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Kulshan Rockets

Blast off with STEAM; rocket unit at Kulshan teaches CTE skills

Joining other recent space launches across the country and planet, Kulshan Middle School STEM students launched classroom rockets outside the school, boosting their [S]cience learning, [T]echnical prowess, [E]ngineering, [A]rtistic designs and [M]athematical calculations. KMS STEM teacher Rob Hendricks, along with retired science teacher Dan Bailey, led the unit for sixth grade students. Using soda bottles,…

“A class for someone like me”: Sehome computer science teacher awarded national inclusion fellowship

With technology even more embedded in every aspect of our lives, it’s crucial that the people and companies that create the tools of tomorrow reflect the diversity and complexity of our communities. This drive led Sehome High School’s Jenny Styer, CTE teacher, on a journey of professional development to develop both her skills as a…

Brian Pahl with students on computers

Brian Pahl selected as Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert for 2021-22

Sunnyland Elementary School educational technology coach Brian Pahl was recently selected as a Microsoft Innovator Educator (MIE) Expert for 2021-22 by Microsoft Education. According to the program website these experts are “self-driven educators who are passionate about teaching and learning. They inspire students with creative thinking, and work in a collaborative spirit to share their…

Options student prepping decals

Advanced CTE students engage in hands-on project for real-life application

Thanks to the voter-approved technology capital levy in 2020, a number of new district vehicles have been rolling across our Bellingham streets, adding efficiencies and sustainability to our fleet of cars, vans and trucks. But it is thanks to a group of Options and Bellingham High School students that these vehicles have received the branding…

Student Paige Artino holds a tool in the Aerospace Engineering shop

Bellingham High students secure virtual summer internship with Boeing

Two Bellingham High School students will spend part of their summer participating in a paid Core Plus Aerospace Virtual Internship hosted by The Boeing Company. The internship includes 3-5 weeks of early mornings and long days for real-world training and mentorship in aerospace manufacturing. Both Paige Artino and Jace McNamara of Bellingham High School started…

Shuksan Middle School student Raul Morales explaining how a cloud forms with his demonstration in a FlipGrid

Science in a remote learning environment: Mating spiders, growing mold (at home) and Brittany’s ongoing saga

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, teachers across the country have been doing figurative backbends to adapt to a remote learning environment. This is especially true for science teachers, who have been teaching curriculum that increasingly emphasizes hands-on learning. How does one do hands-on learning online?  And how do you cultivate student engagement when 90% of…