In 2004, utilizing a NPEF grant, the NP Middle School introduced a Robotics module “RoboChallenge: Race Against Time”, a challenging, hands-on, minds-on, standards based science unit designed to instill teamwork and problem-solving skills. The module builds on the experiences of the 4th grade ‘robotics’ and 6th grade ‘models and designs’ curriculum units and helps nurture […]
The Social Studies Department requested the addition of Smart Board technology in the classroom to enhance the classroom curriculum. This grant provided interactive whiteboards which are designed to raise the level of student engagement by providing a large work space for hands-on learning. The bulk of this grant was funded by the Junior League of […]
Smartboard technology enhanced the Social Studies instruction through the use of interactive projection technology, provided a means to deliver specialized academic support, and allowed students to present research and historical analysis through programs such as PowerPoint, ABC-Clio, and Safari Montage.
The NPEF has awarded several grants over the last four years for the purchase of ProScopes (digital microscopes) and Vernier Probes that help increase the technological skills of the students, bring a more modern and realistic setting to the classroom laboratory, increase the students’ observational, analytical, and drawing skills, and raise the students’ critical thinking […]
The Question Answer Relationship (QAR) is a research-based method for getting students to think about what they read. The Super QAR, a program published by the Wright Group, aims to provide a shared language to make the largely abstract process underlying how we make sense of text concrete for students. Through this program, students are […]