Celebrate Pi Day and Make it Count! Multiply Pi and Support STEM Programs in Our Public Schools!

 

 

Here are some of the STEM programs we’re excited to support in the current 2016-17 school year:

Longfellow Maker Space

The Schools Fund is supporting the Longfellow Middle School community in developing the District’s first Maker Space! The Longfellow Maker Space will give students opportunities for creative, hands-on learning tied to the math and science curriculum during the school day as well as after school and occasional Saturdays.

Be a Scientist

“Be A Scientist” brings 200 UC graduate students, post-docs and faculty members to work as science mentors with 7th graders at all of the middle schools in the District. Over six weeks, students work with a mentor on an individualized process of scientific inquiry and investigation. In its third year of a 3-year pilot, the project has been a great success and we’re gathering support to keep it going into next year and beyond!

‘BLAZES” at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Every year, the Schools Fund pays for all 5th Grade class in the District to head up the hill to the “Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Science” at LBNL.

K-8 Science Support

Every year, the Schools Fund supports Community Resources for Science to provide on-going support services and professional development for K-8 science teachers, currently focusing on the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Middle School Math Overview Night

King Middle School math and science teacher, Elizabeth Little, received a grant to increase math understanding and performance for middle school students by offering a monthly math overview class for parents, new teachers, instructional assistants, after school tutors and other interested adults in the school community.