Harvesting Quartz

questions of 'why' were as valuable as any sample

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Creating Student Opportunities

Students will be 3D printing an autonomous car

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Reflections of a Jesubot

Everything started with a trip out to the Garmin Corporate Campus to see the big reveal.

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Pope's Astronomer

Studying the universe is an act of Worship

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Exeter Mathematics Institute

It is helping me remember the difficulty students have when initially given a problem.

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Computer Science Courses for 2016-17

I'd like to take an opportunity before things start getting too hectic to officially announce what's planned for Computer Science at Rockhurst High School for the 2016-17 school year.

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SensED Internet of Things Curriculum

The SensED Internet of Things workshop was beneficial to my upcoming academic year and armed me with a collection of materials that I will likely use to support my instruction of the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum framework.

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CS1 Down

July 1, 2016 marks the completion of my first ever high school credit course, Intro to Computer Science. It was nice to be able to focus on just one course as well as rehearse the curriculum planned for release this school year as a required technical credit for graduation.

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AP Calculus AB 2015 Results

In the 2014-2015 school year, the Rockhurst math department chose to double the enrollment in our AP Calculus 1 course. This decision was based on the idea that our students deserved every opportunity, and we were confident that this number of students could be successful in an AP course. We have continued with this enrollment plan in the 2015-2016 school year.

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To Infinity and Beyond

The two inflight pictures are from about 3,000 feet and 100,000 feet. Notice on the picture from the highest point of the flight how you can see the blue of the atmosphere below the balloon as well as the darkness of space.

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Deep Dive into Perception Data

What’s the moral of this story?

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Perceptions of the Active Learning Classrooms

“More people pay attention. I hardly ever see anyone playing games, or messing around with their iPad. It's just so much easier to pay attention and participate..."

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iFly and STEAM Instruction

The Rockhurst Outdoors Club represents STEAM by presenting students with the opportunity to experience flight at iFLY.

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AdvancED STEM Certification

STEM is a culture, not a curriculum.

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Rookie All Star Robotics

Any team that is in its first year of competition is going to learn some lessons the hard way and take their fair share of lumps. Our rookie FIRST Robotics Team is no different as we have had a challenging journey to get where we are today. What started out as a challenge has grown into a process that has developed the minds of our young engineers.

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