Nine staff members from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will be presenting their work, experience and knowledge at the TIES 2017 Education Technology Conference Dec. 9-12 in Minneapolis.
Someday they’d like to be scientists, computer programmers, engineers or mathematicians, but now they’re female students at Burnsville High School and they’ve started a new club to encourage and support girls interested in STEM careers.
The Women in STEM club began last spring when senior Emily Reynolds realized the need for a club for girls who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). She knows that women are under-represented in STEM jobs and she wants to change that dynamic.
Burnsville High School senior Fiona Chow is a recipient of the TWIST EPIC Award from Target Corporation's Women in Science & Technology this fall.
Burnsville High School will be hosting a “Family Hour of Code” night on Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., as part of the worldwide Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 4-10.
This is the first time that BHS will be hosting a family-oriented Hour of Code event. The goal is to have District 191 families with students who are interested in computer science get together and try coding.
Coding is when you tell a computer exactly what to do by giving it step-by-step directions. It’s also known as computer programming.
Mary Casserly-Smith and Paul Connell, both teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, have been named TIES 2017 Exceptional Teachers and will be honored during the TIES Education Technology Conference in December.
Chromebooks are on their way to middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 this summer after the Board of Education approved the purchase that will provide one-to-one personal learning devices for all students in grades 6-8.
Using funding provided by the Vision One91 referendum approved by voters in 2015, the District will purchase 2,100 Chromebooks from Best Buy Education, along with management licenses for all the devices and support in preparing them for student use.
Any problems with student Chromebooks over the summer should be fixed only by district technology support. Do not take your Chromebook to another repair place.
You can make an appointment on the Summer Chromebook Support Calendar.
Hours: 8-11 am on Mondays and Thursdays
Burnsville High School junior Fiona Chow received the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) and earned recognition at the national level.
Fiona was selected to receive this award based on her demonstrated interest and achievement in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance and plans for post-secondary education.
Students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have the world at their fingertips, literally.