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Title: San Marin High School


1
  • San Marin High School
  • STEM Program
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

2
Introductions
  • School Staff
  • 2014-15 Teaching Assignments
  • Mr. Nick Williams- 9th Physics/Engineering,
    Teacher Lead
  • Ms. Melissa Havel- 9th Physics/Engineering
  • Dr. Michelle Lafevre-Bernt- 10th
    Biology/Biotechnology
  • Ms. Kim Laabs- STEM Algebra 2
  • Mr. David Wronski- STEM Geometry
  • Administrators
  • Mr. Adam Littlefield, Principal
  • Ms. Leslie Norinsky, Assistant Principal, STEM
    Administrator

3
Why San Marin High School?
  • Focus on the whole student
  • Opportunity to excel in all areas
  • AP and honors courses - academics
  • smARTt Arts and Technical Arts
  • Athletics
  • Clubs and activities
  • Community service

4
Why San Marin STEM?
  • First and only STEM-focused high school program
    in Marin County
  • Rigorous science, engineering, and math
    curriculum
  • Small community atmosphere
  • Critical and Creative Thinking, Collaboration,
    and Communication
  • Project-based learning

5
Successful San Marin STEM Students
  • Love math, science, and technology
  • Expect to go to a four year college
  • Value learning and have high expectations for
    their academic progress and behavior
  • Know how to work on projects with other people
  • Do their personal best on all assignments
  • Want to attend a program within high school
  • Participate in clubs and activities

6
Why STEM?
  • The current demand for STEM-capable US workers
    surpasses the supply of applicants who have
    trained for those careers.
  • 16 of the 20 occupations with the largest
    projected growth in the next decade are STEM
    related.
  • STEM teaches critical thinking and problem
    solving- transferrable skills
  • STEM seeks to engage students in school by use
    student centered strategies

7
Vision
  • The San Marin High Schools Science, Technology,
    Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program seeks to
    excite, engage, and educate students in a
    project-based environment. Using state-of-the-art
    technology tools, 21st Century skills, and
    rigorous cutting-edge curriculum, graduates will
    be prepared for future STEM-related careers and
    non-STEM related careers.

8
About Our Program
  • College Preparatory
  • The Six Tenets
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Integrated Curriculum
  • Using Technology
  • Small Program Environment
  • Empowering Students to manage their learning
  • Work-based learning opportunities

9
Core Beliefs
  • We believe that students should develop
  • Learning and Innovation skills
  • Digital Literacy skills
  • Career and Life skills

10
Partial Block Schedule starting spring 2015
Day of Week Periods Block Starting Time
Monday All No 726
Tuesday 1, 3, 4, 7 Block 715
Wednesday 2, 4, 6 Block 900
Thursday All No 726
Friday All No 726
11
Typical Coursework 9th grade
  • 9th Grade
  • STEM CORE
  • Physics
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Mathematics Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
  • REQUIRED OF ALL 9th GRADERS
  • English 9
  • Geography/Health
  • Physical Education
  • OTHER ELECTIVES
  • Music, Drama, Dance, Art, Spanish, French,
    Leadership, other

12
Typical Coursework 10th grade
  • 10th Grade
  • STEM CORE
  • Biology/Biotechnology
  • Mathematics Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus,
    Statistics
  • REQUIRED OF ALL 10th GRADERS
  • English 10
  • World History/ AP European History
  • Physical Education or waiver (must meet specific
    requirements)
  • OTHER ELECTIVES
  • Many available, including Spanish, French, Arts,
    Cisco Academy and College Coursework

13
Typical Coursework - 11th grade
  • 11th Grade
  • STEM CORE
  • Chemistry
  • Science Class of Choice Biotech 2, AP Biology,
    AP Physics, Marine Biology
  • Mathematics Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics.
    AP Calculus, AP Statistics
  • REQUIRED OF ALL 11th GRADERS
  • English 11, AP Language and Composition
  • US History/ AP US History
  • OTHER ELECTIVES
  • Many available, including World Languages, Arts,
    Cisco Academy and College Coursework

14
Typical Coursework- 12th Grade
  • 12th Grade
  • STEM CORE
  • AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, or Marine
    Biology
  • Engineering/Senior Project
  • Mathematics Precalculus, Statistics. AP
    Calculus, AP Statistics
  • REQUIRED OF ALL 12th GRADERS
  • ERWC, AP Literature and Composition
  • Government and Economics/AP Govt and AP Econ
  • OTHER ELECTIVES
  • Many available, including Cisco Academy and
    College Coursework

