August 30, 2017, 7:49am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
Construction has started on the St. Vrain Valley's new Innovation Center, designed to give the district's students space to use what they're learning in school to create, prototype and solve real-world problems.
The $20 million building, at Quail Road and Martin Street in south Longmont, is expected to open in the fall of 2018 and expand the existing space from 6,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet.
The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.
The Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools is proud to offer a new aviation engineering program that empowers students to conduct research and development of commercial and recreational remote pilot unmanned aircraft systems. Students will also focus on the application of drone flight and safety, business, marketing and outreach in the industry. Through the collaboration of local industry experts, students will learn the use of design thinking, computer aided design, manufacturing, project and flight management, earn industry certifications, and much more.
July 5, 2016, 7:30am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
The St. Vrain Valley School District — plus two Boulder groups — are all waiting to find out if their ideas for a high school will win a $10 million grant from Laurene Powell Jobs' challenge.
Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, earlier this year promised to donate $50 million and issued a challenge — dubbed the XQ Super School Project — to communities to reimagine the American high school.
The winners are expected to be announced in August.
June 24, 2016, 10:17am By Brett Callwood, Times-Call Staff Wrtier
Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.
June 21, 2016, 6:38am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
St. Vrain Valley elementary students this week dreamed up sprawling, cardboard school playground prototypes that included pools, zip lines, rocks walls, carousels and tunnels.
They used pipe cleaners, bottle caps, Popsicle sticks and various other bits and pieces to represent their design ideas, then presented to other students and talked about what changes they would make if they had more time.
A group of 10 high school students on Saturday tested an underwater robot they built to replace human divers in search of a rare frog at South America’s Lake Titicaca.
For about five years, scientists from the Denver Zoo have been helping officials in South America doing population surveys of a frog that is found only living underwater in Lake Titicaca and is known for doing push-ups.
States are leading efforts to create innovative opportunities in public school classrooms around the country, but what does that innovation look like?
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today launched the Next State of Learning project to showcase how states are transforming public education by scaling locally led innovations with a strong focus on student outcomes.