The Be the Change for Kids
Innovation Awards Winners
The Be the Change for Kids Innovation Award recipients are:
|School:||Broadalbin-Perth Central School District|
|Contact:||Michele Kelley, Public Information Specialist, (518) 954-2500|
|Project Name:||8th Grade Introduction to STEM|
The 8th Grade STEM program at Broadalbin-Perth Middle School is a challenging and exciting full-year elective course for eighth-grade students who have earned top marks in STEM and English courses. During the course, students explore a variety of topics, including robotics, forensics, alternative energy and nanotechnology, through hands-on, project-based learning.
|School:||East Syracuse Minoa Central School District|
|Contact:||Donna DeSiato, Superintendent, (315) 434-3012|
|Project Name:||East Syracuse Minoa (ESM) STEAM Team – Leading the way for STEM Education|
East Syracuse Minoa’s STEAM Team, a transdisciplinary design for student learning, embraces the importance of problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This innovative, flexible middle school model demonstrates the integration of 21st century skills in partnership with business and higher education, with relevant real-life application of learning. (www.steam-ed.org)
|School:||Warwick Valley Central School District|
|Contact:||Raymond Bryant, Superintendent, (845) 987-3000|
|Project Name:||Partners in Education (PIE)|
|Project Description:||Warwick’s Partners in Education (PIE) program is characterized by students, teachers and parents working cooperatively in dynamic multi-age classrooms (grades K/1, 2/3 and 4/5). PIE’s 30 years of success stems from its nontraditional—but innovative—instructional approaches, which combine cross-curricular, project-based learning; student-to-student mentoring; individualized learning and intensive parent involvement.|
We were so impressed by the many entries by our New York public schools who created such innovative educational programs that we are including a listing of all the nominations. We encourage you to review these nominations. Your own school district may identify one, or more as sharing the same challenges.
Click here for a full listing of all the Be the Change for Kids Innovation Awards nominations.