Today, was a great day at Kammann Elementary!
Kammann was visited by Chevron for their "Fuel Your School" campaign! In collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, three teachers: Ms. Harper, Ms. Wyrsch, and Ms. Williams were awarded STEM-learning materials to enhance the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in their classrooms and students.
In addition, Principal Leticia Garcia and Vice-Principal Tonya Vossler were given a $10,000 check for DonorsChoose.org! Wow! What an amazing gift!!
"At Chevron, we believe that effective education in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can help provide the career and technical training that can lead directly to the high-paying jobs of tomorrow."
- Andrea Bailey, Chevron's Public Affairs Representative
The support from Chevron the last two years has really molded great with our 21st Century Learning model and has provided our students with opportunities to experience STEM (first-hand).
Overview of Supported Projects by Chevron “Fuel Your School” and DonorsChoose.org:
Project: Bringing Technology into the Classroom!
Teacher: Ms. Harper
Students will be able to use the iPads in class to work on media projects. This will allow students to video each other and edit their projects to present to the class. Students will use different apps for learning such as 3D app to bring science to life. Students will be able to use the iPads for different subjects in class for learning.
Project: Creating Future Engineers and Leaders of STEM!
Teacher: Ms. Wyrsch
EiE is an excellent inquiry-based STEM curriculum for use in informal settings outside of class, teaching students thinking and reasoning skills needed for success. Built around the engineering design process, EiE teaches kids how to solve problems systematically. The Outbreak Alert: Engineering a Pandemic Response project will be a great addition to the STEM activities my students get to take part in this year!
Project: Science and History Comes to life Through Art
Teacher: Ms. Williams
Creating art has always been a part of our past as a way of teaching others and imparting knowledge to future generations. My idea is to create an art center stocked with crayons, oil pastels, paint and colored pencils where my students can choose to do art as a way to express themselves but to also spark their imaginations and creativity.