Grades: K-6 Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Calling all STEAM enthusiasts and innovators!
If you enjoy STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) this class is for you! Mrs. Anastasio, Mrs. Cuevas, Mrs. Dixon, and Ms. Rosenthal are teaming up to lead students through our hands-on, interactive, and fun STEAM Playground!
We will work on utilizing our natural curiosity to explore, learn, and create in our STEAM Playground. Students will rotate through our 4 STEAM Play Areas that will include coding, robotics, Makey Makey, LittleBits, circuitry, design challenges, and more! After students have explored the different STEAM Play Areas rotations, they will get to have flexibility and choice in which area they would like to dive deeper in their learning.
Christine Dixon Christine Dixon is the Innovation Coordinator TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) at Double Peak School in San Marcos. She works with students TK- 7th grade on all aspects of the DPS Innovation Program. The Program includes technology, coding curriculum, engineering curriculum, and Design Thinking in their school-wide Makerspace. Christine is excited to bring STEM experiences to students during the LEAP summer program.
Melissa Cuevas is a third grade teacher at Knob Hill Elementary in San Marcos. Lately, she has been encorporating robotics and coding in her classroom and is excited to extend the learning to other children who are excited about learning with these amazing tools. She can't wait to meet the students and start exploring, learning, and having fun!
Marla Rosenthal Marla Rosenthal teaches 3rd grade at Discovery Elementary. She also serves as the Lead Technology Teacher on her campus. Ms, Rosenthal runs the Explorer TECH Squad-a team of students who have learned about Google Apps, Coding and other products and serve as assistants for teachers and other students on campus. Ms. Rosenthal has coordinated Hour of Code at her site for the last four years, and recently helped host Discovery’s 1st Annual Family STEM Nite.
Laurie Anastasio teaches third grade and is the Tech Lead Teacher at San Elijo Elementary School. Laurie started the Tech Team at San Elijo, exploring and learning Google apps, coding, and robotics with students. She also organized the Hour of Code and Global Codeathon at her school. Students from the program have presented at Teacher conferences and at CSUSM STEM Saturday. Laurie is excited to share innovative, fun technology for kids this summer!