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Pueblo City Schools Teacher Selected for National Master Teacher Program

posted Feb 27, 2016, 5:03 PM by Elizabeth Decesaro

Pueblo City Schools Teacher Selected for National Master Teacher Program
Master Teachers provide support to educators across the U.S.

Pueblo, Colorado (February 15, 2016) – Karlie Zabukovic, STEM TOSA for Bessemer Academy and Highland Park has been selected as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Master Teacher.  PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides transformational learning experiences to K-12 students and teachers across the U.S., through K-12 pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Karlie Zabukovic has served as a PLTW teacher at Bessemer Academy and Highland Park’s, PLTW program for two years.

PLTW’s Master Teachers are a talented and passionate cohort of PLTW teachers who play a vital role in preparing PLTW classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to lead PLTW’s engaging learning experiences for K-12 students. There are currently 565 PLTW Master Teachers in the U.S.

During PLTW’s immersive classroom teacher training and beyond, Master Teachers lead their fellow teachers through the curricular content and activities and empower them to take on the role of classroom facilitator and coach. Throughout the school year, Master Teachers offer ongoing support through online Professional Learning Communities, email, and phone calls. Furthermore, Master Teachers teach PLTW classes themselves.

This year, PLTW selected 90 teachers from the more than 150 applicants to be Apprentice (first-year) Master Teachers. In 2016, the first-year Master Teachers will teach alongside and apprentice a veteran Master Teacher, before becoming veteran Master Teachers in 2017.

About PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 8,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead the Way, visit pltw.org.


Central's STEM Club in the NEWS

posted Feb 27, 2016, 4:57 PM by Elizabeth Decesaro

Central's STEM Club was featured in the January 30, 2016 edition of The Pueblo Chieftain. Click the links below to read more about how high school students are "Connecting with Science!"


Highland Park Student Web Design

posted May 15, 2015, 7:31 AM by Elizabeth Decesaro

Highland Park 5th grade students have been studying body systems in Science Class! They have also been learning how to design their own websites! Click the link below to check out their final projects! 


 Our 6th grade students have been researching prominent women in the fields of engineering and science! They have also been learning about web design! Check out their newly designed websites about women in engineering/science!

USAFA Cadet STEM Club

posted Mar 29, 2015, 1:32 PM by Elizabeth Decesaro   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 7:11 PM ]

Students at Central High School were treated to an exciting and informative visit from the Air Force Academy's Cadet STEM Club on March 19, 2015!

  
  

STEM Night At Highland Park

posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:43 AM by Elizabeth Decesaro

Highland Park hosted their first STEM Night on January 29, 2014.  It was a huge success with many families turning out to view completed projects from PLTW Launch Module One.  A great evening was had by all!


Highland Park Science Fair

posted Dec 18, 2014, 7:18 AM by Elizabeth Decesaro   [ updated Dec 19, 2014, 7:27 PM ]


The Highland Park Science Fair was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.  The hard work and dedication of both students and staff was proudly
demonstrated in each project!




Bessemer Science Fair

posted Dec 17, 2014, 2:00 PM by Elizabeth Decesaro   [ updated Dec 19, 2014, 7:35 PM ]

The Bessemer Science Fair was held on December 11, 2014.  Projects were judged by members of the community.  Great job to the students and Mrs. Romero at Bessemer!





STEM Night at Roncalli

posted Nov 6, 2014, 2:12 PM by Elizabeth Decesaro

Roncalli staff, students, and parents enjoyed a fun-filled educational evening at STEM Night on Wednesday, November 5, 2014!



Bessemer Teacher Receives Grant

posted Oct 29, 2014, 11:00 AM by Elizabeth Decesaro

Carmen Romero, science teacher and STEM TOSA, at Bessemer was awarded a grant for her 6th grade wind turbines project.  KMG Electronic Chemicals Community Advisory Panel selected Carmen's project to be funded this year in the amount of 
$347.85.


PLTW Launch Training at Bessemer

posted Oct 26, 2014, 12:18 PM by Elizabeth Decesaro

Bessemer teachers took part in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch training on October 3rd and 4th.  Teachers built beanstalks and designed paintbrushes as part of the training.




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