In Episode 16, Mike, Adam, and Amy sit down with District Superintendent, Leigh Lewis, to share the new and exciting things happening in Triad as we begin the 18-19 school year! Topics discussed include enrollment, curriculum, staff, the Success Center, technology, the 1:1 initiative, Google Certified Educators, Twitter, and current events.
In Episode 15, Mike, Adam, and Amy share multiple technology resources that students can tap into during their summer vacation. Many of these resources are free and allow the learning and exploration to continue into the summer months when inevitably sometime around May 24th, parents will hear the words “I’m bored” for the first time. Encourage your children to stay engaged in learning while enjoying their time off. We look forward to seeing them back in August!
STEM is an acronym that is heard across the country right now. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. STEM is important because science, engineering, technology, and math are in every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and possibly pursue a job in a STEM field. In Episode 9, Amy Van Hoose talks to Sarah Phelps about how STEM is used in Triad classrooms and how you can create your own at-home STEM activities.
Mike Wielgus & Adam Geisen host their first “After The Bell Rings Podcast” in Episode 5 as they explore all things technology at Triad. They discuss their roles as instructional technology coaches, devices that students and teachers use, and introduce two segments that they will highlight in each “techy” episode called “Take Home Tech” & “Techy Teacher Time”.
In our pilot episode, you will learn what to expect in this new podcast as well as learn about your hosts Amy Van Hoose, Mike Wielgus, & Adam Geisen and how this podcast will help strengthen the school-home partnership.