrively - Check your account and learn about yourself!

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Protect you Digital Identity

5 Surefire Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

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Online (FREE) "Digital Wellness & Safety" Course for Middle School Students

The world is smaller than we think. Going online can put the world at our fingertips. But being connected also has risks.


Middle school students can learn modern digital health concepts such as digital emotional intelligence, digital dependency, online privacy, and evaluating content for accuracy & perspective



To join the course, simply go to http://www.everfi.com/register

and enter the following code to join the class: 79883122

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Empower middle school students to effectively set goals, prepare for careers, and manage their financial future through interactive, real-life scenarios.


To join the course, simply go to http://www.everfi.com/register

and enter the following code to join the class: 8aa7e086

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Big picture
This online course empowers high school students to make informed, goal-oriented decisions about their future whether preparing for higher-education or embarking on a career.


To join the course, simply go to http://www.everfi.com/register

and enter the following code to join the class: ad31a9e4

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Online (FREE) "Financial Literacy" *Gamified* Course for High School Students

Financial Literacy is a digital financial education program that teaches students how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime.


Interactive lessons on banking basics, income and employment, budgeting, consumer skills, credit & debt, insurance, and financing higher education.



To join the course, go to http://www.everfi.com/register

and enter the following code to join the class: f95a2051

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Nepris in 60 seconds

NEPRIS

What if you had the opportunity to listen to a professional of the field of your interest? NEPRIS brings the industry experts to you! You can watch pre-recorded virtual meetings on a vast array of professions. Over 9,000 career videos to explore.


Log into NEPRIS Here


*All SUHSD high school students have access to NEPRIS the entire school year. Interactive LIVE meetings can be arranged by your high school counselors/teachers.

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Learn to Code (program) a virtual ROBOT

Meet "VEXcode" Drag > Drop > Drive > with VEXcode VR


VEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block-based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode, the same programming environment used by VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots.


  • Web Based: No software installations required. VEXcode VR works in all major desktop and tablet browsers.
  • Virtual Robots: Choose your pre-built virtual robot. Use drivetrains to navigate. Use sensors to help solve mazes. Use pen features on the art canvas to code a creative drawing. Use the new electromagnet to interact with game objects in challenges.
  • Virtual Playgrounds: Choose from different virtual 3D playgrounds to take advantage of the virtual robot’s features. Control your point of view as the robot runs your code. Visualize data on the playgrounds' dashboard. Playgrounds include grid worlds, art canvases, and walled mazes. There are many more Virtual Playgrounds to come!
  • Challenges and activities: Education experts have created approachable activities that can be easily implemented.


Play and learn by coding a virtual robot. More details at https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexcode


Ready to Code! https://vr.vex.com/

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Casa Azul Productions

Casa Azul Productions has recently launched an online website design course free of charge. The current course is available in Spanish for Spanish-speakers. We will be launching the English version by the end of April. This pilot online program is funded by a grant from the U.S. State Department.


To participate in the courses, students simply need to do the following:

1. Register at www.casaazulproductions.com

2. Read the course descriptions and choose the course they want to take.


Students who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from Casa Azul Productions.


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Are you a High School student taking Advanced Placement STEM classes?

National Math Science Initiative (NMSI) Grant

AP Math, AP Science, AP English, & AP Computer Science courses.

High schools involved: BVH, CVH, ELH, HTH, MVH, MOH, OLY, ORH, SOH, & SUH


This message is for you!

In an effort to provide support to our AP STEM students during these challenging times, our partner, NMSI has developed online "Student Study Sessions" for you to continue your academic preparation. The LIVE student study sessions are scheduled to start on Tuesday, March 31 and expand to April 9.


These are one (1) hour virtual sessions per subject and per particular topic.


NMSI Student Study Sessions per subject/topic LIVE/On-Demand (March 31st – April 9th )- registration links HERE


Note: The sessions listed start time is in CST/CDT time - Be sure to convert the time to our local Pacific (PST) time.


Learn more about SUHSD and NMSI - HERE.

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Amazing Educational Resources

Check out the amazing educational resources on every subject offering FREE subscriptions - Click HERE

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Compilation of Resources for Families from San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)

This is a list of multiple activities that parents can implement with their students. Click HERE!

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"Success Innovation" Interviews with Lazaro Herrera

Watch (or listen) Lazaro Herrera, founder of "Success Innovation"' conversing with local STEM-related professionals; what it took for them to get to where they are, what triggered them to get started in that particular professional path, what the most rewarding aspect of their career has been, what they aspire to accomplish, and how they feel they can share their knowledge with the public.


Access Podcasts HERE

Watch "Success Innovation" Interviews in Youtube HERE

Spotlight interview: Jose Luis Naranjo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Engineer, MIT & Chula Vista High School Alumnus

SUCCESS BEYOND PHYSICAL LIMITS - Joseluis Naranjo

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STEAM programs and activities in San Diego

San Diego as a STEM-rich region needs to be ready for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. The San Diego STEM ECO System connects the community with regional STEAM events and programs. Find a STEAM Opportunity for you today! HERE.

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Follow us on Twitter @SUHSD_STEAM & share your STEAM news in Twitter #sweetSTEAM

or email the STEAM Programs Coordinator to share your SUHSD STEAM programs, activities, and events at jesus.ulloa-higuera@sweetwaterschools.org

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SUHSD Board Members

Paula Hall, Kevin J. Pike, Nicholas Segura, Arturo Solis, Frank A. Tarantino

Dr. Karen Janney -Superintendent-