September 6, 2019
Maker Magazine Edition
What is the PAsmart Grant?
PAsmart is built on recommendations of Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force, comprised of business, labor, education, and workforce development leaders. The task force concluded there are jobs without trained people to fill them and some workers need new skills, but a four-year degree is not for everyone and a one-size fits-all approach will not work.
In response to the task force’s findings, the governor secured $30 million to strategically invest in education and workforce development with competitive grants to enhance the skills of Pennsylvania workers.
The competitive grants will expand classroom instruction and professional development in the fast-growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and computer science (CS), as well as training for in-demand careers, emerging industries, and underserved populations.
Why Did We Apply for the PAsmart Grant?
When Will This Learning Occur?
Who is Involved?
All MES students and staff are involved. All students in grades K-6 will have their technology special once a week in the Makerspace with Mrs. Shaffer this school year. In addition, teachers can sign out equipment from the Makerspace to enhance a lesson, sign out the Makerspace to hold class in there if the room is free or sign up to co-teach with Mrs. Shaffer. Our local intermediate unit, IU5, organized and hosted a variety of STEM and coding teacher summer trainings, of which 21 MES teachers attended at least one. We are ready to make full use of this amazing opportunity!
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Title I Expo from 5:15pm-7:45pm at Cambridge Springs High School
Friday, September 27, 2019 - PBiS School Review Assembly
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - AG Encounter Field Trip for Grade 5
Friday, October 4, 2019 - Picture Day
Friday, October 4, 2019 - NEDs Kindness Challenge Assembly
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