Welcome to the STEM Pre-Academy!
The STEM Pre-Academy fosters inspiration and relevance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics primarily through initiatives, such as teacher workshops, technical focus sessions, and collaborative interaction between middle school teachers and subject matter experts. This teacher-driven multidisciplinary program helps middle school public educators develop and implement research and technology based student curriculum including lessons, activities and projects.
The STEM Pre-Academy is a state-funded program, focused on public middle school teachers in Hawaii.
Kapa‘a Middle School Art teacher Julia Sanderl shares her experience using a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 in a traditional art class. Read more...
We caught up with Kapa‘a Middle School teacher Thomas “Logan” Newbill recently and asked if he would share his thoughts on Google Chromebook in the classroom. Read more...
On June 22 and 23, 2015, a workshop on the Engineering Design Process in middle schools was held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Organized by the Hawaii Department of Education, the Office of Naval Research Project and Educational Leadership Program at Chaminade University, and STEM Pre-Academy, the workshop focused on giving teachers a solid foundation for implementing the Engineering Design Process in their classes. Read more...
Visit the new miniblog on Mobile Devices - Mobile Learning!
We've kicked off a new miniblog on this site and hope you’ll join the online conversation to learn more about the various mobile devices that are now inundating the consumer market and some of which are now being used in the classroom.
Nutrition Researcher Speaks to PE Classes
When science and engineering principles collide, the result can be quite practical with far-reaching effect as students at Jarrett Middle School learned in October from UH Jahren Geobiology Laboratory Research Technician, Josh Bostic.
Josh gave a great presentation to 3 PE classes at Jarrett Middle School on the science behind added sugars in the standard American diet. The students learned that making healthy food choices now will help keep their bodies healthy and free of chronic diseases in the future.
Follow-up Mini Workshop: Water Quality Field Trip to Kualoa Ranch
On Saturday, July 26, 2014, teachers from Waipahu Intermediate, Aliamanu Intermediate, Moanalua Middle and Ewa Makai Middle schools met at Kualoa Ranch Educational Center to participate in the STEM Pre-Academy Water Quality Follow-Up Mini Workshop.
Dr. Marek Kirs, a researcher at the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center, shared his research data and insight on water quality in the streams and beaches in Hawaii.
Feature Project: iPad Enabled Digital Publishing @ Moanalua Middle School
At Moanalua Middle School, Language Arts teacher Kathy Nagaji and her team piloted a project with students entitled, “iPad Enabled Digital Publishing”. They drew inspiration from the October 2013 iPad workshop co-presented by STEM Pre-Academy, Hawaii Creative Media, and students from Searider Productions, Wai`anae High School.
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Aug 8 2016 - 7:27pm
Basically what I'm looking for is:
I need to get a PO requested by next week. Is there any way you can help me with this?
Aug 8 2016 - 7:28pm
I have checked all my websites for remote control equipment and couldn't find an assortment of propellers to fit your project. I do have a few options for you. Are you available to meet and discuss this option? This Thursday or Friday after school? Let me know.
Aug 9 2016 - 8:32am
How about Thursday @ 2:30 or later? What time is good for you?
Aug 10 2016 - 11:45am
Aug 8 2016 - 7:10pm
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We will check the availability of the makey makeys for that date and get back to you. If available, we will reserve them for you. @sbrown can you help Paige with her problem reserving the Makey Makey's online?
Aug 9 2016 - 8:29am
Aug 9 2016 - 9:39am
We receive your request for 10 MakeyMakeys. I noticed that you put your request for 8/24 - 9/2 but from your leaf here, you want to borrow them for 9/24-10/2. Can you confirm which is the correct date? Thank you.
Aug 9 2016 - 10:28am
Sorry Shawn - I need them from 8/24-10/2. Can you change that for me please? Mahalo!
Aug 10 2016 - 4:06pm
Aug 15 2016 - 11:58am
Aug 1 2016 - 5:28pm
Aloha @pyerxa - Thanks for posting your leaves. Im looking into a few options for your EDP challenge for this school year (motors, shafts, propellers and waterproofing methods). I will send you my findings soon.
Aug 1 2016 - 5:39pm
I am getting ready to teach the visual storytelling. Is there a place to find the handout given at the workshop?
Jul 26 2016 - 10:37am
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You bet! I'll post all of them, but which session where you interested in? Basic Shots, CAPs, or Sequencing and Editing?
Jul 27 2016 - 12:42pm
All of them. Thank you.
Jul 28 2016 - 12:38pm
Roger! I'll have them posted a bit later today and will let you know!
Jul 28 2016 - 1:39pm
Hi again, the presentation files have been posted and I zipped them all up for you, as well. They can be grabbed here:
Aug 2 2016 - 11:27am