Category Archives: #grade1

Tech Savvy Parenting Night: STEM

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce our next Tech Savvy Parenting night, “Branching Out with STEM.” This is the third installment of our Digital Bootcamp Series and this time our focus is on STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.


Members of the BPS EdTech Team, along with BHS Help Desk students, will provide parents and their children with information about the current state and future trends of STEM, including opportunities for young women. Parents will receive an overview of the K-12 STEM curriculum offered in Burlington and learn about potential college majors and STEM related career paths. We will also provide a list of FREE resources designed to keep children of all ages engaged in STEM activities year round. The evening will conclude with hands-on Hour of Code activities for the entire family. Parents and students will select from a variety of free coding tutorials and explore the basics of computer programming with support from the BPS EdTech Team and BHS Help Desk students. This fun and educational event is one you don’t want to miss!

Please register to attend by completing the registration form below. We look forward to seeing the whole family on Monday, March 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Any questions about this event may directed to BPS Mobile Learning Coach Jenn Scheffer at

Global Poetry Audiobook

We recently finished a project with Mrs. Ski’s first grade reading class. Ms. Pabarue’s first grade class (in NYC) is compiling a Global Poetry Audiobook using the Book Creator app on the iPad. First grade classes from around the globe were invited to create a page and contribute to the project.

Our page is below, with the audio that goes with it.

The kids did a fantastic job. It was great to see their expression and fluency increase as we continued to practice the poem.

When the book is complete, I will place a link to it here.

Working of self portraits for our book page.
Working of self portraits for our book page.