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  • REMOTE LEARNING PLANS 

    Unit of Study: STEM CAREERS

    Background: WHAT IS STEM?

    STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively.

    WHY STEM?

    The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to preparing students for 21st Century workplace careers by providing high-quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In Georgia, STEM education is defined as an integrated curriculum (as opposed to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics taught in isolation) that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory project/problem-based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. The saturation of technology in most fields means that all students – not just those who plan to pursue a STEM profession – will require a solid foundation in STEM to be productive members of the workforce.

    Parent Information: Why STEM? 

    Monday: 3/30/2020 Grade 2

    11:05 am: Discussion about STEM Careers 

    Assignment: Nearpod Lesson: Investigate: What is STEM?

    In this College and Career Exploration lesson, students discover what STEM careers are and consider which STEM roles would match their skill set. Students take virtual field trips to STEM job sites, including a replica of a space station.

    Learning Target for direct teacher instruction: I can participate in shared research and writing projects. I can recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

     *Extension Activities are located in Google Classroom 

     

    Tuesday: 3/31/2020 Grade 4

    11:05 am: Collaboration time for creating a Schoolwide Wildfire Safety Plan 

    Assignment I: Nearpod Lesson: Preparing for Wildfires

    In this virtual reality lesson, students will learn about natural disasters. After exploring an area affected by fire through a virtual reality experience, students will evaluate their school and design an action plan to keep the community fire smart and safe.

    Learning Target for direct teacher instruction: I can ask questions to obtain information on how technology is used to limit and/or predict the impact of constructive and destructive processes.

     

    Assignment II: Nearpod Lesson: Exploring STEM Careers

    In this College and Career Exploration lesson, students discover what STEM careers are and consider which STEM roles would match their skill set. Students take virtual field trips to STEM job sites, including a NASA robotics lab.

    Learning Target for direct teacher instruction: I can conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. I can recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

     *Extension Activities are located in Google Classroom 

     

    Wednesday: 4/1/2020 Grade 3

    11:05 am: Discussion about STEM Careers 

    Assignment: Nearpod Lesson: Investigate: What is STEM?

    In this College and Career Exploration lesson, students discover what STEM careers are and consider which STEM roles would match their skill set. Students take virtual field trips to STEM job sites, including a replica of a space station.

    Learning Target for direct teacher instruction: I can conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. I can recall information from experience or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

     *Extension Activities are located in Google Classroom 

     

    Thursday: 4/2/2020 Grade 5

    Reminder: No Class this Week! 

    *Extension Activities are located in Google Classroom 

     

     Friday: 4/3/2020   Grade 1

     

    Reminder: No classes this week! 

    *Extension Activities are located in Google Classroom  

     

    Have a Happy Spring Break! I love you! 

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Gifted Education Services

  • Welcome to Dr. Gatling's Gifted Webpage! 

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 

    Welcome to the gifted informational webpage for Rocky Creek Elementary. As RCE's gifted facilitator, I am proud of receiving the opportunity to have represented RCE and my colleagues as the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year! We are going to have another busy and exciting year in RCE's gifted program as we dare to DREAM BIG!  Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments, or concerns.  Thank you for your support of our gifted program.

     

    Kind Regards,

    Dr. Gatling 

    Gifted Support Teacher

    Rocky Creek Elementary

    ashley.gatling@henry.k12.ga.us