To provide students with more opportunities for hands-on learning in the areas of math and science, All Saints utilizes three programs in partnership with Lego Education. The purchase of equipment for this initiative was made possible through the Annual Fund.
Grades K, 1 and 2: More to Math
A hands-on approach to problem solving that encourages collaboration, higher-level thinking, and real-life connections.
Grade 3: Simple Machines
A hands-on approach that reinforces math and science skills through the design and building of models as an introduction to engineering.
Grades 4-5: WeDo’s
A hands-on approach that integrates STEM knowledge with language arts as students work together to find creative solutions for problems and to create structures using digital technology.
Technology in the Classroom
In addition to our integrated use of Activboards, teachers at all grade levels regularly bring technology into their classrooms through multiple Chromebook and iPad carts. Both Chromebooks and iPads are used by students throughout the school in support of differentiation of learning, online assessment, and for further integration of technology and learning, particularly in the math and science programs.
Thanks to your contributions to the Annual Fund, we have some big changes coming to Robotics at All Saint!
Fall of 2019 – The middle school Robotics Club will expand to include sixth grade students along with seventh and eighth graders.
We will begin offering Robotics as an after school activity for students in fourth and fifth grades. These students will work with Lego® More to Math and utilize our VEX IQ equipment.
All Saints will host a Robotics middle school tournament together with Seton School which will host the high school portion of the tournament. Details about this event will be announced in the fall!
Fall of 2020 – Our middle school Robotics Team will transition from VEX IQ to VEX EDR, a higher level experience for middle and high school students that will allow our students to compete at VRC competitions. This Robotics platform will better prepare our students for STEM opportunities in high school and beyond. If we meet our goals for the Annual Fund, we will begin administrator training and the purchasing of kits and related equipment in the fall of 2019. The All Saints Robotics Team will then transition from VEX IQ to VEX VRC competitions in the 2020-2021 school year.
All Saints recently introduced a One-to-One Device Program in our middle school. Students in the program have access to a Chromebook for their use throughout the school day and at home. In addition, all 7th and 8th grade students will continue to learn VEX Programming within their computer classes and have an opportunity to participate in our Robotics Club. Students and teachers in our middle school also utilize Google Classroom, a suite of productivity tools designed to save time and improve organization.