15
UC-Approved Curriculum
  • 8 Science courses
  • Including Engineering courses
  • Physical science or biological science emphasis
  • Including AP courses
  • 4 Math courses
  • Culminating with AP Calculus
  • Technology-rich coursework
  • Project-Based Learning/Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Student-Centered

16
What is Project-Based?
  • Entry Event
  • Driving or Essential Question
  • Need to know list
  • In Depth Inquiry
  • Revision and Reflection
  • Public Audience

17
Why Project-Based Learning?
  • Engaging
  • Provokes students to encounter (and struggle
    with) the central concepts and principles of a
    discipline.
  • Teaches
  • communication and presentation
  • organization and time management
  • research and inquiry
  • self-assessment and reflection
  • group participation and leadership

18
Project-Based Learning
  • 9th Grade Science/Engineering Typical Projects
  • Rube Goldberg
  • Physics of Sports Video
  • Hybrid Car Design
  • Passive Solar Home Design
  • Build a band (of musical instruments)
  • Robotics and programming

19
Rube Goldberg Fly Swatter
20
Rube Goldberg Project in Science/Engineering Class
  • 6 week project- Simple Machines
  • Integration of Science and Engineering
  • Classroom instruction
  • Project Time
  • Culminating Activity
  • What students learn

21
Sophomore Year 2014-15 Biology/Biotechnology
  • Examples of 6 week projects
  • Human Organ Systems Integration of Biology and
    Engineering
  • Crime Scene Investigation Integration of
    Genetics, Biotechnology and Forensic Science

22
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23
Common Core Standards in Math
  • The standards call for learning mathematical
    content in the context of real-world situations,
    using mathematics to solve problems, and
    developing habits of mind that foster mastery
    of mathematics content as well as mathematical
    understanding.

24
Complex thinking in mathematics
  • Structuring the Standards for Mathematical
    Practice
  • Overarching habits of mind of a productive
    mathematical thinker
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving
    them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the
    reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated
    reasoning.

25
Mathematics in STEM
  • Students required to earn a B or better in
  • CCSS 8th grade math
  • CCSS Compacted 8th grade math
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Students in STEM cohorts or clustered into
    courses together.
  • Other assessment during interview process

26
Mathematics in STEM
  • Fostering mathematical reasoning and sense-making
  • Investigating the Big Ideas
  • Persistence through a Growth Mindset

27
Math in STEM (Common Core)
28
Math in STEM (Common Core)
29
Collaboration and Exploring Ideas
30
Use of Technology
  • Computers
  • Specialized Science/Engineering Equipment
  • Calculators
  • Shop Equipment
  • Mobile devices
  • Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, iPod,
    Chromebook, etc.)
  • Other

31
Personalized Environment
  • Cohort of students/ Community of Learners
  • Dedicated Math/Science Teachers
  • Students get to know each other and their
    teachers really well
  • Teachers work together to develop extraordinary
    curriculum

32
Empowering Students
  • Take responsibility for own learning
  • Be a responsible member of the SMHS/STEM
    communities
  • High expectations
  • Choice in decision-making

33
Clubs and Activities
  • Student Leadership
  • Robotics
  • Computer Programming/App Development
  • Technology Student Organization
  • Gardening Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Service Learning and Community Service
  • Plus other San Marin clubs and activities

34
Criteria
  • Complete Application and Submit by Jan. 30th
  • Completed Application Pages with student
    responses
  • Grade of B or better in CCSS Grade 8 Math (or
    higher math)
  • Counselor Report
  • Math or Science Teacher Recommendation
  • Other Adult Recommendation
  • Group interview/Design Challenge
  • Evidence from previous school work (grades,
    assessments, attendance, discipline)

35
Selection Rubric
Criteria Points
Interview and Performance Task 20
Student Responses on Application 18
Math Grades 8
Science Grades 8
Past Attendance 6
Letters of Recommendation 20
Student Behavior 10
36
Next Steps
  • Applications now available on San Marin webpage
  • Completed application due by Jan. 30, 2015
  • For more information
  • See San Marin Website
  • San Marin High School (415) 898-2121
  • Applicants will be notified by March 2nd , 2015

37
STEM Admission Process
  • January Activities
  • Submit applications
  • February Activities
  • Interviews
  • Student Selection
  • Spring Activities
  • Updates
  • Welcome meetings

38
Questions and Answers
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