Minecraft Creates Engaging Lessons In RRISD Schools

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/25/15

Round Rock ISD teachers are re-envisioning the educational value of video games after Minecraft has successfully integrated into language arts, social studies and math curriculums across the district. A pilot program to use Minecraft as a tool was started in 2013 at Laurel Mountain Elementary School and Canyon Vista Middle School. Since its success, the…(Read More)

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Stony Point Computer Science Receives $6,000 In Grants

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/17/15

The Stony Point High School computer science department has received a total of $6,000 in grants from IBM and the National Center for Women and Information Technology to purchase devices and improve the program in an effort to integrate more female students. Stony Point computer science teacher Deborah Kariuki applied and received a $5,000 grant…(Read More)

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RRISD Celebrates Career And Technical Education Month

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/12/15

Students and faculty in Round Rock ISD have joined others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month. National CTE Month, “Recognizing Classroom Innovators!,” provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to highlight how CTE educates students to be college and career ready while preparing them for high-wage,… (Read More)

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England Class Submits Projects To ExploraVision Competition

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/6/15

Students in Melinda Schermerhorn’s fifth-grade class at England Elementary School are thinking toward the future for ExploraVision, a competition that tasks teams to research and develop ideas for what current technology will look like in 20 years. ExploraVision, a science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) competition sponsored by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association,…(Read More)

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Chisholm Trail A-STEM club places 2nd at ‘Future City’ contest

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 1/28/15

Planning an urban agriculture system for a future city of 84,000 people only took a month for the Chisholm Trail Middle School Advanced Science Technology Engineering and Math club to complete, and they hope they won’t need to use the model any time soon. The group of 15 students created the city plan for the… (Read More)

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