Congratulations to Anderson T. for taking 1st Place in the 2017 Geography Bee held at Aspen Academy and Trevor M. who came in a close 2nd! Best of luck to Anderson as he represents our school at the state finals held in April 2018. We are all so proud of our Geo bee finalists!
STEAM Innovation Lab
The STEAM Innovation Lab is our new addition to Aspen Academy’s innovative education program. It is a maker space that inspires integrative learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
In the STEAM Innovation Lab, Innovation instructor Chris Lazartic provides the materials and curriculum framework. The students use the materials to do the following each class session:
While the students will be learning so much, it is actually not about WHAT they are learning but more about HOW they are learning. We believe process, collaboration, and communication are all essential 21st century skills and important components of this experience.
Students at each station work with a partner on the 8 systems of technology:
- Scientific Data Analysis
- Computer Graphics
- Mechanics & Structures
- Alternative & Renewable Energy
- Digital Communications
- Robotics & Control Tech
- Software Engineering