The Be the Change for Kids
Innovation Awards Winners
The Be the Change for Kids 2016 Innovation Award recipients are:
|School:||Byron-Bergen Central School District|
|Contact:||Brian Meister, Principal, 585-494-1220|
|Project Name:||Inquiry-Based Learning Lab|
|Project Decription:||The Byron-Bergen Inquiry-Based Learning Lab is a K-6 program that provides facilitated instruction through a project-based learning approach. Reaching all students in grades K-6, this course seeks STEM applications to real-world situations in an environment that is truly collaborative. Every student is able to engineer, create, innovate, and share.
|School||Freeport Public Schools|
|Contact:||Vincent Pereira, Director of Science, 516-867-5374|
|Project Name:||Introducing Nanotechnology into the K-12 Science Curriculum|
To make science more relevant, and prepare students for the 21st century workforce, Freeport Schools will introduce nanotechnology into the K-12 science curriculum. Lab activities will involve nanotechnology and secondary students will synthesize nanoparticles and watch their teacher and scientists characterize them at Brookhaven Laboratory through internet facilitated teleconferencing tools.
|School:||Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||Ralph Marino, Jr., Ed.D|
|Contact:||Barbara Giese, School Community Relations, 516- 792-4115|
|Project Name:||The Outdoor Environmental Center at Woodmere Middle School|
|Project Decription:||The Outdoor Environmental Center encompasses gardening areas, greenhouse with various species of plants, aquaponics and hydroponic systems, food composter and a pond ecosystem. Students gain experience gardening, maintaining/preserving ecosystems, observing the growth of different plants and animals while participating in hands-on activities. They are encouraged to think creatively and critically.|
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.