Students attending non-school day care this fall are in for a treat! During each of 10 separate non-school care days this semester (August 10-12, October 15-16, November 9 and December 28-31) visiting expert, Anna Heithier, will address areas of S.T.E.M. education by introducing our students to Computer and Electrical Engineering using snap circuits, robotics design, and app development. WOW!
S.T.E.M. is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The Foundation sees incredible value in this exposure and has absorbed this enrichment expense IN FULL so that all children who pay the regular $30 tuition payment for non-school day care will be able to attend this class. The only registration needed is attendance for that day.
Upon completion of this semester, we've established the following outcome goals. Each student attending all 10 classes will:
1) Recognize questions that relate to electricity, circuits, and power.
2) Conduct simple investigations into the logic associated to electricity, signal development, and design process.
3) Collect and record observations about electricity, power, energy, signals, and design concepts.
4) Observe, analyze, and describe properties of electricity and the behavior with various power sources.
5) Observe and share information, procedures, and results with peers and/or adults.
Mrs. Heithier will teach four classes each non-school day: Waverly K-2, Waverly 3-5, Eagle K-2 and Eagle 3-5. This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity for your student. Please contact Viking Discovery Program Director, Kelsie Beckenhauer, for information about how to reserve your care for non-school days.
About the teacher: Anna Christine Heithier has been an electrical and computer engineer for the past 18 years for both government and commercial engineering companies. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Anna also holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she was a teaching assistant for two years. She has been part of the Intelligence Community in Mentoring Engineers since 2006, and the owner of "Time for S.T.E.M." the past three years.