APRIL 20, 2013, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
6560 BRADDOCK RD., ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312
WHAT: A science, technology, engineering, and math exploration day at TJHSST. Activities are run by TJHSST students, faculty, and professionals from participating organizations. Students will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on science activities and watch a variety of demonstrations.
WHO: Upper elementary and middle school students
WHEN: Saturday, Aporil 20, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 6550 Braddock Rd. , Alexandria, VA 22312
COST: None--Techstravaganza is free and open to all upper elementary and middle school students.
REGISTRATION: No registration is required.
SPONSORS: Techstravaganza is an outreach effort for TJHSST. It is organized by members of TWIST (Tomorrow's Women in Science and Technology) and the Biology Society. Additionally, corporate sponsors will have booths at Techstravaganza.
The SEARCH program focuses on thinking skills and is designed to foster a classroom environment that encourages students to develop an excitement for learning and discovery. SEARCH teachers work within the classroom and offer lessons to all kindergarten through third grade students. These lessons are organized under the following headings: perceiving, reasoning, connecting, creating and evaluating. During the lessons the primary classroom teacher makes observations to gain insight into the students' various skills, strengths, and learning styles. Both teachers work collaboratively to recognize and develop the potential for excellence in each student.
Additional goals of the SEARCH program include the following:
-- Stimulate each student's curiosity, by providing opportunities for him/her to question, think and create
-- Differentiate the learning activities in the curriculum to meet individual needs of students with special interests, strengths and challenges
-- Provide in-service programs to help classroom teachers work effectively with identified gifted students
-- Identify students in kindergarten through third grade who have exceptional ability and provide them with materials and lessons which are commensurate with their ability levels