Branching Out with STEM: Parent Tech Night

The March Tech Savvy Parenting night provided Burlington families with information on the benefits of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. A wide array of STEM resources and links for students of all grade levels were shared by members of the BPS Edtech team. Parents learned about the Burlington Public Schools STEM curriculum, as…

Meet the Techie Ladies of BHS!

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of Mira Mehdi, a BHS senior and second year member of the BHS Help Desk. Mira, along with her three female Help Desk colleagues; Cat, Kristin, and Kelsey will be presenting next weekend at EduCon in Philadelphia. Their EduCon conversation topic, “Closing the Gender Innovation Gap:…

Be Inspired! Register for the Girls STEM Summit!

Jr.Tech and several Massachusetts businesses are hosting a Girls STEM Summit on June 14, 2015 at Regis College. The event features presentations and sessions for female students in grades 8-12 interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. Please see the flyer below for more details. This event typically sells out months in advance, so visit…

The Power of an Hour (of Code)

“I might cry.” Those were words spoken by an Instructional Assistant at Pine Glen Elementary school during last week’s Hour of Code. The third grade student she works with is typically highly dependent. The student needs frequent breaks, constant help, prompting to focus in order to complete work, and continuous approval. However, during Hour of…

I am NOT a Barbie Girl!

The following post originally appeared on the blog of BHS Help Desk senior Kristin Johnson I AM NOT A BARBIE GIRL Almost every little girl growing up was given a Barbie doll, whether it was a princess, an everyday, or a career doll,  society has influenced girls to strive to fit the model of a Barbie Doll.…

The Hour of Code at Burlington Public Schools

Burlington Public Schools is excited for next week’s Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global event designed to inspire students of all ages to learn the basics of computer science through engaging and interactive coding tutorials. The BPS Edtech team is encouraging teachers and students throughout the entire district to complete at…